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Things a New Mom Should Know About Breastfeeding
The joy of becoming a mother cannot be explained. The feeling of being a new mommy is hard to put into words. When you get to hold your baby and you are asked to feed her for the first time, it’s an amazing feeling because that tiny little baby is going to have your milk as her first food.
Breast milk has that magic which no medication has for your baby. It helps in the brain development of the baby. Breastfeeding a baby can strengthen her immune system and protect her from various infections and allergies. Breastfeeding a baby can also make her smarter.
You should breastfeed your baby for the first six months of her life and even after that. This way, your baby will get all the nutrients required for her development. In the first 6 months, her only source of nutrition will be breastmilk. So as a mother, you should try to increase breast milk production by having some nutritional foods like fruits, jeera, vegetables, grains, garlic, etc. Plus you need to avoid certain foods or eat them in limited amounts as these foods can make your baby gassy and lead to colic. The foods you should avoid include beans, dairy products, spicy foods, etc.
I am a mother of a ten-and-a-half-month-old girl and I still breastfeed her. She takes my milk mostly at night and sometimes twice a day. I tend to avoid to breastfeed her during the day so that she learns to eat solids properly. I will suggest the same to all the mothers that after starting solid foods make sure to breastfeed your babies less during the day.
Being a new mother, you will have restless nights as you will have to wake up in the middle of the night to breastfeed your baby, but you know that breastfeeding is an amazing experience. It can strengthen your bond with your baby. So enjoy this phase and have a good time with your little ones.