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Breastfeeding. Great, But…

It seems that everyone nowadays is aware of the benefits of breastfeeding to the baby as well as to the mother but not too many are talking freely about the challenges it involves. From sore nipples, over-fullness of the breast or breast infection. And what about low milk supply? You try and try and nothing comes out! None of this is easy, let me tell you that! But the truth is, that in most cases all of those challenges can be overcome.

Why even bother?

All that pain and what about all the frustration? Does it really worth it?
Well, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) both recommend exclusively breastfeeding an infant for the first six months of his life. So they think it is worth the pain. How many of them actually had sore nipples you aks? Well… I don’t know about that but if you consider that breast milk protects your baby from infections and diseases and helps to build a strong emotional bond between you two, and the fact that breastfeeding helps your uterus return to its pre-pregnancy size and reduces post-delivery bleeding and it may reduce your risk of postpartum depression and breast and ovarian cancer, Oh, and did we mention that by breastfeeding it is much easier to lose those pregnancy pounds (up to 500 extra calories are lost in a day nursing) and of course all the money and the headache you save by not buying and preparing formula, well it adds up…

So if you think of all the benefits of breastfeeding you have a great incentive to give it a try and not to give up easily. If you chose not to then you are doing what it’s right for you and this is the right thing to do! you are a mother if you breastfeed your baby and if you don’t!

So what is the key to success

In this post we would like to give you some hints about the first thing that we think is so important that help you through your first days and may influence the whole success of this process. We would like to help you know how to adjust and how to make sure you and your baby are in the right way.

At first, your baby will enjoy the earliest breast-milk named Colostrum. It is thick, concentrated milk and this nectar full of immune factors, proteins, sugars and fats. In the first days of breastfeeding it is important to make sure babies latch on correctly. Doing so will help you to avoid sore and cracked nipples and will initiate a chain of reactions in your body that will
ensure your ongoing milk supply.

Tips for you to know if your baby is latched correctly

Just remember that this skill takes time. It is something that you and your baby learn together. From our experience, the latching part is a key factor for future success and it will help you and your baby to enjoy the simplicity, benefits and the amazing bond you are about to build together.

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