Reading and learning about breastfeeding always leaves me awestruck. The way both mom and baby’s bodies have been designed to utilise this perfect feeding method is simply genius.
From the amazing anatomy of the breast, to how mom’s hormones work, to how baby’s mouth and reflexes are designed to fully support feeding from the breast is absolutely amazing.
And not only is mom and baby designed to breastfeed, but breastfeeding is designed to provide short and long term health benefits for both mom and baby that you truly cannot replicate in any other way.
This section shares information that will leave you inspired and (believe it or not) of which we are continuously discovering more and more as research is done and knowledge bases grow.
Most healthcare professionals receive some training in breastfeeding during their initial pre-graduate studies. For doctors this training is very basic, consisting of only a few lectures. Nursing sisters and dieticians will get more information as they work with breastfeeding mothers more directly. And of course those who end up choosing a career path like paediatrics or well-baby care will learn more about breastfeeding at conferences and in-service trainings. They will also build experience as they carry on, plus may or[...]