Self-Care Challenge - Day 7: 10 Tips for New, Breastfeeding Mamas
- aving your baby directly against your body also makes the transition to life outside the womb far easier for both mother and baby. Nature provides an awesome balancing act: your baby’s temperature is maintained by you: when your baby is cold, your body automatically warms up; when your baby is hot, your body cools down. Closeness = success.
- Rest as much as possible. The dirty laundry and dishes can wait.
- If you have visitors coming over and you're nervous about having to feed the baby while they're there...don't be. You have every right to excuse yourself, go to your room or another comfortable place in your home and nurse. Even if it takes a really long time (and it often does, in the beginning). Your guests will have to understand and will have to wait. You and your baby are a significantly higher priority than entertaining visitors!
- You also have every right to nurse in front of your new guests. If they're uncomfortable, they can go in the other room. Again, whatever you want to do is fine. There is no "right" or "wrong." Only "right for YOU" and "wrong for YOU."