This post is sponsored by Culturelle®, however, all opinions are my own.
Even though I consider myself an experienced veteran mom, I am not ashamed to admit when there are things that I don’t know.
It can be hard when we feel as if we are well informed on all options that are available to us (especially when it comes to the health of our kids), but in fact, we aren’t. Since bringing home our fifth baby a few weeks ago, I find myself learning about new ways to protect my new bundle of joy almost every single day.
Did you know that the gut microbiome is made up of all the bacteria and other microbes that live mainly inside baby’s tummy? There are several factors to help ensure the right microbes are introduced into the baby’s tummy at the right time. Culturelle® Baby Probiotics help supply good bacteria that works naturally with baby’s body to deliver health benefits. *
Giving baby medicine is easy as well. Each Culturelle® Baby Probiotic comes in a liquid form and can be administered by dropper. For infants who are 0-12 months, they can be given 5 drops a day by the bottle, either while breastfeeding or directly into their mouth.
Two Culturelle® Baby Probiotics products that I recommend you look into are:
- Calm+Comfort Product: Culturelle® Baby Calm + Comfort helps reduce crying and fussiness due to occasional digestive upset. *
- Grow + Thrive Product: Culturelle® Grow + Thrive promotes the development of a healthy digestive and immune system. *
Need more information on developing baby’s immune system? Check out this infographic for more information!
I remembered when I breastfed Isla, she had such terrible reactions to my breastmilk and we couldn’t figure out why. After cutting out everything from dairy to soda, and nothing working, I ended up cutting our breastfeeding journey short at just 4 months old.
When I had Sarah a year and a half later, things faired a lot better, between us, but it was still difficult because during that time I was so worried about every little thing I was eating, that I know I wasn’t getting what I needed either as a breastfeeding mother.
Getting the support you need
Even with all of the experience that I have had breastfeeding, I still required lots of support from my spouse. I remember what it was like having my first and not having all of the support I needed, and it made our journey rough. Here are a few tips on how your spouse/partner/friends can support you the best way possible.
Learn the lingo
Yep, breastfeeding has its own lingo. Not quite as in-depth as “Buffy speak”, but close enough. It definitely helps to have someone who recognizes with “EBF” you are referring to in conversation.
Help her meet her goals
If you have set breastfeeding goals for yourself, it’s important to have someone who will support and help meet those goals. Not someone who is going to push. But someone who is going to encourage you to keep going, even when you want to give up.
Cheer her on
As previously stated a little encouragement goes a long way. Having your own personal cheering squad is imperative and provides the best moral support imaginable during what can be a difficult time for many.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Culturelle®.
Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.