Dating & Marriage
As a mom or mom to be, what are some of your concerns that keep you up at night?
Biggest concern is not being able to get as much milk as she needs. Im barely keeping up as is and she's 4m old. :(
I'm not sure what that is, so I don't think I have!
I spoke about in Day 1 and Day 3. You take your baby to bed with you for 24 hours and nurse as often as possible. Have snacks and water/drinks for you close by, and a good sleeping environment for baby, no pillows or blankets nearby. Or use a co-sleeper attached to the bed or a pack-n-play. But nurse every 1 hour-1.5 hours. Believe it or not, this should increase supply after 1 day! Watch Day 3 again if you didn’t catch increasing milk supply.
Thank you. I will go re-watch!
Being able to breastfeed my 2nd baby longer than my first.
Will my supply decrease once my cycle reappears?
Good question. Breastfeeding is just as effective as birth control, 98% effective. However your cycle could appear or you could ovulate without a period while breastfeeding. It’s been known to happen in some women. If it happened before, chances are high it would happen again. Keeping milk supply up, especially through baby’s 3-5 months of age is critical. And not going on the pill, but using a barrier protection instead would be a better option.