Breastfeeding is one of the most natural things a mum can do and we all know that breast milk is the best and most nutritious thing for our little ones. All that being said, it doesn’t always mean that breastfeeding is the easiest thing in the world. Here are some little tips and tricks that have helped us along the way.
Create a breastfeeding epi
Make your go-to breastfeeding location ready for any eventuality. Sneak a nutritious protein bar or snack down the sofa for when you’re desperately hungry and can’t move. Make sure all your TV remotes are always within reach so you can catch up with your
Invest in a
Finding that elusive comfy position that works for you and your baby is very much trial and error. Using a specially designed
Make sure you are able to feed yourself
This may sound silly, but breastfeeding can leave you one-handed, which means it’s difficult to use a knife and fork and eat food normally. Meals and snacks that you can eat with your fingers (think toast cut into manageable, bite-size squares) or with a spoon or fork are a life saver. It’s important for
Have a big bottle of water within reach
Breastfeeding is thirsty work. Like being able to feed yourself, having a big bottle of water to hand will make it much easier for you to re-hydrate. This means you won't risk disturbing your baby by trying to reach for a glass of water, having just found the perfect breastfeeding position.
It’s important for
mums to eathealthily whilst breastfeeding so you transfer vital nutrients to your babies.
Use a breastfeeding app
In the middle of the night, or day for that matter, it is so easy to forget which side you’ve fed from and for how long. Keeping things even can help prevent issues such as mastitis, which is terribly painful. Thankfully, there are a number of good apps available so you can record all aspects of your breastfeeding routine there and then, via your phone. Some
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