Breastfeeding is not only the best for your baby, but also the mother takes advantage of thereof.
In addition, once it really works well, it's very easy and fast (no preparation), cheap and 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.
That breastfeeding works good and easy, it is important that you are well informed about:
- Advantages of BF
- Milk production, adjustment of quantity and quality of milk
- BF-positions of your baby
- Nutrition of the mother during BF
- Possible problems of breastfeeding
How can you prepare yourself, your body and even your 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 fears are and I will help you to find solutions.
While your stay in the maternity, you will learn a lot about breastfeeding. Here you will see how to put the baby on the Brest, How you check if your baby is sucking correctly. And the different positions for breastfeeding as well.
This needs to be adapted every day. Milk production will change from the colostrum-milk to the mature milk and will be adapted to the needs of your baby.
If than you come home after a few days, you have to try to apply what you learned and you try out, what works the best for you and your child?
Everybody needs to find 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.
You should know, this is the same for a lot of other children as well, not only for yours.
So important during this time is the support of your partner. He is the most important pillar so that breastfeeding can work.
Don't get disturbed of different opinions and subjective judgments. Than a professional advise can be more objective and by that more adapted and helpful.
Sometimes problems with milk production, painful nipples or engorgement can happen.
During this time I can give you good advice and explain you what can be helpful.
I will support and encourage you.
If necessary I can forward you to a lactation consultant.
Often there are just minor details, easy to handle with a little bit of patience. You only need support and confirmation that you are doing fine :-)