by Good Clean Love Staff August 23, 2018
August was declared National Breastfeeding Month by the United States Breastfeeding Committee.
You may have noticed recently that breastfeeding is a controversial topic, as mothers are expressing their right to publicly breastfeed. Mothers who are able to breastfeed want to do what their bodies are intended to do rather than hide in the shadows just to satisfy others.
Of course, we recognize that not all women are able to breastfeed for a variety of reasons. Many confront lactation issues like insufficient milk supply or pain, lack of access to healthcare, insufficient maternity leave, or inflexibility in the workplace once returning from leave.
However, if breastfeeding your newborn is an option, here are a few ways you and your new baby will benefit.
Breast milk contains nearly a perfect mix of vitamins, protein, and fat that aids in the growth of your baby. The antibodies that are in your breast milk also help your baby fight off viruses and bacteria that he or she might become exposed to.
Nothing brings you closer than skin-to-skin contact with your mini. Physical closeness and eye contact help your baby feel secure. When you are breastfeeding, your baby is being held while feeding instead of learning how to hold their own bottle— this forms a bond early on that lasts years to come.
Oxytocin, known as the “mothering hormone”, “anti-stress hormone”, and “love hormone” is released while breastfeeding. It is what allows your baby to get the breast milk from your breasts in the first place. This hormone increases relaxation and reduces stress and anxiety. On top of those wonderful benefits, Oxytocin helps the uterus shrink back to its normal size after childbirth.
There are fatty acids in breast milk that contribute to a boost in your baby’s intelligence. A study of almost 4,000 children showed that babies who were breastfed scored higher on vocabulary tests at age 5 compared to the children who were never breastfed. And the longer they had been nursed the higher scores they received.
If you still can’t see why breastfeeding is so important to our society, take a look at the list again. After all, this is about nurturing our future generations and it all starts from the second we are born.
by Good Clean Love Staff March 19, 2019
The percentage of people impacted by infidelity is somewhere between 30 and 60% of all married couples, depending on the study cited. More interesting than the differences between men and women are the different patterns of infidelity for each gender. Cheating men are more likely than cheating women to have an affair with someone younger than their spouse. On the other hand, cheating women are more likely than cheating men to have an affair with someone better educated than their current spouse.
by Kaylee Dye February 08, 2019
What is daily care of the vagina? We know how to take daily care of our face – we cleanse it, we balance our pH with toner, we moisturize it. But what’s involved with taking care of our vagina? And why take care of it every day?
Let’s first address why you want to practice daily care of your lady business.
by Meghan Morgavan January 24, 2019
It can be devastating to feel pain when you were expecting to feel pleasure. And yet, if you have ever experienced this, you should know you are not alone. The landmark "Sex in America" survey conducted in 1994 found that 1 in 5 women experience pain during sex, and this likelihood increases to 1 in 3 women when they are post-menopausal.