• nikole sariotis

Banking Colostrum

Banking colostrum. ✔️⁣⁣

Our bodies absolutely amaze me.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Colostrum contains antibodies to help protect our newborns from illness.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ In some cases, like mine, our doctor or midwife will encourage us to begin to store the colostrum a few days before giving birth (after 37 weeks). ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ For us particularly our girl is growth restricted and so she is coming in under 5lbs. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ For me that means mental preparation for a NICU baby.⁣ ⁣⁣ And simply taking these extra precautions to keep her safe from germs in the middle of winter.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Any winter mommas know it’s something we inevitably worry about.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This small measure gives me peace of mind that I can help contribute to her wellbeing when she’s out here in our world.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ For now I just keep praying she’s 5lbs, but have faith in the whole process.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ And speaking of faith, I reached out to my girlfriend last night who is a nurse + lactation consultant to ask her a simple storage question. ⁣ ⁣ Usually I Google everything as the resourceful woman I am in our day. However, I kept getting an intuitive hit to simply ask her. So I did. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ And you know what? This happened with her first baby. Yep. 4 lbs and short NICU stay BUT today her babe is thriving. THRIVING.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ That’s all I can seem to hold onto. ⁣ ⁣ It’s funny how God works through people. Her story calmed my mind and heart, giving my fear an opportunity to dissipate.⁣ ⁣ Trust your intuition, it’s a guide to the highest good for all. ⁣🙏🏻

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