Whoever dreams of being a mother and also of breastfeeding raises his hand! Well one is, when talking about motherhood one of the things that comes to my mind is the scene of the mother breastfeeding her baby, but what nobody tells when we talk about breastfeeding are the difficulties that appear halfway between you and your baby. Not that all of them are not easily overcome, on the contrary!
This post serves to help moms to prepare for that moment more efficiently and thus prevent these setbacks from getting in the way even more, and even make mom discourage from feeding her puppy with all the pleasure it should be. The Breastfeeding is essential for the baby, breast milk is a series of antibodies that will protect your baby so the importance of breastfeeding in the first 6 months of life.
Then the nurse brings your baby for the first time to be breastfed, and if you, like me, just had a cesarean, then you will probably have to lie down, or if you had a normal birth you can sit down. Then she touches the baby belly to belly and offers the nipple to the baby, it is at that time that the woman is sure that the greatest love in the world is there! But it is not all flowers , many babies do not catch the breast immediately or may reject the beak because it is too small. That moment is crucial! That is why I say that you have to have a lot of peace of mind and do not panic if the handle on the beak is not first class.
Tips for Breastfeeding and Breastfeeding Preparation
Look for a calm environment , if by chance the maternity room is full of people it can stress mom and baby. So if you are a visitor, learn a little more about the rules of visiting etiquette and collaborate at this moment. Do not be shy to ask for a little privacy at this moment of initial approach to breastfeeding. It is a moment of intimacy for both mom and baby. If you have a small or inverted beak (it faces inwards) it can interfere with breastfeeding at first, but it will certainly change over time, I have super small breasts and a very small beak myself, but I managed to breastfeed my daughter perfectly so this is no excuse lol.
Prepare the nozzle first! It is very important that the pregnant woman prepare the beak against cracks and fissures, these hurt a lot and can even bleed. And at that friendly time, it’s the thing that catches! I had a lot of pain when that happened and I still didn’t give up. Make regular massages with vegetable sponge, the ones that sell at the fair. It helps to “harden” the nipple so that it does not hurt so easily when breastfeeding. Today on the market there are miraculous ointments for the breast that relieve a lot in this initial and “painful” phase of breastfeeding, for example the Lansinoh ointment that helps in hydration and anti-nipple injury and helps even when there is already a crack and no it needs to be removed at the time of feeding. They say that breast milk is also a holy remedy for breast cracking, I believe but I never tested it.
To facilitate breastfeeding:
Belly with belly or be your belly with the baby’s belly always! This facilitates and makes the baby very comfortable and of course comforting the little one with the sound of mom’s heartbeat. The beak has to be completely inside the baby’s mouth and also a part of the areola to avoid hurting the mother, but if you have a very large beak don’t worry, it will get very easy. baby don’t pull! gently put your little finger into the baby’s mouth and pull it out.
Let him breastfeed until the end of the breast milk, as breast milk is divided into 3 phases, the first quenches the thirst for being thinner and watery, the second feeds with vitamins and the third fattening the baby, and is it is at this stage that he is completely satisfied to suck the most “greasy” part of his milk. Also try to keep a table with the breastfeeding times and the time the baby was in the breast and write down which breast he last breastfed . There are even applications for Iphone that can help at that time, just search the App Store. So think about it, in the beginning it can be difficult for some moms, but you have to stay firm on purpose, it is essential for the baby and it tightens very, very much the mother and child bonds. Breastfeeding on demand is pure love!
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.