Start learning the basics of breastfeeding

At 31 weeks, it’s time for you to start learning the basics of breastfeeding your little one. The first feedings with your baby are special bonding moments. Breastfeeding can take some practice at first, so knowing the basics will be of great help when the baby comes.

Initial Feeding: Your breast milk will come in a few days after your baby is born. The initial liquid called colostrum is a thick, yellowish substance, packed with protein and antibodies that will help your baby fight off diseases. When your milk comes in it will look very different from the colostrum; normal breast milk looks like a thin, bluish-white liquid.

Start learning the basics of breastfeeding

Frequency: Feed your hungry newborn on demand – that is, whenever they want to eat. Most newborns will need about 10 to 12 feedings in a 24-hour period, or one feeding every one to three hours. Respond to your baby’s cues and your milk supply will adjust to meet the needs.

Establishing a Good Milk Supply: When you are nursing, good nutrition, plenty of fluids and rest are all essential. Sleep when the baby sleeps and drink plenty of healthy liquids. Milk, water and juice are all good options – and remember to relax.

The Latch: Getting a good latch can be tricky and take some patience, but is important. A nursing baby has to take all of the nipple and part of the breast into the mouth, so the nipple is at the very back, near throat.

How Much is Enough: One clue is how well your baby sleeps after a meal. If your baby tummy is full, will probably fall asleep right after feeding. Also, your baby is getting enough milk if your baby produces about six wet nappies every day and 3-5 loose, yellowish stools each day until your baby is six weeks old. Urine should be a pale yellow. Your breasts will feel soft and empty after each feeding.



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