We all know that breastmilk is without a doubt, what is best for babies. That’s what boobs are for afterall! These days, nursing in public is becoming less of an issue and there are many products on the market to make nursing your new little baby easier than ever.
I always recommend attempting to breastfeed for at least 2-4 weeks. It takes a few days for the milk to come in and a few more days after that to establish a really good latch and nursing relationship with your new baby. Don’t give up in the first week! Tough it out and keep your eyes on the goal. Once you get through the tough part, you’ll be so happy you stuck it out. Nothing compares to the look on your babies face as they drink up the nourishment only you can provide.
After successfully nursing two children, I have a few pointers that can make it easier for moms-to-be and first time mothers get through the tough part and go on to a wonderful nursing relationship with their new little prize!
My advice for new moms or moms to be that plan on breastfeeding:
- Don’t wear a bra at all or wear a bra like Glamourmom® Mbody™ Starter Nursing Bra ($40). Don’t wear a nursing bra with underwires until good breastfeeding habits are established. Underwires, deodorant, tight shirts and not drinking enough water are all things that can inhibit milk supply.
- Don’t introduce your baby to a pacifier or bottle until a good latch is established. You don’t want to confuse them! I attempted to get my first born to like the pacifier (per the urging of those around me) and it only decreased my milk supply because she didn’t like the paci and when I gave her the boob, she thought I was still trying to give her the “fake boobie with no milk” and she would refuse to nurse and just cry and cry.
- As soon as the baby is born, start using Simplisse Nipple Cream. Forget Lanolin… Simplisse works wonders and isn’t sticky and gross. Keep your nipples moisturized constantly!!! They might stick to cotton bras, so be sure to use Simplisse Disposable Nursing Pads even if your breasts aren’t leaking. Believe me, they will come in handy the first few weeks!
- Drink Mamatini starting in the weeks before birth or as soon as possible after giving birth. Mamatini is a great-tasting organic herbal infusion designed to meet the needs of nursing moms. It is doctor-designed to give you the confidence, energy, and strong milk supply you need to raise a healthy baby. I highly recommend it!
- Don’t worry about what you look like! Relax with your baby and let someone else worry about everything else. It’s hard to come to terms with your new body, post-baby, and adjust to your whole new life. Try hard to just focus on baby, what’s best for baby and getting sleep. It’s the most important thing for the first few weeks!
The most comfortable nursing bra you can wear in the first few weeks of nursing (and beyond) is the Glamourmom® Mbody™ Starter Nursing Bra ($40).
This essential first step Nursing Bra with cotton heat molded cups has built-in inner sling for added support and is made from breathable, absorbent, stretchy cotton/elastane blend is cool and comfortable for sleeping. It adjusts over two sizes for added comfort during the engorgement stage, has a full, smooth, high-cut back with adjustable chest band and delivers full breast exposure for latch-on flexibility and more intimate initial connection.
The high-cut front provides added modesty and looks great under other shirts, giving you that layered look. It has a convenient hook closures for easy, one-handed access and of course, it is machine washable.
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