Prejudices about breastfeeding children older than one year: what psychologists say

June 19, 2011

 breastfed children older than one year
 Many mothers, focusing on the dissemination of information on what the right breast feeding lasts up to one year, complete breastfeed her child was by this time. There are several prejudices regarding breastfeeding Breast-feeding: feed - and no nails!  Breast-feeding: feed - and no nails!
   Children older than one year, but they are refuted by studies of modern doctors and psychologists.

 Prejudices about breastfeeding children older than one year: what psychologists say

Children who were breastfed for a long time, a long time do not become self-sufficient

Currently supported by studies in psychology that children whose parents are trying to keep a child in the crib, and often take less hands are afraid of communicating with the outside world. Subsequently a long time they need support from outsiders, because the world seems hostile to them.

Children who are often long at a young age are on the hands, pat, breastfed grow more self-reliant and independent. They are not afraid of the world, they consider it to his goodwill.

Until two or three years, the children do not remember, and surrounding imprint. Breastfeeding ensures a long body and psychological contact with the mother of the child that the best way to influence the formation of the child's personality.

 Prejudices about breastfeeding children older than one year: what psychologists say

Mother's milk for the child older than one year is useless

Human milk is not subject to standardization. It is not only different in different women, but also the same woman in different periods. Immediately after birth, female breast produces colostrum - a thick clear fluid that provides high-calorie food and neonatal immunity Immunity - types and characteristics in children in adults  Immunity - types and characteristics in children in adults
 . Then the mother's milk helps the child in the formation of the digestive system, helping to move the normal microflora in the gut.

In the first year of life, breast milk - it's mostly food, but gradually it begins to perform other functions. For example, a child brings the necessary antibodies Antibodies - "soldiers' immunity  Antibodies - "soldiers' immunity
 : Ill baby suckles, the mother's blood to receive information about his disease. Female body produces antibodies required child and transmits them to the milk. Through this mechanism, the children were breast-fed get sick more easily recover faster.

 Prejudices about breastfeeding children older than one year: what psychologists say

Prolonged breastfeeding harm child development

Child development depends on many factors, among which there are both genetic and phenotypic. Responsible parents do their best to cultivate a child's positive qualities and neutralize the negative.

Breastfeeding helps teach a child discipline, as he quickly realizes that there is a time when you can ask the chest, and there are times when you do not have to do this - for example, for a walk or a party. Awareness of the concept of "no" in the event of prolonged breast-feeding for the child goes smoothly, which is a very important aspect of creating a positive psycho child. These children respond to the bans adequately, knowing that this is not disastrous and transient.

 Prejudices about breastfeeding children older than one year: what psychologists say

Breast-feeding a child over the year prevents the formation of normal digestion

Children older than one year actively try new foods, and that is how they will learn how to move, continue to explore the world of tastes, subjected to the threat of poisoning or of infectious diseases.

Therefore, the role of breast milk at this age it is difficult to overestimate. Mother's milk - a unique food, digested a hundred percent. Also human milk nutritional function acts as a regulator of intestinal microflora. When introducing a new product or an accidental poisoning, mother's milk - an indispensable diet, which quickly and accurately restores digestion.

 Prejudices about breastfeeding children older than one year: what psychologists say

A woman breastfeeding a child for a long time, has health problems

Lactation is a factor inhibiting output egg from the ovary. In this way, the probability of getting pregnant breastfeeding women below. This is not a pathological condition and does not require correction.

Many women are afraid of the fact of a possible loss of tone in the breast feeding, especially long-term. However, on the contrary, is prolonged breast feeding is usually returned to prenatal condition. No need to forcibly stop lactation, as in this case, stretched breast tissue do not have time to recover. But dokarmlivaya child up to two or three years, the chest naturally produces less milk, and its tissues are gradually returning to its original form.

After a woman stops breastfeeding, she is losing weight. The fact that the body reserves a liquid feeding woman to always have the possibility of producing milk. When the lactation stops - need no liquid left.

Prolonged breastfeeding does not lead to premature aging. Hair loss and tooth decay easily prevented by a good balanced diet and intake of appropriate vitamins and minerals.

Svetlana Shimkovich

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The problem of overweight in children: Tips for Parents

July 19, 2012

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 the problem of overweight children Tips for parents
 It's hard to help a child get rid of excess weight. Speaking about this should be approached cautiously, no matter how old your child is. Parents are afraid to say or do something wrong, not to offend children. At the wrong approach, children can withdraw into themselves and take offense at those who want to help them. We often ignore the weight problem in children, preferring to leave it as it is, in fact understand that it adversely affects their health and emotional state.

