breastfeeding

Not too long ago, these breastfeeding tips helped me, and i thought i should share…..

  • First, my fellow dear mama, remember that you are the food supplier, so feed yourself, nourish yourself. Counting calories during breastfeeding is really not necessary, except if you have medical reasons to manage your weight.
  • Keep taking your prenatal vitamins, get ample calcium.
  • Stay well-hydrated, drink at least 2-3 litres of water daily.
  • An exclusively breastfeeding mum should pay attention to her body’s need and respond accordingly, e.g. drink when thirsty; eat when hungry, to avert dehydration, dizziness, fainting, depression and confusion.
  • Breastfeeding is a serious ‘business’ and should be handled as such. This is even more so, when breast feeding twin babies.
  • Sleep when the baby sleeps – Stress might affect letdown (the start of your milk flow).
  • Try to take warm showers often.
  • Make sure the baby is properly latched
  • Breastfeed as long as your baby wants to nurse each time. Don’t hurry your baby through feedings. Infants typically breastfeed for 10 to 20 minutes on each breast.
  • Relax while breastfeeding, and your milk is more likely to “milk let-down” and flow. Get yourself comfortable with pillows as needed to support your arms, head, and neck, and a footrest to support your feet and legs before you begin to breastfeed.

I hope this article helps someone.

Special Thanks to Pixabay photos

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