First off, congratulations on your new bundle of joy! It will be a time of happiness, joy, excitement and likewise you will be feeling tired, sleepy and sometimes frustrated! But don’t worry mom, it is only natural!
Breastfeeding becomes part of the routine. And most probably you don’t like the task. In reality most of the moms don’t! And that is nothing to be ashamed of! Because not only is it a painful and extremely demanding task, but you also have to deal with things like cracked nipples and unwarranted milk drippings!
So here are some tips and ideas that mommies around the world can swear by!
Try to change the feeding times to suit you
Contrary to what your mum or mum-in-law might tell you, avoid feeding your new born at every little cry. Your kiddo is not always hungry! Sometimes a simple mommy song might do the trick. Don’t always just keep feeding. Try to make sure that he or she drinks for a good 20minutes whilst you are feeding. That will reduce the number of times he or she asks you to feed. You can also change the times they cry for milk by adjusting the feeding routine. Try to get them to sleep at night, this will keep you refreshed and less grumpy about feeding!
Have a soothing background music playing
The trick that worked for most of the moms was to play a song in the background. Most mommies opted for soothing slow tracked songs that also helped their kiddos to fall asleep faster whilst feeding. Other moms just played their favourite songs to take away their minds from the task of breastfeeding them. Make sure that if it is a new born who has not reached the 3 month mark, you need to always feed them whilst in the sitting position. Because such babies are still to small to even turn to a side and have more chances of choking. Make sure to keep them in their baby cots Australia once your done feeding.
Get checked if you are in too much pain
If you are experiencing unbearable pain whilst feeding it is best that you consult a gyno who will be able to help you out! Most gyno’s assign a lotion or a crack cream that will help with healing process. And if you are experiencing swollen breasts, where you can actually feel your breast rock solid in areas where the milk has stopped. You need to loosen it up with either a warm water bath of the area specifically or by pressing it all out! When purchasing baby furniture make sure add to that list a steamer.
Get your little one used to a bottle as well
You can collect some milk from your breast onto a bottle with the use of an electronic or manual. Although, it can be quite time consuming, it makes feeding time less problematic. And you don’t have to worry about cracked nipples as well!