World Breastfeeding Week
It’s called liquid gold for good reason.
The Journal of Human Lactation found that the protein density of the milk changes based on hunger triggers detected in irregular feeding patterns, seeking to attend to the baby's needs by providing more filling food at subsequent feedings.
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Depending on fat content, foods and medications consumed, and whether or not it’s been frozen, breast milk can appear to be a rainbow of colors. From blue to green, orange, and yellow, the tint of the milk can change.
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“Breast milk has antibodies, and it is believed that these kill the bacteria that can cause diaper rash,” Andrea Tran, a registered nurse and lactation consultant, previously told Romper.
You can make your own DIY baby lotion using breast milk by adding a few other ingredients like beeswax and vitamin E. It’s hydrating, soothing, and natural.
If you’re tandem nursing, your breast milk’s composition can change and adapt to the needs of each of your children — especially if they each nurse on separate breasts exclusively.