Colostrum (yellowish white fluid) which comes right after delivery is good for the baby. Breastfeeding the baby as soon as possible right after birth is important, but don’t be surprised if your baby isn’t interested in breastfeeding. It is true that most babies don’t like to be fed for 15-30 minutes after delivery. Don’t push her back to nurse, as skin to skin contact helps in bonding. Take the time to just look, hold, and bond with your little baby.
5. You Will Bleed
You enjoyed those nine months of ‘no period’ days, didn’t you? Now, get ready to experience large amounts of bleeding right after delivery. Labor is messy and within the first ten minutes after delivery, you will lose a lot of blood. Postpartum, it is normal to bleed for many days. If you pass any unusual-sized clots, check with your doctor immediately. Bleeding will decrease within four to six weeks after delivery.