What Postpartum Moms Should Know About Breastfeeding

What Postpartum Moms Should Know About Breastfeeding

Giving birth is an experience a woman can hardly describe, but for postpartum mothers it is just a beginning. One of the most terrible yet satisfying experiences in postpartum is breastfeeding. It is a beautiful bond between mother and child but it comes with its own challenges and rewards. In this blog we will deep dive into what postpartum moms should know about breastfeeding, we have covered essential do’s and don'ts for a smoother experience. We will also talk about Breast Pumps especially Ornavo’'s Wearable Breast Pump along with its supportive nursing bra.

Understanding the Basics of Breastfeeding:

Before talking about do’s and don’ts , let's talk about the fundamentals of breastfeeding. Breast milk is the best nutrition and recommended choice for newborns, providing essential nutrients and antibodies crucial for their growth and immune system. Breastfeeding helps release a hormone called oxytocin that helps in maternal bonding, aids in postpartum recovery and also helps in postpartum depression.

Do’s for Successful Breastfeeding:

  1. Seek Professional Support:

You delivered a life, your health comes first. Never hesitate to consult with a lactation consultant or a breastfeeding expert. They basically help with latching techniques, milk production and other challenges that you may face.

  1. Maintain a Healthy Diet: 

Your diet will reflect your child’s health. Whatever you will eat will directly impact the quality of breast milk. Keep the intake of vegetables, proteins, fruits to ensure your baby receives optimal nutrition.

  1. Stay Hydrated:

Staying hydrated in the key to increase your milk supply. Make sure your water intake is good throughout the day and try to drink 2 glasses of water before you sit to breastfeed.

  1. Utilize Supportive Tools:

    Innovative products like the Ornavo Breast Pump and Wearable Breast Pump can make breastfeeding more convenient, allowing you to express milk efficiently while multitasking or on the go.
  1. Practice Skin-to-Skin Contact:

Who doesn't love skin to skin with your own child. But do you know that it helps promote bonding and stimulate milk production? Spend quality time cuddling your baby, especially when you feed them.

Don’ts to Avoid Common Pitfalls:

  1. Overlook Proper Latching: 

Make sure your baby is latching properly, a poor latch can lead to nipple bain and blisters which can be extremely painful. Ensure your baby latches onto the breast correctly, with their mouth covering both the nipple and areola.

  1. Neglect Self-Care

:Remember, taking care of yourself is vital for successful breastfeeding. Avoid overexertion and prioritize rest whenever possible.

  1. Ignore Signs of Breast Issues:

 Be vigilant for signs of mastitis, engorgement, or plugged ducts. Addressing these issues promptly can prevent complications and discomfort.

  1. Rush the Process:

    Breastfeeding is a learning journey for both you and your baby. Be patient and give yourself time to adjust, especially during the initial weeks when establishing a feeding routine.
  1. Isolate Yourself: 

    Surround yourself with a supportive network of family and friends who understand and encourage your breastfeeding journey. Sharing experiences and seeking advice from fellow moms can provide invaluable reassurance.

The Role of Innovative Breastfeeding Tools:

In today’s world, we can see the latest advancements in breastfeeding technology that have completely changed the nursing experience. Products like Ornavo’s Wearable pump offers extreme convenience and flexibility for busy mothers.Ornavo’s pulp has a compact design with adjustable suction levels that allows for efficient milk expression, doesn't matter if you are at home or on the go. Wearable Breast pumps offer hands free pumping that helps you multitask so none of your daily routine tasks are disturbed. Having these tools in the breastfeeding journey enhances comfort and convenience.

Importance of a Supportive Nursing Bra:

One of the postpartum essentials of breastfeeding moms is a perfect fitted nursing bra. Nursing bras give you the right comfort, support for feeding sessions. Choose bras that are made of breathable fabric with straps that are adjustable. A right nursing bra will ensure extreme comfort and convenience throughout your breastfeeding journey.

 

Conclusion:

Breastfeeding for a postpartum mom is both rewarding and challenging. By following the essential do’s and don'ts along with the modern tools like Ornavo’s Electric breast pump can help you enhance your breastfeeding experience and nurture a strong bond with your little one. Remember each breastfeeding journey is different and comes with each set of comfort and challenges. Be patient, enjoy the time and don't hesitate to seek help when needed. Wish you a very happy Breastfeeding Journey.