Breastfeeding Support & the Postpartum Doula

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[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Breastfeeding a newborn can be a very difficult task; especially in the first few weeks after giving birth. Many mothers feel overwhelmed by the hormonal changes their bodies are going through as well as adjusting to the demands a new baby places on their mom. In today's blog we will discuss 4 ways a San Francisco Newborn Care Specialist or Postpartum Doula can support a breastfeeding mother.

Provide Encouragement without Judgment New moms are constantly being bombarded with unsolicited advice that is often conflicting as well as criticisms that can make you question your ability to nourish your baby. Your NCS or postpartum doula will be there to provide reassurance that you are doing a good job. They will take time to listen to your concerns while providing words of affirmation that can provide a major boost to your moral in those early days.

Give You a Break Many new moms feel they are unable to care for themselves as a direct result of the demands their newborn puts on them. Our NCS's and doulas take the time to understand your needs and your boundaries so that we can make sure that you are able to tend to your basic needs and that you have what you require when baby is nursing. From bringing you some extra pillows or a snack while you are breastfeeding to taking the baby for a walk so you can take a shower, we make sure that you have all the breastfeeding support that you need.

Education New mothers are provided with a lot of information on breastfeeding from a variety of sources. A Postpartum Doula or NCS can help you discern good, evidence based information from bad and answer questions you may have about breastfeeding. The education they can supply removes the guess work and provides you with confidence to meet any challenges that may arise. We can also help you with positioning your baby in a way that is comfortable for you or teach you different positions that you may like more.

Finding Resources At San Francisco Newborn Care, we understand that breastfeeding can be difficult and are ready to provide you with options to help if the need arises. Whether it is contacting a lactation counselor or giving you a recommendation for a breastfeeding center in your area, your Postpartum Doula comes equipped with many resources to assist you. For many mothers, the aid of a lactation professional is the breastfeeding support they needed to be able to continue nursing their newborn for the duration of their choosing.

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