One thing that’s vitally important for anyone breastfeeding is to make sure you’re comfortable and relaxed when you begin. You certainly don’t want a dead arm or be gasping of thirst five minutes in. If you’re calm and happy, these feeling translate to your baby and they’ll be relaxed and happy too.
Breastfeeding & Expressing
Breastfeeding is a skill that may take a little time for you and your baby to master. Fortunately, there are a variety of techniques you can try. This article will outline some of the most popular guidance provided by midwives.
First things first if you’re reading this for advice, I just want to say a massive well done on your breastfeeding journey, whether it’s been 3 days or 3 years you have done amazingly! I’ve been there, done it and can’t help but tell other mums just how amazing they are because it’s what helped me feel good about it too when others told me the same thing! For what you hear about being the most natural job in the world, for me it certainly didn’t feel natural sometimes. The... Read More
I think being a parent is one of the hardest things you do even though it’s also one of the best and most rewarding things. There’s a lot of pressure to do things ‘right’ and ‘perfectly’ and I know it can be especially hard from new mums learning how to breast feed and express milk too. It’s not like you can prepare yourself for it and although it’s natural and me and my mates have no issues if Holly needs to breastfeed when we’re out, there are still people out... Read More
To breastfeed or not breastfeed…? To express using a breast pump or not…? Just two of the questions I never thought I’d be asking myself…
I started breastfeeding Mya as soon a she was born. She had her first feed when she was around 50 mins old. When I was in recovery from my C-section one of the nurses showed me how to get her to latch on. I wouldn’t say the support was amazing in my hospital but when I asked for help I received it. I was absolutely terrified – from having Mya in my tummy for 9 months to meeting her and then feeding her pretty much straight away was pretty overwhelming.... Read More