by Melanie Berry
Don’t get in the way.
This is THE best tip and its easy to remember:
Just let him lead the way and don’t get in the way.
First let me say that I was fortunate not to have any extenuating medical conditions to interfere with breast feeding nor a job outside the home to interfere either and those 2 elements carry a lot of impact on the breast feeding journey for new moms especially.
By following my son’s lead, I never had any “issues”. I simply acquiesced to his need to breastfeed and my body’s ability to provide breast milk along with the nurturing elements of breastfeeding and the hormonal affect – on both of us – from breast feeding. I trusted, just as I did during the labor and birth process that somewhere in the deep recesses of my consciousness, if I just let my son and my body work together, to do what they knew to do, and I didn’t get too involved, but just kind of observed with gratitude, everything would turn out for the better and be what he needed most.