Don’t forget about the benefits of skin to skin with your little one!
Research has shown that holding your baby skin-to-skin helps to increase milk volume, it does this by increasing your level of the milk-making hormone Oxycontin.
There are also many excellent resources and tutorials online to help you master position and latch. Moreover, we highly recommend pick up the book “The womanly Art of Breastfeeding”
Many new moms worry if their newborn is getting enough milk or feeling like they aren’t producing enough milk.
With this in mind, it is important to remember the significance of nursing on demand. Firstly, nursing on demand refers to feeding your baby when they show hunger cues and feeding until full. Secondly, feeding on demand is also referred to as baby-led, responsive feeding, and feeding on cue. Thirdly, and most importantly, milk production is a supply and demand system. In conclusion, the more stimulation and emptying, the more milk is made!
Use infant fullness cues as an indicator of milk production.
- Relaxed hands
- A relaxed baby
- Falling asleep at your breast
- Turning their head away
In another video, Learn about Soothing Techniques and help make nights with your little one much easier and give you the tools you need for success.
Also, don’t hesitate to ask for help! Le Leche League is an amazing resource. There are many groups to become a part of. Connecting with local breastfeeding moms is a great way to build your support community as well!