Feeding your baby can be a challenging time for mothers that are choosing the breast feed. Often times I find mothers that get frustrated because it seems that their baby wants to eat or nurse all the time. However is it possible that you are not producing enough milk for your baby for each feeding? Is your baby waking up to nurse atleast every 2 hours or nursing up to 8-12 times in a 24 hour period?
Some help or suggestions for ensuring that your baby is getting enough food are some simple tips. When you are nursing your baby try breast feeding you baby for a longer period or try nursing on one breast until it is empty before switching to the other side. Check to see if you are changing your baby’s wet diaper atleast 6-8 times in a 24-hour period. Make sure you are getting enough rest, drinking plenty of fluids and eating healthy can also help you with your milk flow.
We know that these times can be trying while you are loving the joys of being a mommy but make sure you reach out to family and friends if you need the help. Think of it this way…when you are one the plane and it’s going down you have to take your oxygen first before you can help someone else. Therefore make sure you are taking caring of yourself so you can be a healthy and happy mommy for your newborn baby.