Breastfeeding can be the best gift which you can give to your newborn. As per health experts, breast milk is the best for the newborn babies and it is advised to breastfeed exclusively for the first 6 months of infant’s life.
However with preparation and with some knowledge on breastfeeding, this would be a really nice and memorable experience for you and you will be happy for your decision of breastfeeding your baby. In the first few days of your baby arrival, you both will be getting to bond with each other and breastfeeding is the best way to create bond between you and baby easily.
How to Prepare for Breastfeeding your Newborn?
It is good to prepare for breastfeeding from the time you are pregnant. Eating healthy food is essential and you need to continue having well balanced and healthy meal even after your baby is born. There are plenty of foods that will increase your milk flow. When you have idea of such food, you can easily prepare and have such meal once your baby is born. Sometimes breastfeeding can be stressful too. It also can be painful if your baby doesn’t latch properly. Prepare with nipple cream to avoid cracked nipple. Also make sure you have support from the family members during the initial period of breastfeeding. This is where dad being a cheerleader can help you to manage your emotions and stressful thoughts of sudden changes in your life.
When you prepared before your baby arrives and when you know what to do and when to do, breastfeeding is no longer a challenge!