What is Calmosine Breastfeeding?
Calmosine Breastfeeding is a food supplement developed with the support of midwives to help mothers with a natural milk supply and reduce tiredness.
Calmosine Breastfeeding contains a mixture of ingredients known to relieve stress and fatigue (Passiflora, Dog Rose, Magnesium), help natural lactation (Fenugreek) and contribute to the maintenance of normal skin and mucous membranes (Biotin or Vitamin B8). Calmosine Breastfeeding is purchased in handy 10 ml sachets ideal for your baby bag. Consumed undiluted by mum twice daily; in the morning and late in the afternoon, Calmosine Breastfeeding can be used for as long as necessary.
As with any new skill, breastfeeding takes time to perfect. Especially when you’re a first time mum it can be frustrating that you don’t instantly know how to feed, but being too hard on yourself will only make the task more difficult.
Problems when breastfeeding can include:
Full of goodness – breast milk contains the ideal combination of vitamins and nutrition.
Breastfed babies have a lower chance of SIDS and childhood leukaemia – statistics suggest that breastfeeding reduces the risk of both sudden infant death syndrome (also known as Cot Death) and childhood leukaemia.
Protects long term health – statistics also show that breastfeeding reduces the likelihood of your baby developing diabetes or becoming overweight when they’re older.
Reduces the risk of allergies – there’s a chance your baby will inherit allergies if there’s a family history of them. Breastfeeding until they’re six months old is the best way of reducing the chance of them developing allergies.
Shrinks your uterus back down to size – after you give birth you may appear to still be pregnant until the uterus gradually shrinks back down to size, but breastfeeding speeds up the process.
Helps with bonding – the skin on skin contact of breastfeeding can help strengthen the bond between mum and baby.
Burns off calories – exclusively breastfeeding burns up to 300 calories a day.
The benefits exceed 6 months – there’s some evidence to suggest that continuing to breastfeed beyond six months aids digestion of solid foods.
Strategies for Easier Breastfeeding
Being a new mum (regardless of whether you’ve had children before) is an exciting but stressful time; you’re experiencing so many different emotions. Making sure you look after yourself is essential, both for your own and your baby’s well being. Remembering to eat right, exercise and take advantage of your support system of friends and family is essential.
Here are some tips for breastfeeding specifically:
Begin early – your baby’s senses are particularly heightened within the first hour after birth. Use that time to try and breastfeed immediately; since they’re hard wired to find the breast they’re more likely to latch on correctly at this early stage.
Try skin-to-skin – positioning your baby onto your nude torso whilst they’re nude can stimulate their feeding instincts.
Learn the signs – you will start to recognise your baby’s hunger signals early on. These generally consist of head rolling and bringing their hands to their mouth. If you are able to respond to these gestures early your baby will continue to use them.
Combating engorgement – try to feed baby every two to three hours in the beginning. If your breasts feel engorged (tight, large and firm) a few days after birth its nothing to panic about – this is your mature milk coming through. If your baby has a hard time latching on during this period you could express or pump a small amount of milk before feeding from your breast.
Get some sleep – you need to look after your own well-being as well as your baby’s by making sure you get some sleep. After about the first month once you and your baby have built up a nursing routine you can pump bottles of your own milk so that your partner can fill in for you. Make sure you pump whenever baby feeds to keep your milk supply up.
Breast fed babies have been proven statistically to have lower chances of SIDS (sudden instant death syndrome), childhood leukaemia, allergies, diabetes and obesity when they’re older.