Becoming a mother for the first time is one of the most beautiful things in the world. The idea that you and the person you love have just become a family is an idea that can bring many people to tears. The addition of a baby to your life will completely change everything. Your life will take on a new and exciting direction, like nothing you've ever experienced before.
Once a baby comes, it is no longer about you and your needs. Now, at least for the very near future, everything will be about the baby. For this reason, many women have a lot to consider after becoming a mother for the first time. There are many things to think about, like how much time you will take off from work after you have the baby. What will you do for childcare? Will you bottle or breastfeed? There are many benefits of breastfeeding. For example, breastfed children get sick less, have fewer allergies and are proved to do better in school than bottle fed children. However, for some women, breastfeeding can be a challenge. But for those women who are able to breastfeed, it may be the best decision you can make for you and your child. After deciding to breastfeeding, there are a few supplies to get in order to streamline the process. When breastfeeding, you will need a breast pump, nursing clothing and an assortment of bottles.
If you are a working mother or even if you are a stay at home mom, you will need a breast pump to express milk for the baby to drink during times that you are not around or when it is inconvenient to breast feed. You will also need nursing clothes. Nursing clothing is clothing that is designed to help facilitate the process of breastfeeding. Nursing clothing is a necessity, and can make the entire process a bit easier. For instance, nursing clothing includes specifically designed bras with quick release cups to make it easier to breastfeed the baby. Also included in nursing clothes are lactation pads to help stop leaks.
Finally, you will want to make sure that you have an assortment of bottles. Make sure to purchase the ones that are specifically designed to eliminate air from the milk. There are also many styles available that mimic a natural nipple. Sometimes, it can be difficult to get breasted babies to take a bottle, but by purchasing these types of bottles, you can increase the chances.
Source by Catherine Adderson