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Breastfeeding Baby

Breastfeeding Baby

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Breastfeeding is viewed in society as the most practical, normal and most natural way of feeding baby's. From the beginning, that is when your baby is born, you are taught how to hold your baby while breastfeed, what the ideal way to attach your baby to your breast, what angle you should hold her, when you should breastfeed, how often breastfeed your baby, how much milk you should have - the list could go on
Breastfeeding is viewed in society as the most practical, normal and most natural way of feeding baby's. From the beginning, that is when your baby is born, you are taught how to hold your baby while breastfeed, what the ideal way to attach your baby to your breast, what angle you should hold her, when you should breastfeed, how often breastfeed your baby, how much milk you should have - the list could go on

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Breastfeeding Baby – All About
Breastfeeding
is viewed in society as the most practical,normal and most natural way of feeding baby's. From thebeginning, that is when your baby is born, you are taughthow to hold your baby while breastfeed, what the idealway to attach your baby to your breast, what angle youshould hold her, when you should breastfeed, how oftenbreastfeed your baby, how much milk you should have -the list could go on. But, the reality is that some babies are not right for breast milk,they don't like it or simply won't attach. Conversely, some mothers are not made tobreastfeed their babies either by choice, circumstance or they simply can’t – which canbe very disappointing for a new mother.If this is the case for you, then the answer is baby bottle, formula milk feeding. Formulasmilk are basically modified milks that are designed to be as close to breast milk aspossible. In fact, there are some elements to baby formula milk that simply do not existin breast milk.The simple fact is that bottle babies thrive on formula milk, just like babies thrive onbreast milk.Once you have decided that you baby is to become a bottle baby, or simply that yourbody or milk flow can't keep up you must remember, firstly, that you must always followclosely the measurements you are given on each can of baby formula.
Thesemeasurements have been tested and are essential. However, always remember, you cannever give your baby too much food...your baby will let you know and usually by youwearing it.
Australia has a rich supply of baby formulas on the market. There are goat’s milkformulas, cow's milk formulas, lactose free formulas & both organic cow's and goats milkformulas. All these formulas have been formulated to contain perfect amounts of carbohydrates, fats, protein (very important), vitamins, minerals and many othernutrients your baby needs in the first two or so years of its life. Bottle babies are lucky!
Breastfeeding vs Formula Feeding
Choosing whether to breastfeed or formula feed your baby is one of the first importantdecisions expectant parents will make and most likely well before your baby is born.There's no right or wrong choice, however, the World Health Organisation (WHO) doesrecommend breastfeeding for newborn babies. The WHO also recommends that mothersbreastfeed for the first 6 months and for a full 12 months if your baby is keen to.That being said, breastfeeding may not be possible, or even a priority, for all women.The decision to breastfeed should be made based upon the way you feel aboutbreastfeeding and how that it fits into your lifestyle.Breast milk is the most ideal way to keep your baby full of nutrients, but for motherswho are not either able to breastfed, or who can't breastfeed baby formula is right foryou and your baby and a fabulous alternative. It is noteworthy to mention that if youmake a decision to feed your baby formula you can rest easy knowing that all yourbaby’s nutritional needs will be met. Furthermore, you will still be able to effectivelybond with your baby. No matter how you feed your baby the moment will be special.
 
Obviously, when you decide to either breastfeed of formula feed your baby it will be apersonal one. When making a final decision as to which direction to go you may like toconsider the following important points.If you are interested in reading an article titles “How Much Formula Milk Does My BabyNeed” clickhere.
Advantages of Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding can truly be an amazing experience for mother and gorgeous newbornbaby. Breastfeeding provides baby nutrients, nourishment & a chance for both motherand baby to bond with each other.
Fighting Infection
- special antibodies pass from a mothers breast milk to your babycan significantly help in reducing the chances of:
Meningitis
 
Ear infections
 
Diarrhea
 
Respiratory infections
 
Allergies
 
Asthma
 
Diabetes
 
Obesity
 
SIDS
 
Breast milk also helps to build your baby’s immune system, in turn helping to fightinfection and lowering the chance of viruses and some bacteria. Breastfeeding is alsovery important for premature babies as it contains essential vitamins & minerals.
How You Should Position Yourself 
The greater majority of people prefer to sit, but you could lie on your side if sitting ispainful.
You may want some privacy to feed until you are feeling confident to feedwherever you feel comfortable.
Your back should be straight and supported with pillows if needed.
Have your feet flat on the floor or use a footstool if needed.
The First 6 Months: Breastfeeding Baby
When you first walk through the door of your home, after perhaps as long as 5 nights inhospital, it seems like a daunting task to breastfeed your baby. You will be tired, yourmilk will have only just come in but maybe not as much as you had hoped, and you willbe woken up every night a number of times. At this point in time it’s really important toremember that you are both learning at this early time and that patience is required fora good breastfeeding baby. If you need help, you should ask family, friends or familycare nurses. Below are some points to consider in the first few months of breastfeeding:
The more you relax and are comfortable during breastfeeding the better yourbreast milk will flow
 
Always ensure your baby is latching correctly. A big giveaway for this point is thatshe is not gaining the normal weight for age
 
Make sure your baby finishes all the milk on one breast before you try the other,this will promote your breast milk and tell your body to produce more
 
The more often you feed the more milk you will make.
All mothers have up anddown days with milk supply, but if you are concerned that your supply is low, tryto feed more often for a few days. You may need to wake your baby to do this.
 

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