BREASTS ARE BEAUTIFUL 🔅🔅
Breasts are necessary and essential to our survival. A mother’s milk provides both calories and hydration, as well as the perfect composition of essential and micronutrients that are needed for babies to grow and thrive. The very first milk a mother produces has a special name called colostrum. This first milk is often referred to as “liquid gold” because it contains a very special composition of nutrients and antibodies. Antibodies are immunity to disease which the mother passes from her own body to her babies- it’s kind of like mother nature’s natural vaccine! Something very special happens during an infants very first suckle, because their intestines are permeable. This means that nutrients pass through their digestive system to their blood and the rest of their organs much more easily during the first four hours of their life. This makes it so the mother’s antibodies pass to their babies in the most effective way and ultimately give them the best possible start to life outside of the womb.
After these few first hours, the infants intestines become less permeable (to protect from harmful things that may enter their digestive system later such as parasites, bacteria, virus, fungus, and pollutants. So it’s critically important that newborn babies have their first milk as quickly as possible from birth.
Formula is not an equal replacement to breast milk. Yes, it contains enough calories, vitamins and minerals, some formulas also contain probiotics and digestive enzymes to help with absorption. It will sustain a babies growth! And this is wonderful, because not every mamma is able to breastfeed or produce breast milk. Hallelujah for formula, for saving so many babies lives. But formula is simply not the same and not even close by any stretch of the imagination to breast milk. Breast milk is sustainable, it is the perfect temperature and composition, completely natural and most importantly provides immunity through antibodies aaand not to mention provides a time for bonding with the infant. 😇
All mammals have breasts and make milk. And all breastfeeding mammas breasts become quiet large, to support the production of breast milk.