This week is World Breastfeeding week. At Pelvic Health Melbourne we support all women through breastfeeding.
Here are some interesting facts on breastfeeding:
- Colostrum contains special proteins which helps to protect the newborns digestive tract from nasty bacteria and viruses.
- Breast milk contains antibodies and white blood cells which help fight bacteria and viruses. If the baby is sick, breast milk will contain more of these protective cells.
- Breastmilk changes taste and smell depending on what the mother eats and drinks.
- Breastmilk adapts to your baby’s changing needs. As the baby gets older and needs fewer feeds, the first feed tends to be thirst-quenching and the last milk of the day tends to be richer and creamier, full of good fats and proteins.