Your leave is almost up and you’ve got to go back to work. But you’re also a mum and there’s no way you can not prioritise that. So you’re making a list of all the things you’ve got to take care of while you’re away at work. If you’re breastfeeding that might be showing up on your list?
We know you can’t be there every time they need to feed, and maybe you don’t want to resort to formula. Because after all, what else can give your baby such complete nutrition, at the perfect temperature and in the perfect quantity?
Breast milk contains all the nutrients your baby needs to grow strong and stay healthy, including fat, sugar, protein, and water. It also boosts your baby’s immune system and lowers their risk for asthma, type-2 diabetes, childhood leukemia, obesity, and more.
If you’re looking for ways to make sure your baby can get your breast milk’s nutrients even when you’re away from home or are just looking to spice up the menu with creative treats, here are some helpful food tips.
These tips can also go a long way in helping you if your babies refuse the bottle!
Babies often start their solid food adventures with oatmeal or rice cereal. The regular routine might involve adding water to the grains, but wait, why do that when you have breast milk!
You can always save these in ice cube trays for perfect baby serving sizes later.
2. Baby Puree
The fruits and vegetables used in purees are chock-full of vitamins, minerals, calcium, and other healthy components that are great for a growing baby. These mixed with the million nutrients from the breast milk is the most enriching combination for the child.
3.Breastmilk Ice Cream
Adding breast milk is a great, healthier way to introduce ice cream to your little one. Moreover, you can be stress-free about giving them a ton of refined sugar and/or cow’s milk.
4. Breastmilk Smoothie
Use any fruit of your choice and add frozen breast milk to it. While you are at your desk working the day away, your baby will be at home slurping happily through the bottle, his favorite smoothie.
5. Breastmilk Popsicles
Popsicles are always a fun and popular idea to feed your baby with nutrients during their teething stage. These popsicles also help your baby calm those sore gums. Adding breastmilk to it just adds up to the whole process of enhancing their development in a more fun way.
We bet on this, It will surely be your go-to recipe for quick and tasty food!
Did you know that you can make a whole lot of non-foods with breast milk aswell? Yes, there are lotions, eczema creams, rash creams, nipple creams and soaps made with breast milk!
Did we just overwhelm you with too many breast milk recipes?
But honestly, that’s the amount of attention breastfeeding and breast milk deserves.
Hope you try these cool food tips. You can get amazing recipes for them online.
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“The whole human world is born from the womb of mothers, and if we can’t make the motherly act of breastfeeding free from stigma in such a world, then it’s an insult to our very existence as a species.”-Abhijit Naskar