5 Breastfeeding Tricks

5 Breastfeeding Tricks

When you found out you were pregnant, you thought breastfeeding would come so easily, but there are classes for breastfeeding and rightfully so! Breastfeeding, which eventually mom and baby get a hang of, is quite tough to figure out especially when newborns seem so fragile.

Here are some breastfeeding tricks we’ve learned over the years

  1. Balance

    – don’t over feed on one side – make sure you do not favor a side or it will be difficult reverse the imbalance – try to be as impartial as possible and nurse equally on both sides. This can be tough to do when having a free right hand or left hand can help you multitask while feeding

  1. Breastmilk is God’s panacea.

    Breastmilk is great for pretty much everything. It’s good for skin problems for both baby and mom. It clears up redness and also can help moisturize. Then again the smell of spoiled breastmilk is not necessarily the odor you want to be walking around with. But if you are having irritations from baby’s latch, breastmilk will do the trick.

    To pump or not to pump.

    Getting a hand pump and carrying it with you can save you in some situations where you are engorged and baby is not around. It can also prevent blockage if you pump a little bit if a lot of time has passed since xanax online safe your last pumping or nursing session. Though the breast pump machines are very efficient at expressing milk quickly, often the time to set up is hard to find. Having a hand pump around will help you in a pinch. Pumps can also be used to encourage let down and some moms will even pump while nursing baby. Ask your lactation consultant which breast pump is best for you.

  1. Learn the principle of supply and demand.

    Many moms take preventive measures to keep milk supply strong and will pump supplementally especially if they are planning to go back to work. But it is a beautiful thing to produce as much milk as baby needs and no more because baby’s demands are signaling your body how much to produce. Throwing off nature’s own course by over pumping can wreak havoc on this delicate balance. Learn more about how to produce more milk the natural way.

  1. Meditate on baby

    – sometimes let-down is a mysterious phenomenon and overthinking it can make it harder to let down. Finding a way to focus on baby during nursing can really help. Try to clear your mind and enjoy the bonding time with baby and nursing will become second nature.

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