All About Breastfeeding – My Breastfeeding Journey With My Little One

All About Breastfeeding - My Breastfeeding Journey With My Little One

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It was almost a week Nihanya was born and I was not able to breastfeed. We had to give her formula every few hours. I use to check every now and then if I’m able to produce milk. But it was a failure. I thought of myself as a failure for the very first time. With few medications and a proper diet recommended by my doctor, I was able to produce milk after ten days. That was the happiest day of my life. But then the next problem started. My baby was already used to formula and the next thing is that she was unable to latch. It really took a long time for Nihanya to get settled with breastmilk and my mom used to push her head firmly towards my nipple for a while and that’s how she learned to latch. And from then on, it was a beautiful journey. I’m missing those beautiful days where I used to hold my daughter so close to me and it’s just bliss. So mom-to-be or moms, everything is a phase and everything will take time. Each one of us is different. Never hurt yourself. Never compare yourself to anyone. Never let yourself feel low anytime. Never feel bad to take some help from your family. Never think you are a failure. Never give an ear to demotivating talks. Once when you’re steady, relaxed, and calm, nothing will go wrong. Each one of us can breastfeed. And if you’re unable to feed for other reasons, that’s okay. See what other best healthy alternatives you can give your child. Each one of us is different.

Here are few foods that helped me:

  • Cooked garlic
  • Spinach
  • Jeera water
  • Health drink
  • Bread with milk
  • Rice with milk
  • Dry fish
  • Carrots
  • Oats
  • Almonds
  • Eggs and
  • More water

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