When a person takes up work unfamiliar to him, he always doubted the correctness of its implementation. The same thing happens when a woman first encounters with breastfeeding
Breast-feeding: feed - and no nails!
your child. If before this study the relevant literature, it becomes a little easier.
The first minutes of life
Heard the first cry of a child. The doctor inspects the newborn, assess and authorize the attachment to the breast.
First, the child is placed on the mother's abdomen, providing an early body contact. It is not a tradition or fashion, but a powerful stimulating factor, triggering deep reflections motherhood and ensuring the start of lactation.
The child while resting on the mother's body, and then tries to raise his head, making searching movements, her mouth wide open and tongue sticking out. He feels, where the smell of milk. If nothing is done, the newborn will try to move in the direction of the mother's breast.
But as his strength a little bit, it was quickly tire and to the end point of his journey, he could not reach. Therefore, it is not necessary to carry out such experiments. It is better to see the first search motion, immediately transfer the baby to the breast.
Equipment applying first
The first breastfeeding should take place as soon as the baby shows signs of readiness to do so. The kid opens his mouth wide, mum gives him the chest and ... nothing happens. Minutes passed, the baby starts to cry, Mama nervous. It seems that they will never reach the understanding.
In fact, the technique is quite simple: the sucking reflex is most pronounced in the first hour of life - with this in a healthy newborn is no problem. Mum is to provide a child-resistant safety position and power.
After birth, the mother is usually reclining, so it must be placed between the body and the child's left arm so that her breasts were at his face. This position allows the child a sense of security and stability.
Right-handed woman forms the chest between the thumb and fingers so that the chest is flat. The fingers are far enough away from the nipple. The nipple is "looking" at the tip of the child.
Now we have to wait until the child will open his mouth wide. Gently press the need to ensure the movement of the baby tighter to her. At the same time the lower part of the breast areola is placed on the lower lip and the tongue of the child. Then the child reflexively grab the chest as needed, so that the entire areola will be in his mouth, and fit the nipple deep, almost to the throat. The lips of the child at the same time turned out.
If done correctly, the baby starts to suck. It is desirable that the first time he sucked from both breasts, for twenty minutes.
The value of the correct and successful applying overemphasized. Formed a strong psychological bond mother-child, prevents the development of immune depression, allergies, diseases of the breast in women.
The belief that colostrum - the milk is immature, to put it mildly, not quite right. It is better to say that the colostrum - a special milk that nature has prepared, as a first food for the baby. Its a bit, and the mother think that her chest is empty. But we should not forget that the volume of the stomach of a newborn baby is less than a teaspoon!
Colostrum, many researchers compared the medicine. It is full of leukocytes
White blood cells as the basis of immunity
and immunoglobulins, especially A. Even a drop of colostrum, ranked in the mouth to the child, protect him from infection and strengthen the immune system
Immunity - types and characteristics in children in adults
. Beta-casein contributes to the maturation of the nervous system, oligosaccharides, which are more than a hundred in the colostrum are responsible for the work of the gastrointestinal tract, lactoferrin helps absorb iron, preventing anemia
Anemia - when you do not have enough blood
. The vitamin content in colostrum at times more than milk.
Nutritional properties also exceed colostrum milk: protein content, for example, three times as above.
After two or three days, the child begins to demand the breast is often long and it sucks. Many mothers believe it is a sign of lack of milk and offer the child the mixture. In fact, it is necessary according to the will of the baby at the breast to keep it as much as he wants. This will lead to the transition of a concentrated colostrum in normal human milk in a volume that meets the needs of a particular child.