BREASTFEEDING

 

Preparatory Course

 

(reimbursed by the CNS)

Breastfeeding is not only the best for babies health, but is for  many reasons also very beneficial to the mother.

In addition, breastfeeding is very easy after the first start-up phase.

There is nearly no time needed to prepar, your milk ist ready straight away.

It's cheap and in addition good for our nature.

The contact you live with your baby during breastfeeding, is intensive and unique. It will attach you in a very special way to your child.

 

To make breastfeeding work easier, it's important to be well informed about:

  - Advantages of BF

  - Milk production, adjustment of quantity and quality of milk

  - BF-positions of your baby and why is this important to know

  - Nutrition of the mother during BF

  - Possible problems during lactation period

How can you get prepared? Your body, your home and even your organisation at home

What can you do if problems occur?

I can give you answers to those and other questions

Together we will see where your doubts or even your fears are and I will help you to find solutions.

 

Breastfeeding Consulting

( with medical prescription reimbursed by the CNS)

During your stay at the maternity, you will learn a lot about breastfeeding.

You will get to know how to put the baby on the breast, how to check wether your baby is sucking correctly. You will try the different positions for breastfeeding.

All this needs to be adapted every day. It is a period during which milk production will change from the colostrum-milk to the mature milk and will be permanently adapted to the needs of your baby.

Being back home after a few days, you will have to apply what you learned.

You will need to try, what works the best for you and your child.

Everybody needs to discover his own way.

Only slowly, step by step, your baby will develop a rhythm, a routine in sleeping and eating.

This involves ups and downs, until it will really work. The most important is that you don't give up and that you don't lose courage. It ist just normal that all this needs some time.

You should know that it's the same for most other mothers as well.

That is why the support of your partner is so important and indispensable. He is the most important pillar to make breastfeeding at its best and easiest way.

Don't get disturbed of different opinions and subjective judgments.

A professional advise can than be more helpful and adapted to your individual situation.

Sometimes problems with milk production, painful nipples or engorgement can happen.

During this time I will give you good advice and explain what can be helpful.

I will support and encourage you.

If necessary I can forward you to a lactation consultant specialized in severe brestfeeding complications.

But often they are just minor problems, easy to handle with a little bit of patience. Most of the time you only need support and confirmation that you are handling the situation at it's best.

Most of the time the source of this kind of problems is stress and real fatigue.

therefore it stays so importent to still respect and take care of your needs and limits. Accept the help whats offered. 

"It needs a whole village to grow up a baby!"