Breastfeeding is the most natural things in the world for a new mom. However, it’s not smooth sailing for every woman right off the bat. Nursing is an education, and proper breastfeeding techniques and tricks need to be learned along the way for mom—and baby!
To help put you and your newborn on the right path, here are the ten of the most common breastfeeding mistakes…
1. Not Seeking Help When You Need It
Breastfeeding might be easy as pie for some women; while it’s difficult and frustrating for others. Sitting around stewing over problems you’re having from breastfeeding will get you nowhere. That’s why if you’re having difficulty and under a lot of stress because of it, reach out to fellow moms who are friends or family, or seek the advice of a lactation consultant on issues such as latching, increasing supply, sore nipples, and any other questions you have.
Everyone has different experiences, tips and tricks that could help you find what’s right for you and your baby. You are not the first mother to struggle and it’s important to remember that. Seeking help when you need it doesn’t make you worse at breastfeeding than others. It’s also important to note that you could have completely different experiences breastfeeding your different children – what works for your first child might not work for your second. So try to enjoy the one on one time and special bond you create with your child while breastfeeding, even if you’re having a hard time.