How to start breastfeeding again?

Breastfeeding is a magical experience. The closeness of mother and baby, the satisfaction that comes from providing nourishment – it really is something special. But sometimes things don’t go as planned. Maybe your milk supply has dwindled, or you’ve had to take a break for medical reasons. Whatever the reason may be, there are ways to start breastfeeding again.

Step 1: Get Pumped Up

Pumping is an essential first step if you’re trying to get back into nursing. It helps stimulate milk production and gets everything flowing again (pun intended). Here’s what you need:

  • A breast pump
  • Storage bags/bottles for storing milk
  • Patience

Step 2: Set Realistic Expectations

Just like Rome wasn’t built in a day; neither will your breastmilk supply reach its full capacity overnight (unless maybe if you have superhuman powers). Be patient with yourself as well; your body needs time, resting your body by getting some rest or meditating can go a long way in helping regain lost lactation abilities.

Step 3: Put on Your Boob Hat

Okay so we know “boob hat” isn’t technically correct terminology but let’s not split hairs here people, its funny! Put comfortably-fitting bras which will ensure that both sides of your lady mountains are leveled up for even marathon feedings.

Step 4: Find Comfortable Positions

Get comfortable while breastfeeding ensures successful sessions allowing enough time between feeding engagements Also using pillows under hands or arms will assist during feedings especially when assuring balance against any precarious moments emanating from sudden movements by either party.

Some Excellent Breastfeeding Positions:The cradle hold: Whereby holding baby close with one arm while supporting their head with the other arm., The football hold: cradling baby under your arm like clutching a rugby ball. This position is good when recovering from a C-section or have larger breasts.

Step 5: Introduce Your Baby to the Boob Bar

You might be worried that your baby has forgotten how to breastfeed, but rest assured – newborns are hard-wired with instincts to suckle. Just keep offering the boob throughout the day and soon enough, they’ll start latching on again.

Signs That Latch Has Been Established

  • The top of nipple not visible while feeding
  • Baby’s jaw moves as he/she feeds
  • No pain/soreness present during breastfeeding session.

Step 6: Watch What You Eat

Your diet can affect your milk supply! Eating healthy foods like leafy greens, oatmeals and consuming lots of water will help generate more lactation production. Stay away from caffeinated drinks such as coffee/tincture infused chocolates (sadly) , fizzy sodas & alcoholic beverages which also lowers milk productions.

Here are some foods you should eat for an increased milk supply:

Spinach: Rich in Vitamin A
Oatmeal: Boosts hormones essential for lactating mothers

Step 7: Experiment with Supplements

Though there isn’t any real scientific proof backing this theory, many new mothers note great improvements after trying certain herbal supplements in boosting their daily quantum of expressed milk . Here’s what you can try if interested:

  1. Fenugreek – It comes in powdered form and helps tremendously because it boosts prolactin levels (a hormone responsible for generating breastmilk)

2.. Blessed Thistle – Its sold in capsule form and used together with fenugreek enhances its effects for even more effective results!

3.. Shatavari takes benefits up another notch; since ancient times Ayurvedic practitioners recommended shatavari root powder increasing quantity & quality of milk!

Step 8: Seek help from Lactating Consultants

Okay, so we’ve given you a bunch of tips and tricks here, but sometimes these things can be difficult to do on your own. If you feel like you’re struggling with getting back into the breastfeeding game or experiencing some soreness, it’s smart to call for help!. Lactation consultants can offer custom advice tailored just for you!

At the end of the day, remember that your body is capable of amazing things – including producing enough milk to nourish another human being. All it takes is a little patience and TLC.

So put on your best boob hat (read bra), grab a cup of water in one hand and pump away with perseverance – because pretty soon that liquid gold will start flowing again!

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