Breastfeeding problems can bring you down, but do not fear, I've come to town.
To share with you the things I know -things to help your milk to flow.
While still pregnant, take the time to bring your nipples up to prime.
There's cream to buy to get them ready.And don’t forget baby’s new teddy.
Newborn's need to learn to latch and proper position is the catch;
The nose and chin should touch your breast, the splayed out lips will do the rest.
Latching pain can make you cry -sometimes your nipples are just too dry.
Wear loose clothing, avoid all soap, lanolin cream is your best hope.
But still, your nipples might get cracked, your boobs might feel like they've been attacked;
and then your tender nipples bleed this is not something new moms need.
Of course, you want to lose the pain ... it drives a mommy quite insane.
Use plain water to keep them clean then use some of your own booby cream.
Clogged ducts mean your milk won't drain. These hard lumps can be a pain.
They will not harm your little one, but do not let its course just run.
First, apply warm cloths to soothe, massage them to get your milk to move.
Avoiding stress, and bras too tight, will have you feeling quite alright.
If baby nurses on demand you will hold the upper hand.
Breasts too full of milk can be hard to latch on to - that's the key.
The way to help this - if you so please, is give those boobs a little squeeze.
Release some milk before next feed there's plenty left to meet the need.
Mastitis will make your boobies sore, cracked skin, clogged ducts, engorged for sure.
If you feel you have the flu, here are some simple things to do:
Go see your doctor now, today! Start antibiotics straight away,
hot pads and an emptied breast - keep feeding baby that's the best.
But what about the other side -breastfeeding problems you try to hide?
Your milk does not seem near enough to feed your baby, that is rough.
The doctor says, "' it's too late let's help this baby gain some weight.
Feed him." When he cries you jump; when he's asleep - you sit and pump."
All this will regulate your flow - which then will help your baby grow.
The more you feed, the more there is. The more he feeds, the more he'll whiz.
Watch out for thrush - this yeasty rash Appearing sometimes in a flash
You'll find it on your aching nips, and in and on your baby's lips.
This fungi growth is quick to grow. Treat both mom and babe at once to slow
the constant itch, your boobs so sore, there is a med, there is a cure.
Sometimes your nipples invert in, they lay so flat against your skin.
A handy breast pump helps those needs, then nipple shields when baby feeds.
And last, but not the least at all, breastfeeding problems might seem small...
when baby takes his fill from one and you're still full, "he can't be done!"
But there he sleeps so soft and sweet, but do not take this as defeat -
the trick: give him the fullest breast, then let him take a little rest.
Breasts come prepared in sets of two, your baby will know what to do...
if you take breastfeeding slow - together you will make milk flow.
Sustainer of Life
Tired eyes, up at three,
Breastfeeding session, baby and me,
Whether early morning or late at night,
He wants the milk that tastes just right:
Natural enzymes keep him on track,
Free reserves keep me in the black,
No matter the time or sort of day,
He need only cry, and I’m on my way,
Everything in nature has its place,
From my abundant milk to his radiant face,
I hold my son close to my heart,
To seal a bond, no man can part,
Society doesn’t want to see,
What is natural, loving, caring and free:
Rather than from the body taking heed,
I should rush to the store to see what I need,
Everything I require is deep within,
No need to search in a bargain bin,
No outside voice must impart,
Artificial wisdom to my seasoned heart,
I’m not just a sister, a lover or wife,
I am a mother; a sustainer of life.
Boobies for Babies
You've seen your breasts just grow and grow; they're filled with mother's milk, don't you know. The best food for your newborn child -boobies drive those babies wild.
Those first few days colostrum flows - thick yellow stuff your body knows. Baby needs this healthy stuff...and milk will follow soon enough.
Please feed your baby on demand. Those boobs should be at his command. Boobies are his milk-filled vat...fill his belly nice and fat.
The more your baby suckles you, the more the milk comes flowing through. Boobies make what baby needs, milk will flow when baby feeds.
No need to heat your boobies up - you're ready when babe wakes up. Hold your baby tenderly...bonding is security.
Breastfeeding helps a mommy too: you're out of shape, with what you've been through. Suckling shrinks you back to size...just one special boob surprise.
Your bond with baby grows strong. Give him your boobs for 6 months long. Watch him grow to a healthy tot...if you breastfeed him a lot.
It's really not that hard to do - breastfeeding is so good for you. For your tiny little one...boobies are a lot of fun.
If breastfeeding time
Starts to feel like a test
You may now be wondering.
If breastfeeding, really is best?!
If your fussy breastfed baby
Is driving you up the wall
You may feel as if, it's not worth it at all!
Your little one needs the immunity.
That comes with God’s
Awesome design and all-knowing direction.
It could be that your milk is flowing
Too fast or way too slow
And fussing is the only way
For your baby to let you know
It could be that your baby
Is growing so fast
That he feels miserable
Just wait for the growth spurt to pass
So try to explore
The reasons for the fuss
Breastfeeding is quite rewarding
It really is a must
In the end
It will be worth all the fuss
Tit for Tat ~ Breastfeeding In Public
She's always hungry when you're in public places
With all unfamiliar and judgmental faces
But without a doubt
You whip them out
And smuggle your baby some milk
But now they're looking
At what you're cooking
And you feel a wave of guilt
But stop right there
They can gawk and stare
It's ignorance at its best
Because one look at that tiny soothed little face
Will make you forget the rest
So look the onlookers right in the eye
And give them a pitiful grin
They'll never understand the perfect bond
That they consider to be a sin
I feel bad for all you noobs
Who fear the boobs
My baby's hunger pangs come first
What I hear is a plea from my child
That she's suffering from thirst
Would you deny your child a drink
If he/she was crying for one?
Of course, you wouldn't
In turn, I shouldn't
Since we acknowledge our children's needs
And if you have a problem with that
Well, tit for tat!
All That's Needed Is You!
It’s time to feed your little one,
Daddy carries baby to you,
Just think - the only one in the world
Who can provide this, is you!
No worries about the nutrients
That may not be there,
Just feeding your baby
Without a care.
No washing of bottles
Or formula mixing anywhere,
Just nursing your baby
In a cozy rocking chair.
First trip to the zoo,
When baby gets hungry,
All that's needed is you.
No rushing about the house
With so much to do,
Just cuddling your baby,
And getting a little rest too.
No diets - you're burning more calories
Than most in a day,
Just by nursing your baby,
Losing weight the easy way.
To feed your baby best,
Only one person will do, to provide
The perfect liquid gold…
Only mother’s milk will do.