4 things you should know before you start breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is precious both to the mother and child. It not only serves the purpose of wholesome nutrition but also creates an awesome bond.
These are 4 things you should know about breastfeeding
Positions: Breastfeeding is a skill. It is really helpful to understand various positions in which you can feed your child. As a new mom, you may find it easier to use the same hand for both breasts. This means you will hold your baby across your lap to feed on one breast, and then to feed from the other breast, you’ll hold your baby under your arm. Read more about comfortable feeding positions here.
Latching techniques: A properly latched baby means a well fed baby as well as painless breast feeding. Proper latching technique means you that the entire nipple is inside the mouth and not just the tip. We have a comprehensive guide to latching technique for you.
Superfoods: There is no relation between the size of the breasts and the milk production. However there are certain foods which aids in production of mothers’ milk. They are fennel seeds, Basil, Garlic, Green leafy vegetables, Nuts, Dried fruits and Pulses. Read all about super foods here.
Mastitis: When breast milk gets blocked and does not get get cleared or expressed then it causes inflammation of breast tissues which is called Mastitis.Mastitis may or may not be compounded by an infection. If the mastitis develops into an infection, you will may develop chills high fevers and fatigue.You can prevent Mastitis by not letting your breasts become engorged, sticking to a regular feeding schedule and avoid wearing tight bras. Get more details about Mastitis here.