1. Relaxed feeding or reclining position
A relaxed feeding position, also known as biological feeding, 1 often becomes the first posture for most mothers. If immediately after birth, the baby is placed on the mother’s chest or stomach, normally he instinctively reaches for his chest and tries to grab the nipple. This phenomenon is known as the maternal breast search reflex. Skin-to-skin contact stimulates the infant’s nutritional instinct, and gravity helps him to capture the chest and maintain balance.
But in the reclining position, you can feed not only newborns – this pose is perfect for kids of any age. It Continue reading
As with any new business, it may take you some time to get comfortable with the use of a breast pump. It is important to be patient and not to be upset if you can’t immediately express enough milk. In the end, the breast pump simply can not cause you the same tender feelings as the baby. However, over time, your body will get used to it and learn how to start a rush of milk when using a breast pump, and the amount of expressed milk will increase.
1. There is no need to rush to the beginning of pumping
The first four weeks you and your baby will work together on the launch and formation of milk Continue reading
Do you know that double decantation is much faster and more convenient than single decantation? Double pumping is probably the most effective way to provide your baby with breast milk if your newborn baby is not taking breasts, if you go to work or are trying to increase milk production through regular pumping.
What is convenient double decantation?
It is quite obvious that double decantation saves time. In addition, according to scientific studies, this method helps to increase the amount of expressed milk1.2. Medela experts decided to find out the reason Continue reading
The shape and size of the nipples in different women can vary greatly. Our practical tips will help you facilitate breastfeeding, no matter what your nipples are.
In most women, the nipples protrude forward, enlarge and swell from touch, but for some, the nipples are flat or even pulled inward. In addition, some women pierce one or both of the nipples. Usually flat, inverted or punctured nipples do not cause problems with breastfeeding, but in some cases additional help is needed.
“Do not panic if you have flat or inverted nipples. As a rule, this doesn’t interfere with breastfeeding, says Continue reading
Your pregnancy is proceeding successfully, and it is time to prepare for the birth of the baby. You might want to make a birth plan. If you intend to breastfeed, be sure to include this item in your list.
Breastfeeding the baby in the first couple of hours after birth maximizes the chances of successful breastfeeding and allows the baby to get all the benefits of colostrum – the very first breast milk as soon as possible. Include breastfeeding in your birth plan to help you achieve your goal.
What is a birth plan?
The birth plan is a kind of list that will indicate your options and wishes related to labor, the birth of the Continue reading