Here are some common mistakes every newborn mum makes and how to avoid them.
Thinking Pain and Discomfort is Normal
Breastfeeding or using breast pumps is initially uncomfortable. However, if you experience prolonged and frequent pain, you may need to visit and have it checked by a doctor. There are so many factors affecting such discomforts. These may be from the baby’s poor latch or incorrect breastfeeding position. For breast pumps, poor quality pumps or wrong sized nipple shields may also be the cause. It is vital to identify the root of the problem to avoid prolonged discomforts and long term pain.
Eonian Care puts your welfare and comfort in mind with top-of-the-line products. To prevent discomfort during pumping Eonian Care offers extra accessories such as the Breast Pump Massage Cushion Accessory, which is also available in small sizes. For the nipples, it is ideal to use appropriately sized breast shields. You can check if it is correct if your nipple moves freely in the funnel during pumping. If not, you might opt for a larger size such as the Eonian Care Two Large Size Breast Shields Complete Kit, compatible with your Eonian Care Smart Double Electric Breast Pump.
Having a Strict Schedule in Feeding
There is no handbook as to what time a baby should be fed. Most experts believe that you should feed your little bub when hungry and not according to your well-planned scheduling. These experts suggest that you don’t have to wake your baby for feeding.
However, other experts still argue on this matter, stating that in the first weeks, the baby needs milk every two to three hours even if they don’t show any signs of hunger. Once they gain their standard birth weight and once backed with your doctor’s signal, only then can the baby be fed at longer intervals without needing to wake them up.
For busy mums, you can ensure that your little bub is fed on time by using breast pumps and storing them in containers. The Eonian Care Smart Double Electric Breast Pump allows simultaneous pumping that lets you save time. Plus, it is USB rechargeable with a neck strap that enables you to pump on the go. You can also store pumped milk on the Eonian Care Breast Milk Storage Bags with 2 Pump Adapters. The set comes on a pack of 30 200ml pre-sterilised and BPA free bags. Its self-standing, compact, and lightweight design lets you pack and store them easily in the freezer.
Introducing Your Baby to the Bottle Too Early
Some women feel the need to introduce their infants to bottle feeding right away due to several factors. You may feel the pressure from family, or you may need to go back to work. We all know that bottle-feeding brings additional convenience as your baby can feed immediately. Introducing feeding by the bottle too early may cause problems as the baby may grow fond of milk bottles over breastfeeding. To avoid this, it is essential to establish breastfeeding first before introducing them to bottle feeding.
Once you have established your infant’s breastfeeding habits, you can now allow them to try out bottle feeding for added convenience. The Eonian Care Baby Bottles & Feeding Solutions Value Set is a durable and safe option for little ones. The set is BPA-free, leakproof, and easy to clean. It’s steriliser-safe, dishwasher-safe, and freezer-safe, so you reuse these containers over and over with extra peace of mind.
Stopping Your Infant From Crying It Out
As human beings, we usually want a baby to stop crying when they do. It is one of our instincts to be protective. Parents need to understand that crying is normal for a baby even if they are well-fed, rested, and have clean diapers. Let your baby cry it out. If they continue to do so for almost an hour without you figuring out if anything is wrong, and if the crying is associated with a rash, fever or vomiting, then it’s time to call your pediatrician.
Confusing Vomit and Spit-Up
As newborn parents, you might want to do your best at everything you do that you panic with every bit of thing your bub does. Parents typically confuse vomit and spit-up. To avoid panic, understand that a spit-up may be projectile and often comes with a burp. Vomit, on the other hand, is forceful and frequent. Vomiting every 30-45 minutes is often associated with a gastrointestinal virus. If your baby is indeed vomiting, contact your pediatrician right away.
Not Wanting To Ask For Help
Even though breastfeeding comes naturally and instinctively, there will always be challenges and mistakes. Not asking for help when needed can be your biggest mistake. Communicating with relatives and friends who have gone through childbearing can also be helpful. This action is also beneficial to you emotionally as you might realise that you are not alone in that situation. We also recommend reading verifiable blogs and consulting with experts when needed.
Remember all parents sometimes make mistakes. Newborn mum makes mistakes too and that’s okay. Don’t get so worried and beat yourselves up. Just trust your instincts and ask for information on reliable and trusted resources and seek help when you need it.