We are coming to the end of things here, only 2 more weeks left so I am at the point now where I have to start thinking about how things are going to be when the Babe is here. I know most people would have started this phase a while back now, but what can I say I’m a late bloomer. I just packed my bags on the weekend and was told that I should have done it weeks ago. Who knows… Anyhow, one new aspect to having a baby that I am on about is being ableto breast feed. I think it is extremely important and hoping that it won’t be too much a challenge for me. I know there are some women who start out thinking they will and then it doesn’t turn out as planned and this can be quite stressful for momma and babe. I have to say I will be devastated if I am not able, but am going to try to stay as cool as a cucumber, we will see how things go. I will give it my all.
So this info I’m sure is not new to most mothers, but for new mothers to be like myself its gold. (just like the boob juice…..gold)
Breast milk starts out as colostrums which you make during pregnancy and just after you have your baby. It is a thick yellow substance that provides your baby with nutrients and antibodies to protect the little gaffer. What a great way to start out
knowing your baby is protected from what you are providing from your own body. Also, newborns have immature digestive systems and colostrums is a perfect way to deliver nutrients and get your babies system ready for breast milk. Your breast milk then changes as your baby grows, from colostrum to mature milk. It has just the right
nutrients for your baby to grow and stay healthy.
Benefits of Breast feeding
Digestion- Breast milk generally is easier for your baby to digest then formula.
Fights off diseases – because of the specific antibodies it has, formula is not able to mimic what comes from our chemical makeup.
Saves you $$$$ – Yes! This is amazing. If you breastfeed you don’t have to have the constant expense of formula. Bonus!
Easy access – you don’t have to worry about bottles, nipples and sterilization so much ifyou breastfeed. You are all you need to feed!
Helpful for the mommas! – Studies have shown that breastfeeding can decrease your chances of ovarian cancer and osteoporosis. It’s even known to help mothers shed the baby weight. What a gift.
Talk at cha later! Next time I may a have babe……so it may be a meltdown article.
P.S. credit to the photographer….Ian Thompson.