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The best milk for your baby is breast milk, as thus fed babies are healthier, especially if they do during the first six months of life.
Mothers who breastfeed their babies breast milk exclusively for the first six months, help protect your baby against obesity, eczema, ear infections, respiratory infections and stomach problems.
If you avoid milk formula, you will reduce the chances of your baby being picky about food in adulthood, as well as reduce the chances that can suffer from some forms of cancer in women and suffering from obesity, so how much longer is breastfed a baby, will be healthier. Read the rest of this entry »
The milk can be extracted and frozen for use as food for our baby when we are not present. All you need is breast milk (manual or electric) and a storage container with seal.
Before proceeding, you should wash your hands and sterilize well the materials you will use. A helpful tip is to gently massage the breast with movements in the direction of the areola. You can do it somewhere comfortable, where you remember the baby, to produce the hormone that stimulates milk secretion.
To preserve the milk freshly drawn, you must keep it in a safe container, can be hard plastic or glass, which is fit for food. It is advised to store the milk in small amounts it easier for thawing. Label each container must with the date and time of extraction, without mixing different extractions in a single container. Read the rest of this entry »
Imagine how important that water and milk are for the life of your baby during the first months of his life only need them to grow up healthy and safe, and you’ll get all the necessary requirements for its development. But your baby grows, he begins to enjoy food and other products, and possibly you are faced with the problem that it costs a lot of work that consumes water.
Water is very important to avoid dehydration, so if you are living this situation, keep reading because you will find tips for baby to drink more water
Encourage your baby to drink water:
The first advice we can give is that if your baby is used to drinking warm milk in a bottle, you avoid serving fresh water in a container like. Serve in a bowl; try to find reasons cheerful and colorful that will draw attention to your baby. Although the liquid spill, let it play and become familiar with the contents of the cup. Read the rest of this entry »
The baby sleepy feeds needs routine scheduled as more than a “program according to demand” until it begins to wake up alone. This is necessary for the welfare of your baby and also ensure to milk production.
Be patient and persevering during this period. If nothing works, try again after half an hour. Your baby will be more attentive and show interest in suck it increases your appetite.
However, the following are tips to know if your baby is getting enough:
- ● You should be able to see and hear your baby swallowing the third or fourth day.
The daily bath or shower is sufficient for cleaning the breasts. Protect the nipple and the areola have contact with soap or shampoo, since these tend to neutralize the oils produced naturally that cleanse the zone and the result is a dry nipple, cracks and inconvenience. The antiseptic applications in the nipples are also unnecessary and can be harmful.
Always wash your hands before breastfeeding or pumping. You may want to wear a nursing bra for convenience, comfort and support, especially after starting to take milk. The supports of cotton, as opposed to the baby bottles, allow a greater circulation of air to the nipples. If you use an underwire bra, make sure they are in place and that there are no pressure areas.
If the baby is not removed of the breast when finalizes the session of lactation, stop the suction sliding a clean finger by the middle of the jaw of the baby and throwing gently downward until to stop absorbing. Leave the breasts exposed to the air from five to ten minutes before covering them. Air drying gives relief to the nipples. Read the rest of this entry »
Although the preparation of formula tries to imitate milk substitutes, no preparation is exactly like the breast milk. The more studying breast milk formula companies, more ingredients seem to find that are important for the development of the child. It is highly unlikely that human breast milk is ever reproduced exactly.
Some tips that may help:
- ● Breastfeed regularly and frequently and for as long as your babies desire it.
- ● Get as comfortable as possible before breastfeeding. If necessary, take prescription painkillers at least half an hour before breastfeeding. Nurse in a quiet place and drink something cool during lactation to stimulate milk ejection reflex.
Some women notice leaking nipples during pregnancy, and this is normal, as in pregnancy, the breasts may begin to produce milk, weeks or months before you go to have your baby, this can begin to happen in the middle months of pregnancy, around the second quarter, around 14-26 weeks.
If your nipples are leaking, the substances will generally colostrums, which is the first milk that your breasts produce in preparing food for your baby. Leaks are normal and there is no reason to worry; if it bothers you, you can try to put a paper towel or an absorbent pad on the chest, inside your bra to absorb the milk. Read the rest of this entry »
Many women naturally have flat nipples and often reversed, that is outward rather than recede backward. The question is whether many can breastfeed after pregnancy but it must be clear that the child does not turn the nipple but the areola.
Therefore these features are neither a disease nor a contraindication to breast feeding the baby but probably will cost a little more suck sooner or later take properly into the bosom of his mother. Read the rest of this entry »
To get a perfect breast and a safe food for your baby, always remember to note that the change of position is an ally at that time; your diet should not miss foods like fruits and vegetables, as well as grains. Do not forget to drink plenty of fluids, either by mineral waters, wines, teas etc.
It is important to always keep hydrated, even drinking a glass of water before breastfeeding and then another when the baby has finished feeding, nor leave rest, always allow your son to spend hours to sleep and your energy replenishment. Read the rest of this entry »
We support completely and absolutely breastfeeding. Thanks to her children will receive all the nutrients necessary for their development, and enable us to establish a form of communication unique and special. Today we will tell you the key features of the breast milk.
First we will refer to colostrum. This is the milk of the early days of small, is a food with large amounts of minerals, vitamins and proteins, in addition to leukocytes and antibodies that will provide the small everything you need to defend against infections and allergies boxes that may arise.
Colostrum is a good laxative that helps the child to remove any meconium and prevent jaundice. It allows for proper growth and accelerated maturation of the intestines. It has large amounts of vitamin A. Read the rest of this entry »