July is National Purposeful Parenting Month. The goal is to build strong, positive, functional families with children of any age, recognizing the importance of meaningful relationships between parents and children. Breastfeeding is one of the most recommended ways of bonding with and giving proper nutrition to your newborn baby. Aeroflow Healthcare not only wants to help mothers get a breast pump through insurance, but also learn ways to be a better parent to newborns.
Encourage Family Support
Be sure to educate your partner on the many benefits of breastfeeding, for both you and your baby. Sharing information can help make your breastfeeding experience successful.
Use Feeding Time as Bonding Time
Breastfeeding offers the opportunity for skin-to-skin contact, a big part of bonding with your newborn. By using a breast pump, you give your spouse the opportunity to feed and have bonding time of their own.
See a Pro-Breastfeeding Pediatrician
All new moms worry about whether their child is getting the right nutrition. Most pediatricians are nursing advocates. They can be a good resource for any questions you may have or information you may need.
Find Breastfeeding Friends
Seek out other moms who are breastfeeding to hang out with. There are unlimited resources through the Internet and your community. It can make a big difference to have support from others going through the same things.
Take Time and Care of You
Ensure that you are paying attention to nutrition, sleep and fun for yourself. It’s not always easy, but will give you the best chance at being successful at purposeful parenting with your newborn.
If you have questions about how you can engage your family during Purposeful Parenting Week, visit http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/news/e-updates/eupdate-4.html.
All questions about breastfeeding and proper newborn care should be directed to your physician. If you decide breastfeeding and pumping is the route for your family, Aeroflow Healthcare can help you find the right breast pump and file through insurance. Visit breastpumps.aeroflowinc.com today to get started.