You were given your bundle of joy as you are touching his tiny fingers …so calm… so sweet… suddenly the baby bursts out crying…
Well it is time for the first meal
Breastfeeding or formula?
As long as you can nurse even if you hate breastfeeding. Try at least to offer your newborn the liquid you produce for 4 days before the natural milk, which is called colostrum.
1. Colostrum is the first milk your body produces for 3 to 4 days after delivery.
2. It is a thick fluid that differs in color and quantity than the milk.
3. It is packed with nutrients and antibodies that fight diseases and protects your baby against future infections.
Each breastfeeding experience is unique. What worked easily for your mom or friends might not work for you. You can ask the nurses or your doctor to help you contact a lactation consultant to help you deal with latching difficulties, painful nursing, and low milk production.
But the first question is what do you definitely need for successful breastfeeding?