Your little bundle of joy has finally joined you in this world after nine months of pregnancy! Congratulations! Are you thinking about breastfeeding? Breastfeeding has a plethora of different advantages to help you and your little one. It may be hard at first but don’t get discouraged, it generally all works itself out. Breastfeeding increases the initial bond that a mother and child have. It is a time they can be close to one another and enjoy that alone time that is more often times than not uninterrupted.
Benefits of breastfeeding for a newborn are in great supply. Infants that are breastfed are said to have a stronger immune system. Doctors often times ask a mother to try breastfeeding right after birth if possible. Right after birth a newborn is not feeding on milk but on a substance known as colostrum. This substance is full of vitamins and nutrients that a newborn needs to keep healthy. Milk production doesn’t happen until a few days or even a week after your child is born. Breastfeeding can also decrease a newborns chance of experiencing infantile eczema, ear infections, intestinal diseases and many other things. Mommy, you get exciting benefits too! While breastfeeding it may be easier to lose some of that baby weight, especially in the lower abdomen and you may have less and shorter post partum bleeding. While both of these things are great for mommy it helps out the wallet too. Formula is costly and breastfeeding is generally FREE. There are a few guidelines for mommy to keep her in good health and make sure that the breast milk you are producing has enough nutrients for baby during their breastfeeding session. Always talk to your doctor about possible effects that any types of medications may have on breastfeeding. Always take good care of your breasts and nipples too! Sometimes the glands in nipples can get clogged up during breastfeeding and it can become somewhat painful. If you have any other questions on breast health check out Clitoris.com. Remember to keep yourself on a healthy diet! During the months of breastfeeding that you may encounter the nutrients that you take in your baby takes in as well by means of your breast milk!
Breastfeeding has several different types of ways that you can hold baby during the process. One is the football hold, it may sound a little funny but in this hold you actually hold your baby like you would a football. Another common breastfeeding hold is the cradle and cross cradle hold. It looks like you are just holding your baby. Breastfeeding may be difficult to start but keep in mind that you and your baby are new at this. Latching on to the nipple can be a problem for some babies. Be patient, some babies get it on the first try and some never get it. If your baby seems to not be latching on and you still want to give him or her, the nutrients found in breast milk you still can! Numerous companies have come out with easy to use breast pumps that allow the lactating mother to pump the breast milk into bottles and storage bags. These bags of breast milk can be stored in the freezer and refrigerator if not used. It is a joy to be able to provide something so great and so unique for your child, so sit back, relax and enjoy it!