Errors associated with breastfeeding

Baby clue

Up to 85 % of problems with breastfeeding are associated with poor technique. The baby is attached in a way, that even at its best effort she can't drink enough according to their actual needs. The basis of correct breastfeeding is a comfortable position respecting mother and also child. The child should be attached to the breast vigilant and not forcibly awakened from the resting phase of sleep. Correctness of actual technique should be individually assessed by a specialist (hospital, lactation consultant), which takes into account the type of breast, the child's face, tongue etc.

Errors associated with breastfeeding

Breastfeeding comes naturally to some mothers, others are worried and trying to manage sometimes totally erroneous advice, which are now long obsolete.

Quality of milk

"Mother, you have too weak (thin, watery, poor etc.) milk." This wrong information echoes all too often from family, friends, but sometimes unfortunately also from hospitals and pediatricians. Based on the standard of knowledge a statement of substandard quality milk is a blunder. Breast milk changes in the day, in one session of breastfeeding (the milk is other at the beginning: the front milk - to quench child's thirst and at the end: rear milk with a higher fat content to the fullness) and even throughout all lactation. Milk quality is also adapted to the growing activity of the child.

From this perspective, limiting the length and frequency of breastfeeding is also an error. Guaranteed board type: you have to feed every three hours; let the child attached for maximum of half an hour, etc. you should cast aside. If the baby is properly attached to the breast, it usually fills its actual need of hunger; the vast majority of children respects the needs of his body and drink the milk until they are saturated. Therefore, the intervals between feedings are different for individual children at different times of the day and depending on the growth activity of the child.

Additional fluids

One of the most common mistakes is the use of other liquids (tea, water) to fully breast-fed child. All other fluids administered to child reduce the amount of consumed milk. There is contained enough water in breast milk to keep your baby not thirsty. Commonly recommended tea (fennel, caraway) actually adversely affects the absorption of iron from breast milk and affects the immunological properties of breast milk. If you want to relieve indigestion babies, you drink the tea itself, beneficial substances pass into breast milk and they come to baby to come in natural way.

What is new on facebook?