I love breastfeeding my kids.
I’ve been doing it for over six years and in my opinion it makes everything easier.
I have gotten some questions about latch lately and I know there’s more where that came from. Time to curate some resources for you!
Patience and Support = Wins for Baby and Mom
You do all that work birthing your baby, it seems fair that breastfeeding could be easy. Breastfeeding is more than a full time job and it requires patience.
Patience from mom and patience (and support!) from the rest of her family. And breastfeeding requires determination.
We know the wins for baby: breastfed babies are healthier, smarter and sleep better (just to name a few).
But there are wins for moms too!
Beyond the convenience and better sleep (all that oxytocin!), moms who breastfeed are healthier and have a reduced risk of cancer. Source.
So let’s get you hooked up. Or rather get baby “hooked on”.
Sometimes breastfeeding is really smooth.
Sometimes there are some barriers (problems latching, stress, post surgery pain and exhaustion.)
But in the vast majority of cases, barriers to breastfeeding can be overcome – with the above mentioned, patience, support and determination.
The most important thing to do is … r e l a x.
Below is a fantastic graphic of just how big baby’s tummy is (click the image to enlarge). So baby can’t take too much milk at one time. You can do this!
Some of the mightiest resources out there about establishing a latch!
And these videos:
And finally this is an incredible source of information! I love kellymom.com.
My glorious go-to breastfeeding books