Breastfeeding Help for New Moms: 5 Thoughtful Ways to Support a Breastfeeding Mom by Sophia L. Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP

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Breastfeeding Help for New Moms: 5 Thoughtful Ways to Support a Breastfeeding Mom

Breastfeeding can be tremendously rewarding, but it takes a lot of time and effort to be successful. While it’s a family decision to breastfeed a new baby, many women take on most of the burden, and this can take a toll on their health. Here are some of the most helpful ways to be involved in the breastfeeding process:

  • Encourage self-care. Moms who are hyper-focused on the baby need time to take care of themselves, too.
  • Wash the breastfeed pump parts. If she cooks, you clean. This can get tedious, so jump in and lend a hand.
  • Bring her things. It’s near impossible to get up once you sit down to breastfeed, so be on hand to deliver a glass of water, her phone, a snack or anything else mom needs.
  • Participate in the process. Feeding is only part of the equation, so get involved by burping the baby, changing a diaper or rocking them back to sleep.
  • Give her a break. Offer to do a late-night bottle feeding or take the baby for a walk in between meals to give mom some off-duty time. 

To learn more, visit WeChooseNPs.org.

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Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Yes yes yes to all of this. We need to support breastfeeding moms, and these are great ways to do that. Thank you, Sophia L. Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP !

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