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Breastfeeding Advisor

Breastfeeding fatigue

For mothers who feel tired of breastfeeding

It's hard to stay positive when you feel tired. Babies are very sensitive to their mothers’ moods.
It's good for both the mother and the baby if the mother’s fatigue is relieved, so seek support from your family or get some time for yourself in a positive way.

Physical fatigue

  1. Awakened for breastfeeding while asleep
    Newborns can't drink breastmilk well. Sometimes they can drink a lot, another time only a little, and the frequency with which they want to breastmilk differs at different times.
    However, rest assured that you will both settle into a rhythm as your baby gets used to breastfeeding. It is also possible for you to arrange your lifestyle around the baby's demands.
  2. Feeling tired from breastfeeding itself
    Strength and energy are needed for the mother to hold her heavy baby and breastfeed many times a day. If you feel tired from breastfeeding itself, seek support from the father, your grandmother and a nursing bottle. This also creates a bond between other family members and the baby.

Mental fatigue

  1. Make time to rest
    Prolactin makes a breastfeeding mother relaxed and sleepy. It is natural that as the baby feels sleepy after breastfeeding, the mother does too. It is important to make time for rest sometimes, like taking a nap with your baby, and relieve your fatigue rather than doing housework while your baby is asleep.
  2. Make time for yourself
    It’s important to make time for yourself once in a while. If it is hard to seek the support of your family, one option is to use a day nursery or babysitter service. Such services abound these days.
    It is a good chance to take a look at what is important to you, and you will be a better mother when you see your baby the next time.
    Don't forget to express breastmilk beforehand and have them give it to your baby when you leave the baby at a day nursery or with a babysitter.

  1. Exercise and refresh yourself with your baby
    Taking a walk with your baby can refresh both of you. In addition, these days there are more gyms where you can exercise with your baby.
    Exercising with your baby lets you to feel refreshed and reshapes your body post partum, and it can also be a happy time for your baby to bond with you.

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