A successful lactation journey requires complete support from all team members, not only the mother. Let’s see what you can do in advance and how you can achieve a successful lactation journey. As a consultant, I deal with many different clients every day. Most of them have some kind of difficulties that they want to solve as soon as possible. The more experienced you are and the more professional your consultants are on the topic, the more likely you will know exactly what questions to ask and how to provide complete support for your clients. You need to take action now so that you will be able to answer all those questions sooner than later!
What can you do in advance to support a successful lactation journey?
First, you need to look closely at your clients and how breastfeeding works for them. You can also ask questions about their lifestyle, habits, and interests to get a better insight into their daily lives. How many children do they already have, and what is their age difference? What is the lifestyle of the new mother like? What are her interests and hobbies? What are her work and study conditions? What are her expectations of breastfeeding? How much support do you think she needs?
With these questions in mind, you can begin to advise your clients better so that they can experience a successful lactation journey. By informing them, you can also prepare them for all the difficulties they might face, especially if they experience pressure from others. Closely observing your clients will give you invaluable information so that you can support them better.
Focus on and provide meals for the healthy mother.
One of the most important things you can do for a new mother is to provide meals for her. If she does not get the healthy diet she needs, she might experience a low milk supply or even engorgement. Engorgement can be caused by an increased ductal system and/or by a plugged duct. If engorgement is left untreated, it might result in mastitis. Therefore, it is very important to focus on healthy meals for the new mother so that she can avoid these problems.
In addition, studies have shown that healthy meals can increase milk production and decrease the risk of postpartum complications. Healthy meals include iron-rich foods such as whole-grain bread, brown rice, black beans, and dark green, leafy vegetables.
Educate the new mother.
As a new mother, you might have some valuable insights into how breastfeeding works. You might know what difficulties your clients are experiencing, so you can use this information to support them. You can educate your clients about breastfeeding, healthy meal options, and postpartum complications that they might experience. Educating your clients might be helpful because you can use this information to support them during breastfeeding. You might help them by reminding them how to latch on correctly, deal with engorgement, and prevent the risk of postpartum complications.
You can also use this information to encourage your clients to breastfeed as long as they can. Educating your clients about breastfeeding might make them want to continue breastfeeding longer, which can be helpful.
Encourage and support breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding can be the best thing that has ever happened to you. It gives you a relationship with your child like no other relationship can. You can use all the reasons to encourage your clients to keep breastfeeding. First of all, you can use statistics about breastfeeding. Breastfeeding for at least six months is important for the child and has some benefits for the mother, such as the reduced risk of postpartum complications.
It is also important for the mother’s health and well-being. You can use all these statistics to help your clients stay on track with breastfeeding. You can also use statistics to help your clients stay motivated and encourage them to keep going if they are struggling. You can also use breastfeeding as an opportunity for your clients to connect with their baby uniquely. It can be a time for your clients to feel special and loved, which can be important.
Check your clients often during feeding sessions and help them with what they need.
Feeding your client often and checking on her can be helpful because you can see how she is doing with breastfeeding and see if she needs any help or support. You can use all this information to support your clients and encourage them to keep breastfeeding. For example, if your client has a low milk supply, you can offer her some expressed milk or formula to increase her supply. In addition, if the client has not yet been diagnosed with postpartum disorders, you can offer her some help and support to prevent these problems from happening.
A successful lactation journey requires complete support from all team members, not only the mother. Let’s see what you can do in advance and how you can achieve a successful lactation journey. You can focus on and provide meals for the healthy mother, educate the new mother, encourage and support breastfeeding, check your clients often during their feeding sessions, and help them with what they need. With these five tips in mind, you will be well on your way to a successful lactation journey. Many individuals think that breastfeeding is a difficult or challenging task. In most cases, this is not true. With some effort and motivation, you will find breastfeeding a very rewarding experience.