Monday, July 30, 2012

The positions of breastfeeding babies

Breastfeeding is the ideal way of child feeding because breast milk is the child's natural food that contains all the necessary ingredients in the right proportions in the first months of life. But, like any new skill, breastfeeding must be learned and can be made ​​much more difficult than you expect. But do not give up, because breastfeeding is the best food for your child and for you, and once before maintaining it, can become a real pleasure.

Sucking will cause a reaction that leads to the release of a hormone that helps the production of milk in the breast and down reflex that allows the milk to pass through your breast to the nipple.
Immediately after birth and the first few days, the breasts produce colostrum, a liquid rich in protein and full of antibodies. This is followed by the advent of real milk, which always causes the breasts to feel the weight and discomfort. The discomfort will disappear as soon as they got up breastfeeding.

In the first phase of feeding the child from the breast before the milk comes out, it contains a lot of water that can quench your thirst lot. After the milk followed by milk calories right glad to meet your child and helps him to grow. To ensure that your child every time get the right milk, you need to feed it as long as it wants from one breast before offering him another. If your child has enough screen after being weaned from the breast of one, remember to start the next feeding with the other breast.

Your breasts produce milk in response to feeding a child, so that your child eats more, your breasts produce more milk. Allowing your child to suck as long as he wants, you will enable to create the required amount of milk.

The positions of breastfeeding

Lying position

This position will most moms go into nursing. Back in the hospital when you are tired and when you might hurt the episiotomy wound, anytime later when you need a little rest, and of course at night, in this position can be adjusted very comfortable.

Lie down sideways, the baby also turn sideways to lie to you. To odteretite spine, you can use pillows: one that supports the back and the other which is the upper leg below the knee. And baby you behind your back support pillow.
If, for example. lying on the right side, then the right hand you can draw a baby himself, and left to set and adhere to the breast.

Position the cradle

This is the most common position for breastfeeding, especially after mom and baby, but to harmonize and strengthen a little.
Sit up straight, hold a baby in her arms as the cradle. You need to have good support for your back and shoulders. If the chair is not well formed, put a pillow behind your lower back. Do not bend forward, because that litter the spine, but not to the back so it runs slower milk (except in special cases when the mother has a strong jet of milk so it must lean back slightly so that the baby does not zagrcava). You need to have a good support for the elbows to the burden of the baby would not be in your hand. The hand of the baby should be relaxed. You can therefore put a pillow on your lap and your hand on it where the baby.They are very handsome "nursing pillows" that are in the form of letter 'U' bend it around your stomach and also have support for the elbow and the palm on which the baby. Sometimes it is convenient to the floor beneath your feet have something to knee slightly raised.

If the baby is sucking for example. the right breast, put it on his right arm, head and back of the forearm and the butt of the palm. You can follow the left hand breast. The baby must be the whole body facing you (not to twist your head), her ear, shoulder and hip in one plane. When you look at it, see it sideways. The baby's knees should be drawn right next to you. Make sure the baby's arm on which is not to be embarrassed and bent.

Cross-grip position in the cradle

This position differs from the position of the cradle arm that reverse roles. For example. when the baby sucks on the right breast, then lying on his left arm, buttocks and back of the forearm, and head on your palm. Right hand then you can observe and adjustable breast.
In this way, the baby's head more easily adjusted and properly comply with the breast. Better is the sight.Because this position is good when you learn more accepting of breast and small babies. When the baby the breast well, you can slowly replace the hand, because the position of the cradle more comfortable for longer breastfeeding.

The position of a soccer ball

(The name originates in the United States, refers to American football where the ball is held under the arm)

In this position, holding a baby on the side under your arm. Similar to the cross-cradle catches, but the baby is moved to the other breast, belly and her legs are moved laterally from you. Under the baby should be a pillow to her nose is flush your nipples.
This position is very good visibility of the breast and the baby's mouth so it is good to teach acceptance of the breast, and for small and premature babies or mothers with larger breasts. It is good for babies who like to bend forward. In addition, this position is beneficial to change the pressure on the nipple if you have damage, or to better empty the milk ducts to the outside of the breast (the baby's chin).

How to keep baby
In all positions, it is important that you are relaxed, you have a good support for your back, arms, etc..because if you start breastfeeding in a tense situation, you must remain so for example the next 20 minutes and will be harder and harder.

Furthermore, it is important that the baby close enough to the breast. A baby can prop up the pillows if necessary. One should not only draw the baby's head to the breast, but the whole baby, and turned to the head and chest and belly to the mother.
It's good to change positions, especially in the first months, because each different position causes pressure on the nipple, and changes the intensity of drawing milk from the milk of individual channels and reduces the risk of clogging.

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