Not only is breastfeeding beneficial for your newborn, but it also provides benefits for you as a mother in Chester.
Caring for the newest member of your family, your newborn, is both challenging and exciting. You want what is best for both you and your baby, especially during the postpartum period, and breastfeeding may be how you choose to nourish and feed your newborn. Breastfeeding is one of the best things you can do for your new baby because not only does it mean you are giving your newborn the most complete form of nutrition, but it also helps you bond with your new baby.
Not only is breastfeeding beneficial for your newborn, but it also provides benefits for you as a mother. For example, while you were pregnant, your body naturally stored fat to be used for nursing. When you breastfeed, you may find it easier to eliminate this excess weight. Breastfeeding also encourages your uterus to return to its original size as quickly as possible, which reduces the risk of continued bleeding after birth.
For many women in Chester, South Carolina, starting to breastfeed and then establishing a routine that is comfortable for them and their baby takes patience and time. As your midwife, I can provide the education, information, and support you need to start and continue breastfeeding if this is what you choose to do.
Sometimes, difficulties can occur while breastfeeding, especially while you are first starting out. Please do not hesitate to contact me at Birth Choice for information about adjusting and support as you care for and nourish your new baby.