Breastfeeding – 5 Golden Tips

Breastfeeding - 5 Golden Tips
Breastfeeding - 5 Golden Tips

Every mother wishes the  best for her baby. You’re here for learning the best in detail. Our topic here is the importance of breastfeeding. Our first purpose is having healthy generations in the future.  And I promise, you will have the key for this, after reading this article. And only one important message must be in your mind: “If there is no important medical reason, until 6 months only breastfeeding is the best for your baby  and you should never give water,infant formula, nor any other fluid other  than breast milk” .

The properties of breast milk:

The breast milk is a very special ,unique and live fluid, it’s d’s miracle, is one of the most important gift to mankind. It provides healthy development of the baby. It generates a unique bond of love between mother and helps baby to  feel safe on the mother’s breast. Breastfeeding  is the most economical, even free of charge way  of  baby  nutrition.

The  breast  milk  is  a  live  fluid  because  it  contains  white blood cells, biochemical substances such  as  Antibodies  and  lysosime, that  fights  microbial  agents. Breast milk is ready anytime-anywhere, is  always clean and has the right temperature.You  don’t  need to heat or sterilize it.Perhaps this may sound funny now, but when you start to introduce solids after 6 months, you’ll understand more, how precious were these three words (Ready-Clean-Hot), and then you’ll agree with me.

The infants fed only with breast milk for the first 6 months, are less  susceptible to infections  such as diarrhea, pneumonia, otitis and allergic diseases. And  these  babies complain less frequently from digestive problems such as constipation,vomiting and  reflux.They become more intelligent, and also have a better vision  acuity. It supports speech and chin development. And also it prevents adult’s otoimmune diseases such as diabete, rheumatoid arthritis,Multiple  Sclerosis and also cancer, heart disease etc…

How does breast milk prevent diseases in adulthood?

Because breast milk provides a  very stable functioning immune system. The balance of immune system is very important, it musn’t be neither more nor less. If the immune  system is too strong, allergic diseases and  autoimmune diseases such as diabetes, rheumatism, Hashimoto tiroiditis, multipl  sclerosis are  seen more  common, if it is too weak, infections and cancer are more common.

The benefits of breastfeeding for mothers

I know that you read this article, first of all for the  health  of your baby. Now for a bit more motivation, I want you to think for yourself.

  • Mothers who breastfeed can  loose the pregancie’s weight easier. Because nursing is a serious caloric and fluid loss. If you dont take  more than extra 500 calories, and  regularly  continue  to  breastfeed your  infant,  you’ll  notice  that  you  loose  gradualy  the weight.
  • Mothers who breastfeed recover from childbirth more quickly and easily. The hormone oxytocin, released during breastfeeding, acts to return the uterus, to its regular size, more quickly and can reduce postpartum bleeding.
  • Studies show that women who have breastfed, experience reduced rates of breast and ovarian cancer later in life. Some studies have found that breastfeeding may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and cardiovascular disease, including also high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

lden Breastfeeding Tips

There  are  5 lden tips  for  starting  and  maintaining an  healty breastfeeding. They  are so precious that thousands of babies are  deprived of breastfeeding because  of  the  lack  of these  informations.

First lden tip: Begin breastfeeding as soon as possible

After the  birth,  within one  hour the baby must  be started  to be breastfed.Your   doctor  or  nurse can provide it even in the the delivery room.We musn’t waste  this  very  precious  period  where the baby is so awake-alert  and wish to  suck her or his  mother.Even  after a cesarean section, you’re  sleepy,  someone else can help you and  your  baby to  ensure this  early breastfeeding.

Second lden tip: Correct breastfeeding position

Breastfeeding positions is a very important issue. A false nursing position can cause not only  malnutriton  of  the  baby,  can  cause also sore nipple or fissure.For  understanding   a od  breastfeeding  position,  first  of  all  we  must  learn  about  the  anatomy  of  the  breasts.Milk pouchs are  not  located  in  the  nipple  but  under the brown tissue . So all the brown tissue must be exposed to sucking pressure of baby’s mouth. The true position is: The baby’s mouth is wide open, lower lip should be extrovert, baby’s chin should touch the breast. The  majority  of  the  brown  tissue must  be in the  mouth of baby.(Picture 1)

The false position is: Baby’s mouth is not wide open and lips are like whistling, the lower lip is introverted and baby’s chin dosn’t  touch to the breast. In this case the majority of the brown tissue is  out of the baby’s mouth.

Third lden tip: The optimal intervals and frequency for breastfeeding

For providing an optimal milkreflex, you  must  breastfeed  2 breasts for 5 minutes in the first day, 10 min in  the  second  day, 15 minor  or longer after 3 th day. Start by the breast you  finish  at  the  last breastfeeding  session.

In the first week, infants  should be  breastfed every 2-3 hours.  However, some babies may desire  to be brestfed even every 1 hour. That doesn’t mean that the baby is hungry. Please  check  the  other sign, and  ask  to  your  doctors before  giving any  other  foods such  as  infant  formula.

Premature and low birth weight infants should be  breatsfed  every 2  hours,for  preventing  hypoglicemia. These intervals may be more frequent than 2 hours,  but  not less.

Frequently breastfeeding have so  many evidence-based benefits. This  is  like a 2 way  highway.The sensors on the  mother’s  breast  are stimulated by the baby’s sucking, this  stimulation  helps to relase some pituitary  hormones    such  as oxytocin and prolactin. These hormones provide  milk  production  and  secretion.So if  baby  is  breastfed more  frequntly,  you’ll have more  milk to  give. Because  of that  reason any liquid other than breast milk, compromises seriously this natural mechanism of  Milk Factory(Picture 2)

4 th lden tip: Breastfeeding  is a very natural process …

It is very important to know that, this a psychological rule. Relax, this is not a very difficult thing. Mother learns the true position while the baby learns how to hold the breast. All the rest are provided by the instinctreflexes of  newborn.

These 3 reflexes  are:

· Searching-finding reflex:When you touch the baby’s cheek,the head turns, the baby opens his mouth and if  something touchs the lips, the tongue is extended forward and down.

· Sucking reflex:The touch of the nipple to the palate will trigger your baby’s reflex to suck.

· Swallowing reflex:When the baby’s mouth is full of milk the baby swallows.

5 th lden rule:I’m  sure,  my  milk  is  enough  to feed my baby…

This is also a psychological rule. This  positive  thinking is a  very  important  factor  that  increases  the  milk  amount.

When  a baby has had enough,he relaxes and es to sleep easily.(Except  serious  infantile  colic). He/She has  at least4-5 times pee diapers in  a day.

The  most quantitative evidence of  milk  sufficiency ise  the baby’s growth assessment and that must be evaluated by your doctor.

A well fed baby gains  150-250 gr. per week in the first 6 months.He/she  doubles the birth weight at 5th month, and triples at the first age.

The height increases 8cm every 3 months,within the first 6 months and  4 cm every 3 months ,within the second 6 months. The average height increase is 25 cm within the first year.  So one baby who was 50 cm at  birth,  becomes 75 cm at 1 st year old. Head circumference grows 1cm per month in the first year. These are average values, please don’t compare your baby with others. Because  genetically  every baby has a  different individual growth potential. The  height and weight must be evaluated  togeather, single  measurement is  not  enough.On  this  issue, the master is your  doctors  who  follows  regularly your  baby.

You  can watch  below, the video of a board  Certified Lactation Consultant, Melisa Kotlin, “How  to Breastfeed a Newborn”


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