World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year to promote and support breastfeeding. The theme for this year’s Breastfeeding Week as per the World Health Organization is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”.
Breastfeeding provides your little ones with the best possible start in life. It delivers health, nutritional, and emotional benefits to both children and mothers. It also forms part of a sustainable food system for your little one, it’s ideal for infants. It is safe and contains antibodies that help protect infants from common childhood illnesses. Breast Milk provides all the energy and nutrients that the infant needs for the first months of life, and it continues to provide up to half or more of a child’s nutritional needs during the second half of the year, and up to one third during the second year of life.
But while breastfeeding is a natural process, it is not always easy. Mothers need the support – both to get started and to sustain breastfeeding. We’ve put together a list that can provide that additional support for our breastfeeding mommies!
For stay-at-home mommies:
Nursing pillows are a necessity for the mums at the start of their pregnancy as it helps improve their sleep by offering them a comfortable position. Once the baby arrives, it ensures optimal comfort for both the baby and the parent.
For mommies that are out and about:
Baby carriers promote closeness as well as strengthen the bond between the parent and their little one! As an added bonus, breast milk production is boosted due to close contact with the baby and with the baby carrier, the mom can breastfeed on the go!
For mommies on the run:
Mums that need a quick solution for when they’re in a hurry can rely on Beaba’s bestsellers for help. Once expressed, breastmilk can be reheated instantly using the bain-marie function of the Beaba Bib’Expresso. Mums can also use the Beaba Milk Prep as it reheats at a controlled temperature, preserving the nutritional quality of breastmilk.