The earlier you raise the subject, the easier it will be for your child in the future to achieve positive results in reducing weight. This conversation is not always pleasant, but you must understand that you go at it with good purpose. Ignoring the problem, you do not solve it, and the older the child becomes, the more difficult it will be for him to fight the overweight. The younger the child, the more opportunities you have to change your life for the better, to deliver them from the problems that accompany the obese children.

Remember that the problem of excess weight will accompany your child and as an adult, if you do not solve it in time. This significantly increases the risk of serious diseases such as type 2 diabetes and diseases of the cardiovascular system.

Do not delay resolution of this issue for later, later your child will be much less cause to worry about their health.

 The problem of overweight in children: Tips for Parents

Where to start

Professionals working with children who are overweight are advised to follow a few simple guidelines for parents and relatives who want to help their offspring to solve the problem without damaging their self-esteem.

 The problem of overweight in children: Tips for Parents

Be an ally of his child

If your child asks questions about your weight, it's important to talk to them honestly and openly, showing that you are willing to help him if necessary. On this issue we need to work together. It is important that your child will feel the support and participation.

Your words should be consistent with the case, show interest in what your child is busy, discuss ways of solving problems together. For example, you can attend cooking courses together, to learn more about healthy eating Healthy eating - do not limit yourself to eating  Healthy eating - do not limit yourself to eating
   or discover new ways to prepare your favorite dishes. Buy with fruits and vegetables every week, you can choose to sample something new, something you have not eaten before. Perhaps your child seems a good idea for each family member to have a special schedule, which will be designated as each of you have to do during the day. Make decisions together, it will help your son or daughter understand the importance of taking care of their health, affect the self-esteem and self-confidence.

 The problem of overweight in children: Tips for Parents

Become a role model

When it comes to a child suffering from excessive fullness, you need to understand that their actions are able to show a lot more than just talk about it. The family - the primary role model. Most of the children said that a positive example of parents most influence their attitude to the problem of weight.

It is the parents need to show your child how important it is to eat right and take care of your health. If the family decided to eat in restaurants and at home often is made from semi-finished products, the child automatically takes over the same habits, from which in the future will be very difficult to get rid of.

Try to limit the amount of food from fast food restaurants. Explain to your child that a sandwich with chicken, vegetable or fruit salad is much more useful than a burger and fries. If you place for yourself, order yourself as much as possible healthy food.

 The problem of overweight in children: Tips for Parents

Do not look back - start to set a good example today

Start a healthy lifestyle is never too late. Perhaps in the past you do not often think about the quality of the food, but in your power to do it is to start from today. Your example will serve as an inspiration for your child. It is important that the child saw that parents monitor their diet, do not spend most of their time watching TV and sports.

Do not start a global change. Gradually reduce the consumption of junk food. Conduct an audit in the refrigerator, get rid of anything that is not good for your body. In the store, pay attention to the composition of the product, avoid foods high in fat and sugar, syrups not get carried away with high-fructose.

Do not stop on the achieved results, the need to develop good habits. In your kitchen should be as many useful products. Low-fat yogurts and cheeses, fresh fruit and vegetables, a variety of mashed potatoes, peanut butter, crackers whole grain - these are the foods that you need to take note.

In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy products, it is also useful to buy bread and pasta from whole grains, lean meat. If most of these products can be found in your kitchen, you are much less likely to have to use the services of fast food restaurants and cook tasty and healthy food will be right at home. With all of these products at your fingertips, you will not need to constantly run to the store.

 The problem of overweight in children: Tips for Parents

Do not criticize your child's weight, not condemn what he eats

Criticism - the worst possible weapon in the fight for a healthy weight children. Never compare your son or daughter with their slimmer friends. Your comments may be painful wound and hurt the child.

 The problem of overweight in children: Tips for Parents

Discuss with the children all the problems that affect their weight

Being overweight can be a symptom of a much deeper problem that can excite your child. Be interested in his life, interests, his academic performance and socializing with friends.

Very often, loneliness and lack of understanding from others provokes weight problems in children. These children believe that the food - their only friend.

Children with obesity somewhat isolated from the public. Develop the ability of the child and encourage their participation in public life. Music lessons, various clubs and sports clubs - the child is very important to communicate with others who may share his interests.

Overeating can also be the result of unresolved problems in the family, the child is very sensitive to problems in relationships Seven of problems in relationships and how to solve them  Seven of problems in relationships and how to solve them
   parents, family financial difficulties and other unpleasant moments. If you feel that the causes of disturbances in the weight of your child can be not just overeating, but more serious things, seek expert advice.