Becoming a parent can be intimidating, but there is good news for North Carolina mothers as they’ll now have a new resource to guide them through the process.
The state recently launched breastfeednc.com, which provides everything from support groups to advice.
Something as simple as a yogurt can be a healthy way to replenish your body after giving birth. Dietitian and mother Reatna Taylor says it’s something new moms might not know.
“By making sure to eat and make sure those foods are nutritious and are nourishing for your body, that will also nourish your baby, is super important,” Taylor said.
As many of us know, there’s no guide book to being a parent, and breastfeeding is something that doesn’t come right away the first time you try it.
“You think you’re going to be a cow when you first latch the baby, and then it doesn’t happen, and you think in your head, ‘I’m not giving enough milk, I need to give them formula,'” Taylor explained.
Taylor believes there’s a lot of misinformation out there when it comes to breastfeeding, but now with the new website, she believes that could change.
“It’s natural but it’s not easy, and a lot of times we just have a lot of misinformation. We don’t have a lot of familiarity around it, so having something that talks about each section, talking about food in relation to breastfeeding medications that you’re taking is a resource that we can share, that also has Spanish language on there as well,” Taylor said.
In the Hispanic community, Taylor says, there’s not a ton of knowledge on the topic, which leaves mothers who speak Spanish in a state of confusion when already navigating motherhood.
Source : Spectrum