By providing your baby with breastmilk, whether yours or another mother’s, you are an incredible mother. Did you see what I wrote? YOU. You’re an incredible mother. This is a difficult task, and you are putting your purpose first and foremost. If someone hasn’t told you today you are an inspiration. You’re a darn good mom. 💯
I suggested the other day to put frozen cubes of breastmilk in a feeder… But not everyone knows where the feeder came from. With my 13 year old daughter, I bought one of the original ones. At first I use it with breastmilk but later down the line you can put anything frozen in it… Frozen peas/corn/strawberries 🙂 but breastmilk is best 😍
Why the Babysafe Feeder was invented:
“I nearly lost my son due to him choking on a teething biscuit.”
The BABY SAFE FEEDER™ was invented because parents almost lost their 9 month old son due to him choking on a piece of food that was supposed to be safe to give a baby. Matthew was sitting in his high chair next to his mom and dad. He was experiencing so much discomfort cutting his teeth through, that His dad gave him a teething biscuit. Since he had a couple teeth he was able to get a chunk of that biscuit bitten off and choked on it. It got lodged in his throat and he started to turn blue because he could not get any oxygen. Fortunately, his parents were right there to see him and realized Matthew was in trouble. After all normal methods to get it out failed, his dad was able to dig down into his throat several times and finally got the piece of food out.
If his parents had been in the next room, on the telephone, doing dishes or driving the car with him in the back seat, they would have lost him. Matthew never made a sound because his airway was blocked. He had no way to let us know that he was choking.
After 12 years of research, development and testing the BABY SAFE FEEDER™ was invented and patented. It is the “better way” and has been used by thousands of babies. The parents/founders have received so many letters, pictures, comments and testimonials from satisfied parents all saying the same thing, “Why didn’t you invent it sooner?” “We love it.” “We wouldn’t think of being with out it now that we know it is available.”
Spitting up, sometimes called physiological or uncomplicated reflux, is common in babies and is usually (but not always) normal.
This is a great article! I co-parent so I constantly get discouraged because I’m afraid she has nipple confusion. Don’t get discouraged!!!
This has been a big subject lately. First of all, is your milk supply really low? Often, mothers think that their milk supply is low when it really isn’t. If your baby is gaining weight well on breastmilk alone, then you do not have a problem with milk supply.
Work can wait. Housecleaning can wait. Smile and enjoy your purpose. There are mothers who lost their purposes, you haven’t. And if you have, smile anyway. Because YOU are your purpose 💕💕💕
Find the successes in your breastfeeding. If your baby fed well once that day – that is a success. If you are still committed to breastfeeding at the end of the day – that is a success. Concentrate on that success. A good IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) or breastfeeding counselor will help you to find and celebrate the successes in your day. Work on the careplan that you have created with your IBCLC and remember that every skill takes practice. If you worked on new latching techniques in the session give yourself time for those new techniques to become more natural and easier for you. Everyone falls in the early days, but with the right support it gets better, and better.
The AAP recommends that all children (birth through adolescence) receive 400 IU vitamin D per day. Human breastmilk is a very poor source of vitamin D, usually containing less than 50 IU per quart. This is why the AAP recommends all breastfed infants receive 400 IU per day vitamin D by supplement drops.
If a mom takes 6400 IU per day, she will supply her nursing infant with plenty of vitamin D thru her milk and will not need to give her infant drops.
When a baby cries, everyone runs to the word “colic”. It’s not necessarily true. Remember, there are many things that can seem like colic but aren’t. If you’re concerned about your baby, your doctor can do a full exam to rule out a medical cause for why your baby cries and is fussy. She could be irritable because of:
•Acid reflux or stomach problems
•Pressure or inflammation of the brain and nervous system
•Eye trouble, like a scratch or increased pressure
•Injury to bones, muscles, or fingers
Breastfeeding moms aren’t advised to avoid any foods. Dairy is the only thing that is known to pass through breastmilk and (sometimes and in varying degrees) irritate baby’s stomach. Some moms can have dairy and their baby has no problems at all.