Embracing motherhood is one of the most beautiful experiences in a woman’s life. At the same time, it can be the most challenging period. As a new mother, you have a million things to look after. From feeding your infant timely to bonding with her, things can be a little tricky. That’s why taking some time out during the day to meditate and focus on the present could be really beneficial. The reasons why you should meditate as a breastfeeding mother are compelling, and they may alleviate stress and improve overall health.
Recently, actress Neha Dhupia’s breastfeeding and parenting initiative ‘Freedom To Feed’ Instagram account shared how mediation can benefit new mothers.
Helps improve milk supply
Meditation can help improve milk supply in breastfeeding moms. “In fact, one study showed that a group of breastfeeding mothers who meditated regularly had an average increase in milk production of almost 500 percent,” the caption stated.
Balances your hormones
Motherhood can be quite an emotional rollercoaster ride. Thus, meditation helps can help one stay calm and composed.
Amid the stress of new motherhood, mediation can keep you away from postpartum depression, anxiety and more.
Rarely, do new mothers get time to focus on themselves. Thus, mediation gives the breastfeeding mother an opportunity to spend some me-time as well as look after her overall health.
Self-Assurance and Connection
In a time when there are so many contradicting signals and information overloads. Connecting with your inner parent through meditation will help you deal with stress. It will also help you gain confidence in your abilities, your body, and your baby’s capacities.