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My Personal Experience of Breastfeeding After C-section Delivery
Six months ago, I gave birth to a baby girl through a C-section. After her birth, for 1.5 months I was partially breastfeeding. But suddenly my baby refused to take formula milk. After trying so many things such as changing bottles and changing milk brand, I was left with no option but to breastfeed her regularly.
Initially, I felt immense pain when she latched on to my breasts because of low milk production. I discussed this with my mother-in-law and she suggested me to drink fenugreek seed water, and believe me, it worked wonders for me. Apart from drinking fenugreek water, I did a few changes in my lifestyle:
Here’s What I Ate!
- Dalia with milk
- Dalia and moong dal khichdi
- Dry fruits laddoo
- Toor dal
- Milk twice a day
- Lots of water
I tried to add fenugreek in my food wherever possible.
I Stayed Positive as Staying Positive and Stress-Free Is Also Important Post C-section!
Staying positive is very important as it plays an important role in enhancing milk production. I spent quality time with my newborn and whenever I was stressed, which was quite common after delivery, I used to talk to my husband and family.
I Breastfed as Often as Possible
I breastfed my baby whenever she was hungry. It gave a signal to my body to produce more milk. It took time but I didn’t give up and gradually I noticed that my body started producing more milk.
I Slept Well
I know as a mother it’s tough to take a good sleep. But good sleep helps in lowering stress levels and a stress-free mind gives a signal to the body to produce milk. I took a nap whenever my baby slept.
I Enjoyed Some Me-Time
I tried to take out a few minutes for me and at that time I used to listen to good music or watch good web series or talk to my besties. Believe me, it really helped my mind and body to calm down and I felt energetic.
I Refused to Eat Junk Food
It’s been 6 months since I delivered my baby and until now I haven’t eaten junk. What we eat, it goes through milk to our baby so I tried to stay away from junk instead I opted for healthy options. Below are a few of them:
- Roasted makhana
- Roasted peanut (take in moderate quantity it might cause a gastric issue)
- Puffed rice with curry leaves seasoning
- Cheese sandwich with lots of veggies, etc.
Now I am a happy breastfeeding mother. And I hope this post helps you, mommies!