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Breastfeeding: how to feed, problems, important issues.

You are a mother Finally, that happy moment has arrived when you can take your baby in your arms.

You have received your deserved reward for 10 long months of hard work throughout the body.

Breastfeeding: how to feed, problems, important issues.

Each mother feels instinctively that she needs her baby, knows when she needs it. And remember: you should not worry about you and your little Miracle. Diaper

Wash the car. It’s the dinner

The husband is going to cook

And you need a son. It is not enough to change clothes and feed.

For a normal development, he needs your voice, your touch.

Why is milk produced?

When a baby cleans the nipple with a sponge, the impulses of it enter the brain of the mother. The brain receives a command to produce milk and stimulates the production of the hormones prolactin and oxytocin.

The lactation activity depends directly on prolactin.

Factors that affect adequate lactation:

  • The time when the baby is in the chest, the frequency of application during the day, the presence of nocturnal meals.
  • Mom enough, varied and nutritious.
  • adequate consumption regime
  • The correct position of the baby in the chest.
  • The psychological attitude of mom.

Even in the maternity hospital, the baby receives colostrum from its mother’s breast, not much is produced, but even this amount contains enough minerals, vitamins and proteins to ensure the energy expenditure of the newborn. In addition, it is in colostrum that immunoglobulins are found, which are necessary to protect the baby against infections and bacteria that are necessary for the colonization of the intestine with a useful flora.

In addition, for 1.5-2 weeks, intermediate milk is produced. It has many calories and a lot of fat, lactose and water soluble vitamins.

Mature milk is the milk that will be produced during the entire lactation period. With properly organized milk feeding occurs as much as the baby needs.

The child regulates the production of milk. Puncture is only allowed in special cases, for example, if a mother plans to leave for some time.

According to pediatricians: breast milk, this is the best you can offer your child during the first 5 to 6 months of life. Only in this way the child receives the most complete set of nutrients necessary for normal development.

Oxytocin helps the milk pass from the production site to the halo. For normal milk intake, the child should sponge not only the nipple, but also part of the halo.

With your jaw, you must perform the massage movements of the isolation, and only in this way will you receive the nutrition you need.

If you offer the baby a bottle, then, for the “extraction” of the food, you will need to put a minimum of effort: the milk will flow to the mouth. Therefore, some children after a bottle refuse to suckle, they are called “lazy suckers”.

In addition, oxytocin stimulates uterine contraction, so that its size in lactation may be even smaller than before pregnancy.

Why milk may not be enough?

1) The baby does not aspirate properly, there is not enough irritation of the receptors and the chest is not completely empty either.

2) Mom’s nervous tension.

3) Lack of confidence in the possibility of long-term feeding.

4) Insufficient support from others.

5) Strong pain.

7) General excessive work, unhealthy diet.

Feed or.

In the first six months for the baby there is nothing more useful than breast milk. It has been proven that babies who are breastfed suffer colds and otitis much less frequently, have less digestive discomfort.

Diet is also good for the mother: it significantly reduces the risk of postpartum complications, breast and ovarian cancer. A woman can feed a child, regardless of the shape and size of the breast and nipple some simply need help.

The WHO recommends applying on the breast in the first hour after the baby is born, then your intestines will be colonized with the correct flora and the baby will be protected from infections.

Power mode

The first time after delivery, the baby will require the breast constantly, sometimes up to 20 times a day. He needs it as food, as a drink, and to feel that Mom is near.

In addition, the size of your stomach is small, and a large volume of food can not be absorbed at a time.

In the second month of life, a healthy baby will establish a feeding schedule for himself. You will have your own regimen: normally, you will order one breast every 3-4 hours.

Mother’s fear of food should not be, nor should pain be.

If the child sucks the breast to the bloody calluses, it cracks, then there was an inadequate connection problem.

Instructions to put the baby on the chest:

1) Take a comfortable position, you can select the most comfortable corner of the house for this process.

2) Take the chest, holding the bottom of the four fingers.

3) Tickle your baby’s lips with the nipple and wait for her to open her mouth.

4) Take the child to the breast, and not the other way around.

5) Place the baby’s chest in the mouth so that, in addition to the nipple, it grabs a part of the areola. In this case, the lower sponge should be turned outwards.

The time the child is in the chest.

The main rule of breastfeeding is the breast on demand. The child will decide for himself how much time he needs to get enough of him and get a portion of his mother’s attention.

If the suction movements have stopped and he continues to hold the nipple with his lips, it is not necessary to remove the breast, it is most likely that the child simply rests. For young children: the act of sucking breasts and extracting food is hard work.

One is able to get enough in 15 minutes, the other is small and 40.

After feeding, be sure to hold the baby with a spine so belching can occur in the air. The difficulties in implementing these recommendations arise if the baby falls asleep.

To avoid regurgitation with food during sleep, it is better to equip the crib so that the head rests 15 degrees.

Comply with the following rule: to feed the child, a breast should be sucked. The front of the milk is liquid, removes thirst, restores the water balance in the body. At the end of the feeding, the milk is “heavier”, thicker and more concentrated.

And both parts are important for the body, for normal development and weight gain.

Do I need to wash my breasts often?

For the breasts enough hygienic soul 1 time per day. Before each feeding, it is recommended to decant a few drops of milk and lubricate the nipple, you must perform the same procedure at the end of feeding.

It is not necessary, once again lubricate the nipple and the halo cream is not worth it, interrupt the smell that attracts the child and may lose interest in the breast.

Important questions

If you have doubts about sufficient milk production in the breast, pay attention to the frequency of urination and weight gain. The fact that there is enough milk can be indicated if the child urinates at least 6 times a day and takes at least 125 grams per week in the first 6 months of life.

Do I need to feed the baby between meals?

With proper breastfeeding, it is not recommended to give water to the baby.

What are breast augmentation methods?

  • More often we put the baby in the chest.
  • increase the consumption regime
  • adjust the diet
  • take a warm bath or put a warm towel on your chest
  • Ask your husband to give you a massage in the neck area.
  • Stay away from housework and stay close to your child.

If there is a need to feed your baby with expressed milk, while you are absent for a while, it is best to do it with a spoon so that you do not refuse to breastfeed.

We hope that the information provided will help to organize a long and pleasant breastfeeding for your baby.

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