Everyone knows that the best food for a baby ismother's milk. It can not be replaced by any, even the most expensive and vitamin-rich mixture. But often a young mother raises the question of how to properly breastfeed a baby. After all, conflicting information comes from all sides: it is advised in the maternity hospital to put the baby on the chest by the hour with a compulsory overnight break, while the advisers recommend giving the baby a breast on demand. And the newly mum is often at a crossroads ...
How to feed the baby with breast milk? If we talk about the newborn baby and the baby of the first months of life, the most optimal option is feeding on demand.And you can demand both the carapace and theMom (especially in cases where the crumb was born small and weakened). Consultants for breastfeeding are advised not to count the number of attachments, but simply offer a breast to a daughter or a little son at the slightest concern. However, such a regime, or more precisely, its complete absence, can very quickly tire mom. Feeding the baby with breast milk should be a pleasure for both parties, so it is necessary to try to choose an option that will satisfy everyone to the maximum. Perhaps, it is not necessary to give the baby a breast at the first squeak, but strictly adhere to the schedule and observe the 3-hour interval, too, should not be.
By the way, it should be said that nightfeeding is very important not only for the child, but also for the mother, because at night the body produces the most prolactin - a special hormone responsible for the production of milk.
Many mothers ask how correctlyto feed the baby with breast milk - sitting or lying down? It's absolutely not important, the pose can be any, the main thing is for the mother and the baby to be comfortable. What really matters is whether the baby takes the breast correctly. It should be remembered that in his mouth should be not only a nipple, but also a large part of the circle around him (areoles). This will reduce the risk of cracks and abrasions. In addition, you need to ensure that the baby's spout is free so that it can breathe normally.
How to feed your baby with breast milk,when he was a little older? Much depends on the regime established from an early age. But in any case, the number of feedings will gradually decrease. However, if the baby is used to getting the breast on the first demand, he can be applied to it very often (sometimes literally for a couple of seconds).If your mother is satisfied with this option - excellent,because the breast for the child is not only and not so much food, as a means to calm. Otherwise, it is possible to gradually transfer the baby to a certain regime, accustoming it to calm down in other ways.
Also very many are interested in the answer to the question abouthow much to feed the baby with breast milk. However, the only correct answer to it does not exist. Some doctors say that after a year to feed crumb breast milk is practically meaningless, because there are no any useful substances left in it. But in fact, this is not exactly true, and Mom's milk remains useful for the youngster after a year, and even after two. Again, it should be remembered that feeding should not cause irritation. Therefore, if the mother, having fattened the baby for a year (one and a half, two, etc.), feels that she is already tired of this process, it is possible without a twinge of conscience to begin to turn it off. And if there are forces, then it is possible to feed and to self-exclusion (3-4 years).