Breastfeeding

Breast milk-Baby's 1st Line of Defence

Breastfeeding is perhaps an essential activity for you and your baby. Few facts highlight the significance of breastfeeding.

+ It's important to breastfeed the baby within 1 hour of delivery as it has the most preventive and nutritious elements.

+ Babies consuming only breast milk for first six months after the birth grow very well as compared to other babies.

+ Perfect breastfeeding help the babies to get ideal nutrients they require for brain development and substantial growth.

+ Breastfeeding secures children from respiratory infections, stomach ailments, and fatal diseases.

Perseverance and practice are all required for breastfeeding. Earlier, new moms used to get lessons on breastfeeding from their moms or elder generations. Nowadays, new moms are offered with breastfeeding teaching sessions by the maternity hospitals. However, one session on such an important aspect isn't enough. If you are facing issues in feeding your baby, it is better to consult your doctor for the correct advice.

The ideal beginning of breastfeeding is immediately after the delivery. Even though your breasts are yet not able to produce milk, they have colostrums, a thin liquid consisting of antibodies. If a baby awakens, she can consume milk in a better way. While you are feeding her, the positioning is very significant. Her mouth should be wide open, and your nipples must be inside her mouth completely. It will help to reduce the risk of soreness in future. It is batter to use the nursing pads to soak up the leakage while you are feeding your baby. As a mother, your breasts will have a tendency to produce milk in a greater quantity that will make your breasts tough, large and aching for some days. To alleviate this, breastfeed your consistently and whenever baby demands until your body adapts and produces what it needs. Never use artificial supplements to produce milk in your breasts. It will have the adverse effect on your as well as baby's body. If you are facing any such issues, always consult a gynaecologist.

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