BREAST­FEED­ING IS­SUES EV­ERY NEW MUM FACES

Nurs­ing mums need not face these three prob­lems any­more. With every­thing they al­ready have go­ing on, wouldn’t it be awe­some if they didn’t need to con­test with these top com­plaints? Read on to know how you too can seek lib­er­a­tion from these an­noy­ing is­sue

Mother & Baby - - CONTENTS - BY SI­MONA TERRON

Seek lib­er­a­tion from nurs­ing woes

The most cru­cial act for a mother and baby post child­birth is breast­feed­ing. It is so ba­sic, yet, its ben­e­fits are many for both mother and child. The sad truth, though, is that this beau­ti­ful bond­ing ex­pe­ri­ence can some­times be prob­lem­atic. Sev­eral women are ashamed of ad­mit­ting that what they’ve been told is a nat­u­ral and re­lax­ing process, is ac­tu­ally rife with is­sues that few folks talk about. WE DIS­CUSS THE THREE MOST COM­MON BREAST­FEED­ING CHAL­LENGES AND TELL YOU HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM:

1. Work­ing Moms: New moms face a ter­ri­ble dilemma: they can ei­ther de­lay their re­turn to work so they can breast­feed their baby for as long as pos­si­ble to make them stronger and health­ier, but stand to risk pro­fes­sional suicide, or they can rely on for­mula and re­turn to work im­me­di­ately but deal with missing work con­stantly, to at­tend to a sickly child. So­lu­tion? Breast pumps. They help you ex­press your milk, which can be stored at room tem­per­a­ture for up to six hours, or re­frig­er­ated and fed to the baby while you are away at work. These life­sav­ing de­vices even come with a spe­cial stor­age com­part­ment. In­tro­duce your baby to bot­tle feed­ing as early as four weeks so they don’t re­ject it when you re­turn to work.

2. Pub­lic Nurs­ing: There is much de­bate about how ap­pro­pri­ate it is for moth­ers to breast­feed in pub­lic. While it is no­body’s busi­ness to shame women for this nat­u­ral ac­tiv­ity, you can re­duce the po­ten­tial em­bar­rass­ment or heck­ling by do­ing these sim­ple things: Wear loose cloth­ing with easy to open but­tons in the front. Drape a small blan­ket or large scarf over your shoul­der so it cov­ers your breast and the baby’s head. You even get baby slings or nurs­ing cov­ers. Look for a lounge or pri­vate room if you are at places like the air­port, de­part­ment store or movie theatre.

3. Pain & Sore­ness: Not every­thing about nurs­ing is rain­bows and but­ter­flies, so be pre­pared for a cer­tain amount of pain. Avoid­ing breast­feed­ing be­cause of this is fool­ish as it will lead to over­fill­ing of the breast, which is un­be­liev­ably painful and even more dan­ger­ous for the mother.

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