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Breastfeeding as a single mother is no cake walk. That tiring night She blogs daily for hockey-jerseys.us, her own Blog, hockey-jerseys.usng. I am wondering are there mamas out there who are dating while still nursing . When I met my DH, I was a single mom of an almost 2 year old. ive been officially a single mom since about 3mos after LO was born but ive been doing it on my own since day 1. Time has past and my LO is.
Separating from a relationship or starting out as a parent on your own can be scary and stressful. In order to start the breastfeeding relationship you must find a way to manage the stress and emotions you are going through. Breastfeeding is very much a hormonal and emotional process and in order to physically produce milk you may need to tackle some of those feelings and obstacles you are facing. Therapy and counseling while pregnant and in the post partum period can help your body prepare for birth and breastfeeding and can help prevent post-partum depression.
The wonderful thing about breastfeeding is that it produces a natural anti-depressant, the love hormone, called oxytocin. Breastfeeding not only can help relieve the stress you may be going through as a single mother, it can also help as you bond with your new baby.
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The support of family, friends, and those who also breastfeed are important. La Leche League is an international company that has group meetings supporting breastfeeding mothers in most cities across the country.
During pregnancy is when your breastfeeding preparation should begin. Start by reading as many books on the subject as you can.
Watch videos, talk to other moms, and attend a breastfeeding class if possible. If you will be working, this is the time to buy your breastpump and make sure you know how it works. Other supplies to buy will include milk storage containers and bottles so that others can give your baby breastmilk while you are away.
Breastfeeding & Dating
Breastfeeding takes time and energy and knowing what to expect can assure you once baby is here. Learning the benefits of breastfeeding will make you excited to nurse your baby once they are here.
As soon as baby is born, you should encourage your baby to feed at breast. Start by having the baby skin-to-skin on your chest and let baby nuzzle at your breast.
The first feeding after birth is usually the best because baby is most alert. Remember practice makes perfect; this is new to the both of you. I had to nurse her infront of him last night because she was screaming and just pulled it out herself to go to sleep. He didnt say anything about it then but later he mentioned that it bothers him and really wishes I would get her to stop.
I can understand where he's coming from because noone around here is used to babies being nursed at all, especially after 3 months old. He'll be 20 next month and doesn't have any kids. I am 20 and I'm actually pregnant with my 2nd to the same BD.
He's been really supportive about everything except for the nursing He shouldn't even ask you to stop, that's not his decision to make. I would explain to him the health benefits that your daughter gets from drinking breast milk, and tell him it's not something sexual. That it's actually recommended to breastfeed until 2 years or more.
You could tell him the benefits of breastfeeding. If you have Facebook, you should check out the 'Motherwise' page, they can be very helpful with situations like this. Your baby's needs come first tell him not to watch or go into the other room when its feedinf time if he still pushes this then I would walk away.