What News Moms Should Expect When Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding may seem like no big deal, like it is the last thing on your mind to worry about when it comes to everything you have to get ready for baby. However, let me just tell you that it is honestly one of those decisions that should be at the top of your baby list. Breastfeeding is so beneficial for your brand new addition, allowing him or her to stay healthier from all the germs out there, not to mention it’s a free food supply!
Although breastfeeding may seem like a dream come true, it isn’t always the prettiest thing. In all honesty, especially for first time moms, it can be quite painful. It is always a great idea to have some nipple cream on hand in your bathroom to keep from any cracking or bleeding so it doesn’t get into your milk supply. It is also really good to remember that even though you are in a bit of pain at first, you breastfeeding your child is helping the two of you to grow an even stronger bond than you already have, and nothing can break that.
If you are lightly concerned about the whole idea of breastfeeding, one of the even greater option is to test out a breast pump. That way, your child is still able to get all of the benefits that comes from your milk supply, and it is way less painful! Breastfeeding can seem like it’s not as important when it comes to your child, but in the long run, it will end up being one of the best decisions you ever make with your newborn.
— By Yellowbrick member Evelyn Bellster