breastfeeding advice

What I Wish I'd Known about Breastfeeding....

What I Wish I'd Known about Breastfeeding....

I wish I’d known…

to feed my baby as soon as possible after birth.

 If you can, feed your baby within the first hour of its birth. After this the baby can become sleepy for up to 24 hours and less interested in breast feeding. Benefits of this first early feed include keeping baby warm by being skin to skin, calming the baby, giving baby colostrum as its very first milk and releasing oxytocin which makes your uterus contract and reduces your bleeding as well as making you feel very in love with your new tiny one.