Whether you’re a first-time mother, a mother who has breastfed multiple times, or a mother with other children who has decided to breastfeed her current infant, there is always more to learn. Here, we discuss a few of the items many professionals have found useful when advising mothers who choose the healthy and beautiful bonding benefits offered by breastfeeding.The Birth Crawl
This is a phrase used to describe a baby’s first feed at the breast. When the baby is first born, experts will tell you that this first time you breastfeed is the most important time.
“The birth crawl” is when the baby pulls herself to your breast when laid on your chest to latch on and feed for the first time. This usually happens within the first half hour of the baby’s life.
Breastfeeding support is offered at the hospital during the first few times your baby feeds, and you should take it. The first couple of weeks are crucial to establishing flow, and so it is very important to feed or pump often during this time.
When you first bring home your little bundle of joy, you might be hoping to set a schedule for sleeping and eating that makes things easier on your life. Save yourself a lot of headaches and forget about the schedule. Feed your baby when they first wake up and let them sleep when tired. This gives your body an idea of how much milk it needs to produce.Latching On
You’ll hear so many breastfeeding tips about getting your newborn to latch on but what the experts will tell you is that every baby is different. Listen to and note the sounds they make and the rhythm of them suckling, you can use these notes when you seek breastfeeding support from a lactation specialist.Get Comfortable
The most important thing you could do to make breastfeeding easier and more enjoyable for both Mom and baby is to make sure you both are comfortable every time: