Things that happen during breastfeeding

We all know a baby is a bundle of joy for every family. But not all mothers enjoy the time after birth. Some feel like breastfeeding is a scare. But do you think breastfeeding is a scare? What are some of the things that scare you? In our article today, we are going to highlight some of the things that scare many moms when breastfeeding and how to deal with them. Check them below.

Leaking milk

Leaking milk is not a new thing to breastfeeding moms. Sometimes it could be you left home when your baby was sleep, or he slept for long, and you feel puffed up while queuing to deposit your other child’s school fees at the bank. Undoubtedly, the milk has no place except to leak. If this has been scaring you, you don’t need to be scared again.

You need to find disposable or washable nursing pads and put them on below your bra. It will help to prevent your milk from leaking onto your beautiful dress.

Breastfeeding pain

If you are scared of breastfeeding pain, you are not alone. Many moms are experiencing the same. If you are a first-time mother, breasting feeding can hurt and get uncomfortable and painful the initial stages. You will have blisters, cracked nipples and at times bleeding during the initial stages of breastfeeding. Like any other pain you experience, you don’t have to feel scared. You can handle this and make breastfeeding painless. Keep in mind your body will slowly adjust to your new environment. Within a few weeks, your breasts will get used to the sucking from your infant during every nursing session.

You can avoid the pain by applying the cream (lanolin). You also learn how to latch the baby.  However, women are not the same and not all experience the pain.

No one has the baby’s food

This may seem strange and funny. But it is the reality. If you are not around your baby will be angry especially if she is six months and you have not introduced her to any foods. This can inconvenience you. You can’t go out without the baby. Sometimes you are left all alone breastfeeding the baby. When he cries, everyone gives him back to you.

You can eliminate this idea or feel from your head by accepting the new changes in your life. Appreciate the fact that people will also serve you food even when you are breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding anywhere

Babies are not aware of the surrounding; they want to be fed even in church or any public place. You will have to deal with this feeding anywhere, but there are ways you can do it without exposing yourself. If you are in a hospital or school, ask to be taken to a private room. Remember always to have a baby shawl to cover your baby when breastfeeding.

Bottom line

Breastfeeding your newborn doesn’t have to be a scare. Having a positive attitude and knowing people around us care, helps to make breastfeeding a comfortable period.

Exercise during pregnancy

When you are pregnant, several questions come to your mind, especially if it is about exercising. Physical workout maintains and improves your general health and physical fitness. Doing regular exercises during pregnancy is vital. It can assist you to deal with common pregnancy discomforts and also prepare the body for labour and birth.

Can I exercise safely while pregnant?

Even if you have not been exercising, you can start to train. But this is not until you talk to your doctor and do not engage in strenuous activities. Among the simple movements that are safe to get involved in include walking. In many situations, it is safe to exercise during pregnancy, and it is recommended.  If you used to practice before getting pregnant, you could continue exercising. However, you will need to perform workouts that are comfortable for your body.

Exercise during pregnancy can only be termed unsafe if you have some health issues that might deteriorate or affect you and your baby. If you have some of the following health conditions, performing workouts might be unsafe for you.

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Low placenta
  • Weak cervix
  • Spotting or bleeding
  • Recurrent miscarriage
  • History of preterm births

Consult your medic before starting any exercise program. Whether you feel healthy or not, consult your doctor as soon as possible. He may provide you with instructions that will help you exercise safely.

Safe exercises to perform during pregnancy

While most of the workouts are safe to do, be cautious and avoid overdoing your training may help you to remain safe. Among the activities considered secure include:

  • Swimming
  • Indoor stationary cycling
  • Brisk walking
  • Tennis
  • Jogging

With these activities, you are less exposed to injuries, and they are advantageous to your body. Moreover, you can do them until birth.

Exercise to avoid

Regardless of your exercising goals, you want to keep healthy, and your baby safe at the end of you’re the workouts. Here are the exercises you should avoid.

  • Holding breath when exercising
  • Football and volleyball as they are contact sports
  • Skiing
  • Training in humid weather
  • Duo leg raises

Benefits of doing exercises when pregnancy

When you are pregnant, you may feel exhausted especially in the few early months. This might make you not exercise. There are advantages of doing workouts when pregnant that will make you want to train daily.

  • Helps to reduce constipation, swelling, bloating, and backaches
  • Boosts energy
  • Enhances Mood
  • Assists in the treatment or prevention of gestational diabetes
  • Supports muscle endurance, strength and tone
  • Improves your sleep
  • Makes your posture better

Apart from that, routine exercise assists you to stay fit throughout pregnancy. It may also contribute to enhancing your ability to handle labour. As a result, it is easier for you to have body shape back after the birth of your child.

When you want to exercise, and you are pregnant, ensure to take all the precaution measures to avoid getting injured. Wear flat shoes and exercise on flat ground or floor. Also, eat enough calories that will meet your pregnancy need.