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  Breastfeeding – Mother’s Stress
I am quite a stressed kind of person, used to the fast moving corporate world. Although I want to do the best for my baby I wonder if I will be able to sit still long enough to breastfeed?

When you breastfeed, your body produces the hormone oxytocin, which has a very relaxing effect on you. This is enables the let-down reflex to occur, so that the milk in your breasts is released for your baby to drink. You may be amazed at your ability to relax while you do this very important work! It is important to give it a try as the benefits for your baby are enormous.

Give yourself the best chance of succeeding by feeding in a quiet spot and make sure you are comfortably seated before beginning. Focus on the feeding and on your baby in the beginning until you are familiar with all aspects of the process. Once you are confident you may be able to do a bit of reading while feeding, but keep in mind that some babies do not take kindly to this! If you are able to read this may be a special time in your life, interacting with your baby and managing to catch up with your reading at the same time. Watching television and talking on the phone are really not recommended.

If, having given breastfeeding a try for at least six weeks, you still feel that it is too difficult for you, then you can slowly change to bottle feeding with a clear conscience that you have done your best, and that your baby’s immune system has benefited from your efforts.

See also:

Breastfeeding - After Caesarean

Breastfeeding - Alcohol to boost milk

Breastfeeding - Basic info

Breastfeeding - Breast infection continuing feeding

Breastfeeding - Breast Infection or mastitis

Breastfeeding - Difficulty

Breastfeeding - Effect of exercise

Breastfeeding - Effect of laughter

Breastfeeding - Engorgement Discomfort

Breastfeeding - Engorgement Pain Relief

Breastfeeding - Engorgement Reason

Breastfeeding - Fear

Breastfeeding - Feeding positions

Breastfeeding - Feeding when ill

Breastfeeding - Frequent feeding

Breastfeeding - Importance

Breastfeeding - Increasing Milk

Breastfeeding - In the beginnning

Breastfeeding - Jaundice

Breastfeeding - Latching

Breastfeeding - Leaking Milk

Breastfeeding - Let-down Reflex

Breastfeeding - Medication

Breastfeeding - Milk Consistency

Breastfeeding - Milk Release

Breastfeeding - Milk Starting

Breastfeeding - Mother's Sickness

Breastfeeding - Mother's Thirst

Breastfeeding - Nipples Healing

Breastfeeding - Nipples Painful

Breastfeeding - Nipples Washing

Breastfeeding - Overdue Baby

Breastfeeding - Reasons Not To

Breastfeeding - Restless Baby

Breastfeeding - Second Baby

Breastfeeding - Shape Of Breasts

Breastfeeding - Simplicity

Breastfeeding - Sleepy Baby

Breastfeeding - Some Advantages

Breastfeeding - Watery Breastmilk

Breastfeeding - Weight Loss

Breastfeeding - When To Wean

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