From stretch marks to swollen ankles, the many side effects of pregnancy are well known. However, some might be surprised to learn about the terrifying toll that nursing can take on the body.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, there is nothing better than breast milk for newborns. Experts agree that babies under the age of six months should drink breast milk exclusively, and they encourage moms to continue breastfeeding until at least their child’s first birthday.
But what’s going on in Mom’s body during and after nursing? While nursing helps new moms burn calories and lose weight, it can also destroy their eyes and possibly even increase their risk of breast cancer.