Breastfeeding is a wonderful experience for both mothers and babies. It not only provides the baby with a perfectly nutritious meal on demand but also strengthens the mother-child bond.
While breastfeeding is natural, the journey is unique for everyone and not always easy. Here are a few great things that can help you prepare for a successful breastfeeding experience.
- Getting the baby to properly latch on to your nipples and feed successfully can take effort and time. In the hospital, get all the help you can get from a lactation consultant or an experienced nurse. They can help the baby get the right latch and the milk she needs.
- A breastfeeding pillow can help you position the baby correctly for breastfeeding and prevent strain while you are holding the baby. So, buy one ahead of time and bring it to the hospital.
- In the first few days, your milk may not fully come in. Initially, the mothers’ body produces colostrum, a yellowish liquid to boost the baby’s immune system.
- Breastfeeding can hurt! Your nipples may feel sore or sensitive, or become red, even cracked.
- Pumping can help your milk to come in. If your baby takes the breast, pump after breastfeeding.
- Newborns need milk often. Be prepared to spend a lot of time nursing and for long stretches of time.
- Consider hiring a baby nurse or newborn care specialist. They can take care of the baby between feeds and at night, so you can get your well-deserved rest and feel fresh at the time of breastfeeding.
Successful breastfeeding requires you remain to remain positive and calm, without giving up. The more positivity and calmness you can maintain, the more likely you are to be successful!
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