Recently a friend of mine who is a registered dietitian posted a link to this blog on Facebook. I found the recently posted information on “foremilk” and “hindmilk” to be incredibly fascinating and reading it gave me an “Aha!” moment (or two or three).
If you are lucky enough to still be breastfeeding (I stopped at ten months due to a week-long trip to Europe without my baby and Little Miss’ desire to self-wean), or if you plan to be breastfeeding again sometime in the future, I highly recommend you read this blog.
As the disclaimer on the blog states, please do not accept this in place professional medical advice, but rather as observations and collected information from a woman like you who is interested in learning all she can about being the best and most informed mother she can be.
Foremilk & Hindmilk: In Quest of an Elusive Arbitrary Switch
Over the course of her breastfeeding journey, it is almost inevitable that a mother will encounter the terms “foremilk” and “hindmilk”. There is certainly no shortage of confusing and conflicting advice on the concept, which has led to a lot of misunderstanding. (Click HERE to read more.)