5 Cool Things About Nitetime Breastfeeding

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5 Cool Things About Nitetime Breastfeeding
Fri, 06-28-2013 - 11:25pm

5 Cool Things No One Ever Told You About Nighttime Breastfeeding

1) Did anyone ever tell you that…. studies have shown that breastfeeding moms actually get MORE sleep than their formula-feeding counterparts?

2) Did anyone ever tell you that… in lactating women, prolactin production (prolactin is the milk-making hormone) follows a circadian rhythm?

3) Did anyone ever tell you that… babies are born with no established circadian rhythms?

4) Did anyone ever tell you that…. in addition to melatonin, your evening and nighttime breastmilk is rich with other sleep-inducing and brain-booting substances?

5) Did anyone ever tell you that… breastfeeding at night can be important for keeping a mom’s long-term milk production steady and strong and may actually mean less pumping during the day for working moms? 

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