Breastfeeding is especially challenging for first-time mum. There are peoples who are willing to support you throughout the journey. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Breastfeeding provides benefits for your baby. Being a first-time mother, breastfeeding is challenging. However, you are not alone. Please don’t feel mum-guilt if you are having difficulties on your breastfeeding journey. There are a lot of people that are ready to support you throughout your breastfeeding journey. These are some site that you can look for supports:
Mothers always support each other. The most common ways to reach out other mums is joining a mummies group. You can always reach out other mums via the group. Trust me. Mums always willing to share their experiences and solutions such as mummy and baby care products online because they are going through the similar journey as you. If you are facing certain breastfeeding issue, you can ask other mums in the mummies group. Don’t feel shy to ask for help in the group. Mums are always being helpful and they will try their best to answer your question. But where to find the mummies group? You can check on mummies forum and also social media site. There are a lot mummies group can be found.
At MumChecked, we provide supports via Facebook group. It is a platform that formed for mums to support mums. Other than problems and solutions, special deals and discounts also being shared in mummies group including mummy and baby care products online. Some mums will even meet out for a lunch gathering!
If you are hiring a confinement nanny, she can be your immediate help for breastfeeding. When choosing a confinement nanny, choose wisely. Apart from taking care both mum and baby, some agencies train their nannies with the knowledge of breastfeeding. Ask the agency about nanny’s experience and training course. A supportive nanny gives mum encouragement when she first starts her breastfeeding journey. A nanny can be really helpful when a woman changes her role into a mother for both physical and mentally support. Some nannies even know massage/solution for breast engorgement. As nanny is experienced, they know which mummy and baby care products online are highly recommended by other mums. So, you can try to get her advices as well.
A lactation consultant is a nursing professional who helps new mum in her effort of breastfeed. It is great to engage the lactation consultants who certified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Some lactation consultants are engaged with hospital, while some are freelance. Visit the consultant before engaged her. She can help you in both mentally and physically preparation for breastfeed including latching, low milk supply and breastfeeding care.
Throughout the breastfeeding journey, most mums might experience breast engorgement. As being part of postnatal care, massage can be very helpful. Check with the therapist or agency before signing up. Some therapists who perform Javanese massage know how to treat breast engorgement issue. The massage therapist not only help in gaining back pre-pregnancy body shape, but also help in treating breast engorgement. Before it turns to mastitis, get a professional therapist to treat your breast engorgement.
It can be tough throughout the journey of breastfeeding. As long as your baby is healthy and happy, it worth your effort for breastfeeding. Get advices and supports from others and you will find it smoother and easier.