Your body is able to produce breast milk in accordance with the needs of the baby at each stage of its development. Understanding how milk production “turns on”, what happens to milk when you feed your baby, and why the production adjusts to his needs as he grows, will help you start this amazing process correctly.
First day: milk production at birth
The baby is usually ready for breastfeeding from birth. When he grabs his chest and begins to suck rhythmically, the cells that produce milk “turn on” and the formation of the first breast milk, colostrum, Continue reading
When you expect several babies, you need to think a lot, first of all – feeding. Breastfeeding twins or even triplets is a very difficult task. But be sure: this is possible, and the result will prove itself doubly.
Like any nursing mother, you need to understand the basic principles of breastfeeding: how milk production depends on consumption, how to find the right posture and help babies catch their breasts.
Additional difficulties in breastfeeding several babies are associated with time (more precisely, its absence), maintenance of the mother’s physical strength and the search for the optimal feeding schedule. Solving these problems will be easier with someone else’s support. Continue reading
During breastfeeding, there is no need to adhere to a special diet, the main thing is that your diet is balanced. It should include a lot of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, such as oats, brown rice, various cereals and bread marked “whole grain”, “from wholemeal flour” or “from wholemeal flour”. These foods, along with potatoes, pasta and couscous, contain a lot of starch – an important source of energy.
In addition, you need lean proteins, which are rich in chicken, eggs, legumes, lentils, fish and lean beef, as well as healthy fats found in olive oil, nuts, seeds, avocados and in fatty fish such as salmon and mackerel. Fatty fish is very beneficial for your health and baby’s development, but you should not eat Continue reading