As a mother who was just going through time pregnancy with hormonal changes in the body, now you have to be able to adapt physically and psychologically during breastfeeding. Support from the closest people, including husband and family, is needed so that it can reduce the risk of depression when caring for a baby. This is related to changes in the behavior of breastfeeding mothers that are different from normal conditions. Breastfeeding mothers experience more frequent mood swings, irritability, irritability or more protection.
Well, discussing changes in the behavior of breastfeeding mothers. Is it true that breastfeeding mothers are more aggressive and sensitive? Research conducted by Psychological Science revealed that mothers breastfeeding their children are more likely to be aggressive than mothers who bottle feed. This is related to motherhood, so she wants to always protect her baby from threats.
The study was conducted on 18 women who were breastfeeding, then 17 women who did not breastfeed naturally and 20 women who did not have children. In the experiment, a computer game was conducted to fight a research assistant who would be rude and aggressive.
In one round each will choose how hard and long to attack. The results of this trial suggest that mothers who are breastfeeding attack their opponents more violently than mothers who are breastfeeding by bottle.
In this study it was found that breastfeeding mothers can increase maternal defenses. Mothers who breastfeed have lower blood pressure, which can reduce fear and stress. This is the reason mothers who are breastfeeding are more courageous in protecting their babies.
In other words, breastfeeding mothers can improve the bond between mother and child, can reduce stress, eliminate fear or give extra courage to the mother. Meanwhile, the ability of mothers to be brave and want to protect their children can emerge from controlled aggression. So that mothers who are breastfeeding will take a courageous attitude when they are threatened, aggressive behavior appears and causes a reaction known as lactation aggression or maternal defense.
However, for those of you who experience a change in attitude to be more aggressive or fierce. The triggers that cause you to be aggressive are put aside. You will not always be aggressive, to some actions you can prevent, to be aggressive or mean to a breastfeeding mother related to threats. So reducing threats can keep you calm. This will help you to keep your emotions from being aggressive or grumpy.
So, now you know why mothers who are breastfeeding tend to be more aggressive or fierce. This is common for mothers who are breastfeeding and will not disturb you and your baby.