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The World Health Organisation recommends infants begin breastfeeding within one hour of birth and continue to breastfeed exclusively until six months old. But for new mothers, establishing and continuing breastfeeding can be challenging. Here are five things mums can do to make it easier. : 'Nipple Nazis' vs overwrought mums: the breastfeeding debate.
Women who have a partner who is informed, supportive and encouraging are more likely to start breastfeeding and breastfeed for longer. Before the baby is born, talk to your partner and family about your desire to breastfeed, why it might be important to you and what support you might need. You and your partner can prepare by learning as much as you can about breastfeeding, what to expect in the first few weeks, common challenges and where to go for help. The Australian Breastfeeding Association ABA holds regular breastfeeding education classes and can provide ongoing support.
Talking to your midwife or health-care provider during pregnancy visits about what to expect in the first hours and days can be helpful. Having emotional, practical and physical support from partners helps create a supportive breastfeeding environment and enriches the breastfeeding experience for both parents.
Your partner and family members can help with cooking, washing, performing other household chores and looking after other children. This will leave you with the space you need to rest and feel cared for, as you learn about your baby and become confident in the breastfeeding process.
The first few days after birth are important for getting attachment of your baby on the breast right and finding good feeding positions. Most newborn babies want to feed often , especially in the first weeks. This is important as it will help to establish an adequate milk supply and the time between feeds will settle over time. While in hospital, ask your midwife to help with attachment and positioning and if you need more assistance, a lactation consultant may help. : My baby is crying. Is it colic? How can I help? Breastfeeding is thirsty work for you and your baby!
A healthy diet is always important and especially so when breastfeeding. Eat plenty of wholegrain bre and cereals, fruit and vegetables, milk, cheese and yoghurt and iron-rich foods such as red meat, chicken, fish, legumes, nuts and green leafy vegetables. Choose nutrient-rich ready-to-eat snacks such as fruit, yoghurt, hard boiled eggs, nuts, crackers with cheese or avocado, vegetables and cans of fish or beans. Eat according to your appetite and aim for steady weight loss back to your pre-pregnancy weight.
Drinking plenty of water is very important, especially during hot weather. Breastfeeding means you also need to think about practical things such as what you might want to wear and what other supports you need around you. Wear breastfeeding friendly clothes, maternity bras, and find a comfortable position for feeding, such as a laid back or reclining position. When at home, practise skin-to-skin contact by placing your baby directly on your bare chest covered with a warm blanket. When preparing to return to work and breastfeeding, encourage your workplace to provide a private space to feed or express, have a small fridge where milk can be stored and ask for scheduled lactation breaks.
: Feeding frenzy: public breastfeeding is good for us all. Women can breastfeed anytime, anywhere. Australian federal and local laws explicitly state women are legally supported to breastfeed or express milk in public. You have the right to feed your baby whenever and wherever they need to be fed.
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