|Posted on August 10, 2015 at 8:31 AM|
Britta is wearing a nursing nightgown by Belabumbum
Styling by Modern Mommy Boutique
Photo by Erin Rudd Photography
This is by far one of my favorite quotes about breastfeeding. By nature's design, mothers are able to provide for all of their child's needs.
As I learned on Friday (conference with Dr. Nils Bergman of South Africa), it's more than the breastfeeding. Giving the baby skin-to-skin contact for the first 1000 minutes of life meets the same three needs. In addition, breastfeeding is necessarily easier to initiate because the mother and the baby start wiring to each other from that first moment of contact when they see, smell, and feel each other.
Dr. Bergman also shared that if the mother isn't available right away after a birth journey, a substitute mother can step in and connect with baby. The co-parent or a grandparent can start the neurological process of "turning on" the infant's brain until the MotherBaby can be reunited.
If you do not have the luxury of an extended babymoon to snuggle with your Sweet Pea in bed, or when your babymoon is over and it's time to start finding a new normal, babywearing is a great way to keep your baby close. Learn more about babywearing HERE from the Babywearing International group.
I also want you to know that babywearing doesn't have to cost you a fortune. Much of the world has kept the MotherBaby together long before all the designer brands arrived on the scene and turned babywearing into a marketing campaign. Five yards of a quality woven fabric from the fabric store can just as easily serve to carry your baby as the designer slings/woven wraps/carriers that run in excess of $500. Do your research and learn more about DIY carriers, or find reasonably-priced brands that maybe aren't "trendy", but get the job done.
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