Here are some tricks of the trade to help you deal with breast engorgement once your milk comes in. You may find this fullness and tightness to be uncomfortable during the early days. Basically your breastmilk is coming in faster than you can empty them. You can think of this time as an adjustment period and once you and your baby get into a comfortable supply and demand, the discomfort will pass.....
You need to remember that you and your baby are "LEARNING" the art of breastfeeding. You don't learn how to ride a bike overnight. And most first time moms compare their breastfeeding experience to all those images of moms sitting peacefully nursing their baby.
Believe me... their baby cried and pulled away from their breast too! It wasn't all roses in the beginning.
There is no doubt that breastfeeding is the best start you can give your little one. What I love about it, is that it's beneficial to both mom and baby. As a certified birth doula I get the honor of helping newborn babies latch onto their mothers for the first time right after they're born. There is nothing sweeter and amazing than a newborn baby breastfeeding for the first time. Some babies latch on...
During the first couple days after your baby is born, your breasts will be producing colostrum which is incredibly important for your newborn.
When a baby is born the lining of their stomach and intestines are permeable, that means it has microscopic holes where foreign particles can get through. Colostrum acts like a sealant for those holes and creates a protective barrier from...
Water is essential for nearly every function in your body and here are 9 reasons why you need to drink more water:
Water helps you digest your food and transport nutrients throughout your body.
Water helps get all the "junk" or toxins out of your body. When you pee we get rid of uric acid, urea, and lactic acid. When you poop, you get rid of all kinds of "stuff", I know, TMI!
Water carries oxygen to cells throughout your body.