Latest post to my Breastfeeding Blog
Breastfeeding your baby for even a day is an amazing gift that you can give to your baby!
1. When you nurse your baby for even just a couple days…
When you nurse your baby for even just a couple days he will be taking in your colostrum. Colostrum gives your baby antibodies to help fight infection. It is his first immunization. Breastfeeding also helps your body recover after giving birth. Your body is made to breastfeed your baby. Your body and your baby knows this.
This colostrum is like a golden miraculous natural vaccine. Info about colostrum from La Leche League International:
“Your breasts produce colostrum beginning during pregnancy and continuing through the early days of breastfeeding. This special milk is yellow to orange in color and thick and sticky. It is low in fat, and high in carbohydrates, protein, and antibodies to help keep your baby healthy. Colostrum is extremely easy to digest…
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