Breastfeeding - 15 tips on how to care for the infant without any problems
Other / / August 12, 2017
breastfeeding - general information
Wanda raised three kids on artificial feeding, before you became pregnant with Julian.When she learned what a huge benefit to the kid brings natural breastfeeding, I decided to try.
She was glad that did so."If I knew it was so easy, I would have fed so all his children," - she admits.
«Breastfeeding is easy, if you know how to do it - says Julie Stock, Medical Information Specialist from the group support to women who are breastfeeding," La Leche "in the International League.- You will be fed more often, but if you compare the time spent on the purchase and preparation of artificial feeding, it will probably be the same. "How to breastfeed without any problems?Here's what our experts advise.
Symptoms that may be needed to see a doctor
If your breast is inflamed, increased body temperature, or you are experiencing symptoms of viral flu, call your doctor.Perhaps you have mastitis - a type of inflammation of the breast.
Usually mastitis is treated with antibiot
At the same time, you can speed up the healing process, "lying in bed, drinking plenty of fluids and feeding the baby more often," - says MD Rawlins.
«Milk is not infected, - she explains.- In addition, valuable antibody in milk transmitted to the child.If you stop breastfeeding during mastitis, it can lead to an abscess. "
Tips Select the correct position for your child
All of our experts agree that this is the key to proper breastfeeding.How to do it?
Kitty France, director of the Medical Center of breastfeeding children's clinic at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, says: "The child shall be turned to you completely: head, chest, genitals, knees.Take the baby so that in one hand were the buttocks and head - in the crook of the elbow.The other hand dip under the breasts, four fingers supporting her, but not touching the areola (the dark area around the nipple).
Now tickle the bottom sponge baby nipple to his mouth opened wide, then quickly lift the child so that he covered his mouth areola. "
«The nipple is located deep in the baby's mouth - adds Carolyn Rawlins, MD, an obstetrician in Indiana and member of the Board of Directors of the International League," La Leche ".- So, when a baby suckles, the nipple will not move. "
Respect your body
«Normally it is not necessary to experience pain to a nursing mother - says Stoke.- Give yourself installation that you do not suffer pain.If there is at least some discomfort, you immediately react to it. "
If the baby sucks properly, stop feeding with your finger and adjust the position of the child.
Teach baby to suck properly
If the child is confused by the transition from the nipples and bottles to the chest, it can capture a nipple deep enough.Make sure the baby's mouth is open wide before you attach it to the chest.He has to take the nipple so that a significant portion of the areola was in his mouth.
Hold the baby on the breast as long as he sucks efficiently, ie. E. Swallows through time.If the baby fell asleep, gently shuffled him to wake up and change the chest.Let pososet second breast for as long as he wants."In general, - says Stoke - feeding lasts 20-30 minutes."
Feed each time both breasts
«Feed one breast as long as the child has lost interest - recommends Stoke.- Then offer the other breast.At the next feeding, start with the breast, which you ended up. "
«Women have always puzzling that a child so often wants to eat.Most doctors give instructions, which are more suitable for artificial feeding, - says Stoke.- In the first week, you may have to feed 8-12 times a day. "
«Human milk - a product that has to have a child and often - says Dr. Rawlins.- It creates a better bond between the mother and the baby. "
Do not try to make her nipples harder
«Exercise and means to make the nipples harder does not help, might even be harmful - says Dr. Rawlins.- If you take your child properly, you will not any wounds. "
Use plate with flat nipples
best place to start to use it for 6-7 months pregnant.Easy sucking this device will help pull the nipple."But do not do it more than 15-20 minutes a day," - says Dr. Rawlins.
not lather nipples
«Do not wash nipples with soap, it will dry them - warns Dr. Rawlins.- Do you see the little bumps around the areola?This glands that produce lubricant with antiseptic.So that the soap does not need. "
let nipples air dry
«Give her nipples as it should dry off in the air before they will cover you, - advises Stoke.- Do not use tampons for a breast that trap moisture, especially those in which there are plastic. "
to treat nipples use her milk
«All 95% of trouble with cracks on the nipple stem from how the child sucks - explains Stoke.- The pain stops as soon as you fix the situation, although it will take some time, so that the wound has healed.To expedite the process, dry the teats in the air after feeding.Squeeze a little milk and rub it.Milk left after feeding, rich lubricants and contains an antibiotic. "
careful not clogged ducts
milk ducts become clogged by squeezing tight clothing;there are also reasons for the structure of the mother's body, her fatigue or long breaks between feedings.A blocked duct can give rise to inflammatory process, if they do not do right.
«If you feel anywhere else on the chest hard, painful when touched land, the impact of heat on him, - recommends Stoke.- Massage the chest, from the chest wall and down in a circular motion.
Most importantly, however, - are breast-feeding this frequently.The baby will resolve the blockage faster than any other means.Usually within 24 hours, all passes.The duct is cleaned before you get physical proof of his appearance. "
When the cracks on the nipple, use vitamin E
«If you notice a crack in the nipple, you can save the day, causing a small amount of vitamin E on the wound.After feeding, - advises Stoke - take vitamin E capsule, squeeze out a droplet, and rub it into the nipple.The key is to use the minimum amount. "
Try warm compresses, if the milk too much
«If a child can not cope with the amount of milk, which is produced by your breasts, and the breast is too full, put it on a hot wet compress, - recommends Franz.- This will open the ducts and the milk will flow freely.Feed your baby more often and longer and more drink to urinate every hour. "
If milk is released spontaneously
«system that produces milk, so sensitive to stimuli that a woman may leak milk at a time when it is in the shop and hear what the child began to cry, - says Stoke.- If this happens, push the nipple into the breast base of the palm.If you milk allocated spontaneously often Pick good tampons that can prostirnut (desirable a 100% cotton).Men's Cotton handkerchiefs "Very fit.
Choose a good bra
«The best way to choose a comfortable bra at feeding time - is to take a bra on one size larger in volume and 1 size more than a cup, compared with the fact that you wore during pregnancy" - advisesJulie Stock of the International League, "La Leche".- First, I would not buy a lot of bras.It is best to wait and see what happens.On the 3-4th day, perhaps, it will be possible to put on a bra that you wear during pregnancy. "
Here are a few tips on how to choose a good bra:
- choose a 100% cotton and not nylon;
- make sure that when feeding it opens widely and compresses the breast, which can lead to clogging of the ducts;
- make sure you can easily unbuttoning and buttoning a bra with one hand: it will give leeway;
- avoid fastener "Velcro", because it makes too much noise;
- make sure the straps are comfortable and the bra is not too pressing on the chest.
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