Honestly, I can’t believe that an entire month has passed already since the day she was born. Such a big event; the day I looked at her tiny little face… and since then, the days have been so busy, and full of new experiences. Have I really been “Mommy” for a whole month now? Amazing :)
Speaking of breast milk… it’s probably the most life-giving solution aside from water! I’ve been doing my research on breast milk, and I have been blown away by how nutritious and vital is truly is for babies. I always knew I wanted to breastfeed. I knew it was better than formula. I just didn’t realize how MUCH better it was! Take a look at this!
Your breast milk contains large amounts of antibodies from your body. These antibodies help your developing baby to resist illnesses. They also improve your baby’s immune system. It has been shown that breastfed babies have fewer incidences of a host of illnesses including: asthma, pneumonia, diarrhea, ear infections, allergies, SIDs, childhood cancers, multiple scleroses, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, appendicitis, and obesity.
Breastfeeding helps with brain development. Breastfed babies score an average of 6 points higher on IQ tests than formula fed babies.
I read that I can continue breastfeeding even if I get sick. “Your milk will not transmit your illness to baby, but it does have antibodies in it that are specific to your illness which will help prevent baby from getting sick. Withholding your breast milk during an illness increases the possibility that baby will get sick.”
I also read that you can donate breast milk for premature infants in NICU. A company called Prolacta Bioscience provides human milk formulations for use in the nutrition of very low birth weight, and critically ill infants. It’s wonderful to know that moms can donate their extra supply of milk to help save infants lives. If I ever get a surplus of breast milk, I would like to look into this. Read more about it here … www.prolacta.com
Breastfeeding is causing major controversy right now in some New York city hospitals …
I crocheted a headband for Faith today.
Time is flying by. Wow… she’s 1 month old already ♥
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