Welcome to the breastfeeding information hub where you can find out everything you need to learn how to breastfeed your newborn baby.
Here you will find everything you need to navigate the challenges that a breastfeeding mother will encounter.
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Breastfeeding Resource Index
How to Breastfeed your baby
First we need to get the basics right. A lot of this will be instinctual at first, but spending some time reading about the finer details of latching, positioning, and feeding frequency can be very beneficial long term.
Small thing like incorrect posture, or a inconsistent latch will not bother you at first. But they can lead to significant wear and tear of your skin and muscles as those feeding session add up.
Check out the below posts for comprehensive guides on these issues that you are likely to encounter as a first time breastfeeding mom.
If you needed any convincing that all of this is worth it be sure to check out the benefits of breastfeeding post also. Some of the long term effects of nursing may surprise you.
Breastfeeding Health and complications
There are so many unknowns in your breastfeeding journey, and there are likely to be a few surprises.
Here we try to answer all those lingering questions, and also provide some clarity on any changes your body may experience that could lead you to questioning your health.
There are also some common complications like a blocked milk duct, itchy nipples, and general pain that you may experience while feeding.
Breastfeeding Supply and Supplements
Supply issues can be one of the most stressful problems when breastfeeding. It is easy to feel that you are letting your child down, which can lead to guilt setting in.
Everyone’s body will respond differently to the demands of breastfeeding. Some may produce too much, or too little milk. Training your body towards whatever your goal is can be done in most cases.
If not, you can supplement with formula. When it is time to wean then off then this can be an important part of the process too.
The below posts will help answer your breast milk supply questions, and provides solutions ranging from the type and quantity of food that you eat, to the frequency and intensity of your breast pumping sessions.
Breastfeeding Gear and Accessories
Breastfeeding is a continual process that you will need to manage whether your baby is with you or not.
Here we seek to equip you with what you need to be able to feed comfortably no matter where you are.
Pumping breast milk is most often the task of the working Mom. It takes discipline and persistence that pays off in the form of a happy and healthy baby.
The pumping in itself is on the beginning. You need to be able to store and move that breast milk so that it remains fresh, and safe for your baby to drink. then you have to organize your stock so that expiration dates are recorded, and a first in first out system is followed so that your hard work does not go to waste.
We will guide you through what you need, and how to make a system that works for you in the posts below.
Breastfeeding Info and FAQs
Here we will explore general breastfeeding questions and general information.
Things that you may be wondering, or another type of problem you may have encountered that goes beyond your body. Like how to get Dad involved when he may be feeling excluded, or whether you can now indulge in your favourite sushi now that you are not pregnant anymore!
Breastfeeding in public remains a contentious issue so we also do a deep dive into the issue so that you know your rights and are prepared to stick up for yourself if the need arises.
Support for Nursing Moms
An unfortunate part of being a new Mom is that everyone has some advice for you on what you should be doing, but very few people listen to what you need.
We hope that the information above helps prepare you for the journey ahead, and in a way where you can choose your own path while you try and give your baby the best possible start in life.
If you have a question that we have not answered above then please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will see if we can add to the resources above to help you out.