Webinar being led by High Country Doulas
Breast milk is a nutritious balance of the water, proteins, vitamins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals, enzymes, and antibodies that your baby needs to grow and develop. Incredibly, it is your baby’s instinct to want to feed from this wealth of nutrients.
Not only does your breast milk provide nutrients to your developing baby, it remains in a constant state of change in its composition throughout the lactation process to adapt to the changing needs of your growing child.
For instance, up until 6 months, a baby’s digestive system is not fully developed, and breast milk provides the necessary enzymes (amylase and lipase) that aid in the breaking down of proteins and digestion.
Additionally, babies are born with very sensitive immune systems (which means that they are highly susceptible to getting sick or developing infections) but breastfeeding passes along immunities to the baby with each feeding, as between 40% to 80% of the cells in breast milk are macrophages, bacteria, fungi, and virus killing cells which makes breast milk an immunological, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory powerhouse when it comes to protecting your baby. For this reason, breastfed babies experience lower rates of respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses, as well as urinary tract problems and ear infections.
Knowing the amazing benefits of providing breast milk to your child should make breastfeeding your first choice if given the option, as it is your baby’s first line of defense as they develop and grow.
Please join us for Breastfeeding 101 on Thursday, September 19th at 11:00 am EST to discover some of the other amazing benefits of breastfeeding!
What to Expect
During this event, We will be covering the many health benefits of breastfeeding for you and your baby as well as offering some wonderful tips to help you on your way to successful breastfeeding.
We will cover the best breastfeeding positions for holding your baby while you nurse as well as covering tips for getting a good latch when you start breastfeeding.
Breast milk pumping, storing, and rewarming will also be covered for bottle feeding, as well as some instructions for the best positioning while bottle feeding to limit overfeeding and an upset tummy.
We will also be sharing a list of common concerns and the recommended course of actions should you encounter any complications.
Benefits of Coming
Aside from answering some of the questions surrounding breastfeeding that make many parents-to-be nervous, this event is an enlightening chance to discover how your breast milk does more than just feed your baby.
This knowledge of breast milk and how it is nurturing and protecting your baby is empowering, and it will provide a deeper sense of purpose when it comes to the connection and process, which in turn brings you closer to your baby.
It is your lifelong that bond starts in those early mornings and sleepless nights with your baby, so when you are looking down at your child feeding, you can know with certainty that every ounce of your milk is nurturing your baby’s developing mind and growing body.