Breastfeeding for a Busy Mom

iStock_000011570636MediumAs we all know, sometimes the day-to-day tasks of life can get overwhelming, and the thought of having to breastfeed adds an extra step to your otherwise busy day. Below are a few simple ideas to help simplify the breastfeeding process.

Simple Idea #1: Nursing Tops, Dresses and Sleepwear

As breastfeeding is a daily and reoccurring task for mothers, many companies have come out with clothing lines to help the mother on the go. These retailers, such as milknursingwear.com, have created a trendy and useful line of dresses, tops, bras and sleepwear so that no matter where you are, you’ll be able to breastfeed with ease.

Simple Idea #2: Learning the Signs of Your Baby

Even though babies are not able to speak, there are signs that they make to let you know they are hungry. Thebump.com states that when you see babies chewing on their hands, making mouthing motions, swaying the head back and forth and bringing their hands to their face, they are letting you know they’re getting hungry. Once you learn your baby’s cues, you’ll be able to breastfeed in a timely manner which will prevent your baby from crying. This will make life easier for both you and your baby.

Simple Idea #3: Baby Slings

Busy moms on the go need as many extra sets of hands as possible. A baby sling is the perfect solution for this. It allows the mother to be able to go about her day-to-day business while still being close and bonding with her child. According to Organic-Baby-Resource.com, slings help aid in promoting important language development skills, as well as allowing a simple hands-free breastfeeding solution.

Simple Idea #4: Nursing App for iPhone or iPad

During pregnancy, most women experience a common symptom called “Pregnancy Brain”. Where are the keys? Did I leave the oven on? This symptom goes away after the birth of your baby, but with your new responsibilities as a mommy and getting back into everyday life, it’s easy to lose track of time and forget simple tasks. A great way to stay on top of your breastfeeding is to download the App “Baby Tracker: Nursing” which is a complete Baby Tracking and Logging Application. It allows you to enter each time you breastfed, what side you used and is a great tool for creating a breastfeeding schedule for both you and your baby.

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