Finding Your Rhythm
It's important to find a rhythm that works for you and your baby.
Creating a rhythm that works:
Write down all the details - when to feed, how much, and for how long. This way, all caregivers can be on the same page and your sleep deprived self can remember a little easier.
At the same time, don't stress too much about the details. All babies (and moms) are different! What works for one family may be a disaster for another. Over time, you will find what works for you and your baby, don't worry.
Use baby gear that will set you up for breastfeeding success. mimijumi was great for Laura to help her continue breastfeeding. There are so many products that can help with separation from your baby, to ensure baby is sleeping soundly, and to create a routine for you and your baby.
Find a rhythm that works for your baby and you. Maybe it's short, frequent feedings - or maybe the complete opposite. Maybe it changes depending on the time of day. This can take time to hash out, but once you find it, stick to it and you and your baby will thrive on the schedule you've created together.
Do what makes you and baby happy! You don't have to play by all those rules you may have read in the books while you were pregnant. You know what feels right - just trust yourself. You've got this!
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