Breastmilk is a remarkable substance that is perfectly designed to meet your baby's nutritional needs. It is created as needed, and its composition changes to match your baby's growth and development. Jellie offers a range of products to help Australian mums with their breastfeeding journey, including breast milk ice trays, reusable breast milk silicone storage bags, a large silicone storage bag for pump and accessories, and the wearable breast pump called the 'Jellie Collect'. Let's dive into why breastmilk is so amazing, and how Jellie products can help you on your breastfeeding journey.
Breastmilk: The Biologically Normal Way to Feed Your Baby
Human breastmilk is a living substance that contains a complex mixture of nutrients, cells, hormones, and other bioactive factors. It is so complex that scientists are still discovering everything that's in it! Breastmilk varies from the beginning of a feed to the end, from day 1 to day 7 to day 30 and beyond. This means that your breastmilk is always exactly right for your baby.
Breastmilk is packed with nutrients and other factors that are crucial for your baby's health and development. It contains antibodies that help protect your baby against infection and inflammation, and it helps to develop their immune system and gut microbiome. Breastmilk also contains living cells, such as white blood cells and stem cells. Jellie's breast milk ice trays and reusable breast milk silicone storage bags are perfect for preserving the nutrients and cells in breastmilk for later use.
Jellie's Large Silicone Storage Bag for Pump and Accessories
Jellie's large silicone storage bag for pump and accessories is perfect for storing your breast pump and other breastfeeding accessories. It is made from high-quality silicone that is durable, airtight, easy to clean, and can withstand both high and low temperatures. The large size of the bag means that you can store all of your pumping supplies in one place, and the airtight seal keeps everything fresh. If you are pumping large volumes the large storage bag can also be used as a pitcher for your milk as well.
Breastmilk is Perfect for Your Baby, Whatever their Age
Breastmilk is perfect for your baby, no matter their age. The first milk that mums make is called colostrum, and it is a rich source of immune protective factors and developmental factors. It's perfect for whatever gestational age a baby is born. Jellie's wearable breast pump, the 'Jellie Collect', makes it easy for mums to collect their colostrum from the other breast rather than wasting into a breast pad. It’s discreet appearance also gives mums confidence to breastfeed AND collect milk whilst on the go and in public.
Breastmilk changes to meet the needs of your child. It continues to provide excellent nutrition, immune and other health and emotional benefits for whatever age your child is. Jellie's breast milk ice trays and reusable breast milk silicone storage bags are perfect for storing breastmilk for later use, especially for those eco-minded mums who cut down on single use plastics.
Breastmilk is Perfect, However Long a Feed is
Many mums worry because they've been told that their baby hasn't fed for long enough to get the fatty 'hindmilk'. But all breastmilk has some fat in it, and the fat content naturally varies throughout a feed and throughout a day. Jellie's breast milk ice trays and reusable breast milk silicone storage bags are perfect for storing breastmilk with varying fat content.
You Don't Need a Perfect Diet to Breastfeed
In most cases, mums don't have to worry about what they eat. The overall composition of breastmilk is fairly similar from mother to mother, even in different parts of the world. The concentration of only a few nutrients can be affected by your diet, but even if you have a limited diet, you will usually make quality breastmilk. There are some conditions that may require mothers to have a particular diet (ie CPMI), please see your medical practitioner if you have concerns about your diet and breastfeeding.