Moms Of Down Syndrome Babies Were Told They Couldn't Nurse, Now They Celebrate Breastfeeding With Touching Photoshoot
August 3, 2018 15:50 By Mambee
Having a baby with Down Syndrome may be overwhelming. The diagnosis often puts young mothers off their stride and discourage them to explore the world of opportunities! One of the challenges is breastfeeding. Despite the popular misconception about nursing Down Syndrome babies, it is possible to teach the newborn to latch on and nurse. Moreover, it is vital to keep trying to start breastfeeding as soon as possible.
Those special babies need as much love as everyone else does. And, along with love and bonding time, they receive vital nutrition from the breast milk.
These 10 women decided to take part in a photoshoot to celebrate their victory over their own fears and doubts! They all have children with Down Syndrome, and at the beginning of their journeys, they all were at a loss trying to adjust to the diagnosis.
Sometimes, doctors do not encourage mothers to try, assuming that babies would never learn to latch on the breast. However, patience and a positive attitude made it possible! These 10 moms celebrate breastfeeding, love, and life!
These amazing photos can easily touch hears had remind us of the beauty of this sacred connection between a baby and a mother.
The Canadian Down Syndrome Society has some recommendations, tips and special techniques for breastfeeding Down Syndrome babies in case the mother finds any difficulties. They include choosing the proper position for a woman and her newborn, which may increase the milk flow and make active suckling easier.
It is hard to count all the positive benefits of breastfeeding, it boosts the immune system, protects the baby’s health from infection and contributes to a healthy mental and physical development! That is why it is twice more important for those diagnosed with Down Syndrome.
These brave moms and their sweet babies are a source of pure inspiration for those who struggle to breastfeed their special child. It is important and it is possible with a little patience and perseverance!
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