- Perfect formula In the first few days, you’ll produce colostrum, a creamy liquid packed with protein, water, sugar, vitamins, minerals and antibodies. When your milk comes in, your baby gets two types of milk at each feed. Watery and thirst-quenching fore milk is low in fat and high in lactose, sugar, protein, vitamins and minerals. Hind milk, which is thicker, is high in fat and growth-boosting calories.
- On tap It’s free and always at the right temperature. Just invest in some good nursing tops and bras, washable breast pads to contain leaks, a nursing bib for feeding outdoors, and muslin cloths to protect your clothes from spit-ups.
- Ties that bind You’ll love the close contact and enjoy bonding with your baby.
- Beat the bulge Hormones released during breastfeeding help your uterus shrink back to its normal size. Breastfeeding also reduces the risk of ovarian and breast cancer.
- Spot-on Your aerola becomes larger and darker when you’re pregnant. It’s thought that this will guide your baby to where she needs to aim for to get her nourishment!