According to research, babies who are breastfed are less likely to develop asthma and diabetes (type 2). As such, the American Academy of Pediatrics and World Health Organization are encouraging future mamas to exclusively breastfeed their little ones on their first six months.
Find out the essential ways to make your breastfeeding journey easier and healthier for you and your newborn.
Comfort is crucial while breastfeeding your baby. Position your little one in a way that makes latching easy for him. According to Christine Staricka, International Board-Certified lactation consultant and spokesperson for the U.S. Lactation Consultant Association, “the baby needs to begin the latch with their nose, not their mouth, lined up with the nipple.” Nursing pillows are also encouraged to make you and your baby at ease during feeding time.
Breastfeeding is indeed challenging- from low milk production to improper latching. However, moms should avoid getting stressed as much as possible as negative emotions will not help you and your baby. Your little one will also get fussy when she is not latching properly.
Feed As Often As Possible
Nursing as much as possible helps in increasing your milk production. As a result, the baby is fed properly and grows healthy. After all, feeding is all about your baby’s needs.
Use A Breast Pump
Breast pumps are essential to moms especially to those who juggle their work and parenting tasks. These life-saving devices allow you to store extra milk so that you’re assured that your baby has enough milk supply even if you’re away.