Breast is Best by Valerie Brown Cheers

It Is Important Before, During and Mainly Afterward

You know having babies is so much more than just having! So much importanly, is how we treat our bodies before, during and afterward. It amazes me how some women don’t take this more seriously and it takes quite a lot of thinking again, before, during and afterward and proper prenatal care!

And….not only is it important how you treat your body during these periods, but making plans for you to be with that baby 24/7 is crucial and when they first come home.  We in this country are putting jobs before our baby’s in this country and did you know that breastfeeding is a healing process for mother and baby’s body?

I have often wondered why Corporate American people don’t ask more questions when interviewing for a job and one of the main questions should be asked if have children or considering having!  “If I have a baby, can I still work, and I mean from home, because I don’t want anybody with my baby because this is my bonding period with my baby and want my baby to get to know my voice and my touch more? After I have my baby and when my child begins school, would it be a problem with me going to their school if I am needed or my child needs me?”

If they have a problem with you and your child needs, they don’t care about you at all as a human with needs.

In other words, let your employer know what and how your child’s life is first and the job is 2nd, and if they don’t meet these terms, just maybe you don’t need that job because first; they don’t care about you and then secondly, they certainly don’t care about your child?

More and more celebrities are posting images of themselves nursing on social media, pleasing breastfeeding advocates who believe that the more the public is exposed to nursing the more widely acceptable it becomes. Not all are received with pure praise.

Switzerland and Giving Birth

One big advantage of giving birth in Switzerland is a very positive experience with breastfeeding.  At least during the first few months, breastfeeding is highly encouraged and culturally supported.

Read up on why Switzerland is a great place to have a baby and see how seriously that country takes childbirth, before, during and most importantly afterward for the mother and father. It is totally amazing!

It is up to us as people in the United States to fight for things and don’t you think our children are important? Why are we in this country now putting our jobs before our children?

Some questions are and I often wonder why are not more of a concern especially for the mother are:

Why would you leave your child at home, if even for a minute alone? Why would you trust anybody keeping your child, when they cannot speak yet, and know the differences between good touch and bad touches? Why do we put our jobs before our kids, and don’t we know that if we fight for our kids and our rights as a new mother with new baby, this can be changed if we act like our kids are our priority in this country?

Why are we afraid to fight for what really matters in our lives and don’t you think your children come before anything in life, especially when babies and cannot fend for themselves, nor let you know what somebody does to them?

I could go on and on with questions. Here is an idea mom’s out there: “Let’s meet and discuss this together and we can start holding meetings at our homes and put our heads together and speak with our legislatures and change the laws when it comes to being a new mother. Mother’s should be allowed to work from/at home when she has a new baby/child and she should be paid also, until that child is done being breastfed.

What we could and can learn from a model country like Switzerland is phenomenal! Check out the five (5) reasons why breastfeeding is important in Switzerland and it is rather sad, this is not universal and taken way more seriously when it comes to our children!

http://www.onebigyodel.com/2012/05/five-reasons-switzerland-is-great-place.html

Do you really know why breastfeeding is important?

Breast milk helps keep your baby healthy.

  • It supplies all the necessary nutrients in the proper proportions.
  • It protects against allergies, sickness, and obesity.
  • It protects against diseases, like diabetes and cancer.
  • It protects against infections, like ear infections.
  • It is easily digested – no constipation, diarrhea or upset stomach.
  • Babies have healthier weights as they grow.
  • Breastfed babies score higher on IQ tests.

Breast milk changes constantly to meet babies’ needs.

The milk changes in volume and composition according to the time of day, nursing frequency, and age of baby to promote healthy growth. Breast milk is the perfect food for your baby.

Breast milk is always ready and good for the environment.

  • It is available wherever and whenever your baby needs it.
  • It is always at the right temperature, clean and free.
  • No bottles to clean.
  • Breastfeeding has no waste, so it is good for the environment.

Why is Breastfeeding Important for You?

Mothers who breastfeed:

  • Have a reduced risk of Type 2 Diabetes and certain cancers such as breast cancer
  • May find it easier to return to what they weighed before they got pregnant
  • Strengthen the bond with their children

Making it Work – You Can Do It!

Some helpful hints:

  • Breastfeed soon after birth and breastfeed frequently 8 to 12 times in a 24 hour period.
  • Hold your baby skin-to-skin.
  • Keep your baby with you in the hospital.
  • Do not give a pacifier or bottle until breastfeeding is well established.
  • Give only breast milk.

Making the decision to breastfeed is a personal matter. It’s also one that’s likely to draw strong opinions from friends and family. We in the United States should make it a priority and our kids are precious and it is our responsibility from the time we conceive, during and mostly afterward our responsibility to make sure nothing happens to them and that they are nourished with what God gives to us, but we must make sure we take care of our body’s again, before, during and afterward.

For later and after baby is born, will depend on how we take care of our bodies.  How we take care of our body before and during is so important and we can then breastfeed our babies.  This is natural birthing and feeding our babies our milk is not only good for them, but helps our body’s too!

Mainly, it is what and why God gave us breasts and when having our babies, there is absolutely no reason any baby should go hungry in this world if we prepare and take care of what is naturally important and that is our well-being for our babies lives depend upon us as Mother’s!

Too many, way too many young mother’s today are making way too many excuses why they cannot breastfeed or have their babies naturally. This is where the before and during come into play and it is up to us to make sure our body is taken care of for our babies lives depend upon us and not excuses!  Now, there can be times when there may be a reason why we may have to have a c-section, or sometimes mothers have to take medications, but that breastmilk is for baby and we must watch what we put into our body’s for we will surely pass what we put into our bodies onto our babies and this is where many illnesses are occurring!

WE must be very careful what we are around, which can be ingested and passed onto baby, we must be careful what we put into our bodies when pregnant, which can be passed onto baby, i.e. antibiotics can cause baby lifetime yeast infection, etc.

Please, lets stop making excuses and make sure we get proper prenatal care before, during and afterward for our babies and “For babies, For You, For Life.”

Resources

 http://www.mummyinprovence.com/having-a-baby-abroad-global-differences-series

Breastfeed: Give the Gift of a Lifetime to Your Baby.

http://www.mummyinprovence.com/having-baby-switzerland-expat

https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/nutrition/wic/breastfeeding/importance.htm

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