A New Year’s resolution by definition is a firm decision to do or not to do something.

Anyone who has ever made a New Year’s resolution, knows that they seem easy to keep for the short term and very difficult to keep for the long term.

Forming Good Habits

As Moms and Moms-To-Be, we should think of our New Year’s resolutions as a triathlon!  These events involve prior planning and training, focusing on diet and exercise for stamina. And forming good and healthy habits during pregnancy can allow us to deal with the stresses of birth and baby in a healthier way.

So what kind of Mama resolutions should you make? Here are some of my favorites:

Healthy Mama Resolutions

  1. Routine Is Important!  While it may sometimes feel impossible, you should try to keep your daily routine as normal as possible. Taking a shower can help you relax which will assist in milk production. They can also help with engorgement!
  2. Pick The Right Bra.  Nursing bras are both comfortable and designed for easy breastfeeding, and the wrong bra can actually decrease milk production. Don't know which one is right for you, Aeroflow Breastpumps offers many nursing bra and cami options.
  3. It's Ok To Take A Break! If someone offers to help with baby, do not say no. You can even use some of this time to pump and build your stored milk supply! Pump, pump, pump – especially if you plan to return to work.
  4. Do A Breast Pump Check-Up.  Does your pump need cleaning? Do you have replacement parts?  Aeroflow Breastpumps has many resupply kit options (link to resupply kit page) to make sure your are getting the most out of your pump.
  5. Eat, Drink and be Mommy! Drink plenty of water and “milk safe” decaffeinated herbal teas! Eat nutritious comforting foods such as soups and stews packed with vegetables and beans – remember you are still eating to feed baby as well!
  6. Savor Every Moment With Your Baby!  Breastfeeding, cuddling and loving are all ways to connect. This time will pass too quickly and you will have the rest of your life to make other "resolutions”.

Information provided in blogs should not be used as a substitute for medical care or consultation.

Susan Hudspeth

About the Author

I am 47 years old - I am originally from L.I. New York but moved to NC when I was 23 years old and never left! My breastfeeding background includes breastfeeding all three children for a period of 7 years total from 1991-1998. I was also very involved in my local La Leche League during that time. I cannot say enough good things about breastfeeding and how important and rewarding it is for both mom and baby!

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