Your baby always depends on you. After conceiving throughout pregnancy and after birth throughout life, baby seeks for your help to lead successful life.After birth, the breastfeeding is the best gift you can ever give to your child.Mother’s milk has the great importance over other alternative substitution. Besides keeping baby healthy by supplying best nourishments, mother’s milk also provides immunities to keep many diseases away from baby. Thus breastfeeding must be preferred always.
There are some issues about breastfeeding that can be trouble for baby and also for you, such as latching, and refluxes issues for baby, and supply issue nipple infection, mastitis duct problem and stuffiness of nipples for mom.
Here You Are Some Natural Tips Can Make Breastfeeding Easy To You And Baby.
Nurse Early And Frequently
If you are comfortable and your doctor allows you, start nursing your baby in labor room with in first hour after birth, by doing so, there are great chances to prevent all other breastfeeding issues related with latching and refluxes.
According to researches your baby show strong sucking reflux with in first hour after birth. Nursing frequently builds an easy and quick connection in you and baby; helps to stimulate strong sucking reflux in your baby.
Nursing frequently will also help to promote more milk supply in your breasts by sucking of your baby; milk is produce on your baby’s demand.
Practice Good Positions For Nursing
If it is your vaginal delivery, for breastfeeding cradle hold position (tummy to tummy position) is the best position for you, in which mom hold baby across stomach to nurse, if you have had a c-section delivery, it won’t be suitable for you, and football hold must be good for you in this condition.
In football hold, you hold baby in your arms and fix her head in your palm. Whatever position suits you, practice that. Keep in mind, you should always bring baby to the breast, not breast to the baby.
Have A Good Latching On
To have good latches, you should try some movements, first give a massage to your breasts from up to down to the nipple, then slightly compress top and bottom of the breast, push your nipple outward.This movement will make easy latching on for baby and she will get milk more easily. Keep much part of areola into baby’s mouth. Don’t force baby but be gentle to teach her proper position.
Keep Your Nipples Moist
Don’t let you nipples dry in early day of breastfeeding, this will cause stuffiness and cracking in them. Stuff breasts pain on touching and latching, but this stuffiness may last only for early few days, by the time your breasts start proper milk flow.
After breastfeeding, take off some drops of your milk on your palm and then rub them on your breast it will keep your breast moist enough naturally to avoid cracking. If you are feeling extreme soreness, stuffiness and pain, go to a breastfeeding consultant. Your consultant can help you to avoid this pain and bleeding.
Have A Healthy Diet
Your baby is still getting nourishments from your body through breastfeeding, you burn up to 45 calories for breastfeeding your baby, eat healthy food, drink plenty of water, eat small meals throughout the day to give extra nutrition to your body which is required to produce good supply of milk for your growing baby.
Caffeine and alcohol intake should be avoided by the time you are a breastfeeding mom. Caffeine and alcohols can pass through to breast milk, thus can affects badly on baby’s health. If you are a healthy mother and your doctor allows you, try to breastfeed your baby at any cost.
If you are away from your baby, you can still breastfeed your baby, by expressing milk manually or by pump into a sterile bottle, then somebody can provide this milk to your baby. Don’t avoid breastfeeding if you there is no problem.