Breastfeeding can be an exciting but difficult journey and so we get you this comprehensive guide, in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week. All your nursing questions are answered here.
There is nothing quite like the bond between mum and baby, is there? We at Sassy Mama are so proud to support every mother on her parenting journey – with the highs and lows, there is no roller coaster ride in the world that could quite compare. One of the most important aspects is getting off to a good start with breastfeeding. All of us are well aware of the benefits of this fabulous natural baby food. This magic potion from mamas can help protect their babies from gastrointestinal infections and skin diseases as breastmilk is rich in antibodies, helps to strengthen the bub’s immune system and reduces the chances of the baby becoming overweight in later years. Of course, skin-to-skin contact is also a great way for bond building between the mother and the newborn. For mums too, there are health benefits such as reducing the risk of certain cancers and immense emotional and mental benefits as breastfeeding reduces stress levels.
Having said that, breastfeeding can sometimes be quite stressful in itself, and we want to do everything we can to help. This World Breastfeeding Week (1 to 7 August), we are doing our bit to support mothers who make the choice to breastfeed their bubs. From lactation consultants to which breast pump is right for you, deciding whether to get your COVID vaccine while breastfeeding and eating just right to produce gold star breastmilk, we have everything you need to know! We also have honest breastfeeding tales from mums like you that are sure to bring a smile (and an occasional tear) to your face and an informative Q&A with a La Leche League Leader. This is your personal handbook on all things breastfeeding. Happy feeding, Mamas!