How to Cope with Breastfeeding and Night Feeds
It is especially important to continue breastfeeding your baby during the night as this is when prolactin, the hormone responsible for making breastmilk, reaches a peak. What this means is that the amount of milk you produce increases.
However, loss of sleep and night-feeding can be very draining and many new mums find it a real struggle in the first few weeks.
Ask friends and family to help out if it is all getting on top of you – even if that simply means asking visitors to make their own cup of tea or to get you a glass of water.
Better still, ask them not to visit for the first few days whilst you get used to your new family and change of routine.
Try to sleep when your baby does; even thirty minutes rest during the afternoon can work wonders!
Treat Yourself to Me Time!
Or, if you're currently struggling with a busy lifestyle and the added demands of parenting, try our Perfect Relaxation for Parents mp3 - take time out for yourself and awaken refreshed and ready to face whatever life throws at you!
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