"I used self hypnosis all through my pregnancy... [it] topped up the motivation to keep breastfeeding" Lyndsay Swinton Mother of two
(PRWEB) July 7, 2010
Research has shown that relaxation can increase breastfeeding milk production by 63% (1) when mothers are given a 20 minute relaxation tape to listen to. Stress hormones, anxiety and fatigue are known to inhibit milk supply (2) and so relaxation training can be of very real benefit to both mother and baby, both physically and psychologically.
Stress can be a very real part of life when a new baby arrives, and this can make breastfeeding difficult for even the best-supported of mums.
To support mothers in World Breastfeeding Week, Lyndsay Swinton of Hypnosis Downloads.com, who breast fed both her children, has made the Breastfeeding Relaxation download available free.
"I used self hypnosis all through my pregnancy and would listen to the breastfeeding relaxation download before breastfeeding. It gave my sleep deprived, hormonal body a bit of time out and topped up the motivation to keep breastfeeding, which can only have been good for both me and my babies".
Mums who want to give the breastfeeding hypnosis download a try should go to http://www.hypnosisdownloads.com/pregnancy-childbirth/breastfeeding where they can download it free. Also free from this page is a self hypnosis training download for those who need a little more help to get into the self hypnosis groove.
To speak to Lyndsay Swinton about her experiences with using relaxation to enhance breastfeeding, please call +44(0)1273 776770.
(1) http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/83/1/57: "To facilitate the breast-feeding experience, intervention mothers were given a 20-minute audio cassette tape based on relaxation and visual imagery techniques. At a single follow-up expression of milk at the hospital approximately 1 week after enrollment, they expressed 63% more breast milk than a randomized group of control mothers."
(2) http://www.bioline.org.br/request?mr05007: "Any kind of stress including cesarean section may postpone milk ejection by hormonal inhibition for a few days after delivery"