Are you just learning how to breastfeed your baby? Are you looking for information before your baby even arrives?
Here are 4 tips I want other new moms to know after my 2 1/2 years of breastfeeding. I’m not a doctor, but these tips helped me.
1. Your Milk WILL Come In, And You Will Make Enough Milk for Your Baby
Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! It breaks my heart every time I hear a new mother proclaim: “I so wanted to breastfeed, but my milk never came in” or “I didn’t produce enough milk.”
First of all, your milk will come in after a few days — it is very rare that it doesn’t — and if you don’t continuously keep breastfeeding with the conviction that your baby gets everything he or she needs, your breast will not learn to make enough milk for your baby.
The more you nurse, the more you will produce and the faster the jaundice gets flushed out of the baby’s system.
Don’t worry about not being able to see how much your baby actually drinks, as you can from looking at how much disappeared out of a bottle.
If your child is gaining weight, peeing and pooping enough and thriving, he or she is doing just fine.
It’s funny, I never had that fear that my son would not get enough milk — I trusted that nature would produce what he needed.
Maybe I also never worried because he nursed EVERY twenty minutes in the beginning! [Read more…]