Breastfeeding awareness week is here, and already well underway, so hopefully anyone who is thinking about breastfeeding their next baby or anyone already feeding should find some good hints and tips today.
If you missed yesterdays post about the Benefits of Breastfeeding check it out here
Everyone assumes that breastfeeding is going to be easy,
if it is the normal, natural thing to do then why should it be difficult?
Well walking and talking are normal and natural to us now, but they were skills that we had to take time to learn and it is no different with breastfeeding.
So I think that really needs to be my first Top Tip,
TAKE TIME TO LEARN HOW TO BREASTFEED
Hopefully if you are already feeding it is going well, or if you are still waiting for baby to arrive when you do begin feeding fingerscrossed it goes well, but incase it doesn’t then my second Top Tip,
ASK FOR HELP AND SUPPORT
don’t wait until you and baby are having problems, seek help from organisations like
or look for local breastfeeding cafes
but my biggest Top Tip has to be
DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU
people will tell you that you must do …. or mustn’t do ….
but from experience, if I had listened to all those who told me never to use nipple shields otherwise I would cause nipple confusion then my biting and chewing 5day old baby would not have been fed, I decided that nipple shields with breastfeeding was better than moving onto formula.
I hope that these tips have been useful, if you have any others that you think people might find helpful I would love to hear them
If you are participating in the Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt them please leave a comment below about any Top Tips you have and it will be counted towards your final hunt score to win the Grand Prize
Please also take a moment to look at some fellow bloggers and companies also taking part in the hunt