I can provide support, encouragement, and information if you decide that breastfeeding is how you want to nourish your new baby in Rock Hill.
Caring for a newborn is challenging, exciting, and joyful. Especially during the postpartum period, you want to do the best you can for your baby, and breastfeeding is the best way to nourish and feed your newborn. When you breastfeed, you give your newborn the most complete form of nutrition while strengthening the bond you are developing with your new baby.
While breastfeeding provides many benefits for your newborn, it also provides multiple benefits for you as the mother. For instance, during pregnancy, your body created natural fat stores to be used during nursing. By breastfeeding, you may find it is easier to eliminate this excess weight postpartum. When you breastfeed, you also encourage your uterus to return to its original size as quickly as possible, which can reduce the risk of post-birth bleeding.
Some women struggle with breastfeeding at first. Know that establishing a routine that is comfortable for you and your baby takes patience and time. As your midwife, I can provide much-needed breastfeeding support, information, and education, so you can continue to successfully breastfeed.
At Birth Choice, in the Rock Hill, South Carolina area, I am here to help you make a successful transition into new motherhood, including breastfeeding. Reach out to me today to find out more about how I can help as you get used to caring for and nourishing your new baby.