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Benefits of Extended Breastfeeding

As you all know I’ve been breastfeeding my daughter, Zoe from birth til now at 3 years and 4 months. I am an advocate of extended breastfeeding because I am well aware of the stigma attached to the mothers who breastfeed toddlers and I want to raise awareness of the benefits of extended breastfeeding.

I know the pain when everyone around you kept on telling you to stop breastfeeding. So today, let me tell you some of the benefits of breastfeeding. 

Benefits of Extended Breastfeeding

1. Moms who extended breastfeeding are less likely to have breast cancer.

Research has shown that breastfeeding past one year can reduce a woman’s risk of certain cancers like breast, ovarian, endometrial and uterine cancers.

Just last month, one of our relative passed away and she’s only 24 years old due to breast cancer and she didn’t bother to breastfeed her child. 

2. It Boost Immune System

Breastfeeding an infant can protect them against sickness, but the same is true for toddlers. The longer we breastfeed our child the less likely will they have sickness.

True enough, I’m so thankful Zoe is a healthy toddler and rarely get sick. If she does, breastfeeding helps to shorten the duration of her sickness. Breastmilk is also Zoe’s comfort and it helps her feel better faster.

3. Still Provides Nutritional Value

Elderly always tell me that my breastmilk doesn’t longer provide nutrition so I need to stop breastfeeding Zoe already. But hey, that’s a myth that’s been going around for years. 

Absolutely not true because as long as breastfeeding continues it will continue to be a valuable source of nutrition and the longer you breastfeed the higher the fat and energy your child gets. 

Also at the age of 1 solid food should be your child’s main source of nutrients. Our breastmilk will just help make up for the lack of nutrients when there are times they don’t want to eat solid food. 

Euphoric Herbals PH Review

For me, breastfeeding is a choice, a commitment, and dedication.

So if you’re a breastfeeding mom, a supplement is very important especially if you have a low supply and wants to breastfeed til your child self-wean.

So when I saw Euphoric Herbals on Instagram, I’m so excited to try it out.

“This post is sponsored but all opinions are my own.”

Dairy Fairy

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As per instructions you need to take 2 capsules 3x a day and make it 3 capsules 3x a day after 72 hours if there are no changes in your supply.

My experience:

I had to take 3 capsules 3x a day to check if the Dairy fairy is for me. As they say, these supplements are trial and error.

Just so you know, I’m not a fan of medicines, but since I am a breastfeeding mom I just had to take them to make sure my supply is okay.

A little background, I stopped pumping when Zoe turned 1 year old because she doesn’t take expressed milk. She prefers direct latch so I just donated all my stash. 

While I was taking Dairy Fairy I tried to pump and hand express. After finishing the 60 capsules, I don’t see any increase in my supply.

To be honest, I’m expecting so much because of all the reviews but as they say, what works for you might not work for me.

Lush Leche

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This time they sent me another variety of supplement called Lush Leche.

My experience:

I took 3 capsules 3x a day and after a few days, I noticed my breast engorged. It’s a good sign that Lush Leche works for me. Tried to hand expressed and I got almost 1ml which Zoe instantly drink. I’m so happy that even if I’m breastfeeding for 3 years now, there’s still supplement that can increase my supply. Especially if I want to pump and collect stash again. 

Verdict

Euphoric Herbals is worth a try. Yes, it’s a trial and error but if you’re a new mom, I guess this will work better for you.

How I wish I knew about Euphoric Herbals way back. If you’re just starting your breastfeeding journey or if you have a low milk supply. Please check out Euphoric Herbals and try out their supplements it will really help you. 

Maybe next time I’ll try their tea version since I’m a tea lover and I’m really having a hard time taking 3 capsules three times a day.

Check them out here:

 Euphoric Herbals

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How about you? Are you practicing extended breastfeeding too? If yes, how long are you nursing your child now? Why did you choose to practice extended breastfeeding? 


I hope one day, society will realize that there’s no problem with breastfeeding and see the benefits of it especially extended breastfeeding. 

If you like this post, don’t forget to like and share it with your fellow breastfeeding moms, first-time moms and expecting moms.

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Love,

Momma Gen. 

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