The first latch baby to the breast: the happiness of motherhood

June 24, 2011

 first attachment baby to the breast
 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!  Breast-feeding: feed - and no nails!
   your child. If before this study the relevant literature, it becomes a little easier.

 The first latch baby to the breast: the happiness of motherhood

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.

 The first latch baby to the breast: the happiness of motherhood

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 first latch baby to the breast: the happiness of motherhood


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  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  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  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.

Svetlana Shimkovich

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The dowry for baby: little things, and not only

August 9, 2011

 The dowry for baby: little things, and not only
 Of course, in regard to children, no detail. But how else to call all of these devices that fill the nursery? Here, too, the unanimity is not reached, each collects its own set of useful things for the baby. So what should the baby?

 The dowry for baby: little things, and not only

  • Tray will definitely need a child as swimming for him - the basic hygienic procedure done in a day, and sometimes on a daily basis .  Their selection is large enough .  They vary in size, shape and color .  Well, if it is convenient to store, for example, hanging on a nail in the bathroom, but preference should be given to the one in which it is easy and safe to bathe the baby .  There are baths with wide flanges, which are well placed to toys, through them, less water spills .  If possible, choose a tray with corrugated bottom of which is less than the child slips and accessories for bathing . The bath buy a special stand for the child, which frees up the hands of parents and to provide safe and nutritious baby wash .  These devices may be inclined to which the baby is placed and those that allow the child to sit - they are used after six months .  RELAX is used around the year, for babies is better to buy a special terry mitten .
  • Towel with the area is very convenient to turn in his child after bathing. They can be used for a long time - up to three years.
  • Changing table, many do not buy a sofa or dispensing the crib, but if resources permit and a place - it is better to buy a special children's chest of drawers with changing table function Changing table - facilitate the care of the baby  Changing table - facilitate the care of the baby
 . It is stable and roomy, will serve several years.
  • Sling. It allows you to carry your baby and mum to have a free hand. Use birth to a half or even three years.
  • Breast Pump. Mothers were divided into two groups - those who consider it necessary and those who think it is not necessary. Modern pediatricians believe that the rate of pumping is not needed, since lactation adjusts to the individual child. The old guard of doctors remember that mothers were encouraged to express breast, and continue to give such advice, oblivious to the fact that the children are now in the free-fed, rather than feeding on the clock. If you still need a breast pump - they are of two types - manual and electric. Electric sucks better and manual - softer.
  • Bottles. Their selection is huge. There are both common patterns and different devices, improves the process of sucking, swallowing air-fighting and so on. You can buy advance two bottles of a hundred and fifty and two hundred grams, even if the child is breastfed - they come in handy for tea or water.
  • Nipples must comply with bottles, as each manufacturer produces the nipples, that are right for his bottle. Nipples are different for children of different age groups is not so much the size as the size of the hole, consider this fact, buying a nipple or replaced every three months.
  • Pacifiers. Their dangers or benefits of tense debate for decades. They come in different sizes and shapes. What a dummy like a particular child - no one will say. Dummy as nipples are made of different materials. Replace the pacifier or nipple should be similar, but larger.
  • Sterilizers for bottles. If there is a bottle - buy and sterilizer, since there is a difference between sterilization Sterilization - may be temporarily  Sterilization - may be temporarily
   by boiling, it takes approximately an hour and a steam treatment in the sterilizer for five minutes. Sterilizer - a large plastic box which fit nipples and bottles, poured a little water. Then it is put in the microwave for 5 minutes.
  • Scales for weight gain control of the child. Without them you can do - just be quieter. If need be - buy the simplest model.
  • Baby Monitor is useful when the child is periodically removed in one room, for example, when he sleeps.
  • Nightlight. It helps to look after the child at night - change the diaper, drink and so on.

Svetlana Shimkovich

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  • dowry for baby