10 tips for successful breastfeeding
Cache Coeur takes care of its future mothers and for that we have prepared the 10 tips to take into account for successful breastfeeding.
# 1 Be motivated
To breastfeed your baby well and everything to go smoothly, you need motivation. This breastfeeding must be intentional. For this you can discuss it as soon as you are pregnant with professionals and your friends who have breastfed in the past.
# 2 Prepare your breast well
Consider taking care of your breasts by choosing greasy soaps to clean them. Then massage them with a fatty cream or an oil to hydrate them.
# 3 Breastfeed right after birth
Babies are often more interested and alert to drink milk within hours of birth. Also note that skin-to-skin triggers in the baby, the reflex to suck. It also allows trigger lactation at mom's house.
# 4 find the right position
To get your baby to breastfeed successfully, you can first stimulate him and his senses by squeezing out a few drops of your milk. Then you have to carry your child to your breast (not the other way around) by supporting her neck and shoulders. If you wish to remove it from your breast, you can gently insert your finger at the corner of its mouth. When baby stops or slows down, you can burp and switch breasts.
# 5 find the right position
There are many positions for breastfeeding. The key is to find the right one for you and your baby. It is essential for the well-being of your breasts to vary the positions.
Position "Rugby" Position "Lying" Position "Madonna"
# 6 Relieve your chest
While breastfeeding, it is essential to take care of your breasts. For this you can first pour some milk before putting baby to the breast to relieve pressure.
If your nipples are a little swollen you can first put on a cold compress, then massage them gently and take a hot shower or put a hot towel. This will help you reduce the pain if you have it.
# 7 watch your baby
In order to see if your baby is breastfeeding well, you must watch that her chin touches the breast and her lips are curved outward. He must have the nipple in his mouth and part of the areola. In short, he should not take your breast like a pacifier. This check is important because it allows you to see if your child is feeding properly but also to avoid pain.
Know that every baby is different. Some prefer long feedings and others the short ones. You can especially check for signs of hunger: baby is looking for the breast, he puts his hands to his mouth or licks his lips.
# 8 Take care of yourself
In order for your breastfeeding to take place in the best possible conditions, you must remember to take care of yourself. You have to think about resting, eat healthy and complete and drink.
# 9 ask for advice
If during your breastfeeding you have any questions and need support, do not hesitate to seek professional help who will help you find the solution and give you tips / advice. You can turn to pediatricians, doctors, midwives or professional breastfeeding associations such as the leche league.
# 10 Be well equipped
In order to facilitate your breastfeeding, you must be well equipped. It is very important to have a nursing bra in your size as well as Breastfeeding pads that protect your chest (absorbent, anti-smell, antibacterial, breathable, labeled OEKO-TEX). Curve maternity advises you her starter breastfeeding kit which contains day and night washable nursing pads as well as the nursing armband, wash bag and transport clutch.
You can also find our range of nursing products (pyjamas, bra) on: cachecoeur.com/en