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Breastfeeding Tips and Advice

Breastfeeding tips and advice covering a variety of common (and less common!) issues, plus lots of tips and advice.

Breastfeeding Tips and Advice

Breastfeeding Tips
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While no longer personally relevant to me, this section of my blog will always hold a very special place in my heart. I hope that the breastfeeding challenges I faced can become of value to other new mothers, and that’s why I’ve documented my journey with each of my girls.

No matter how difficult I found nursing at times, I will never regret my decision to continue for as long as I did, no matter the personal cost.

There are so many breastfeeding benefits, for both mother and baby, and these are not limited to the obvious ones associated with nutrition.

Advantages of Breastfeeding

Mother laying on her side breastfeeding her infant.

Breastfeeding your baby also:

  • Is cheap;
  • Is convenient;
  • Provides many health benefits to baby;
  • Reduces the risk of SIDS;
  • Decreases your risk of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, obesity and certain cancers;
  • Encourages bonding with your baby;
  • Reduces risk of PND.

And that list is not exhaustive! For example, though this may not be important to every woman (and can be problematic for those wishing to extend their family) – I saw it as a huge advantage that I experienced breastfeeding-induced amenorrhea!

Tips For Breastfeeding Health Problems For Baby and You

Breastfeeding tips and advice, plus lots of resources, covering common and not so common nursing challenges, including:

  • Dehydration
  • Pain
  • Latch
  • Blocked ducts
  • Allergies (for baby and mum!)
  • Probiotics
  • Sleep issues
  • Aversion
  • Weaning

Breastfeeding Support

Despite the challenges they represent, there’s a positive byproduct to these breastfeeding obstacles:

Fantastic communities of like-minded parents are forged, and they’re only too willing to support and encourage each other to overcome their respective issues.

Continuing that theme, here are some more posts sharing lots of tips around breastfeeding support.

Breastfeeding Support and Advice

Breastfeeding support for nursing mums, to help increase confidence and improve outcomes.

I’ve even released an ebook to help educate and empower women about how to breastfeed successfully.

Find more support for breastfeeding and CMPA.

I wish it were not the case, but in spite of research and studies pointing towards the very great advantages of improving breastfeeding rates, we continue to deal with lack of education and support around the subject of breastfeeding…

Essays Focusing on Important Breastfeeding Issues

Alongside all the associated benefits, unfortunately there are many breastfeeding issues to navigate which can make nursing more of a challenge.

Breastfeeding and Mindfulness

Breastfeeding

From a personal perspective, though I can’t be absolutely sure that nursing my daughter is to thank, I believe breastfeeding helped my mental health during a very difficult time. Following a traumatic delivery I suffered PNA; but over time I’ve managed to completely change my mindset and have never been more content.

I wonder whether breastfeeding truly contributed to this change in me; either way, I’m so grateful for the life I live today. In fact, this positive attitude is one of the traits I wish to instil in my girls, and is a big part of my life now.

My greatest hope for them is that they will thrive in a happy and relaxed environment, far away from the stress and anxiety I have known in the past.

I hope that any breastfeeding mamas will find a wealth of useful information within these breastfeeding posts.