Old gen mommies don’t trust the instincts of new ones. There is and always will be a gap of different ideology and opinions. Do you also think so?? Well until you become a mother, you probably steer clear away from such thoughts but once you start your breastfeeding journey; you suddenly realize what’s gone wrong with others. I have noticed ample of cases where a new Mom feels left out. This is not just the case with Mother-In-Laws and other experienced minds but often you think that your own Mom doesn’t understand your feelings; have a look:
- Are you producing sufficient milk for the baby?
- Why your baby is crying, probably because of hunger!
- Your nipples are flat / inverted and baby is not able to latch (OMG so much research about your body!)
- You have got fever, don’t feed your baby. Don’t touch your baby!
- Your baby’s is not growing well, you must give him top-feed.
- Your baby is experiencing body pain, probably your milk don’t suit his tummy.
- At our time, babies used to sleep longer during nights. It seems he remains hungry.
- You will have to join office soon, its better you start top feed now!
- Poor baby…
Today there is good network of lactation consultants available that you can refer to incase of any kind of doubts. They can provide you the most trusted and un-biased advice that you need at this precious hour.
And remember the baby takes breastfeed, not nipple-feed so in case you have serious issues related to your body-type an external support like a good breast pump can really help you to manually adjust the suction levels as per your own need. No two mothers have the same body and same is the case with the newborns requirements. A good breast pump like Little’s Breast Pump can gently soothe you to ensure delicate expression of milk and work on stimulation mode, i.e. exactly the way as if the baby is latched directly to you. So in case if you are travelling or joining work or staying away from your baby for few hours; you can be rest assured that your baby only gets your milk!
We are new-gen Moms, we don’t have to hold back nor there need any to change anyone. Be the change, and adapt the things that can ease your journey of motherhood. And remember Breastfeeding is not a miracle or selective boon…
I delivered my child through c-sec; I too was a naïve woman entering into the world of motherhood. I didn’t realize that milk was already flowing out of my body while I waited for the nurse to take my newborn for the top-feed. But thankfully with the correct guidance I successfully breastfeed my child exclusively for the first six months and then continued it for more than 2 years. With my second child on way, I’m looking forward to reliable feeding products that can help me to manage my toddler and newborn together instead of losing my mind in hearing impertinent ideas.
So if you know you want to, you can do it! Let the others say and comment what they wish for. It’s your time Mommy, you have all the aide that you might need;look for it!!