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World Breastfeeding Week (Part III)

 

Thank you for reading and sharing my blogs on Monday and Wednesday. Hope you’ve found some information that helps you during your own breastfeeding journey. As promised, the last part of the experiences from the 1400 woman I’ve interviewed concerning breastfeeding, And let me know when you have some experiences yourself that you would like to share. It might be just that tip or experience that helps another breastfeeding mom, dealing with the same you have dealt with.

Breastfeeding experiences Part II

 

  • A natural remedy for nipple gaps is to keep your breasts in direct sunlight after breastfeeding. Nipple gaps is one of the main reasons woman stop breastfeeding.
  • Sometimes it can take 6-7 days before your milk kicks in, especially after a C-Section. In the meantime, your baby will receive your colostrum, nothing to worry about. Keep going.
  • I’ve been able to feed through my whole pregnancy and thereafter to both my baby and my toddler. Against all “advise” to stop breastfeeding. Still going strong with both kids.
  • Breastfeeding is better than pumping and pumping better than donor milk and donor milk is better than artificial milk.
  • That breastfeeding is possible after a breast reduction! Been able to breastfeed my baby for a year and also proud that I have tried after the birth.
  • That although you are a first time mom, being respected for your own journey and taking your steps on your own time…. no matter what choices you make.
  • The consistency of breastfeeding changes based on what your baby needs. When it’s a warm day, your breastmilk contains more water to make sure your baby gets enough hydration.
  • When your baby has a fever or a cold, your nipples are getting a sign through the saliva of your baby to create antibodies for fighting of the cold or fever.
  • Babies don’t need water when they are exclusively breastfed.
  • Breastfeeding is for drinking, eating, comfort, skin-to-skin and sooooo much more. So when your baby is drinking more regularly than usual, keep these things in mind.
  • That’s it’s absolutely possible to breastfeed a premature baby. It took me 2.5 weeks between pumping and live feeding but as soon as my baby was able to completely breastfeed, we were home in a bit.
  • Babies have days where all they want to do is breastfeed…. it can make you unsure, it can make you doubt if your milk supply is still enough…. and I can assure you it is. Usually around 4 weeks, 8 weeks, 12 weeks these cluster feedings kick in. Fazes where your baby discovers that his world is enlarging and during these changes mom is the safety Anker.
  • When you’ve tried with everything you have and it doesn’t work out, you’re not less of a mom, you didn’t fail. You might be dealing with guild already, so you don’t need others to judge or encourage you passed your borders.

To read Monday’s post, click here
To read Wednesday’s post, click here

Have a great, breastfeeding day !

X,

Margaretha

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