Breastfeeding Can be a Special Time for Both Mother and Child
Many breastfeeding mothers do some ups and downs in the beginning, and sometimes even after they leave. Do not give up until you really want; There is a lot of support available and most problems can be overcome.
Breastfeeding fulfills all the nutritional requirements of your birth for about six months from birth.
Breastfeeding can be a special time for both mother and child and it may also be good for the health of the children and their mother. Breastfeeding fulfills all the nutritional requirements of your birth for about six months from birth. It is specially made for your baby and there are many things in breast milk that are good for your baby, which do not get formula in milk.
- It is safe for your child, and easily digested.
- It includes all the food and drinks that your child needs for the first six months of life.
- With other food items, it is very good in the next six months and the second year.
- It is always ready when your child needs it.
- Your child will be less likely to have infection, allergies and many other diseases.
- Your child can grow and grow better.
Breastfeeding can help you and your baby feel closer to each other.
Breastfeeding is also good for you
- It does not cost and it does not take time to prepare.
- It helps you and your child feel closer to each other. Being close to your child in skin contact with skin helps in breastfeeding and developing bond with your baby.
- It helps normalize your body normally back after birth.
- It can give protection against some diseases (like breast or ovary cancer, and osteoporosis).
Can you start breastfeeding immediately after birth?
Ideally your child’s first feed, as soon as they will show that they are ready after their birth, usually within the first hour. A newborn baby is usually very cautious and liable at this time and strongly entails sucking.
As soon as your baby is born, your child keeps your chest and skin on the skin, while they start to know you and the outside world. Skin contact is important for the skin and it helps keep them warm, regulates their heart rate and can reduce the need for oxygen.
If you and your child are fine, then it is still good that you give your child a good time to breastfeed first, while you are still in the berthing or delivery room.
- Some children will go straight and suck.
- Children may have crawling and bitterness for breast and self-enlargement as a result of the infant’s innate tendencies. It can be a wonderful experience
- Others may take some time and some may need help.
- All mothers and children are different. It’s something that you and your child will learn to do together.
- If you learn to breastfeed, the midwife will be there to guide you when you need it. They also want you to tell them about feeding your child in the first or the last two days. This is because they can help you and your child learn the right positions and attachment techniques.
For the first few days of birth, your breast colostrum is produced.
- Colostrum is yellow and thicker than milk produced by you.
- You will produce only a small quantity, but it is enough for normal children and in fact your child is essential for the first few days of life.
- Colostrum contains antibodies that protect your child against microbes and diseases.
After a few days your milk ‘comes in’; This happens when your breasts begin to produce a lot of milk. This milk looks different from colostrum and is perfect for your growing baby.
Breastfeeding is a partnership between you and your child and it takes time to successfully breastfeed; It may take up to six weeks for you to feel confident. This is a learned art – do not worry – most problems can be overcome.
How many times?
Whenever they want you can breastfeed your newborn baby.
- As you know your child, you will learn the signs that your child is ready to breastfeed. When your child is very small, this is often done.
- Repeated meals are good for you and your baby. It helps your milk to come as soon as possible and there may be some problems.
- A young child would want between eight and ten feeds in a 24-hour period.
- There may be no pattern in your child’s feed specifically for the first few weeks.
- During the first few days at home, your milk supply may decrease, and your child may demand more frequently.
- • Less frequent feed will stimulate your breasts and increase your supply.
- By six to twelve weeks your child may start to have a big difference between the feed and a food pattern may be more predictable.
- Sometimes your child wants to breastfeed again, only a short time after the feed.
Take your signal from your child. Babies can breastfeed because they are hungry, thirsty or need comfort and proximity.
You will not get disturbed nipples by feeding your baby often, but if your child is not properly connected to your breast during feed, then your nipples can be very upset.
This is the reason why it is important to learn how to properly organize and engage your baby on the breast from the beginning. If your nipples are getting bothered then ask your midwife to help you. Once your child is engaging well and is emptying her breasts, there is very little chance of developing nipple and breast problems.
