Breastfeeding is a natural process for the mother and child. The success of feeding depends on a comfortable position and proper attachment. child to the chest.
Breastfeeding has many benefits for the mother and child. Mother’s milk is easier for the baby to digest, providing him with all the necessary vitamins and minerals. Milk normalizes the intestinal microflora, protecting child from infections.
Take a comfortable position for feeding. Correctly chosen position guarantees a good outflow of milk, prevents nipple cracks.
Sit in a chair or a chair with a back, put a pillow on your knees. Take child so that his head was on the elbow.
Can be fed child lying down if you have had surgery and you cannot sit still. In this position, it is convenient to feed the baby at night. You lie on your side, the baby is also on the side and you hold him lightly.
It is convenient to feed older children in an upright position. Sit your baby on your lap facing you, supporting your chest.
For successful feeding, the baby must take the breast correctly. Take your chest in your palm so that the thumb is on top. Insert the nipple into the baby’s mouth when he opens his mouth wide. The baby should capture not only the nipple, but also most of the areola. The lower lip, when properly gripped, will be turned outward, the tongue rolled into a tube around the nipple.
Give one breast at each feeding. So the baby can get enough of the so-called hind milk, which is rich in fat. If the baby has emptied one breast and is not satisfied, you can give him another breast. Then start the next feeding from this breast.
Feeding time depends on the amount of milk and how quickly the baby sucks and eats. Some people need 10-15 minutes. The child sets the feeding interval himself. As a rule, loud demanding crying indicates that the baby is hungry. This can happen both three and two hours after the last feeding.