If you are a new mother, you may find it difficult to breastfeed your newborn until you have some practice. But a little preparation can help you feel more comfortable.
There are so many myths about breastfeeding and period that it is sometimes difficult to discern what is true and what is not. Although the
Breastfeeding at work for those mothers who cannot or do not wish to delay their returning to work beyond a few months. They have the option, in most cases, of continuing to breastfeed their children using different techniques.
You shouldn’t eat more than usual or deprive yourself of certain foods because of breastfeeding. You should only maintain a healthy and balanced diet
Breast milk is the best food for your baby, and the many advantages of breastfeeding mean that your baby can also benefit from your milk
Once you get through the pregnancy and delivery comes another challenge, starting breastfeeding, a simple and pleasant experience for many mothers, while for others is very difficult and causes discomfort and even pain.
It’s well known breast milk is the first natural food for infants. It provides all the energy and nutrients a child needs in the first months of life, and continues supplying half or more of a child’s nutritional needs during the second half of life, and up to a third during the second year.
To enable mothers to initiate and maintain exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, WHO and UNICEF recommend:
Breastmilk promotes sensory and cognitive development and protects the child from infectious diseases and chronic illnesses, reducing infant mortality from common childhood illnesses such as diarrhoea and pneumonia and helping the child recover more quickly from illness.
Breastfeeding contributes to the health and well-being of mothers. It helps to space pregnancies, reduces the risk of ovarian and breast cancer, increases family resources, is a safe form of feeding, and is environmentally friendly.
Breastfeeding is a natural act, but at the same time it is a learned behavior. Numerous research studies have shown that mothers and other caregivers need active support to initiate and maintain appropriate breastfeeding practices in order not to give up.
This is what is known as on-demand breastfeeding. Infants are fed according to their appetite, they get what they need for satisfactory growth. These infants do not empty their breasts completely, they only extract between 63% and 72% of the available milk. They can always get more milk. The baby stops feeding only because he or she is full, not because the breast is empty, according to another study in the magazine ‘Food and Nutrition’.
Keep in mind not all breasts have the same milk storage capacity. Infants of women with low storage capacity may need to be fed more frequently to express their milk and ensure adequate milk intake and production.
As for medication, many more than we think and more than some doctors advise against can be taken during breastfeeding. There are plenty of breastfeeding websites that are highly recommended to check the compatibility of medicines with breastfeeding. If one is incompatible, you can look for an alternative. And if there is no alternative, you can maintain your milk production by pumping for the duration of the treatment and then resume breastfeeding and not give up.
If the baby does not sleep well, it is because she already needs a supplement (formula). False.
There is no relation. When they are small, they need to eat often and do not usually sleep ‘on the go’. Then, they space out their feedings and sleep more at night, but some want to keep eating often. It doesn’t depend on whether they’re drinking breast milk or formula, but on each child.
If you have just given birth or if you are in the weaning period, do not hesitate to ask for guidance if you have any difficulty or doubt. You will see how big and healthy your baby will grow.