If a woman chooses to continue feeding during pregnancy, and with the birth of a new baby is going to do it at the same time (in tandem), she must be confident not only in her abilities, but also rely on the help of the family.
When protection is in effect
If a young mother only breast-feeds her baby for the first 6 months after birth, lactation can be an excellent natural contraceptive. Doctors call this method of contraception “lactational amenorrhea” when a woman has no periods, and ovulation does not occur.
In order for the method to work 100%, the following conditions must be observed:
• a woman puts a baby to her breast on demand, at least 8 times a day, and the largest sleep break at Continue reading
When you start breastfeeding, first you produce colostrum in a small amount, which gradually increases in the first few days. After about two to four days, production increases significantly. This phenomenon is called the “arrival” of milk.
One of the signs that milk is beginning to arrive is a change in the breast – it is filling and becoming harder. This is due not only to an increase in the amount of milk, but also to an increased flow of blood and additional lymphatic fluid to the tissues of the breast.
If the child eats well and often, then in most mothers this feeling of heaviness disappears over time Continue reading
If you plan to breast-feed, the right kit will markedly facilitate this task. However, it is not so simple to understand which accessories are really needed for this, and which can be dispensed with. To help you, we divided the entire period of breastfeeding into several stages, since your needs are likely to change over time. In addition, we asked nursing mothers to share tips and tricks on the most useful baby feeding accessories.
Accessories for breastfeeding in the early days
The first few days after the birth of the baby are quite stressful, so it is better to prepare in advance. Here Continue reading