Many people don’t realize what Lamaze is all about.  They think it’s the same old breathing methods their mothers and grandmothers were taught decades ago.  But if you take a few minutes to read about todays Lamaze and the six healthy birth practices, you’ll find it’s all about taking your time and letting nature run its course.  That’s right; this ain’t your ma’s Lamaze!

In particular, Lamaze healthy birth practice six teaches that keeping mother and baby together is best.  It’s best for mother, baby and for breastfeeding.  In this article on Lamaze.org, Judith Lothian discusses how much you should eat and drink while breastfeeding, some good positions to hold your baby, and most importantly, how to take cues from your baby to help you both have a wonderful experience.

If you’re considering breastfeeding after baby is born, give this article a look, then search for a Lamaze class near you.  And if you’re in the Antelope Valley, visit Catherine Cook.  She’s a board certified lactation consultant at the AV Birth Center.