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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.
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 »
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 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.
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 »