The Magic of Breastfeeding
Hello everyone, it's Dr. Aaron Seaton with the Chiropractic Place again. I wanted to shoot this video because there are certain subjects that I'm extremely passionate about, and one of them is obviously human health and physiology and how our bodies work. So when I learn a new thing about how our body functions, that I am just blown away on, I wanna share that with my patients, a lot of the times with my patients, I see them and they want me to help them with exercises or diet, there's a lot of things that I'm happy to talk with them about, but this particular subject to me is one of the most inspiring things that I've learned and just demonstrates how awesome our bodies really are, and this is actually related to breastfeeding. This is something when I learned it, it's like you can't unlearn this once you hear this and so I wanted to shoot this video for my new mums or my expecting mums who are getting ready to enter into that breastfeeding phase, maybe they're in the breastfeeding phase right now and maybe struggling a little bit, hopefully this video serves as a source of inspiration for you because when I learned this, my mind was honestly just blown away, I couldn't believe that this is how breastfeeding works.
So let's get right down to it. We know that breast milk, human breast milk for a baby is by far more healthier than anything else we could be giving them and we know that breast milk changes not just on a daily basis, but it can change on an hourly basis. And here's the coolest thing that I learned about breastfeeding. When a baby latches and is nursing, that creates a vacuum, meaning they pull milk into their body, but this is the part where most mums are not taught this. Your breast pulls the baby's spit into the mammary gland, there are receptors inside the mammary gland that are literally checking your baby for different kinds of infections or things that could be affecting your baby's health. So you are literally after every time that baby nurses, you are now manufacturing and personally tailoring the next set of milk for whatever your baby's needs are. That to me, just blew my mind away when I learned it. We knew that there was immune support from breast milk, but it is literally checking your baby every time they latch and nurse to see exactly what that baby needs.
That was awesome to me. So I just like sharing that with my mums because when they hear it for the first time, they always look at me and say, "I've never even heard of that." So hopefully, if you're struggling with nursing or getting ready to start nursing, that serves as a source of inspiration for you, that your body is literally checking your baby every single time they nurse to produce exactly what your child needs. I'm Dr. Aaron Seaton, just sharing some physiology that inspired me. Hopefully, it inspires you. You guys have a wonderful day.