New Moms: Here Are Some Breastfeeding Tips You Must Know

By Harita Patil|3 - 4 mins read| December 27, 2023


Welcoming a baby into the new world is surely a magical and transformative experience for both the mother and the new born. This stage of motherhood is often accompanied with a rage of emotions and joy. And breastfeeding is one of the most significant aspects of motherhood that turns out to be a source of uncertainty for new mothers. 

This guide will help you explore some of the best tips and insights that every new mom must know. Read below to find out more. 

A bit of insight before you start

Breastfeeding your baby is the best health practice to develop in the initial months. Nursing your baby will not only make your baby strong but also will soothe you. Lactating women often experience leakage due to milk production and breastfeeding can help in stopping it. Ensure to feed your little one mother’s milk for at least six months regularly. 

However, there is a lot of confusion and myths going on around women-health and breastfeeding is another such area. But be assured that it is the best practice for your baby in the initial months. 

Set up a nursing station

When you are about to deliver your baby, ask your spouse to create a nursing station. Choose a comfortable chair, swaddle, a table nearby, pillows, burp cloth, and other important stuff you might need. You will be spending a lot of time in a nursing station, so it is better to make it as comfortable as possible.

Ensure your baby feeds on both breasts

Babies have their mind and some little ones have their extreme preferences. These headstrong balls of cuteness prefer to feed from only one breast. But you must make your baby feed from both breasts equally. If your baby is becoming cranky when you are offering them the breast they do not prefer, try to empty your breast using a breast pump. It will help you relieve the pressure. 

Care for your nipples

Feeding your baby continuously might make your nipples cracked and even bleed. It is essential to take care of your nipples to keep the feeding healthy. Expose your breasts to the sunlight as it helps heal cracked nipples. Wash your breasts with warm water while taking a bath. Avoid using any soap or shampoo on your breasts. If you are feeling irritation in your nipples, ask your doctor to prescribe some ointments that will heal the nipples and will not harm the baby.

Pay attention to your nutrition 

With time you might feel that there is a shortage of milk produced in your breasts. This might be due to nutrition deficiency. Ensure that you drink plenty of water and eat nutritious food to keep the milk production healthy. Furthermore, every time you breastfeed your baby pump your breasts, it helps in milk production.


Whether you are getting started with your breastfeeding journey or are looking to expand your knowledge, this article covers some of the best tips and advices to develop the confidence in you. Embark on this step of your motherhood journey and ensure both you and your baby experience the benefits of breastfeeding.

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Last Updated: Wed Dec 27 2023

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