If you are planning on breastfeeding, there are two things that you can do to really boost your confidence and get you ready for this special time. Firstly, research and learn all about the physiology of breastfeeding and how the milk production system works. Just as learning all about the birds and the bees in high school helped us understand how babies are made, understanding how the amazing process of breastfeeding works can really help you recognise and manage changes in your baby’s feeding habits and help to relieve anxiety regarding milk supply.
Secondly, consider doing some Colostrum Harvesting in the last few weeks of pregnancy. Colostrum is the first milk mothers make in preparation for the arrival of their new baby. In recent years, women have been recommended to hand express from 37 weeks onwards and collect some of this wonderful milk into little syringes.