My goal is to increase knowledge and understanding of what is a normal in a newborn so a new Mom who wishes to breastfeed her baby can accomplish that which she has set out to do. It is not my desire that this post cause pain or guilt to those, who for many reasons, find that they cannot nurse such as those on medication or chemotherapy.
This visual is brilliant!
Being a visual learner, I have always done better with a picture! When I saw Katie’s infographic on Facebook (from Babies First Lactation) it was my hope that lots of people (Moms, Dads, and extended family members) could gain understanding from it. The La Leche League also has a valuable visual here.
Two 25-milliliter samples of human breast milk. The left-hand sample is first milk produced and the right-hand sample is milk produced later during the same pumping. Photo source Wikipedia.
The God design of the human body never ceases to amaze me, and today, we are talking about human breast milk. The immunological and nutritional components of breast milk adjust every day, according to the changing, individual needs of a baby.
A mother’s lactating breasts are really perky undercover nurse/pharmacists, pinpointing biological needs and infections and writing inaudible prescriptions. And science backs this up. A 2013 Clinical and Translational Immunology study found that when a baby is ill, the numbers of leukocytes in its mother’s breast milk spike.
So why am I writing about Aspartame again? Isn’t it a bit redundant? It would be if there were not still so many who do not know of its tragic effects, convinced by greedy big business advertising that it is safe!
Beware everyone, but also you pilots and pregnant mothers! You both have others on board.
“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” ~Soren Kierkegaard
Marry Fermont, an award-winning birth photographer in the Netherlands, started taking pictures of babies immediately after their birth to document what they look like in utero. Her pictures testify to the humanity of the unborn child and show parents how babies fit inside the womb just moments before.
Marry’s experience is that, “The babies are mostly totally relaxed in this pose. They feel secure and comfortable. They are used to being folded up this way the last few weeks.”
But don’t let this restful pose take our focus off the purposeful activity that has gone up until this point in the mother’s womb! Let’s see what the babies themselves have to tell us.