Breastfeeding helps to protect your baby against all risks as asthma, infections, fatness. By breastfeeding, you even lower the risk of having breast and ovarian cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
Your Breast often become fuller and tender during pregnancy. This is a sign that the cells that make breastmilk, are getting ready to do her work. Your breasts make milk in response to your baby's suckling during breastfeeding. The more your baby nurses, the more milk your breasts will make.
If you don't feel that your breasts are full as you did in the first few weeks of breastfeeding, you may feel worry that you are not making enough milk for your baby. However, you need to know if the milk is still there and is flowing to your baby. you need to see doctor if you find that your milk supply is low.
To achieve the healthiest amount of breast milk possible, it is essential to:
- Nurse more & Pump more out. Breastfeed your baby & pump your breast milk from your breasts at least 8 to 12 times a day.
- Offer both breasts to your baby at every feeding.
- exercise breast compression. It helps your breast milk flow better and encourage your baby to continue breastfeeding
- Drink more liquids, milk, fresh juice & water
- Get rest & sleep
- Eat enough healthy food