Breastfeeding tips

Breastfeeding tips

Breastfeeding tips are here for new mommys. New moms feel a little bit shy to breastfeeding but breastfeeding is best for babies. It contains all essential nutrients a healthy baby require. In the first few months baby requires to feed in every 2 hours. So mommy should take good amount of meal so that baby can feed enough. Mommy should take healthy food  and food on time.

Breastfeeding mother

Fist feed from the right breast then after it from left.
As baby needs the milk production increase by baby's sucking.  Sucking stimulate the hormones prolactin and oxytocin which stimulate milk production.

Milk production process starts from the early stages of pregnancy i.e in first trimester of pregnancy.

The first 2 days after birth a thick yellowish milk come out this is called colostrum and it is what baby needs at that moment. Colostrum contains immunoglobulin IgA.  It protects baby until immune system fully developed in baby. It makes baby healthy and makes immune system stronger. It also helps the baby's  digestive system to grow and function properly.

Breast milk production:

Breast milk is produced by the mammary glands of mother. 

Prolactin and oxytocin hormones are responsible for the milk production. 

The amount of milk production totally depends on how often mother is nursing or pumping. 

If the breast has been massaged then the milk contains higher fat content.  This is beneficial to the weak newborns who born with less weight.

Breast milk composition:

Breast milk contains fat, protein,  carbohydrates,  minerals  such as calcium,  phosphorus,  sodium,  potassium,  chlorine etc. 

Breast milk contains a unique sugar which is not present in formula milk. The sugar is called human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs).

Breast milk increase intelligence, and decrease most diseases like ear infections, asthma,  dental problems,  psychological diseases.

Breastfeeding helps mother also that is assist uterus to return to its pre-pregnancy  size, returning to pre-pregnancy weight. And also reduce the risk of breast cancer. 

It prevents from obesity and also decrease risk of infections and allergies to baby.

Difficulty in breastfeeding:

When breast overfills it is painful for the mother. To avoid this feed the baby properly if baby don't need to feed then pimp the milk and store in a airtight container for future use.

Nipples become sore and painful.  Cracking  and swelling on nipples is so painful and because of it mother fave difficulty in breastfeeding. 

Milk blocked in breast because of not drain properly.  It is dangerous,  gentle massage with heat and changing feeding position of baby is helpful. 

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