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Breastfeeding is one of the most beautiful stages that a mother can live mainly by the special connection that is created at that time with your baby. But what could be so magical and beautiful can be quite painful physically when not carried out correctly.
Factors involved in breastfeeding
Quietness of mother and baby
It is extremely important that you feed your baby in a quiet and convenient place (whenever possible), so that both mom and baby are comfortable. If the baby is not happy, cry and move a lot, which is annoying for us mothers, plus you can hurt, especially if you already have teeth or are coming out.
You should try all possible options to select which best fit. It is very important to identify what is the best position that allows you to rest your back and neck and mom also comfortable for the baby and thus allow a pleasant experience for both. Read the rest of this entry »
Do you want your baby to breastfeed beyond one year of age? Congratulations! Find out here what the benefits of extended breastfeeding, are both for your baby and for you, and silences the critics.
What is extended breastfeeding?
Called to action extended breastfeeding baby breastfeeding fulfilled after year. We now know that breast-feed their babies long term brings a variety of privileges, but many people criticize him.
Benefits of extended breastfeeding in the baby
- ● The more you breastfeed your baby, you can be smarter. This is due to the omega -3 or DHA present in breast milk (also called smart fats).
- ● Generally babies are healthier.
- ● Your breast milk is a nutritional supplement.
- ● Lower risk of obesity.
Have you ever wondered how much milk you have to take your baby? Today we will explain. In infants fed breast milk exclusively, milk intake increases rapidly during the first weeks of life, and then remains between one and six months; but you have to take into account the changes occurring in the intake of breast milk, which may vary with the age and weight of the baby at this time.
Babies fed exclusively on breast milk take an average of about 750 ml. day from 1 month to 6 months, but may vary as discussed, depending on factors such as weight, when the baby has met six months intake milk depend on the intake of other foods, so the consumer milk begins to decrease gradually.
Infants under one month of age and those older than six months, take milk intake below the established average. During the first week, your baby will take between 30 ml and 60 ml at each feeding, when the baby is one month old, it will probably take between 90 and 120 ml. at each feeding, consuming a day between 400-800 ml. Read the rest of this entry »
Spring is coming, flowers are born, everything is color temperatures raise a little and the sun starts to rise … Everything seems joy, except for all those who suffer from allergies.
The lactating seasonal allergies can cause many problems, as many mothers who suffer not know what medications to take to alleviate the problems they bring with allergies. Today we want to explain a little things do you do when you suffer an allergy and you are breastfeeding.
Allergies and medications
In general, drugs without prescription often work well to treat allergies and also usually do not have major problems in mothers who breastfeed their baby. However, many mothers notice a decrease in the amount of milk, because the allergy medications dry up the secretions of the body. This is due to pseudoephedrine, found in many remedies of this kind, although others do not have the option decongestant. Read the rest of this entry »
From the WHO (World Health Organization) recommends continued breastfeeding up to the age of two years, and that in this way the child is provided the amount of nutrients needed for healthy development. Contributes to the development of the jaws and provides immunity precise for its teeth grow stronger.
Therefore, it is essential the newborn contact with the breast, immediately after birth and within the first hour of life. This speeds milk letdown and strengthening breastfeeding, which favors the bond between the mother and the small and narrow their relationship.
But what happens when we return to work? In many cases it is not possible to return home to nurse the baby, either by distance or times and we were certainly concerned about not being with our child to breastfeed. We feel that we are deprived of an essential right and we do not give cow’s milk in a bottle. Read the rest of this entry »
Nature seems to have the answer when it comes to naturally stimulate the production of breast milk is that fenugreek has shown results that have nothing to envy to other methods of stimulation for lactation. This plant is also known as fenugreek and galactagogue may be the most popular choice for naturally stimulate breast milk production. Today we’ll talk about it and its properties.
What is fenugreek?
When we speak of fenugreek, we refer to a plant that contains phytoestrogens, compounds that are responsible for stimulating the production of breast milk. The remedy is rather a folk remedy used since millions of years ago.
It is estimated that the increase in milk production breast occurs 24 to 72 hours after consuming fenugreek, however in some cases it may take more days before getting the expected result. Anyway, it has been shown that the actions of fenugreek not just have an effect on all women, each agency will issue assimilate their properties. Read the rest of this entry »
Breastfeeding is a wonderful experience of love, despite the difficulties that may present occasionally. There is nothing better than having hands on some products that facilitate breastfeeding your baby. Not all are strictly necessary for breastfeeding, as this is a natural act, but it can relieve some aches and pains and flatten the breast-modern life.
Products for easier breastfeeding
In general, breastfeeding should not hurt, but sometimes, and especially in the beginning, can be difficult. Make sure your baby is grabbing the areola and not just the nipple. If still the pain persists we can use a barrier between your chest and the baby, silicone liners. If, in addition, are cracked, we must place a suitable cream to soften the skin.
If your problem with nipples is given by the subject that have flat or inverted, there are about liners that allow the nipple pops out, but can give a feeling of cold. And finally, if what happens is you have leaks, you can use special pads to avoid staining your clothes. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »