I decided to make up a list categorized by benefits for mom and baby separately, just to put it out there simply.
Breastfeeding is challenging, especially in the beginning. It gets easier and easier with every day of practice though. As long as you give yourself a chance and the baby a chance to learn what to do and how to do it, you'll be on the right track for a fabulous breastfeeding experience. The most important tip I can offer is to seek help as soon as something doesn't feel right or hurts. There's no need to wait it out and hope it'll get better, it's won't (you can read more about this in my “ get a good breastfeeding start- achieving a perfect latch” post).
If you are planning to breastfeed or just educating yourself as to why it is so beneficial to breastfeed, below is a list of breastfeeding advantages for mom and baby.
So here goes: