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The first period with a baby is largely about feeding. In fact, it can be shocking how much attention is paid to feeding in the early days. As the first and biggest focus, it's only natural that the subject can become charged, especially if feeding doesn't go as planned. Unna puts this topic into words and is there to support you in getting a safe start as a parent, no matter how you feed.
Feeding a baby may seem so straightforward before you become a parent, but in the same way that giving birth may not turn out the way you expected, neither will feeding. In the moment, it is incredibly easy to feel criticized by advice, tips and stories about how something has worked for someone else. And by admonitions about what is best.
The truth is that what works is different for everyone. Everyone's circumstances are different, but the advice will be the same: full breastfeeding. Most mothers want to breastfeed their baby and have it as plan A. It's a great plan in every way, because breast milk is an incredible solution to the baby's nutritional needs in the first few months. What Unna wants to convey is that nothing is impossible with plan A. There is a plan B, which is not so much worse.
Challenges of breastfeeding
It's perfectly normal to encounter challenges in breastfeeding, from milk clotting to sore nipples, anxiety about milk supply, low milk production, ergonomic issues or problems with your baby's grip on the breast, to name a few. There is good help available and you should not hesitate to take it.
What can be more difficult to get help with is knowing when the challenge or challenges are for tough. When it is no longer sustainable. Some may also find it difficult to find good help and support if they don't want to breastfeed.
Unna was founded with the vision of breaking the stigma surrounding feeding. That leaves some mothers in a bind and at risk of being mistrusted, as if they are incapable of making good decisions for themselves and their child.
Breastfeeding difficulties are not temporary for everyone, and for everyone the situation does not get better by continuing to struggle a little more. By pushing and pushing yourself. Breastfeeding is not the best solution for everyone and sometimes it is not even an option! What Unna thinks is important to convey is that children need food and security. How to meet these needs is up to each parent.
Unna is not for those who are failing, but for those who want a successful solution.
The founders of Unna have set out to develop a safe and effective alternative to breastfeeding. Their products have been on the market since this year, and are the first Swedish-made and organic products in the formula category. They are free of palm oil and enriched with pro- and prebiotics to promote intestinal flora and help food digestion. The products are packaged in green, stylish packaging that is unlike anything else in the category. Unna is also the only small-scale option among substitutes and a brand created for parents, by parents.
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Always consult your child's healthcare provider or pediatrician about feeding your child.