Moms often experience fatigue, pain and difficulty breastfeeding during this period, causing many to reduce the frequency of breastfeeding. Howevever, the opposite is true - breastfeeding more often usually helps get rid of the infection, and the baby is still safe while feeding. Mastitis is a serious discomfort, but can be easily treated.
There is so much anxiousness welcoming your new baby into your home. In the mix of recovering physically from birth there is a lot of planning. You're setting up a special room or space for your baby, building cribs, having baby showers and more. There is a lot of preparation for baby. BUT what about mom and dad? How are you preparing for your arrival, especially as you start your breastfeeding journey?
Breast milk is important to a baby's growth and development. When moms cannot breastfeed frequently, due to travel or work, breast pumping is the next best option to providing essential minerals found in breast milk. Handling breast pumps can be just as essential. If breast pump parts are not cared for properly mold and bacteria can build up. And if the parts are not cleaned or sanitized properly your baby can get sick.
As a nursing mom you barely have anytime for yourself, let alone enough time to care for your nursing bra. If you're not pay attention it will start to smell like rotten milk, become full of stains and irritate your skin. But you wear it all the time. Your nursing bra is your life line to sanity when your breasts swell from milk and make breastfeeding accessible every 2 hours, so you don't have to undress.