Women should decide freely whether to breastfeed or not. For this decision the mother should consult with her partner, or at least a close person, since this person’s commitment to the care of the baby and the rest of the housework will be a valuable contribution to the success of breastfeeding.
Start with you. Maintain a varied diet and good hydration
The correct placing of the baby to the breast is the best anti-cracks guarantee. Breastfeeding does not hurt; however, if it hurts, you have to correct the baby’s posture as many times as it takes. Consult a breastfeeding professional in case of doubt.
The skin-to-skin contact in the first 50 minutes of the baby’s life is very important to not lose the bond and to have successful breastfeeding (do not separate them). And if you cannot, your partner can also be a good candidate. Put the baby as soon as possible to breastfeed. You can sleep with the baby during the first few days, so not lose the skin-to-skin contact and the newborn will identify the wonderful smell of your breast. The suction link will be created faster.
Breastfeeding depends on the baby’s need; at the smallest moan, breastfeed. The more times you breastfeed, the sooner you will have milk. With deliveries by caesarean, it is more cumbersome to have the milk than with natural childbirth. But be patient, have confidence and you will do it. Remember to be patient.
It is recommended not to introduce the pacifier or teats until after about 20 or 30 days of giving birth, when breastfeeding has been established. The WHO does not recommend either of them to be made of plastic. It is recommended to attend breastfeeding-support groups during pregnancy, so you can clarify any doubts that may arise before and after delivery and enjoy this special moment with safety and confidence.