Breastmilk is a living tissue (just like blood/ plasma and bone marrow)
Breastmilk is the perfect food for baby every time, available any time and at the right temperature.
Breastmilk is adaptive, it’s not static or uniform. The composition of breastmilk changes to the needs of the baby for gestation, age, development, illness, time of day and environmental conditions.
Breastmilk is not just calories. Think immune protection, regulatory hormones, living cells, bioactive enzymes and other amazing components that research continues to discover!
Hence, Breastmilk is often called ‘Liquid Gold’
FACT. Many women intend to breastfeed. Many women find breastfeeding their baby challenging.
If breastfeeding is of importance to you
Educate yourself by doing your reading/ listen to podcasts
Book into a Breastfeeding course during pregnancy
Consult with a IBCLC Lactation Consultant.
Most importantly, if you are having trouble right now with your feeding, make the call and get the right support