The Importance of Preparing for Breastfeeding
The East Surrey Bump to Baby Podcast - the importance of preparing for breastfeeding
In this insightful episode, we delve into the importance of preparing for breastfeeding antenatally and the key elements to ensure successful and enjoyable bonding during the early days of breastfeeding. Our very own Emma, a qualified Mindful Breastfeeding Practitioner and Breastfeeding Peer Supporter and Becca explore the significance of prenatal preparation for breastfeeding. Emma sheds light on the benefits of getting informed, seeking support, and setting positive intentions during pregnancy to pave the way for a confident and rewarding breastfeeding journey. Emma guides us through Mindful Breastfeeding Techniques from positioning and breathing techniques to affirmations and relaxation exercises, we learn how these powerful practices can enhance the breastfeeding experience and create a nurturing and harmonious environment for both mother and baby. We discuss the common issues that can appear in the early days of breastfeeding such as nipple pain from poor and swallow latches and the discomfort of engorgment and the emotional highs and lows that breastfeeding can bring and the importance of knowing when and how to seek support. We talk about the impact our hormones have on our ability to breastfeed and how, similarly to birth, we are able to influence them to make the journey easier. Find out more from Emma from Calm Mama Collective about Mindful Breastfeeding and her antenatal classes and postnatal support.
Additional resources for support and information on breastfeeding:
Support Services – Burstow Babies:
Children and Family Health Surrey Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust Breastfeeding Helplines:
The National Breastfeeding Helpline: Telephone 0300 100 0212 (9.30am to 9.30pm everyday)
The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: Telephone 0300 330 5453 (9.30am -10.30pm everyday)
NCT Breastfeeding Helpline: Telephone 0300 330 0700 (everyday, 8am to midnight, including bank holidays)
Le Leche League Helpline: Telephone 03451202918

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