Did you know that lack of sleep can have a negative effect on breast milk production?
Breast milk is a blessing for your new baby. It provides not only basic nutrition for the first 6 months of life, but the milk that your body produces contains disease-fighting substances that protect your baby from illnesses. The benefits of breastfeeding are amazing! Plus, babies love to breast feed! So, it is important that you protect this precious gift to your baby by taking good care of yourself and getting enough sleep.
Not getting enough sleep can lower your milk supply. So to stop this from happening, here are just a few just tips to help you get the rest you need:
- Nap with your baby: Try to sleep when your baby sleeps!
- Offer the breast more often during the day: This way, you might get a chance to get some shut eye during the evening hours.
- Fill your baby’s tummy up: Wake your baby to nurse before you go to sleep in the evening.
- Get help from an outside source: After the first few weeks, you should have a good niche about your baby’s feeding pattern. Have your partner take the baby for a quick walk while you get the rest you need!
We here at Mother’s Helping Hands care and know how important it is for you and your baby to be able to rest. Our trained Night Nurses are willing and able to take care of your baby while you rest and protect your natural gift. Let us help you.