5 Amazing Facts about Breastmilk

Five reasons breastmilk truly is MAGIC stuff!

  1. ALWAYS ON TAP
    It’s the ultimate all-in-one meal and, amazingly, your body cleverly adapts the nutrients and volume of milk as baby grows to meet your baby’s needs and developmental stage. Smart or what!?
     
  2. PROTEIN RICH
    Forget the five a day… this is the 415 a day! Recent research has shown that breastfeeding babies benefit from 415 individual proteins in breast milk. This is the ultimate high-protein diet. This discovery certainly tells us more about the significant role breastmilk has on infant growth and development.
     
  3. AMAZING CELLS
    Time for the science! It has been discovered that breast milk contains stem cells, which have the ability to become a load of different type of cells in the body. Stem cells are like gold dust to medical research and there’s hope that their presence in breast milk could mean they’ll also be boosting your baby’s development.
     
  4. TASTE BUDS
    Way before weaning even starts breastfed babies are getting an educated palate. ‘Most people are aware that  what we eat is transferred to baby during a breastfeed, but to learn that it can also potentially support the infant to learn about tastes and flavour adds another dimension to the power of breast milk.
     
  5. BRILLIANT FOR BONDING
    Breastfeeding is a wonderful way to bond with your baby. As well as getting the best start and all the vital nutrients, cuddle time and skin-to-skin contact is a great way to find that mum-baby connection. What’s not to love?