(Via Medical Daily) New research further proves breastfeeding benefits babies’ immune systems within the first month. Breastfeeding researchers from the Henry Ford Hospital say they’ve discovered why some babies’ immune systems become susceptible to developing allergies and asthma, while other babies are protected against it.
Researchers say their studies show that a sterile environment is not always good for babies and that the immune system is designed to be exposed to bacteria. If exposure to bacteria is minimized the immune system won’t develop as it should. Breastfeeding exposes a baby to his mother’s personal collection of microorganisms.
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since we first opened the doors to The Lactation Connection! We feel so privileged that you have trusted us to support you in your breastfeeding journey.
As we celebrate our first anniversary, we want to see what milestones you and your family are celebrating. Stay tuned for more details about celebration plans and how you can win prizes all month long!
My favorite way to encourage bonding with your unborn child is first to have one quiet time per day when you sit and pay attention to your baby’s movements.
You can learn a lot about their personalities, and get to know how they respond to your voice and touch. Also, playing different types of music to find out what your baby responds to is another positive way to bond.
Lastly, one of my favorite ideas to bond with your baby is to write to them. Use a journal or letters, or even a tape recorder to communicate your hopes, dreams, fears, or thoughts for your unborn child.
What you …