WHAT MOTHERS DON’T KNOW ABOUT BREASTMILK

Breastmilk is one of God’s greatest gift to mankind. Mothers and children, even fathers benefit from breast milk.

I know we all know the benefits of breastmilk, but the issue is that, is your child really benefiting from it?

I’ve watched mothers over the years breastfeed their infants, unfortunately, they do it wrongly. I’m not even talking about the technique of breastfeeding but the length of time mothers allow their infants spend feeding.

Let me just help you mothers understand that, the breast milk has 2 parts to it : the foremilk and the hindmilk. The foremilk, is the milk that the child sucks first and contains more water and less fat. While the hindmilk is the ‘koko’! This part of milk contains mostly fat and little or no water. This part of the milk will make your baby, if not fat but healthy.

So what am I trying to say? I’m basically telling you mothers that the longer you breastfeed your child on a particular breast, the better for you and your baby.

A lot of mothers are always in a hurry to ‘pack’ their breasts as soon as the baby takes a break or when they feel a little relief on the breast. If you do this, then you have succeeded in feeling your baby up with more water than food! That’s why a lot of babies get hungry easily and mothers get frustrated crying that their babies are always hungry or that they are not putting on weight!

Now, you can quit complaining and do the right thing. Try to spend at least 30minutes on a breast…even if it looks like the baby is asleep but the nipple is still hanging in his or her mouth!

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