How to Maintain a Routine While Breastfeeding

How to Maintain a Routine While Breastfeeding

Maintaining a routine before the baby was easy, but now that they have entered the world and you’re planning to breastfeed, it’s time to find normalcy again. During this magical time in your life, consider learning how to maintain a routine while breastfeeding.

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Concentrate on the Important Tasks

Don’t overfill your day with needless tasks. Some things can wait. This can be hard, though, and adding the stress of learning to breastfeed can be tiring. If you don’t have enough time in the day, consider hiring a lactation consultant after birth. A lactation specialist supports first-time parents learning to breastfeed for the first time.

A specialist will help you enjoy the experience while maintaining a routine. Feeding and caring for the baby is your full-time task, so focus on that the most. You can ask family or friends to assist in doing things around the house so that you can enjoy your time with your newborn.

Find a Spot and Keep It Organized

Find a spot in the house to breastfeed and maintain it regularly. The best spot in the house will always be the nursery. One of the best nursery design tips for breastfeeding moms is to use bins and baskets for easy organization. The bins organize all your essentials, including your breast pump and accessories.

Creating a spot in the nursery helps a parent and baby bond in privacy. Babies can nurse anywhere, but there’s something special about doing it in the nursery. Add a chair or comfy sofa to make your experience in the room a little more comfortable.

Don’t Substitute Breast Milk for Baby Formula

If you want to continue breastfeeding, avoid substituting breast milk for baby formula, as it can limit breast milk supply. Sometimes you may need to switch to baby formula, and while that’s OK, try to also do some breastfeeding each day to maintain your supply.

Try to Pump Before Going to Bed

You should try to pump before going to bed to avoid soreness in the morning. It’s fine if you miss it during the day, but make it a habit to pump at night. Additionally, pumping at night increases your supply, so you have extra to freeze and use later.

As you learn how to create a routine while breastfeeding, make it a habit to always bond with your infant. They grow way too fast, and getting a lot of bonding time with them is beneficial. Keep focusing on developing a routine while breastfeeding your infant.

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Shannon Lazovski

Shannon is the Owner of Detroit Mommies and is a lifestyle blogger of 17 years. She is the CEO of The Lazov Agency, Glameselle Beauty, and the owner of and Shannon is also the Founder & President of The Glamorous Moms Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports women and children rebuilding their lives from poverty, illness, human trafficking, addiction, and domestic violence. She is big on spreading love to those who need it most and loves to connect with other parents.

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