Breast milk is the ideal food for the newborn but sometimes it is not easy to breastfeed our son or daughter, you have to have a little patience and follow a series of tips . Next we will give you a series of recommendations that will help if you want to breastfeed your baby. Here is a list of everything you need to breastfeed your baby.
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1. The first advice to make a proper breastfeeding is to be comfortable, in a place that is comfortable. You must find a place where you can support your back and arms . Have a glass of water always close at hand, breastfeeding can make you thirsty.
2. “Grasping” is the term used to describe the process of getting your baby to the chest. The key is that the baby puts the entire nipple into your mouth, it should go completely into your baby’s mouth, even the breast of the breast , nothing should be seen from the nipple, everything should be inside the mouth.
3. Once the baby starts to suckle, you have to stop squeezing the breast, otherwise we could pull the nipple out of your mouth and make it suck only the tip. You can hold the breast a little with your hand to be more comfortable. If the baby does not grab, do not jerk, first open the baby’s mouth to break the suction vacuum that has been created.
4. Feed your baby whenever you ask for it and be hungry. Breastfeeding works on demand and you should be prepared at any time to breastfeed your baby. Do not worry about how much more milk you give your child the more you will have.
5. Let your son suck as much as he wants. Breastfeeding works on demand, and your child will demand what you want to eat as long as it does not hurt you. Breast milk at first has more water and less nutrients and at the end of lactation has many more nutrients.
6. Breastfeeding at night for the first few weeks, the baby asks to be fed 24 hours and this is normal. It is recommended that you do not sleep with your baby. Although it is acceptable to feed the baby in bed, you must return it to your crib or bassinet when you finish feeding it. Avoid sleeping with the baby if you are very tired or taking medications that cause drowsiness .
7. Around the second week, and in the second, fourth and sixth month, it seems that the baby wants to feed constantly. The baby may want to feed every 30 to 60 minutes and stay in the breast for longer periods.
8. The human breast and nipple are very different from a bottle and a pacifier, and the baby has to learn to adapt to the type of nipple or pacifier. The exposure to a bottle teat rubber can create nipple confusion in the baby and make breastfeeding more difficult, especially during the first two weeks.
This article is purely informative, we do not have the power to prescribe any medical treatment or make any kind of diagnosis. We invite you to go to a doctor in the case of presenting any type of condition or discomfort.
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