5 Breastfeeding Tips That Made Life Easier For Me
I was one of the lucky ones and breastfeeding came very easy for me. Partly because of luck and partly because I avoided the epidural and so my baby was very alert and awake after birth. (side note: I have absolutely no judgement for women who get an epidural. I just wanted to share what I believe helped me in the breastfeeding process.)
The nurse encouraged me to hold my newborn to my breast to encourage feeding. As soon as I brought her to my breast, she latched on and starting sucking and eating. She latched perfectly. I had no idea what I was doing, but luckily, she seemed to guide me in the process.
However, I know a lot of women do struggle with the process. If you are one of them, know that there are soooo many resources out there to help you.
DON’T GIVE UP!
Motherhood is a lot of things, but easy and convenient it is not. lol!
So keep with it. It can get better and easier as you and your baby learn how to do it. And no matter what you have to go through, breastfeeding it worth it! I read in a medical journal (sorry I don’t remember which one) that there are 51 elements in breastmilk that are unidentifiable. That’s 51 things that we don’t even have the words to name. So there’s no formula that can replicate breastmilk. Most of them don’t even come close.
Whatever your struggle is, work through it and keep at it! Your little one’s vibrant health will be your payoff. You are establishing a foundation of health that will follow your baby into adulthood.
Months of discomfort is worth a lifetime of well-being for your child.