Breastfeeding, the advice of midwives


  • When the baby drinks, he must keep the whole nipple in his mouth. It may seem strange to you at first, but if you don't do this the nipple gets too tired and the milk can't flow properly.

  • If the baby falls asleep while drinking milk from the breast, remove the breast from the mouth. How to do? She runs a finger gently and sideways between her lips. Don't pull!

  • After feeding, let breast milk and saliva on your breasts dry in the air: prevents infections.

  • Change your breastfeeding position often to avoid pressure on one side only. Depending on whether you are breastfeeding while lying down or sitting, with the baby on your stomach or on the side, different regions of the breast are affected. Another advantage: the breasts empty in the same way.

  • Change breasts often and don't let your little one drink for long, better thicker.

  • Do the nipples hurt? Some women are surprised at how badly breastfeeding can hurt.Sometimes, on the second or third day after starting to breastfeed, the nipples are so sore or even sore that you have to grit your teeth when the baby starts drinking milk. Everything is normal: the nipples are not trained and are a very sensitive part of the body. And it is not enough that they have strengthened during pregnancy with massages or cold showers. The only consolation: gradually the pain will pass.

  • Are you low on milk? She often attaches the baby to the breast, because it stimulates the production of milk, even if it just sucks. You can also buy a blend of herbal teas that aids in the formation of milk: it is usually a mix of anise, cumin and fennel.

To every problem its solution

  • Accumulations and infections: it happens to almost all mothers to have accumulations of milk. The reasons may be different: the baby skips a meal, against his habits, or he wants to breastfeed only from one breast. The affected breast becomes hot and turgid and hurts. Watch out for buildups - they can turn into an infection. Attempts to wake the baby and induce him to drink often end in failure. Make warm compresses and let the milk flow out with your hand in all directions. Stop when the pain is completely gone. If you can't get the milk out with your hand, you can use a pump. Even if you no longer feel pain, you may feel the chills of fever. Get warm in bed and get some sleep. A breast infection cannot always be avoided. If you have chills, a high fever, pains in the head and limbs, you should visit the gynecologist. Important: even with mastitis it is not compulsory to stop breastfeeding. You can treat yourself with homeopathic medicines and keep your breasts warm with showers, infrared or compresses, to allow better circulation of the milk. In some cases, only antibiotics help: if so, discuss with your gynecologist whether to stop breastfeeding for a while.

  • Flat nipples: even women with flat or inward nipples can breastfeed. There are exercises that can help you get the nipples out during pregnancy. Breastfeeding caps can also be used.

  • Gemini: Satisfying two children is certainly stressful, but it can be done. Also in this case, the offer responds to the demand. If you have twins, you can even have them drink at the same time - it's less demanding than preparing bottles ten times a day.

  • There is no peace: it often happens that older siblings give signs of jealousy during breastfeeding. What to do? Keep your nerve. These problems go away on their own.

  • Work: many women have to return to work after maternity leave. In that case they can pump the milk and give it to the baby with the bottle. Also try to take advantage of the lunch break to be with the baby. However, breastfeeding mothers are entitled to breastfeeding breaks while at work.

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