Attachment parenting, here are some tips for a better life
September 28, 2020
"Only two lasting legacies can we hope to leave our children: one, roots; the other, wings".
There are several theories on parenting and a multitude of books on the subject. Reading different authors and being informed is good, but we should not forget that one of the most important guides that nature gives us is our instinct.
From pregnancy we can strengthen the bond with our baby by practising yoga for pregnant women. Take time to feel your body and listen to what it has to tell you. After the birth, a new stage opens up before us in which we can discover new ways to strengthen this bond. Breastfeeding, co-sleeping and babywearing are some of the options available to us.
- Breastfeeding: whenever possible, it is advisable for baby and mother to be skin-to-skin as soon as the baby is born. In this way, the baby will use its instinct to latch on to the breast and start suckling. Early breastfeeding facilitates correct attachment to the breast. It is important to offer the breast often so that your milk production adapts to the baby's demand. A newborn normally suckles between 8 and 12 times in 24 hours. Don't schedule meals; schedules are not a good friend of breastfeeding. Offer your baby the breast whenever he/she demands it and let him/her eat for as long as he/she wants. Keep in mind that a baby is a mother for more reasons than just diet, as the breast represents comfort and security. Introducing breastfeeding is not always easy. Listen to your body and ask for help if you need it, it is worth trying because of the many health benefits for your baby.
- Co-sleeping: One option to facilitate family sleep is for the baby to sleep with one or both parents. If the baby is breastfed, co-sleeping means that night feeds do not interrupt mother and child's rest. As with all forms of parenting, there is no one way. Pay attention to what you need and follow the option that best suits you.
- Carrying: It is the oldest way of carrying babies, the direct contact calms them and gives them a sense of protection. Nowadays there are a multitude of varieties of baby carriers and baby carriers. Special attention should be paid to the positioning of the baby's back and legs, with the back in the shape of a C and the legs in the shape of a frog. Before you buy, always go to a specialised shop to find out about the best options for your particular case.
Remember to take care of your diet, especially during pregnancy and breastfeeding, as the baby will consume a large part of your reserves. In the Superfoods Course you will learn the benefits and properties of the main superfoods as well as healthy recipes cooked in a simple way so that you can incorporate them into your daily routine.