My experience is not unique. I pumped and pumped to encourage my milk to come in, and tried to convince her to feed. In the 19th century, hospitals started building directories of wet nurses whom they could contact should breastfeeding falter, such as when a mother was too ill or her milk had not come in. For the typical nursing and working mother, the most important benefit of breastfeeding is that day after day it confirms that she is irreplaceable to her baby. When the baby is hungry, the breastfeeding mother simply finds a comfortable place to sit or lie down with him. ACOG also calls for OB-GYNs to be aware of the connection between breastfeeding challenges and postpartum depression, and to be actively on the lookout for any mom who may be struggling.
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Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed here. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. We can see why this might be: on average, kids who were breastfed have higher IQ scores than those who were not. ACOG also calls for OB-GYNs to be aware of the connection between breastfeeding challenges and postpartum depression, and to be actively on the lookout for any mom who may be struggling. When you return to work, breastfeeding will ensure that the bond between you and your baby cannot be weakened by your frequent separations. The fear of losing oneself in its flood waters is entirely normal.
Besides, in American culture today, motherhood receives scant respect, especially among high-achievers. It seems it is best in terms of infant health. And the lower incidence and severity of illness in breastfed babies reduces the time their parents must take off from work. Documentaries Mums set up baby food bank to help families who need nappies and formula. The weight gain was slow. Nursing couples need each other physically and emotionally.