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Mother’s Contribution through Antibody Gifting (Breastfeeding)

infant

Feeding a baby, nourishing his or her tiny being, filling the body with enzymes and protein and carbohydrates and more.  And antibodies. Antibodies to protect from the usual invaders and from the unexpected infiltrators. Antibodies to strengthen and to stabilize.

Mother’s milk nourishes the baby, adds protection to the baby, and binds the baby to the mother. Breastfeeding is all-in-one caregiving—food, warmth, and love all combined and all so easily delivered.

The newly born human body is designed to obtain first nourishment from the mother’s milk. The human body is designed to respond to cuddling with the mother as she breastfeeds her helpless infant. The human desire to protect and nurture burst out of the mother as she cradles her infant and satisfies the infant’s hunger. The two feel one another and are enclosed in an intangible circle of caring. The father, or other partner, can sit close and touch each of them to be a part of this intangible bonding.

The mother is designed to nourish and protect her baby, and no artificial “mother’s milk” can replace the mother—no matter what manufacturers and pushers of formula say. Pushers of “no need to nurse” are ill informed or want money. Mother’s milk is superior in all ways and cannot be supplanted.

In a very few cases, a mother is unable to nurse her baby, but those cases are very few. Even an infant who is born prematurely and is sustained in neonatal intensive care units should be nourished with mother’s milk and then moved to the breast when developed enough to be nursed.

Advertising that causes a mother to doubt her ability to nurse her infant should be discontinued. Unfortunately, many people are employed to encourage women and their support groups to think of breastfeeding as a like-to-have but not as a must. Even though the best is what has come naturally, the best is downplayed in order to sell not-even-second-best.

Feeding a baby, nourishing his or her tiny being, filling the body with enzymes and protein and carbohydrates and more.  And antibodies. Antibodies to protect from the usual invaders and from the unexpected infiltrators. Antibodies to strengthen and to stabilize.

Mother’s milk nourishes the baby, adds protection to the baby, and binds the baby to the mother. Breastfeeding is all-in-one caregiving—food, warmth, and love all combined and all so easily delivered!!

Note: The information presented here is spiritually received and not scientifically determined, although many studies have proven the importance of breast milk for infants.

Postpartum Depression

mother and baby

I was fortunate to deliver three healthy babies. After the second delivery, my baby was fed formula in the hospital (unbeknownst to me) and he wouldn’t nurse properly. On the second day in the hospital, I became angry and sad, and when I found out about the formula feedings, I hit the ceiling and created quite a scene at the hospital. They stopped feeding him the formula and I began breastfeeding him exclusively. I was still angry and sad, and blew up at the head doctor on the third day. Within two weeks of going home, I returned to a more stable state.

I mention this episode in my life, because it bordered on postpartum depression. I had hints of this depressive state, and I can vouch that it is best avoided.

Here is what Spiritual Presence has to say about postpartum depression:

  • Not breastfeeding the baby can contribute to postpartum depression.
  • Not holding the baby during the first 24 hours of life can contribute to postpartum depression.
  • Not speaking to the baby at regular intervals during the first 36 hours of life can contribute to postpartum depression.
  • Not hearing the baby regularly during the first 40 hours of life can contribute to postpartum depression (does not apply to deaf mothers).

After the first few days of life, additional factors can contribute to postpartum depression:

  • Insufficient sleep
  • Insufficient water intake
  • Insufficient time with the baby

If all of the above factors do not take place, postpartum depression can set in because of these factors:

  • Consumption of too much sugar
  • Too much activity that overwroughts the mother

After two weeks, postpartum depression can still set in because of this factor:

  • Cruel words by a loved one to the new mother

A new mother, whether the baby is her first or her fifth, is mending physically, emotionally, and realistically (adjusting to her new reality). Ensuring that the things listed above don’t happen is the best defense against postpartum depression.

Note: All of the information here has been spiritually received.

What the Fetus Feels

 

fetus

Here is what the fetus “feels” according to Spiritual Presence:

  • The mother’s laughter
  • The mother’s tears
  • The mother’s relaxation
  • The mother’s enrapture at delightful smells
  • Quiet focus from the mother, including speaking and singing
  • The mother’s excitement when seeing someone she loves
  • Gentle massage of the sides of the mother’s belly
  • The mother’s heartbeat
  • Rhythmic movements of the mother performed in meditative state
  • Urgent communication from the mother (for example, when the mother feels a strong bodily urge)
  • Desire for ownership by the mother, when the desire is felt insistently (even the desire for a strawberry at a farmers’ market can be felt by the fetus if the mother really wants the strawberry)
  • Intense feelings of love (not just from the mother)

The fetus takes in all of these “feelings” and they nourish the fetus’s sense of belonging.

Note: The information shared here is not easy to test scientifically. Energy Guidance Complete is wisdom from partnership with Spiritual Presence.

Rules for a Pregnant Woman

Pregnant Renee

Here is the information that Spiritual Presence wants all pregnant women to know.

  • Feel the changes in your body and with each change, marvel!
  • During the pregnancy, let yourself be creative. The creating inside of you will inspire creativity.
  • Talk to the baby in a soft voice. The baby can hear you.
  • Prepare for the delivery by practicing breathing. The deeper the b-r-e-a-t-h-s, the more exercise for the abdominal muscles.
  • Creating a life is exciting and fun. Enjoy the happy aspects.
  • When you experience pain, marvel at your body’s communication with you and then deal with the pain.
  • For women who didn’t want to become pregnant: acknowledge your feelings ]+* face your feelings !^# release your feelings [@+ care for your body – care for the baby – receive acts of kindness towards you = be kind to yourself.
  • Drink water before a meal to help the food move through.
  • Sleep during the night so that your body has strength to create life. If you have trouble sleeping, try different positions to be comfortable and stay in bed.
  • At the delivery, rejoice!

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