Breastfeeding â€“ the mummy and baby bond of love
A momâ€™s love for her little baby starts the moment she knew baby is growing inside her. She lovingly protects and nurtures baby by eating fresh and healthy food so that baby grows well. She feels every movement of her baby, their hearts beating in tandem. Baby lives in mummy secure womb.
Now that baby is in her arms, she will want to continue to protect baby in this big, big world. Baby needs the comfort of mummyâ€™s embrace because baby is now in a loud, strange, cold, noisy world. After 9 months where mummy and baby are one, baby is now an individual, yet very much part of mummy. How does mummy ensure that baby still receives the same loving care? How can mummy continue to protect her baby? Breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding is the link that keeps mummy and baby as one. What can be more beautiful and loving than for mummy to continue to nurture and comfort baby by putting baby close to her?
Mummy wants to provide baby with the best nutrition. Mummy is able to protect baby because mummyâ€™s first-milk or colostrum is â€˜natureâ€™s antibioticâ€™. With her warm and gentle embrace, baby will continue to feel secure. Lying on mummyâ€™s chest, baby still hears the familiar heart beats. Baby knows that mummy is the special woman who will give him love, comfort, security and mummyâ€™s milk. Baby knows that mummy will always be there.
A simple guide for moms-to-be intending to maintain that magical bond between mummy and baby
â€¢ Be prepared before birth of baby
â€¢ Be determined
â€¢ Be patient
â€¢ Be focused â€“ every mummy has milk for her baby
â€¢ Be happy and rejoice!
Mummyâ€™s milk has something money canâ€™t buy â€“ LOVE. For the love of your baby, breastfeed!
(Written by Chan Lilian, Owner, MyMomsBest)