Hello Lovely Mommies!
How is everyone doing? So, we will be starting a series dedicated to BREASTFEEDING on MOMMYMONDAYS!! Basically,we’ll try to focus on different topics related to breastfeeding each week and hope that we are able to spread some awareness and also stress on how important it is for your baby!!
Hope this proves of help to mommies-to-be or new mothers out there!
We as MOMMIES, want the best for our little ones to give them the best start in life, from keeping them safe, to helping them grow smart and healthy, it takes alot of love and all the care you can manage to give and its not surprising to say that BREASTFEEDING is the best way to kick start their way to good health!
Breast Milk is so important to your child as it comprises of all the vital nutirents that the baby needs through their first year of life! Not only does it fulfill the babies hunger pangs but is also a great way to protect them from various illnesses! Cheery on top, its the best way to bond and brings both mommy and baby closer to each other!
For the baby, breast milk is the best source of nutrition and experts recommend mothers to stick to breastfeeding for at least 2 years of age, out of which the first six months must be dedicated to EXCLUSIVE breastfeeding! Breast milk is antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-infective! Many mommies might know this, but we’d like to tell you anyways that breast milk keeps evolving as the needs of the baby change and can be categorized in three stages:
1. Colostrum: This is the first stage of milk that a mother produces right after the baby is delivered and last for upto four days! It a thick yellow coloured fluid richbin fat soluble vitamins, proteins, immunoglobulins and minerals!
What are IMMUNOGLOBULINS??
They are basically anti-bodies that a mother passes on to the baby. This is one of the best passive immunity that protects the baby!
2. Transitional Milk: This is the seconds stage of breast milk which appears for about two weeks. Rich in water soluble vitamins, fats and lactose! It comprises of more calories than colostrum!
3. Mature Milk: The final milk that is produced after transitional milk is called mature milk which is composed of 90% water (very important to keep baby hydrated) and 10% proteins, carbohydrates and fats that are necessary for the babies energy and growth!
So, this was it for today guys! Come back next monday for more information about breast feeding!