Breastfeeding isn't always easy since it takes some skill and practice to get used to. Here are some basic tips to make your life a bit easier.
Breastfeeding is by no means an easy feat, and for first time mothers, there's a lot of trial and error involved in making sure that your child is well attached so that they can drink breast milk properly. Here's a simple step-by-step guide to make things a little bit easier.
Make sure that both you and your baby are calm and relaxed. This will make breastfeeding comfortable and easy for both you and your baby.
Knowing the signs of when your baby wants to feed is also very helpful. As a general rule, if your baby moves his or her head from side to side with their mouth open, that means that they want to feed.
To start the feeding, move your baby close to you, and make sure that his or her chest is touching yours. Remember to bring your baby to your breast, and not your breast to your baby.
The next step would be to bring your baby to your nipple. As your baby tips their head back, the top lip should brush over your nipple. This would encourage them to open their mouth wide.
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