Letting your newborn latch on to your breast is still the best way to feed your baby, though there are many reasons why mothers may opt to pump milk instead. Whether it’s to ease the pressure when moms are producing too much milk, or if you need to make sure that your baby will be able to feed even if you’re at work, breast pumps have become an indispensable tool to help mothers make breast milk easily accessible for their children.
Your entire world changes the moment you hold your newborn baby in your arms. It is human nature to find babies cute and helpless, but this helplessness also affects mothers, who may find themselves constantly worrying about their new child and if they are doing this parenting thing right.
However, knowledge is power, and learning more about how babies work can help ease some of the worry when taking care of a newborn.
More and more mums are raising their babies through breastfeeding and doing so for longer. A study by the research firm Nielsen in 2018 found that mothers in Singapore breastfed for an average of 8.1 months in 2018, an increase from the average 6.8 months in a similar study in 2016.
In another survey led by the Health Promotion Board, 79% of the respondents revealed that their awareness of the health benefits of breast milk pushed them to start breastfeeding their babies.
Breastfeeding is the best way to give our infants the best start they can get.