After hours of labor, I always assumed that I would nestle my new baby to my breast where he would quickly suckle and then fall into an eight hour slumber. Instead, breastfeeding a newborn was a tricky business for the first few months. I only wish I would have had the resources we’ve compiled over the years at Greenbabyguide.com.
Low breastmilk supply can be a major issue, especially when rest and fluid intake are so hard to keep up in the early days. Why not have someone whip you up a batch of homemade lactation cookies, or “milk making cookies” to boost your breastmilk supply?
If you’re new to breastfeeding and are wondering how you can possibly nurse baby on the go , we have a post on the most bizarre breastfeeding locations our readers have come up with. Plus we have an interview with a new mom who breastfed despite a lack of family support.
What are the best breastfeeding snacks to try when you’re hungry at all hours of the day and night? There are, of course, a few foods that you’ll want to avoid if exhaustion is making breastfeeding difficult. And of course, there are the hidden costs of breast feeding (mostly in the form of pastries and lattes!).
Going back to work can packed with challenges. The transition from breast to a bottle can be wrenchingly difficult for your baby, while pumping breast milk at work can be hard at first for you. If you’re worried about breast milk leaking on your clothes, check out our review of wool nursing pads.
Most important of all for new moms who are in the first and hardest stage of breastfeeding, is our Saturday question post from long ago that asked, “Was breastfeeding worth it?” Thirty three women responded with thoughtful, inspiring comments.
Where are you in your breastfeeding journey? We’d love to hear your stories!