Breastfeeding involves many challenges for every mother. Especially the initial few weeks of nursing a baby are usually very difficult and it gets easier with passing time. You can find several tips from various communities that encourage breastfeeding. The following tips will help new mothers embarking on their breastfeeding journey immensely.
It is important to stay calm and relax while breastfeeding. Listen to relaxing music and protect yourself from other distractions so that you can focus on feeding the baby. Mothers should start breastfeeding as soon as possible after giving birth. The first 6 weeks of breastfeeding are the toughest and it gets easier with practice.
Hydrate yourself properly by drinking sufficient amounts of water. Eat a portion of well balanced and nutrient-rich food and include more veggies and healthy proteins in your daily diet.
Consult a good lactation consultant to know more about breastfeeding and also to solve any related problems that mothers face. Breastfeeding builds a bonding between mother and baby. Enjoy this time, as it goes by fast. Set small goals for breastfeeding each time, so that they are easier to achieve.
Take help with work around the house, so that you can nurse the baby peacefully and without any interruption. Get support to take you through tough times during feeding. Support could be a partner, personal or professional help, other mothers, etc.
There may be difficult days during breastfeeding. But do not quit nursing your baby. It hurts, in the beginning. But stay put, as the first few works are the hardest for a nursing mother. The trick for successful breastfeeding is to continue feeding even when you face problems like wrong latching methods, engorgement, etc. Seek out help to correct those problems and continue feeding, so that breastfeeding becomes a pleasant experience.
Updated: 14 May 2019