Overview of Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is something a new mother must decide on before their new baby is born. It is something that not all women are comfortable doing but some women find it more natural than using an artificial method. Breastfeeding is a personal decision but it should not be taken lightly, as there are many factors to consider. Many women who choose to breastfeed their new baby typically experience that their baby does not take to it or they cannot provide to their babies, as they had hoped. These are just a few of the breastfeeding problems that can occur that cannot be predicted.
Study up on how to breastfeed
When a new mother chooses to breastfeed, it is important they study up on how to do it by watching a breastfeeding video, looking at the relevant photography and/or relevant pictures. Looking through a breastfeeding gallery is a great idea and they have many real relevant photos to give you an idea of how it will be with you and your new baby. Although pictures do not show you the process, it is where the video comes to the picture. Also, when you are at the hospital, there are specific nurses available to help you get started.
You also need to think about the breastfeeding supplies that you will need and decide what your feelings are when it comes to breastfeeding in public. Breastfeeding in public is something that is becoming more and more common and there are many special blankets that you can purchase to make sure you are covered during these moments. It is important to realize that you will need to schedule your day around your baby’s eating times because when they are hungry, you will start to leak and if it happens in public, you will have to be prepared to avoid embarrassment.
Extended breastfeeding is something that may or may not be for you. Extended means that after the first year of breastfeeding, you are still choosing to breastfeed them instead of moving them on to solid foods. This is another personal choice but it has its pros and cons. There are many positive aspects of nursing a toddler such as it provides them with more nutrients, they are said to have fewer allergies and are sick less often. Of course, many new mothers who are not comfortable with extended breastfeeding on their children move to the next level of eating. This is something that you may want to discuss with your family doctor to get all the information before reaching a final decision.
Breastfeeding is something that some mothers want to do and some mothers don’t. Be careful in your decision making and make sure that you are aware of all the related facts.