Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! Breastfeeding has always been tagged as being the “BEST” for babies. Breastmilk is specially designed for your baby. The bond that you formed from pregnancy to birth continues on to breastfeeding. Your milk is the most complete and nutritious food for your newborn. Although breastfeeding comes so naturally to moms, not everyone is as lucky. The best weapon is information. Educate yourself on the many aspects of breastfeeding.
Let us first tackle what happens right after you give birth. Do you have milk right away? Can you use your breast pump immediately? Why doesn’t any milk come out?
What is colostrum?
For the first few days after birth, your body will produce colostrum. It is also called as “pre-milk” or “practice milk”. It is often described as being yellow, sometimes clear, and thin in appearance. It is essential that your baby drinks this as it is super rich in vitamins, nutrients, and minerals to fight off infections, viruses, and bacteria. You may also notice that your breasts leaked during pregnancy with a similar substance. This is most likely to be colostrum as well. It is vital that your baby continues to nurse in order for your body to produce the next type of milk.
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29 thoughts on “Breastfeeding Basics: Know Your Milk!”
Breastmilk is always the best for babies. Don’t have any babies but very useful article. 🙂
Thanks for sharing this informative piece, am yet to marry & having baby. This definitely a great advice for all new mums. cheers, siennylovesdrawing
Very informative indeed. I have just forwarded this to my friend who has a month old baby. Although breastfeeding is always best for babies but my friend has not been really so lucky. Thought this post would help her a lot. Thanks for posting.
Breastmilk is really the best for babies. I hope moms would rarely use formula milk.
Breastmilk is very healthy for babies. this is a great milk than powder milk. Great article.
Breastmilk is advice able than powder milk. because breastmilk is more than healthier for babies.
I did not know about most of the things you have mentioned here. Very informative!
I’m a doctor and all our books stress the importance of breast milk and especially the colostrum has so many antibodies that its considered very very important. good informative post!
A supremely important piece for new moms and would-be moms too!
This was so Informative! It is such a beautiful and natural way of life. Sad people make it an issue
Breastmilk is indeed best for babies as it also releases oxytocin which formed bonds between mother and child…..
Wow so much info for first time mommas.
Very well written article..very informative n would be certainly useful for new parents…
Such an informative post! I have learned a lot through it. Keep it up!
Some people say that when a mother is breastfeeding her baby, she should throw away the colostrum and not feed it to the baby. I found it a myth then. Colostrum is what a baby really needs before he has the milk..
The breast milk is rich in nutrients and have antibodies that are very important for the baby. It’s importance cannot brle ignored!!! First time mothers must read it once !!!
I did not know about most of the things you have mentioned here. But yes breast milk is best for babies.
I miss those days.
My oldest daughter just had a baby. I have shared this with her
Breast milk is best for babies, hope this well written article helps all the new mommas.
Many Moms are lessed with lots of milk supply, and many are don’t. Eating lot of moringa leaves adds nutrients to produce breastmilk.
This is such a good post that I am sure every new mom will benefit from.
Yes, breastmilk is the golden drink for little humans! Very informative post and great information for first-time moms.
this is a good piece of information to all new mothers. When i had my first son i wasn’t aware of colustrum and i squeezed it out before i fed him thinking it may be old milk
Didn’t know all these things, but very useful! Not everyone is lucky to breastfeed even if they’re physically capable. There are many reasons behind that but I think it’s good to know the basics which you provide in these good tips!
That is such essential information you shared, I guess every woman should know. Mothers milk is always best for the baby.
This is a good easy way to build awareness the importance that breastfeeding is best for babies.
A very informative post. Like that you have written such an in-depth post to create more awareness about this essential process.