Positioning your child
- Unblock your child so that you can face them with your entire body in front of your nipple and with the nose.
- Support their head with their hands behind their shoulders. Use your second hand to support your breast.
- • Ensure that your child is opening his mouth wide and wide with his tongue forward and forth. Nipple must be targeted on your child’s face. Away from the nipple, you will need to return your fingers well.
- The first point of contact, when you bring the baby to the breast, should be stumbling under the Irola or Neola, away from the nipple.
- Once attached:
- Your child should be able to nipple in his mouth and attract colored skin around your nipple.
- Their tongue will fall out, on their gums, their lower lip will slip and their chin against your chest.
- Their jaws will be located at the ends of the tubules and they will be able to compress them well.
- After being unusually fast, they should start sucking and swallowing in regular rhythm, because they start getting milk.
- After a few minutes they can stop for some rest before sucking.
- If your nipples are hurt then they can not be done properly. To break the suction, place your finger in the corner of your mouth. Take them away and try again.
If you need help adding your child then ask your midwife.
Although breastfeeding may take some time, most mothers find it a very enjoyable experience. The more you breastfeed it easier and faster.
Need a supplemental feed?
Supplemental means of food is to give children formula except breast milk.
- Breastfeeding works on a supply and demand basis, which you breastfeed, the more milk your breasts make.
- When your child has a supplement, your breast will lower the milk.
Supplementary feed is not recommended when you are breastfeeding because they can reduce the chances of establishing successful breastfeeding habits.
The supplemental feed should be given only when you have been advised by your midwife, child health nurse or your doctor.
When the milk comes first, your breasts can feel warm, swollen, haggard, heavy and difficult.
- If this happens then you should often feed your baby. If you want your child to day and night from birth, you are often less likely to feed your baby.
- If food does not feel better on your breasts, then the midwife will show you how to express some milk with your breasts.
- After a few days your breast will feel less full, even though you are still making too many milk.
Swine Nipples is a problem for some new moms. This usually happens because the baby is not properly connected to the breast. Breastfeeding should not be painful.
- Nipple may sometimes cause pain (or tilt) at the beginning of the feed for some worthless, but if the pain lasts longer, it means that the baby is not properly on the breast.
- If you feel that your nipples are getting bothered, then ask your midwife to eat and help you get the baby in the right place whenever you feed.
- If your child continues to feed in bad condition, you may end up with a cracked nipple, which can be very painful.
Breastfeeding a premature or sick child
In the newborn contraception care units and special care nurseries, employees are aware of skin-to-skin contact and the importance of breast milk, and encourage you to provide breastfeeding for your child.
You will have to start expressing milk immediately after your baby’s birth, and for the purpose of this, your child will feed (at least six to eight times).
In the first day or two, you will be able to express only a small quantity of milk (colostrum), and then with your milk ‘coming in’, and the amount you can express will increase.
When your child is strong enough to start sucking, the nursery staff will show you how to help and encourage your child to feed with breast.
Trying to express milk and then feeding the children before time is a difficult task and often the mother is not able to feed her baby completely.
Cigarette smoking can reduce your milk supply and chemicals in smoking can cause health problems for children. For example, nicotine is absorbed in a mother’s blood stream and passes in breast milk.
- If you can not quit smoking, then try to reduce the amount of smoking you try.
- Do not smoke during feed – loss of smoke
Churn your child!
- Do not let anyone smoke your child (this is called ‘passive smoking’) because your child will be affected.
- Quitting smoking means no tobacco poisoning is given to the child through breast milk.
- You will create more breast milk.
- Your child will feed better If you continue to smoke while breastfeeding, then it is better to smoke after feeding before or during eating.
If you are breastfeeding, drink alcohol, some liquor gets in your milk. The amount of alcohol in your breast milk will be almost the same as your blood. Therefore, drinking alcohol while breastfeeding is not the best, but if you want to drink alcohol, make sure that you do so you breastfeed your baby. Sometimes the drink is not harmful.