With Benjamin becoming more and more independent, and the baby days slowly getting further and further behind us, I’ve been looking back at just how far he has come. He is my only blog baby – my pregnancy and all of his milestones were documented right here on my blog. He’s recovered from a serious illness, he’s learned to walk and talk and we’re now in the early stages of potty training. It’s been really hard at times – three children aged 5 and under is not easy at all, and there have been times when I’ve wished the early days over. It’s only now, looking back, that I appreciate how quickly that first couple of years have gone, and what a child can achieve in that time.
I’m working with SMA ® Nutrition on a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of nutrition in the first 1000 days of a child’s life in helping to build a nutritional foundation for life – from conception to their 2nd birthday, and in particular, the role of milk protein and how it impacts development and later life. Breastfeeding is the best way to make sure your child is getting the protein they need – the milk adapts as the baby grows, making sure it is perfectly suited for the child at that time. This is why the WHO recommends mothers exclusively breastfeed for 6 months. This handy little infographic from the guys at SMA ® Nutrition explains beautifully how protein helps children and forms the building blocks for their future development.
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