How to start?
The first step to success in breastfeeding, is deciding whether or not to breastfeed before the birth of the child. It may be a good idea to talk to someone who is experienced, seek information, read books, magazines or surf the Internet. Breastfeeding can begin immediately after birth.
In most maternity, newborns were placed on the belly of the mother immediately after birth. This first intimate contact greatly facilitates breastfeeding. Immediately after birth, the newborn in most cases is awake, anxiously looking chest and wants to suck. It can help pushing the soles of the feet carefully, so that you can crawl up to the breast. He will look forward to the nipple and begin to suckle as soon as I find it. It is important to stimulate the breast as soon as possible, because the amount of milk depends on the frequency with which the child mame.
How do you put the baby to the breast?
First, the mother should be as comfortable as possible, ie with your back and arms supported. Then the child should be placed next to it, the child will be placed on the belly and the head tilted slightly back, facing the nipple. Thus, the nose will remain unobstructed by the chest.
How to get a child to mame?
Almost all infants are eager to breastfeed as soon as they notice the nipple on her cheek. If the child does not respond or is very sleepy, the sucking reflex can be stimulated by tapping the boy on the cheek and lips with the tips of his fingers. Then the child will look head and nipple with his mouth open. Do not touch both cheeks while because this will confuse the child.
The same kind of stimulus can be used if the child is observed breast slowly or is falling asleep while nursing. The infant should be kept in the same chest as long as possible before switching to another. Many people think that 20 minutes is sufficient time before switching sides.
Is the child sucking properly?
For the baby suckle properly, you must have the right nipple into his mouth. The entire nipple and the brown circle (halo) should disappear within the baby’s mouth; otherwise you can not create a gap between the tongue and the back of the soft palate. If the child only sucks the teat and not empty the breast and nipples may ulcerate.
To make the baby suckle again, carefully give it the tip of the little finger in the corner of the mouth. The child will supply the nipple and can start again. Have the baby opens his mouth (gently tap his cheek) to begin nursing.
How do you make the baby releases the nipple?
It’s a good idea to get into the habit of gently remove the child from the breast. If you leave your child while nursing, nipples ulcerarán quickly. However, if you place the tip of your little finger into the corner of baby’s mouth, it automatically opens the mouth. This will break the vacuum created by the child’s mouth to suckle.
How is milk produced?
The amount of milk depends on the frequency with which the child mame. When the child breast suction movement causes the release of hormones into the blood stream from the pituitary gland in the brain. The released hormones are oxytocin and prolactin. Oxytocin causes contraction of the mammary glands of the mother’s breast, which milk is released and flows child.
Many women experience a pulling sensation or weight in your breasts when the baby begins to suckle. Prolactin controls the amount of milk produced. The more breast the child, the more prolactin is released and more milk is produced. This means that often the baby controls the amount of breast milk produced.
How to know if your child gets enough milk?
Among the tracks you have to pay attention include:
If the baby is gaining weight properly and the correct number of wet diapers daily, no need to worry even if you want to nurse frequently. All children are different and some have a greater need for nursing and physical contact.Many new mothers worry if you do not have enough milk. The amount of milk depends on the size of the breasts, as both small and large breasts have almost the same number of mammary glands, only fatty tissue varies. On the other hand, it is important to believe in yourself and be convinced that it is able to do well. The body has the ability to give milk, so if not achieved will be due to external factors. The infant 6-8 wet diapers a day. The infant earns between 100-200 g per week (about 400-800 g per month).The baby feeds every 2-3 hours (about 8-12 times a day).
The baby looks normal, with good color and smooth skin reacts normally is strong and moves normally.
What if the child is asleep and does not want to breastfeed?
Some babies want to sleep all day, maman little at a time, not very often. If the baby is not gaining weight or 6-8 wet diapers a day, he must awaken and encourage breastfeeding every two hours, every day. Switch breasts every 10 minutes to keep the child’s interest and make every effort mame. Move you and give gentle massage to help keep the child awake, stroke and talk to him and make him wake stimulate an appropriate manner.