Monday, March 30, 2009

Advantages of breast-feeding your baby

There are numerous advantages of breast-feeding your baby.

  • It's time saving:
    The most obvious reason for breast-feeding is that you/your baby have usually instantly access to the breast milk because it's immediately available at a suitable feeding temperature.

  • It's money saving:
    If you are breast-feeding you should increase your daily calorie intake. Usually the cost for this food is around one third of the cost for the formula milk product.

  • Breast milk has the best ingredients mix:
    Main ingredients are sugar (lactose), easy to digest protein (whey and casein) and fat (digestible fatty acids), additional you may find many minerals, vitamins and enzymes which aid in the process of digestion. In comparison to formula milk, breast milk provides the baby with antibodies (to build up and strengthen his immune system) and the enzymes (which shows its effects in changing more often the diaper when you breastfeed).

  • Getting faster in your previous body shape:
    The body burns up to 500 calories each day while breast-feeding, it tightens up the shrinking uterus more quickly and brings the tummy back earlier in shape.

  • Emotional and psychological advantages for mother and baby:
    It includes direct skin-to-skin contact, milk production hormones also promotes the feelings of mothering, one of these hormones also gets into the breast milk and can be used as natural pacifier (that's why sometimes the baby falls asleep during feeding ;-) )
What are your experiences with breast-feeding? Which advantages did you recognize during the times of breast-feeding? Share your opinions!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Funny facts about having babies!!

Funny eyes
Birth order of children:

1st baby: You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as your OB/GYN confirms your pregnancy.

2nd baby: You wear your regular clothes for as long as possible.

3rd baby: Your maternity clothes ARE your regular clothes.

Preparing for the Birth:

1st baby: You practice your breathing religiously.

2nd baby: You don't bother because you remember that last time, breathing didn't do a thing.

3rd baby: You ask for an epidural in your eighth month.

The Layette:

1st baby: You pre-wash newborn's clothes, color-coordinate them, and fold them neatly in the baby's little bureau.

2nd baby: You check to make sure that the clothes are clean and discard only the ones with the darkest stains.

3rd baby: Boys can wear pink, can't they?


1st baby: At the first sign of distress--a whimper, a frown--you pick up the baby

2nd baby: You pick the baby up when her wails threaten to wake your firstborn.

3rd baby: You teach your three-year-old how to rewind the mechanical swing.


1st baby: If the pacifier falls on the floor, you put it away until you can go home and wash and boil it.

2nd baby: When the pacifier falls on the floor, you squirt it off with some juice from the baby's bottle.

3rd baby: You wipe it off on your shirt and pop it back in.


1st baby: You change your baby's diapers every hour, whether they need it or not.

2nd baby: You change their diaper every two to three hours, if needed.

3rd baby: You try to change their diaper before others start to complain about the smell or you see it sagging to their knees.


1st baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics, Baby Swing, Baby Zoo, Baby Movies and Baby Story Hour.

2nd baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics.

3rd baby: You take your infant to the supermarket and the dry cleaners.

Going Out:

1st baby: The first time you leave your baby with a sitter, you call home five times.

2nd baby: Just before you walk out the door, you remember to leave a number where you can be reached.

3rd baby: You leave instructions for the sitter to call only if she sees blood.

At Home:

1st baby: You spend a good bit of every day just gazing at the baby.

2nd baby: You spend a bit of everyday watching to be sure your older child isn't squeezing, poking, or hitting the baby.

3rd baby: You spend a little bit of every day hiding from the children

Swallowing Coins (a favorite):

1st child: When first child swallows a coin, you rush the child to the hospital and demand x-rays

2nd child: When second child swallows a coin, you carefully watch for the coin to pass.

3rd child: When third child swallows a coin you deduct it from his allowance!

Are this true facts which happened in your life, too ;-) ?
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