And there are so many things that almost nobody tells you about breastfeeding.
You do not need to eat too healthy
Your body is designed to produce healthy milk, no matter what you eat. Since most nutrients out of your body with milk, a healthy diet is important not so much for the baby as for you. If you think your diet is not sufficiently rich in nutrients, vitamins, ask your doctor what you can drink to get enough of the substance from which your body need. It is better to breastfeed your child, than to deprive it of breast milk and feed with AM. Experts believe that it is not dangerous to least sipping on a cup of coffee per day or one glass of wine a week.
Cramps in the abdomen
These cramps are similar pain during menstruation. This is due to oxytocin hormone that activates the secretion of milk, and that causes the uterus to shrink back to its normal state, since it reduces the risk of uterine bleeding. Although uncomfortable, this situation is a sign that your body heals properly. Experts say that pain increases with each pregnancy because the uterus is expanding more and more.
Milk does not appear every time the same
Different type of milk is due to the changing composition in order to meet the nutritional needs of the baby. First produced sticky, yellowish white colostrum, which is rich in protein. In the coming weeks begin to produce two kinds of milk, the first is more watery fluid and the second looks creamy, it contains more fat.
Breastfeeding can be boring
Feeding can last very long, even for an hour, and babies need feeding several times a day. So if you have to view many e-mail messages or watch series, take advantage of this opportunity to diversify your time. After the baby is fed, let him sleep, but do not turn lights or TV. If you want to orient the baby when it is day and when it was night, be careful because excessive simulation in the early hours it can irritate and disrupt its regime.
You may experience pain as a result of breastfeeding
Most likely you will feel your nipples irritated because never been used in this way. If you experience severe pain, consult a specialist because you may have problems with lactation. Breast pumps can also cause pains in them. Do not run the pump at high speed to save time. Note that not droughts hair and milk pumps. Start with the slowest speed and then switch to a speed that does not cause discomfort. Use products with lanolin spreads after breastfeeding or pumping milk.
You can experience the feeling of complete bliss
Hardly can have another feeling is so good as to feel the baby in your arms while breastfeeding. Breastfeeding releases oxytocin, a hormone involved in milk production and makes you feel sleepy after feeding.