Most moms who’ve been pregnant in the last decade have heard the phrase “breast is best.” Breastfeeding is what our breasts were designed to do. Unfortunately, not all breasts cooperate with this plan. I myself had extreme difficulty breastfeeding and resulted to pumping for many weeks. With baby number 2 I went straight for the baby formula isle…..GASP! Yes. And my baby lived. I say this to frame the information I’m about to share because I don’t want you to think that just because I’m a fancy Newborn Photographer that specializing in photographing babies that I’m going to scold you for choosing to formula feed your child. Never! Us moms all do the best we can do with what we’ve got to work with. Including the ta-tas.
What I want to you learn today is the benefits of colostrum. This is the yellowish ‘first milk’ that your breasts will produce before your ‘milk comes in’ after birth. Some women will produce this colostrum weeks prior to delivering and may experience breast leakage. Fun stuff, right? Baby isn’t even here yet and already your boobs are ready to start doing their job! All jokes aside, you should know that this colostrum is very important to your baby’s GUT HEALTH. It actually inoculates your baby’s gut helping them to develop a healthy digestive system. I DIDN’T know this when I chose to go straight to bottle feeding my second child. Looking back, had someone shared this knowledge I probably would have at least pumped in the last week of pregnancy or a few days right after giving birth in order to bottle feed that golden organic goodness to my baby. While no one can say for sure if this would have prevented his colic or helped him suffer less tummy troubles, it would have nice been to know I’d done everything a mother could do to prevent it. If you’d like to read more on this topic, check out these links:
This sweet baby girl had the most amazing hair!
See more of the Newborn’s we’ve photographed HERE.
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Vanessa G. Photography always has the goal of turning your most precious memories in life into art works for you to cherish on display in your home for a lifetime. We never want you to forget the milestones in life. Those happy times that define you, that changed you, and molded you into the person you are destined to become. We serve clients form Fort Bragg and Fayetteville, NC to Wilmington, NC and the coast. We operate by appointment only so that we can dedicate 100% of our time to you, making you our most important person, when you are in our studio. Our client’s have made us thankful to have been able to create photography treasures for their families, and their words have touched our heart. We’d love to do the same thing for you, and earn your words of praise by making sure you enjoy every aspect of your experience with us.
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