WBW 2018 Fact 3, 4, & 5

As we continue to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, here are more of my favorite things about human milk:- A mother is (amazingly) able to relactate after periods of not pumping/nursing her children. This one is near to my heart after having the distinct privilege of helping a close friend relactate for her terminally ill infant. You can read more about this phenomenon here.- Successful breastfeeding can lower a mothers risk of postpartum depression This article also highlights the need for professional lactation support for women who want to breastfeed - it is crucial! More information here.- Human milk helps to guide the development of gut microbiota in nurising inafnts . You can read more about this fact here.-HL