Today marks the start of Breastfeeding Awareness Week. Breastfeeding is a topic close to my chest (so to speak!) I breastfed L until she was 18 months and I’m still breastfeeding Little Dottie at 15 months. I had c-sections with both girls – 1 emergency and 1 planned due to complications, but I persevered right at the start, determined to breastfeed even though the births were not what I wanted. So I was even more determined to feed them my way.
Breastfeeding is hard at the start. But my tips are to keep calm, persevere and put your feet up. Don’t worry about the housework around you. It can wait. The first 6 weeks are important for your milk to get established and level out for the requirements for your baby.
After those initial weeks I personally found breastfeeding easy. Second time around even more so as I knew what I was doing. Just think, breast milk is free – you are saving money, no sterilising bottles, the milk is ready prepared and in the middle of the night when you are shattered you don’t have to get up!
Breast milk is one of nature’s wonders. It’s full of your antibodies that you pass over to your baby. It helps to lower the risk of asthma, allergies and respiratory problems. It changes to suit their needs, so if your baby is under the weather, it changes to get them better quickly. I’ve discovered with both my girls they get over colds really quickly, as I’ve passed over my strong immune system to them. Breastfeeding can help to protect against colds, but it doesn’t always protect them.
My go products for my babies that I keep in the cupboard are Snufflebabe, when these colds arise.
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Did you know that babies get on average 8 colds a year?
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