4. It Makes You Happy

If you’re anything like me, the first few postpartum weeks are not going to be easy. As your hormones readjust, you may experience periods of mild depression, or the baby blues. Nursing your baby releases oxytocin, a chemical that boosts mood and decreases feelings of anxiety. You may notice a lift immediately after feeding your tiny one, so keep at it to help get you through this emotional time in your life. If you don’t feel your blues lifting or you feel like hurting yourself or your baby, get help right away.

It Creates a Bond
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