As a recent mom with a young son, I feel like I have some decent knowledge to share regarding breastfeeding. – from my own journey.
Plus I have friends who have had issues along the way when it comes to breastfeeding.
No worries – I’m here to help.
Plus I founded a groundbreaking video course called The Anxiety Cure.
I love sharing insights and strategies to help people to be happier and calmer – especially during challenging times. And having a newborn to take care of definitely counts as a stressful time.
So, without further ado, let’s get into breastfeeding!
As soon as possible, try to connect with breastfeeding newborns with skin-to-skin contact. Ideally, this should be straight after delivery and the common advice is to try and do this for around an hour at least to trigger the natural processes.
The idea is, when you have this skin-to-skin contact, yes you bond, but it also sets off hormonal responses. You also set a routine for your baby to understand they can drink milk from you, especially if they are getting a little sleepy.
Stress can reduce the amount of milk you produce. Plus, your baby may be able to sense you’re not relaxed.
Thus, from the start, try to create a relaxed milking routine that you feel comfortable with. Then your child should follow suit emotionally. And, getting good rest will mean you can replenish your milk reserves.
For any new mother, the question of how to breastfeed might be a little worrying! But don’t worry, and don’t give up. Your mind and body have evolved over thousands of years to be able to do this.
Trust in your maternal instincts. And, if it doesn’t go according to plan on the first few attempts, be patient and things should fall into place.
For many modern mothers, it’s very tempting to start exercising right away to get back down to a lighter weight. But, be aware that excessive exercise can stop you from producing enough milk.
Therefore, of course, start an exercise routine if you want, but take it easy. Maybe make a six-month plan to get back to your ideal weight, and keep your milk flowing!
You are not alone as a mother and don’t ever feel like you should be. Reach out to family, friends, and professionals for advice for first-time mothers. For instance, we got advice about breast pumps and found the Spectra Synergy Gold a bit of a lifesaver!
This is your time to shine and enjoy motherhood in all its grace and glory. And, I’m telling you through experience so far, it will be super-challenging at times, but so worth it! You got this!
So there we have it, my two cents at providing you with some breastfeeding tips. As far as personal experience goes, breastfeeding is a wonderful way to bond with your child.
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