Breastfeeding provides many benefits for you and your newborn.
“Exciting” and “challenging” are two words that can describe caring for a newborn. As a new mother, you want what is best for your baby, especially postpartum, which may be why you choose breastfeeding to nourish and feed your newborn. Not only does breastfeeding allow you to give your new baby a complete form of nutrition, but it can also help you strengthen the bond with your newborn.
While breastfeeding is inarguably beneficial for your newborn, it also offers benefits for you as the mother. One of the benefits many mothers enjoy is that breastfeeding often makes it easier for women to eliminate the excess weight they gain during pregnancy. Additionally, breastfeeding encourages the uterus to return to its original size faster following birth, which reduces the risk of continued bleeding.
Although beneficial in many ways, it takes patience and time for women in Clover, South Carolina who breastfeed to establish a comfortable breastfeeding routine. If you need guidance, information, and support during this joyful period in your life, as a midwife, I am here for you. Know that breastfeeding does not always come naturally at first, but I am here to help you as you establish this new routine with your baby.
Remember that I always welcome your call for additional support as you care and nourish your baby through breastfeeding. Contact me at Birth Choice today to set up an appointment or to find out more about my midwifery services.