Looking back at 2017 and thinking about what I want to bring to 2018 made me stop and enjoy the memory of our fall Bump Bash from October. I was surrounded by glowing mommies-to-be who were having a fun evening doing some private shopping, learning about some local products and services, getting beautiful pictures taken, enjoying treats, and connecting all night! It was truly an enjoyable evening and I am so excited to get started on our 2018 event!
We were lucky to have Medela as part of our October Bump Bash and I learned some amazing breastmilk-facts from Medela that I would like to share with you:
- Breastmilk is a living substance that changes to meet the growing needs and development of the child.
- Colostrum (the milk you make in the first weeks) is different from mature milk. Colostrum is jam-packed with ingredients, containing double the amount of protein than your later milk. These proteins protect your baby against diseases from the very beginning.
- Breastmilk contains live cells, like stem cells. These stem cells can be directed to become other body cell types such as bone, fat, liver and brain cells and may act as a type of “internal repair system”. Isn’t that amazing?