Therefore, to realize your desire in exclusive breastfeeding, you can make preparations. Preparation knowledge you can get from breastfeeding counselors, information and share with breastfeeding mothers on health forums as well as mental and physical preparation during pregnancy.
Here are some tips that can help you prepare for breastfeeding before giving birth:
1. Prepare your psychology
The first step you must take to provide smooth, exclusive breastfeeding is with confidence and support from those around you. A few months after giving birth you will be faced with activities that take up your time to return to work. You should be prepared to find information about good milk milk given to babies.
2. Nutrition during pregnancy to support breastfeeding
The health of pregnant women is supported by nutritional intake during pregnancy. Not only that, even adequate nutrition during pregnancy will prepare good quality breast milk. You can make a list of healthy menus during pregnancy so that it helps in supplementing nutrition if needed you can consult a doctor.
3. Prepare for Colostrum Production
The first milk for babies or known as colostrum is produced when the mother is pregnant. You don’t need to worry because mothers have different hormone levels. The production of colostrum will result in a change in the size of the breasts, so it is advisable not to use a thick or narrow bra because it will interfere with milk production.
4. Breast Massage Therapy
Enter gestational age Six months, you can prepare by doing massage therapy twice a day while you shower. This therapy will help the breast glands become optimal and avoid the pain that is common in the nipple area when you first breastfeed.
5. If needed you can contact a breastfeeding counselor
Entering 28 weeks of gestation, you will get information about breast anatomy, benefits of breastfeeding, benefits of breast milk, mechanisms of milk production and care. This will help you determine the position when you are breastfeeding the baby especially if you are waiting for the first baby.
6. Prepare nursing clothes
You can prepare comfortable nursing clothes with soft materials so that they don’t make you feel too hot when breastfeeding your baby. Choose clothes that have front buttons to make it easier for you or use a t-shirt that is wide enough.
Thus for those of you who are pregnant there is nothing wrong with planning breastfeeding beforehand mother giving birth to support the smooth running of breastfeeding and you can provide breastfeeding exclusively. You also need support from those closest to you, especially your husband, so that the baby’s growth and development can be optimal with exclusive breastfeeding.