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Back in 2015, when I delivered my baby, Aayansh, everyone suggested that I only breastfeed him for the next six months. I read and lot and learned that breastfeeding is the best food for a child and has a lot of benefits for both the mother and the child. It helps the mother heal in many ways, physically and mentally, and provides the child with all the nutrients required to grow healthy and strong. It is essential to remember that a happy and healthy mother can nurture a happy and healthy child.
Initially, making the baby latch had been somewhat challenging for me; it was very stressful and tough. Many advised me to switch to formula milk as it is a more convenient option to feed. However, I did not want to give up and deprive my baby of the profuse benefits of breast milk. I am sincerely grateful to the hospital staff and all lactation consultants who guided me and helped me understand the position I should hold my baby to feed him well. They also taught me other important and useful techniques of breastfeeding. I also learned to recognize the signs to understand if the baby is hungry or full. These learnings made my lactating days less stressful, and finally, my baby started latching. My family also supported me and made my breastfeeding journey smooth. They ensured I had healthy meals on time and got sufficient rest.
Motherhood is a roller coaster ride; one delves into a pool of challenges initially as no one is ever prepared for the surprises that it brings along. My husband had always been a support system, sharing all parenting duties. One of his favorite duties of all was to walk Aayansh, holding him in his arms until he burped after being breastfed.
I hope all new mothers get the tips and support from the Mumma bloggers and have a happy time with their babies. All the best to all new mommies!
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