Your journey of knowing most of the things for new mom starts immediately you get pregnant, and your infants start the process of growing. Explaining the wonderful journey of the pregnancy can only be understood by those who have experienced it. There is a choice you make which is whether you will breastfeed your infant or not. You will have to learn some basics of the breastfeeding process if you make a choice to breastfeed.
When the breastfeeding moms are taking their showers they should not use a lot of soap. After your baby is born it reaches a point where you have to deal with milk secretion on your clothes, poop, pee and vomits. Being clean always is what mothers are expected to be. The little ones are very delicate when it comes to dirt. However, use of soap should be limited mostly on the breasts since it might lead to the skin and nipples drying up and in the end they crack. The worst pain is, having cracked nipples and you have to breastfeed some mothers can really warn about this. Thus, when cleaning the breasts, you should avoid using soap.
Your family members and some of your friends and not hospital will ever agree with you taking alcohol, but it is good to take some once at a time. On the other hand, after taking alcohol you should never breastfeed the baby without three hours duration. Before you drink the alcohol you have to make sure you have enough milk to take for that period that you cannot breastfeed. According to research alcohol reduces your milk supply thus it is better to avoid it. There are rehab centers where you can get help of quitting the alcohol if you are an addict.
Although many people will advise you to drink for two but eat for one, it is good to increase your food intake a little more. You are on the right track if you increased your food intake during your pregnancy period. Your body needs superfluous of 500 calories when you are breastfeeding. You should be at ease whenever you need an extra amount of meals. Your meals should be rich in vitamins, minerals, and calcium, since you require good supply of milk.
Most of the time, the confidence of a breastfeeding mother rises up. It does not mean that other people are weak when it comes to confidence. It means that since the breastfeeding moms will have to breastfeed their babies anywhere, anyhow, and anytime, they have to have their shoulders high to show they are happy for it. Since the mother have their confidence raised then they are able to tackle anything.