There is without a doubt that having a child is a big moment in your life. You grow up playing with your dolls pretending they are your kids. Then as you get older, get married you are ready to have a child and start a family. This is a major and important time in your life. Expecting a child is something very serious. There is a lot that goes into having a child. From carrying the child for nine months to giving birth, holding your child for the first time and breastfeeding your child. Giving birth is a glorious miracle that should not be taken lightly. There is a major learning curve in everything you do, especially when it’s your first born. You have to for example learn how to breastfeed. It’s not just about attaching your child to your nipple. Sometimes they don’t properly attach and sometimes they cause you pain, most often used for premature babies. This is when you’ll need a nipple shield.
A nipple shield can help a preemie create suction and position the nipple in a way they may not yet be strong enough to do themselves. The shield holds the nipple in an extended position, ideal for breastfeeding, and allows your baby to pause and breathe without having to reposition afterwards. A nipple shield is a thin silicone device that covers the nipple and the areola, the darker part of the breast around the nipple and mimics an everted nipple. It’s designed to aid mothers whose nipple size or shape presents a true obstacle to breastfeeding, whose baby, perhaps a premature baby can’t sustain a latch, or whose baby prefers a bottle nipple and refuses to breastfeed. As you can see, a nipple shield could be very important. It could help your baby latch on to the nipple so they could get milk drunk and actually get some milk in its body.
It is certain that whatever you need to do to keep your baby healthy you will without question do it. You learn a lot as you go along with your first baby. You’ll find some things are a lot easier than others. But I’m sure whatever you need to do you’re going to do. Anything to keep your baby healthy. If your baby doesn’t eat, it could become a serious problem. If this is being an issue for you you’re going to need to resolve it as soon as possible.
Having a child is by no means an easy task. Especially if it’s your first child and you’re learning as you go. At times it’ll seem like you’re contacting your healthcare provider on a daily basis. If you are using a nipple shield it is recommended that you do so under the supervision of your healthcare provider. You have to make sure you are properly placing the nipple shield on your breast so your child gets the needed amount of milk necessary to grow into a healthy child.
It is very important that you do things the right way at all times with your child. If you ever have any questions about anything regarding your newborn you should contact your healthcare provider as soon as you possibly can. There are no dumb questions when it comes to your child. You always want to be as cautious as you possibly can. You can never be too overly concerned about anything regarding your child. There will be a lot of learning as you go with your first child. Just know that you could never be too careful when it comes to your child. Be patient, soon you will be a pro. Best of luck. God bless.