I wonder if Jacques Blanchard endured media outrage when he painted “Charity” circa 1634?
But I digress…
Breast Milk is a miracle. The more it is studied, the more is discovered about the way it nourishes our babies (and older children!). Over the course of the breastfeeding relationship, the nutrient profile changes and adapts to the growing nursling’s needs.
The day my newborn baby arrived, my 2 year old had a hacking cough- the worst one he’d ever had. When the lactation consultant paid us a visit, I asked her how I should handle nursing my 2 year old without exposing my new baby to the virus causing the cough.
Do I need to wash the nipples between use? Assign a specific breast to each child? Continue reading The Magic of Breast Milk
Every day this week is dedicated to mama’s milk.
If you are currently breastfeeding a newborn, hang in there! It will get easier!
If you are currently breastfeeding a baby 6-12 months, congratulations on making it this far!
If you are breastfeeding a toddler, I’d love to hear from you! How is it going? What are the challenges you are currently facing? Do you have any words of wisdom to share?
My 22 month old son now politely asked for the “nurse cover” when we are out in public. The first time he did that my heart melted. I love how patiently he waits as I dig around in my bag for it.
If you are breastfeeding now (or will be soon) I highly recommend the Breastfeeding Support Kit by Earth Mama Angel Baby.
I had mastitis a total of 5 times, and I couldn’t have lived without the Booby Tubes. The Nipple Butter was a miracle worker those first few painful weeks- I had a jar by my bed, the couch and the shower at all times. The tea is also good- not overpowering like some of the others out there.
Keep up the good work mamas!
Breast milk is the best nourishment for your baby, however there are babies that must be given formula. Conventional formula contains an ingredient which is also found in rocket fuel. Click here to read more about this dangerous additive and what you can do to help. It’s up to us to speak up, make changes and take care of our children! We are responsible for our child’s health, not the government (FDA). One of the best things you can do for your child’s health is to read labels. Don’t feed your children toxic chemicals, hydrogenated oils, corn syrup, artificial colors or preservatives. It’s easier than it seems, just make it a mindset. Or try this: don’t feed your children anything that comes in a package! You can do it!