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Breast Feeding

Breast Feeding

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Published by: Vins De Guzman on Jul 13, 2011
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What is Breastfeeding?Breastfeeding
is the feeding of aninfantor youngchildwithbreast milkdirectly from female humanbreasts(i.e., vialactation) rather than from ababy bottleor other container. Babies have asucking reflexthat enables them to suck and swallow milk. Most mothers can breastfeed for six months or more,without the addition of infant formulaor solid food.On the first 6 months the child was born, the best nutrient that the baby canachieve is from the milk that he gets from her mother. Then after 6 months, that’sthe only time the baby can take some soft foods together with the mother’s milk.
Benefits for the Infant
Breastfeeding give nutrients to both baby and the mother, the baby havingbreastfeed can be done anytime and anywhere.
As you compare the formulated milk in the market we can say that, themother’s milk is more cheaply and yet nutritious for the babies. Cheaperbecause mother must be in condition by making her healthy to breastfeedthe baby.
While the mother having breastfeed her baby, mother can help preventacquiring such disease namely osteoporosis and several cancers.
It helps the uterus to return to its normal size.
Serves as bonding between the mother and the baby.
It helps the mother relax
Milk of a mother makes the baby bones strong,
It helps the baby to build a good resistance and helps for the development of strong bones.
It prevents dehydration.
The colostrums contains antibodies that helps to fight for any infection anddiarrhea and other common illnesses.
Gives the baby protection from allergies, asthma, infections or complicationin breathing, diarrhea and heartbeat.
Helps for the development of teeth.
Prevents the baby to have Vitamin E Deficiency and Iron Deficiency Anemia.
Preparations in Breastfeeding
1.Hold the baby at level of your breast. Position your baby sideways forward.Your stomach and the baby’s stomach are facing each other. Support thehead, neck and the back of the baby using your elbow and long arm. Holdthe baby’s buttocks with your hand.
Hold your breast with your other hand. Perform the Moro Reflex to your babyusing your nipple until the baby opens his mouth.3.The chin and the nose of the baby must touch to your nipple. The baby willcover your areola.4.If the swallowing of your baby slows down, try to give the other side of yourbreast.
Proper Managements in order to Ensure Healthy, Exact, and Clean Milk
Eating RightThe mother should eat nutritious foods to prevent the lack of milk. Herbody needs proper diet for her body plus for the right production of milk. Soups can help for more production of milk.
Proper Hygiene, Especially in the BreastProper hygiene like taking a bath is a mother’s must. Wipe the breastwith warm water before and after breastfeeding. It helps to maintainthe cleanliness of the mother.
Healthy LivingEnough rest and avoiding using cigarettes and drinking liquors andcoffee. In the mothers who are working, perform milk expression inorder for them to give milk to their baby even if they are at their work.

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