The first 5 questions we ask ourselves about breastfeeding!

The first 5 questions we ask ourselves about breastfeeding!

Many pregnant women quickly ask the issue of breastfeeding. While some dream of it, others are not necessarily favorable. But some also hesitate to take the plunge. In order to allow you to better understand and better experience your breastfeeding, we have requested midwives from Finistère Councilors in lactation to respond to 5 questions that mothers ask themselves most frequently.

1/ How long should I breastfeed?

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends breastfeeding your child at least 6 months, so that he benefits from Profits of breastfeeding on health, however the duration should not be a constraint, long or short breastfeeding, there is no "good" or "bad" choice, it is a decision which belongs only to the mother and the principal is to Do with pleasure. Note that at each stage of breastfeeding, it is possible to be helped by a midwife, some are specialized in lactation and offer personalized support for each mother.

2/ Would I have enough milk to feed my baby?

Don't worry, it's rare to lack milk. Lactation is a process that evolves over time and adapts according to demand; It is baby's sucking that will maintain the production of your milk. To know : breast size does not affect breastfeeding, once the breastfeeding is put in place, there will be no problem from the moment your child sucks regularly and efficiently.

Breastfeeding is a relationship between two people and the important thing is to trust you.

3/ ALLATER hurts?

Breastfeeding requires several days of adaptation, for mom and baby. The first days you can feel a slight discomfort, a sensitivity, which can hurt you and damage the nipple is a bad position of the baby when he sucks.

Remember to alternate a breast between each feeding and do not hesitate to change position if you feel some pain.

4 / My companion is afraid of not finding his place as a father in breastfeeding, how to reassure him?

It is not uncommon to hear this fear of the mouths of dads, it is a good thing, it is that he is already thinking about his role as a father. Try to reassure him by telling him that he has a big role to play in this adventure that is breastfeeding, just like during pregnancy, you will need to feel supported and listened to. He will also be able to find his place in this ritual by going to get the child and take him to the breast or make him make his rot.

5 / How often breastfeed?

On average, a baby can sucking 8 to 12 times by 24 hours (including night during the first months). Be aware, however, that there is no limit to the number of feedings, nor a fixed interval to be respected! Adapting with flexibility to its needs without being rigid is essential because each baby is different. Once again, trust yourself!

"This article does not replace medical consultation or advice from a healthcare professional. »»