15 Awesome Things No One Tells You About Breastfeeding

Speaking as a mum-of-two who has tried both boobs and bottles, I discovered that for me, breastfeeding was not only easier, but it came with a lot of other hidden benefits too.

1. Amazing boobs
Having spent all of my adult life as a 34A, I finally had boobs! Would it be wrong to breastfeed forever just to keep my size Ds?

2. Hassle free
If it works out for you and your baby, breastfeeding is a piece of cake. Pick up baby, put on nipple. Job done.

3. You can do it lying down
Let’s face it, taking care of a newborn is exhausting, so as a new mum anything you can do horizontal is a good thing.

4. You can do it while asleep
This is a great selling point for the sleep-deprived. As long as you aren’t drunk, smoking or sleeping on a bed of nails it is usually OK to fall asleep next to your baby (while following the official guidelines of course).

5. Stick a tit in it
Breastfeeding is the quickest way to shut up…I mean, soothe a screaming baby.

6. One free hand
Means you can eat your dinner, check Facebook and even apply your make up while feeding your baby.

7. Tea break
You have a handy solution to the problem of running out of milk when you really need a cup of tea (yes, I have tried it).

8. Don’t bother night weaning
I don’t mean ever. I am not a total freak. I just mean it doesn’t have to be a big thing. I was so tired, I went with a method I came up with myself called If She Screams Loudly I Will Just Feed Her and my baby gradually weaned herself.

9. Bedtime
Breastfeeding is a quick and effortless way to get a baby to sleep. I kept just enough going for a bedtime dose right into toddlerhood. The perfect way to ensure the baby was in bed before wine o’clock.

10. Milky boobs
Provide instant comfort to a teething, sick or overtired baby.

11. Less stuff to carry when you go out
You have everything you need to feed your baby inside you at all times.

12. Breastfeeding is a great excuse to be anti-social
‘I am just going to feed her in the bedroom where it is quiet’ – is a brilliant way to get out of talking to all those post-baby visitors.

13. Pig out
You can eat what you want, when you want and LOSE weight at the same time!

14. Nursing bras are so flipping comfortable

15. You can always change your mind!
The good thing about breastfeeding is that if you don’t get on with it, you can switch to formula or use a bit of both. It doesn’t have to be all or nothing.


(Source: Metro)


Angel is a mother of one and works as a full time editor and writer. She writes on a wide variety of topics in a number of reputable publications.

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