Are you a new mom who is planning on breastfeeding?
Then this list is for you! We've compiled some tips to ensure a successful breastfeeding relationship with your new baby.
|Nurse as soon as possible after birth. |
|Establish the proper latch on. This will eliminate much of the pain and soreness often associated with breastfeeding, and it will allow the baby to get milk more easily. |
|Avoid artificial nipples. |
|Do not restrict the length or frequency of breastfeeding. |
|Sleep when your baby sleeps! |
|Wear your baby! Carry your baby in a sling for easy nursing. |
|Have a glass of water every time you sit down to nurse - this will help make sure you're drinking enough fluids. |
|Avoid bras and tight-fitting clothing in the first few weeks after birth to allow sore nipples to heal. |
|Use pillows to support you and your baby while breastfeeding. |
|If you experience pain during breastfeeding, seek help from your doctor or a Lactation Consultant.|