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Breastfeeding – Mother’s Stress

I am quite a stressed kind of person, used to the fast moving corporate world. Although I want to do the best for my baby I wonder if I will be able to sit still long enough to breastfeed?

When you breastfeed, your body produces the hormone oxytocin, which has a very relaxing effect on you. This is enables the let-down reflex to occur, so that the milk in your breasts is released for your baby to drink. You may be amazed at your ability to relax while you do this very important work! It is important to give it a try as the benefits for your baby are enormous.

Give yourself the best chance of succeeding by feeding in a quiet spot and make sure you are comfortably seated before beginning. Focus on the feeding and on your baby in the beginning until you are familiar with all aspects of the process. Once you are confident you may be able to do a bit of reading while feeding, but keep in mind that some babies do not take kindly to this! If you are able to read this may be a special time in your life, interacting with your baby and managing to catch up with your reading at the same time. Watching television and talking on the phone are really not recommended.

If, having given breastfeeding a try for at least six weeks, you still feel that it is too difficult for you, then you can slowly change to bottle feeding with a clear conscience that you have done your best, and that your baby’s immune system has benefited from your efforts.

See also:
Breastfeeding – After Caesarean
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Breastfeeding – Basic info
Breastfeeding – Breast infection continuing feeding
Breastfeeding – Breast infection or mastitis
Breastfeeding – Difficulty
Breastfeeding – Effect of exercise
Breastfeeding – Effect of laughter
Breastfeeding – Engorgement Discomfort
Breastfeeding – Engorgement Pain Relief
Breastfeeding – Engorgement Reason
Breastfeeding – Fear
Breastfeeding – Feeding positions
Breastfeeding – Feeding when ill
Breastfeeding – Frequent feeding
Breastfeeding – Importance
Breastfeeding – Increasing Milk
Breastfeeding – In the beginnning
Breastfeeding – Jaundice
Breastfeeding – Latching
Breastfeeding – Leaking Milk
Breastfeeding – Let-down Reflex
Breastfeeding – Medication
Breastfeeding – Milk Consistency
Breastfeeding – Milk Release
Breastfeeding – Milk Starting
Breastfeeding – Mother’s Sickness
Breastfeeding – Mother’s Thirst
Breastfeeding – Nipples Healing
Breastfeeding – Nipples Painful
Breastfeeding – Nipples Washing
Breastfeeding – Overdue Baby
Breastfeeding – Reasons Not To
Breastfeeding – Restless Baby
Breastfeeding – Second Baby
Breastfeeding – Shape Of Breasts
Breastfeeding – Simplicity
Breastfeeding – Sleepy Baby
Breastfeeding – Some Advantages
Breastfeeding – Watery Breastmilk
Breastfeeding – Weight Loss
Breastfeeding – When To Wean
Breastfeeding – World breast feeding day

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