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cαт ғαηcσтε  📷 Perth Birth Photographer 💖 Passionate Birth Nerd 💫 Birth Circle Facilitator 🍋 Essential Oil Enthusiast •• Reposts welcome. Pls do not crop images ••

Well that was unexpected! Two beautiful births this week. Two sweet baby girls, born at home, into rooms filled with love & happiness 💖💖
.... and now I find myself unexpectedly off call. If you’re due within the next 2 weeks and would love your birth documented, get in touch!
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In the wee hours of this morning, I had the honour of witnessing this! 😭😭😭
Welcome little one. You are so so loved 💖
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In honour of #wbw2018 I wanted to share a few fascinating facts about breastfeeding that I sourced from a blog by the wonderful @pinkymckay1 . I am especially fascinated by the last one.
Your breast milk is LIVE!
Just like human blood, breast milk is a living fluid containing a range of germ killing substances, healthy bacteria, antibodies, white blood cells, antimicrobials and cell wall protectors and proteins that offer protection against bacteria and viruses.
Kissing your baby will change your breast milk!
That irresistible urge to plant kisses all over your baby will also help to boost her immune system: when you kiss your baby, you are sampling the pathogens on her skin which are then transferred to your lymphatic system where you will produce antibodies to any bugs that will then be passed on via your milk.
Breast milk changes during a feed!
The fat content of your breast milk changes throughout a feed and your baby can regulate this by his sucking – as long as you allow your baby to feed as long and as often as he needs. When your baby is thirsty and begins to suck he will firstly get the more ‘watery’ foremilk to quench his thirst, as the feed goes on, he will stimulate your letdown reflex. As your milk ‘lets down’ this reflex will be squeezing the higher fat milk or ‘hind milk’ down to your baby to meet his energy needs.
Breast milk changes as your baby grows!
The composition of breast milk not only changes during a single feed but nutrients, including macronutrients, and immune factor concentrations change according to the age and development of your baby, providing the perfect food for your baby as he grows from birth through starting family foods and becoming mobile to weaning.
Breast milk contains stem cells.
Stem cells are passed from mother to baby in breast milk and help boost immunity. Dr Foteini Kakulas of The University of Western Australia has demonstrated that stem cells from breast milk can now be directed to become other body cell types such as bone, fat, liver and brain cells.
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Happy World Breastfeeding Week! Breastfeeding, though natural, is not always easy.
Kudos to all breastfeeding mummas out there, whether you breastfed for 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 1 year or 5 years. Every drop counts 🙌🏼
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I am forever being reminded of how strong yet vulnerable mothers are. Powerful, resilient, brave, selfless.... and yet still so beautifully soft, tender, and able to feel with their whole self - mind, body, soul.

Mothers. Women. You are amazing!

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Her feet may be small, but she will leave giant footprints on the hearts of loved ones ❤️👣
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✨ Wise words Wednesday ✨
I can’t tell you how soul satisfying it is to create business out of your passion. I’m not gonna lie, the universe guided me here and I had to trust that I was on the right path - a path with no destination. I’m not great at writing goals and inputting plans of attack. I do things when they feel right. I have no end goal... my only mission is to do what feels right until it feels like something needs to change.

I found something that I love doing, a skill I didn’t know I even had, and with a bit of hard work and a whole lot of passion & trust, I find myself living and loving my job. I feel like I’m ever evolving.... and I’m enjoying the ride 🙌🏼

So, my wise words of advice? If it’s not working for you, change something. And if it feels like it is working? Trust that the universe has your back.

Cat x
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