After being discharged from the maternity hospital, I was faced with problems related to breastfeeding my daughter. If, after the first birth, a counselor came to the ward several times a day to establish this process, after the second birth I was very disappointed.
From the first day, the medical staff insistently advised them to feed the children with the mixture they had bought, and no one even remembered that the mother could feed her baby naturally. Assuring the doctor that I was feeding the baby regularly with the mixture, I tried my best to put the baby to my breast more often.
Coming out of the maternity hospital, I could not touch my chest. Besides the fact that it was bitten into the blood, there was so much milk that my temperature rose. Due to past successful experience in breastfeeding and information from the Internet, I managed to solve this problem in a few days. About how I managed to adjust the feeding, I want to tell you. Perhaps this information will be useful to you in the future.
Early application and mode
To ensure breastfeeding a good start, it is important to attach the baby to the breast in the first two hours of life. With that lucky. Already half an hour after the birth, the daughter received her first portion of colostrum.
In the maternity hospital, as many years ago, I was advised to feed the baby every three hours. I preferred feeding on demand. Here are the main reasons for my decision:
1. After birth, the baby is still too weak to get the required portion of milk at a time. That is why newborns often fall asleep at the breast, restoring strength.
2. The more often the mother puts the child, the more milk she produces. To be honest, I did not see a single woman who, when fed on demand, would not have enough milk. But the opposite examples missing.
After the first birth, the older generation advisers strongly recommended that I express milk after each feeding. After a day of such experiments, the chest became firm to the touch and very painful, and the temperature jumped to forty.
I never repeat that mistake. If I feel that there is too much milk, I immediately attach the baby to the breast, and the problem immediately retreats. I believe that breast emptying is the work of the child, and it is not worth interfering with this process.
Feeding should bring positive emotions not only to the baby, but also to the mother. In the event that a child is applied to the breast incorrectly, wounds and cracks appear on it, there can be no talk of any positive aspects.
It is necessary to ensure that the baby captures not only the nipple, but also the areola. The nose and chin of the child should be pressed to the chest. If the problem of capture cannot be solved by yourself, it makes sense to contact a consultant.
Thanks to these tips, I was able to establish breastfeeding. I plan to breastfeed my daughter for at least a year and a half.
Are there any problems with feeding you?