Relieving Breast-Feeding Anxieties
By Kathy Rogers, ND.
It’s normal to be a little anxious when you begin breast-feeding for the first time. The most common worries are: Is my baby getting enough milk? Will breast-feeding hurt? Some mothers feel anxious about the claim a breast-feeding places on their body, fearing they’ll never be “themselves” again. Whatever your anxieties, the best way to alleviate them is to press forward into the process and ride out the adjustment period. You and your baby will adjust – and the payoff is enormous. Now your baby, who lived in your womb, has full access to your touch, smell, and heartbeat. Relax and enjoy the intimacy as your baby bonds with you out in the world.
Excerpted from Eat Right 4 Your Baby, by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo
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