Twins’ mum shares photo and story to empower career women
Hein Koh, a mother of twins, recently shared a ‘throwback photo’ to when her twins were a mere five weeks old and she was nursing. She wrote, “Despite the sleep deprivation and frequent (every 2-3 hours, 24/7, 45 minutes at a time) breastfeeding , I was still getting sh** done.”
Hein also responded to a recent comment made by a fellow artist who said children hold career women back. She believes motherhood has bettered her artistic abilities in numerous ways. “I learned to function (even if barely) on very little sleep, and out of the chaos, insanity and even torture at times, a flood of new emotions entered into my work, becoming more interesting and layered as a result.” [Read more here.]
Up-to-date numbers on how long you can store breastmilk
Every pumping mom has some milk moment dilemma. Maybe it is wondering if the milk you just pumped will keep long enough to get home to a refrigerator or freezer or maybe it’s wondering if the milk you pulled out for the sitter is too old to use. Either way, a mother can’t help but have questions and concerns about the food she’s provider her tiny one and that includes breastmilk. The Journal of Pediatrics has finally released it’s statement after new research was conducted on the frozen milk:
“It maintains its nutrients for up to nine months, assuming you freeze it right away. (Prior refrigeration can cause breast milk’s healthy bacteria to decline, JFYI.)”
Reality TV star, Cassie, posts nursing photo to Instagram account
Despite admitting to financial troubles not long ago, Seven Year Switch reality TV star Cassie has publicly shown the solace in her life by posting a breastfeeding photo of her 11-week old daughter, Mena, on Instagram last Saturday.
[Research] Breastfeeding can protect against respiratory problems
A recent study reports that breastfeeding can help protect infants from respiratory problems if they have a genetic profile linked with risks of asthma. The study included 368 infants where researchers collected data on occurrence and severity of respiratory symptoms, breastfeeding status, and genotyping.
“Our study is the first to show that breastfeeding can modify the effect of asthma-related genetic profiles on respiratory symptoms in the first year of life,” Dr. Olga Gorlanova, from the University Children’s Hospital Basel (UKBB), and the University of Basel, Switzerland, said. [Read more here.]