We all know breast milk is the nectar of Mother Nature when it comes to our baby’s insides. Besides nutrition, it provides hydration, antibodies, immunities, and happy/sleepy hormones. Did you also know that it does so much more?
Like Gus Portokalos was convinced Windex was the cure all for ailments in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, so too am I a champion of breast milk and all it can do. I’m a solid “semi” on the crunchy scale and prefer to avoid exposing unnecessary chemicals to my baby when possible. Not to mention, I have no time to be constantly making trips to the drug store. So when I went to research alternatives to things like diaper cream, antibiotic eye drops, and prescription rash ointment I quickly noticed a common theme – put some breast milk on it. (more…)
I make milk. What’s your superpower?
I love this quotation – I first saw it awhile ago in this book. Breastfeeding my little nurslings makes me feel cooler than Wonder Woman. Wait. Is that possible? To be cooler than an Amazon Warrior Princess who flies an invisible jet with a lasso of truth and projectile tiara at her disposal? But I digress…
There are tons of super foods out there to help support and maintain your milk supply. Here is a quick list from reputable resources on the web to help give you a one-stop shop for finding the super foods you like best.
As always, be sure to consult with a IBCLC or other certified medical care professional to make the most informed, healthiest decisions for you and your baby. (more…)
If your baby is super gassy or colicky, he may be dairy intolerant. How does a breastfeeding mother’s dairy intake effect her child? What symptoms should you be looking for? And if you suspect your baby may be allergic to dairy, what’s the next step? (more…)