Focus on the little successes. Very seldom do we get things on the very first try. Breastfeeding is no different. Did it take fewer tries for her to latch on today? Did she latch on more quickly? Don’t wish for perfection. Just celebrate the positive small things in your journey with your baby.
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A nursing mom often gets hungry when her baby does. When those hunger pangs hit you, try to stick with nutritious snacks like apple slices, peanut butter on toast, or cheese and crackers. Good family meal habits start early!
Of course you are! Remember, breastfeeding increases your need for fluids to make milk. So guzzle all the H2O you want.
When your baby breastfeeds, he looks up at you with love and adoration. It’s a special moment that nothing else can match. Your baby seems to know that this special attachment is fleeting and wants to soak it in too.
You are now one of the most loving and caring people in your baby’s life. Of course, there will be challenging times, but this will be one of the most rewarding feelings you will ever know.
Latching on–Latching off will become easier with practice and time. If he turns his head away, gently stroke his cheek on the side nearest your breast. Coo and smile for him to try again.
There is no switch to turn on or off when it comes to breastfeeding. Remind yourself that every mother has to learn how to breastfeed one step at a time. If you need encouragement or answers, we’re here to help. Call 877-271-6445.