IBCLC, Nancy Mohrbacher says, "Nursing can help you and your child through the tears, tantrums, and tumbles of toddlerhood." Moms say a couple minutes of nursing can change tears to smiles. During those trying toddler years, a mom appreciates all the help she can get.
The milk produced by women who deliver prematurely differs from that produced after a full-term pregnancy. During the first month after the baby's early arrival, pre-term milk maintains a composition similar to that of colostrum. Studies show a partial protection against necrotizing enterocolitis.
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