Practical breastfeeding tips

Healthy, balanced and always on hand: Breastfeeding and breast milk have many benefits. Find out more about the different breastfeeding positions, what you as a mother should keep in mind while breastfeeding and what you can do to alleviate the problem of sore nipples.

Mother's milk offers much more than just being available when the baby is hungry and having the right temperature and composition. It is also good for your baby’s health. This is why breastfed babies have fewer gastrointestinal issues, fewer infections, and improved cognitive development. They also have a lower risk of respiratory disease and asthma. Moreover, breastfeeding promotes bonding between mother and child and the postnatal recovery.

Every woman can decide whether she wishes to breastfeed her baby, or not.

Useful tips and advice on different aspects of breastfeeding:

 

Breastfeeding positions

Which breastfeeding position is the right one for mother and baby? Anna-Tina Weber-Tramèr, Midwife at Hirslanden Klinik Im Park, explains the 7 most common breastfeeding positions and provides tips on what you should be aware of while breastfeeding.

Nutrition

When you are breastfeeding, the same rule applies as during pregnancy: do not eat for two, but rather think for two. Dietician Sandra Müller explains how you can have a healthy, balanced diet during while breastfeeding.

Breast care

Many mothers complain of painful, sore nipples while breastfeeding. Correct nipple care is particularly important in this case. Tips on breast care while breastfeeding are available here.