Breastfeeding is natural, however, it does not always come naturally to some mothers and babies. Moms should be reminded that “breast is best” but there may be a lot of details you still don’t know about breastfeeding.
Our postpartum care in Georgia can help you expand your knowledge about breastfeeding. Breastfeeding affects a woman’s hormones greatly. Nursing suppresses ovulation, making the estrogen level in the body very low. This can put a new mom into a premenopausal-type state. This can also lead to vaginal dryness, hot flashes, night sweats, and low libido. These symptoms, though, do improve over time and become less severe when your cycles return.
Breastfeeding also sucks every bit of moisture out of your body. This may result in constipation. So, if you struggle with constipation, make sure to stay extra hydrated, take in more fiber, and ask your doctor about effective and safe stool softeners. Our postpartum care may also assist you in managing these symptoms.
Unquestionably, the benefits of breastfeeding are teeming. For the mother, breastfeeding reduces the risks of breast and ovarian cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. For the baby, it reduces the risks of SIDS, diabetes, infectious diseases, and obesity.
Breastfeeding can also improve mother-child bonding. While it can be a hard thing to do, it is also the most wonderful thing a mother can do.
Breastfeeding is a unique process for each mom and baby. If you struggle with supply, you may ask our night nurse for help. And all things aside, never compare yourself to other moms, especially when it comes to breastfeeding.
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