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101 Reasons You Should Breastfeed Your Baby

June 04, 2016

32. You will suffer less post-partum hemorrhage

Breastfeeding causes your body to release oxytocin, which stimulates contractions which help shrink the uterus back to pre-pregnancy size while expelling the placenta. These contractions also shut off the maternal blood vessels that formerly fed the baby and discourage excessive bleeding. Women who choose not to breastfeed must be given synthetic oxytocin to insure against hemorrhaging.





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