Princess Mylah is now 10 months. She on formula (Aptamil) and also on solids but there’s something special about breastmilk as it still seems to be her favourite.
When I was pregnant I was against breastfeeding due to an old family myth. Although I decided to take it into my own hands to research and experience the benefits breastmilk has had on my baby.
Below are some of the reasons why I love Breastfeeding.
1. The convenience
Now I hope I’m not the only one who has had that moment when you thought you brought out the right amount of tubs of formula and then it runs out. Times like this is when the milk lady (as I like to refer myself) is here to save the day to feed my baby when she’s in need, whenever, wherever she needs!
3. It helps build their immune system
Companies can try to create as many formula concoctions although can never be as equivalent to the power your breastmilk holds. You really are a woman of many powers. Your breastmilk is the only nutrients your baby needs for the first six months. As a mother, your breastmilk, created by you and perfectly designed for your baby contains hormones, probiotic’s, healthy sugars and fats. You even shield your baby from infections by creating antibodies, which fight against germs protecting your baby.
You can put breastmilk in your baby’s bath to help with cuts and various skin conditions like eczema as it helps to soothe irritation.
4. Night feeds are a lot less frustrating
when I first had Mylah I would pump during the day so my daughter’s father could take over the night feeds. As I said before, I was quite a paranoid Mum so every time Mylah did wake up my automatic Mummy senses had me up too.
Fast forward to when Mylah was six months I became lazier as Mylah slept through the night majority of the time. The odd times when she decided to wake up I would place her on my boob whilst drifting in and out of sleep whilst shes Feeds.
This is a game-changer as I don’t have to leave my bed.
5. Helps to snatch that post-baby tummy
When I first had Mylah my belly still looked like I was 5 months pregnant. Everyone had told me that breastfeeding helped to lose the baby weight to which I agree. At first, it felt so uncomfortable. Imagine feeling your organs and uterus cramping itself back to its original place in your body. As gruesome as it sounds that’s your body adjusting to its new familiar home. Breastfeeding speeds up that process as it burns calories from the body.
6. She knows I’m the milk lady and you can’t get better bond than that!
There’s something special that happens when your little one snuggles themselves on you during a feed. It reminds me that she is literally apart of me. I feel proud, responsible and sometimes even tearful knowing that as I’m still considered a home for my daughter internally when was growing and externally as she grows.
Breastfeeding is a journey within itself that involves a lot of sore trial and errors, although once mastered it’s a journey of growth, connection and convenience, lol.
Can you relate?
Feel free to share what you most loved about breastfeeding.
Sending you positive vibes always.