New mother problems and how to deal with them

My nipples are on fire?

Breastfeeding in the first few weeks can be a real nightmare. From little milk production, sore nipples to problems getting the baby latching properly. Relax, you are not alone in this. For most moms, breastfeeding does not come naturally and the feeling of giving up is quite common. But here is the good news; if you make it through the first month, then you are a step away towards a successful breastfeeding experience.

To ease your breastfeeding struggles, here are a few things you can consider doing;

  • Get help from a lactation consultant especially if your baby can’t latch properly.
  • Use a breastfeeding pillow to achieve a perfect nursing position for both you and the baby.
  • Drink plenty of warm fluids to facilitate breast milk production.
  • Feed your baby often as this will help establish enough milk supply.
  • Try to have enough rest through the day for better milk production.
  • Most importantly, eat often because you need an extra 500 calories daily to make milk.

All the best from

The BunnyPalm Team

Should I pick my baby every time he cries?

You have probably heard that letting a baby cry out is good for him. The myth further states that picking your baby every time he cries will spoil him and make him feel like he is in control. But how true is that?

According to Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, a child development expert, it’s not possible to spoil a child in their first year of life.

So, should you pick him every time he lets out a cry?

The answer is YES. Your little one has just come to a new world. Though excited as the mother, the new environment could be frightening to your baby. It’s important to hold him and respond to his cries to give them a sense of security and belongingness. Leaving him to self soothe might stress your baby and this can possibly harm his developing brain.

The cries could be an indicator of hunger, illness, need for diaper change, uncomfortable temperature or simply need to be held. So, address them urgently.

Have Fun

The BunnyPalm Team

I’m terrified of losing my baby to SIDS

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome tops the list of most new moms’ worries. Statistics show that 1 in every 1000 babies die of SIDS in the first year of their life. But don’t let the fear of SIDS stress you out. You can take a few measures to reduce the occurrence of this menace.   

  • Always put your baby to sleep on his back to ease breathing
  • When swaddling your baby, avoid loose fabric around his mouth and nose to prevent the risk of suffocation
  • Don’t smoke around the baby. Research shows that babies who inhale cigarette smoke are twice likely to die of SIDS
  • Provide safe environment by avoiding heavy blankets, pillows and beanbags your baby can sink into.

Be Safe

The BunnyPalm Team