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Mother’s Contribution through Antibody Gifting (Breastfeeding)

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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

 

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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!

Becoming Sensitive to Assimilating the Galactose

dairy products

Lactose intolerance is ostracizing in a society where dairy is venerated. Dairy is a major meal source in some countries, and the inability to eat dairy products causes inconvenience and misery. Dairy products can be ingredients in seemingly non-dairy products so that inconvenience and misery increase because of confusion about other foods.

Let’s look at how lactose intolerance applies to a baby:

A developing fetus grows through the stages of not-able-to-receive towards able to receive. The earlier in the development, the less a fetus can process. Each stage brings ability to recognize and direct flow. Movement of liquids and movement of impulses encourage the growth, and development occurs in patterns of connection. Seemingly disconnected parts and systems are actually connected because of the patterns of development.

A baby receives the nutritional requirements that were created for him or her. A baby with lactose intolerance either has missing galactose processing or incomplete development of the digestive system. A baby who has missing galactose processing will display rejection of dairy products immediately after ingesting them. A focused caregiver will notice this rejection. A baby who has incomplete development of the digestive system will have symptoms less clear, but there will be symptoms because of the connected patterns of development. A focused caregiver will notice distress, but not necessarily understand the cause.

A clear rejection of dairy, when heeded, will prompt the cautious caregiver to remove dairy products from the baby’s diet. If dairy is not avoided, the baby will suffer cramping and loneliness. An unclear rejection of dairy when undiagnosed will develop more intense symptoms if dairy is not excluded from the diet. If diary is excluded from the diet, the incomplete development of the digestive system will continue its maturation, and the inability to assimilate galactose often ends.

Sensitivity to assimilation of galactose can begin in utero or when the digestive system does not mature. This sensitivity cannot be prevented when it is caused by in utero developmental activity. It can be prevented in an immature digestive system if the baby is free of dairy until the digestive system is mature.

Seemingly healthful nutrition provided by dairy products becomes destructive for those with sensitivity to galactose. Awareness by caregivers when dairy is introduced into the baby’s diet is very important. A mother who feeds her children the foods eaten in her society can be feeding without awareness of the needs of her children. Dairy products are eaten and so the children are fed them. As with other foods that are carefully introduced, dairy products should be too.

Many societies thrive on nondairy foods, so inability to eat dairy products does not a disaster make. A disaster is feeding a child food that makes him or her unwell.

Introducing dairy products with care is a way to check for lactose intolerance. The slightest discomfort should indicate an issue that needs notice, and the dairy should be stopped until the discomfort is understood or passes. Careful observation is needed at this stage.

Lactose intolerant pregnant women do not need to worry about consumption or non-consumption of dairy during pregnancy because it has no effect on the baby. A pregnant woman influences her baby’s development in many ways, but her consumption of dairy is not one of the ways (unless the dairy makes her ill because she is lactose intolerant, and then she is unable to nourish herself properly.)

Note: The source of the information provided here is divine inspiration. It has not been scientifically verified.

Serve the Booze to the Baby?

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Moderate drinking during pregnancy? Wine? Beer? When celebrating? When depressed? With food? Instead of food? To celebrate the news? After seeing the first ultrasound? To forget the overwhelming physical changes? To get in the mood? To feel separate from the baby?

Doctors suggest non-consumption of alcoholic beverages during the entire pregnancy. Scientific tests are territorily bound, and what one study says in one country differs from a study in another country. The effects of drinking too much alcohol are well known. This post is about alcohol in relation to the baby and the mother’s responsibility for his or her care.

Reasons for drinking alcoholic beverages abound. To drown one’s sorrows is generally not a good idea, pregnant or not. To release good sense is definitely not a good idea, pregnant or not.

The fetus receives nourishment from the mother, and alcoholic beverages contribute to the contribution. The nourishing aspects of alcoholic beverages are minor, so from that point of view drinking alcoholic beverages is not helpful to the baby. The baby needs ongoing support, and the more the support is given with awareness, the further the mother can protect her baby.

The mood of the mother is important. Her excitement and her fears contribute to the nourishment of the baby. A celebratory drink to acknowledge the baby forming inside her body neither harms nor helps the baby grow. Using alcohol to get through life, whether to forget the pregnancy or to ignore the responsibilities of pregnancy, influences the baby depending on the amount of alcohol consumed and the amount of food eaten while the alcohol was consumed.

A woman chooses her actions based on her knowledge, her support system (partner, family, and friends), and her society. If her society condemns drinking during pregnancy, she is best off sustaining because of guilt feelings. If her society accepts drinking during pregnancy, she imbibes with the backing of her society.

Alcoholic drinks should not be pushed on a pregnant woman, and neither the father of the baby nor any other supporting person should encourage her to drink. Alcoholic drinks and other substances that induce detachment from the fetus growing inside of her should be limited by the mother and those around.

 

Note: Some of the information in this post has been scientifically investigated. Some of the information is divinely inspired.

The Fetus Smokes Tobacco

baby with cigaretteAn unborn child whose mother smokes tobacco while she is pregnant is a first-hand, once-removed smoker. The unborn child receives the smoke into his or her body, and the smoke strains the life of the child. The damage to the fetus is well-documented scientifically. This blog post is added to explain who is being strained.

The fetus is a feisty being, developing and layering into the child he or she will become. This to-become being absorbs physical, emotional, and nurturing inputs from the mother. The absorption stresses in the presence of tobacco smoke. Obviously, smoke is not entering the fetus, but the smoke triggers changes in the inputs that mimic a smoking being. Tiny smoking fetus is subjected to all the carbon monoxide and nicotine and pesticides and nickel and other damaging ingredients that the mother is subjected to, but the fetus cannot refuse the smoke. The basketful of harmful substances are given to the unborn child, and the unborn child receives them protestingly by changing his or her development.

The changes in development remain with the person throughout his or her life. They cannot be undone.

Tobacco smoke is encompassing: it encompasses the lung capacity and it encompasses the excuse-making capacity.

 

Note: Some of the information in this post has been scientifically investigated. Some of the information is divinely inspired.

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