World Breastfeeding Week (Part II)
I hope you have enjoyed Monday’s article. World Breastfeeding Week (Part II) is all about the experience from a fresh new mom and a dear friend. She has done the HypnoBirthing course with me and already during the course, she told me, she wanted to breastfeed. So that’s what she is doing right now, as we speak.
Breastfeeding tips from a new mom
These are her tips:
- It is important to make sure that your baby latches on correctly to prevent soar nipples. A good trick is tapping with your nipple on your baby’s nose. Reflexes will make her open her mouth. A good latch is when your baby has your nipple and a big part of the areola in her mouth. Together with her lips curled
- Avoid clocking your feedings. Clocking will only stress you out. Go with the flow and follow your baby.
- Try to distinguish the difference between suckling and breastfeeding.
- Take your time to breastfeed. In addition, prepare yourself for it about 10-15 minutes before. Making sure, you have a calm and serene energy before feeding your baby.
- Make sure you are sitting in a comfortable position. Especially in the beginning, breastfeeding takes a while. Moreover, you will want to be comfortable.
- Try various positions to check which one works for you and your baby.
- Use a warm hot flannel cloth to prepare your breast before breastfeeding. In addition, massage your breast to help the tissue deal with the increasing milk flow on day 3.
- Never doubt your milksupply! Your milk is always enough for your newborn baby!
- When the milk comes through some women experience flue like symptoms, completely normal.
- When the milk comes through your breasts, most women experience a tingly feeling through the nipple and the breast. This is the milk reflex.
- When you try to latch on a few times and your baby gets fuzzy, detach for a second, change positions, calm down and then try again.
Hope these tips have been helpful. Let me know if you have other tips to add. I would be happy to hear some firsthand experiences that might help other (new) moms.
In my next article, I will share the rest of the personal experiences received, so stay tuned and have a great (breastfeeding) day!