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A Letter From a Baby
I can understand you are in extreme pain after delivering me. You and I both are not trained for breastfeeding. But mom, I promise you that I will learn soon. Please don’t lose hope, mom. It will create a strong bond between us. Your milk will develop my immunity, mom; it will prepare me to fight all the viruses and bacteria. Mom, you know the probability of breast cancer will also reduce, and my lovely mom, you will feel happier too. But mom, you will require more energy to feed me, so please eat healthy meals full of protein, carbs, and lots of minerals. Mom, please don’t skip breakfast, and please never forget to take calcium tablets during this time. I love you, Mumma.
One most important thing, mumma, please take proper rest if you get tired. Your milk secretion will reduce otherwise. Then, how will I enjoy exclusive breastfeeding for six months? And mom, if you are facing the problem of low milk secretion, please take satawari powder and cumin water. It will help you. Some moms suffer from mastitis (cracked nipple). If you experience it, please take medical help immediately, mom.
Also mumma, there is no harm in breastfeeding in the lying position if you feel tired. I will feed in the lying position. Mumma, I know you are not feeling well after since after delivery. But soon, you can introduce me to a feeding bottle after I turn four months old. Just express your milk or feed me formula milk in the bottle. I’ll easily accept it. After I turn six months old, please introduce me to lots of fruits and veggies along with the expressed milk. Please don’t give me cow’s milk for a year. If you prepare a puree or kheer for me after six months, please add some expressed milk or formula milk to it.
Happy breastfeeding to all the moms and their babies.