Everyday, I see something about breastfeeding and breast milk that amazes me.
Whether we can breastfeed or not (for whatever reason), whether we choose to give up or go on, whether we like it or not, #BreastIsBest. Feeding our children something else does not automatically mean we are bad moms (how many children do you know got mad at their mothers or thought they’re the worst mothers just because they were not fed breastmilk?), but in the end, we cannot ignore nor deny the facts. Studies, science, personal observations – they all see the same thing. Nothing beats what nature has worked on thousands of years ago! Like Amy Angler said, “While breastfeeding may not be the right choice for every parent, it is the right choice for every baby.”
Sharing these top 3 with you (that I found on Facebook)!
1. Jansen Howard’s post comparing breastmilk and formula on a microscope!
“You guys… this is SO COOL!!!!!!!! This is the living liquid gold we call breast milk in motion!!!! My dad is a blood microscopist and this is a single drop off my breast milk under his microscope!!!! It’s miraculous and it’s ALIVE tailored to my babies needs at this moment!!!! Absolutely amazing!!!”
2. Chelsea Pryce’s post showing pumped milk from the same woman, but in different consistencies!
“Osiris (2yo) was sick, Hendrix (3m) was not. I kept them on separate breasts each day to avoid baby getting sick. Osiris’s pumped breast milk is on the left, Hendrix’s is on the right. Each breast produced perfectly tailored milk for each kid. Our bodies are amazing.”
3. Lacth MD’s post about foremilk and hindmilk.
“Two 25ml samples of human breast milk pumped from the same woman, at the same time to illustrate what human breast milk looks like, and how human breast milk can vary. The left hand sample is Foremilk, the first milk coming from a full breast. Foremilk has a higher water content and a lower fat content to satisfy thirst. The right hand sample is Hindmilk, the last milk coming from a nearly empty breast. Hindmilk has a lower water content and a higher fat content to satisfy hunger. As breast milk is made continuously including during the feed itself, the milk can switch between Foremilk and Hindmilk until the baby has had enough.”