Tevida Whether a new mother or an expert in raising children, breastfeeding often carries many questions. Here are some answers to common questions that mothers may have, whether they are old or old.
When will the milk come?
During the first few days after your baby is born, your body will produce colostrum, or “pre-milk” or “exercise milk” rich in nutrients. Colostrum contains many protective properties, including antibacterial agents and stimulants in the immune system that are not available in infant formula.
For some women, the colostrum is thick and yellowish. For others, they are thin and watery. The flow of colostrum is slow so that the child can learn to breastfeed, a process that requires coordination for sucking, breathing and swallowing.
After about 3 to 4 days of colostrum production, your breasts will look sturdier. This is a sign of increasing the amount of milk and changing it from colostrum to breast milk, which is similar to skim milk (cow’s milk).
Sometimes, breast milk may take more than a few days to arrive. This is quite normal and not a year of concern, but be sure to inform your doctor. Although children do not need much more colostrum during the first few days, the doctor may need to make sure that the baby eats enough. Breastfeeding can often help to stimulate milk production.
When should I start breastfeeding?
If possible, try starting breastfeeding one hour after your baby is born. This moment benefits from the natural vigil of the newborn immediately after birth. After the initial period of alert, the newborn will spend most of the next 24 hours of sleep. Therefore, it may be harder for your child to stick after those first few hours.
The newborn baby on the postpartum mother’s breast naturally takes the root (swings towards the chest, turns his head towards it, and makes suction movements with his mouth). For breastfeeding, the baby will hold the breast in a narrow tibia with the mouth around the nipple and halo. So if your child does not cling to this time and simply “practices”, it is still good for your child (and you) to get used to the idea of breastfeeding.
In the early days of life, your child will want to feed on demand, usually every 1-3 hours day and night. When children grow and grow their stomachs to absorb more milk, they will last longer between meals.
Are bottles or pacifiers okay?
If you are planning to exclusively breastfeed, it is best to give your baby time to practice breastfeeding without being confused with a bottle or lollipop. Bottle sucking or infusion requires a variety of skills from breastfeeding. So, until breastfeeding is established (sometime in the first month, almost), experts suggest not to insert a bottle or lollipop to avoid “nipple confusion”. (But while some children experience this confusion, others have no problems with the transition between bottle and breast).
There is also the possibility that breastfeeding children who are given a bottle in advance prefer it. Since extracting milk from the bottle requires less effort and milk flows much faster than the breast, children stop breastfeeding completely and take only bottles.
Experts also feel concerned that giving the lollipop early, often preventing parents from recognizing the signs of hunger in the child, leading to the child’s loss of necessary nutrition. Giving a lollipop once while (for example, during circumcision, when young children can give pacifiers with sugar water) is good and will not generally undermine breastfeeding efforts.
In some cases, doctors may recommend breast milk supplementation. If this happens, it is still possible to simulate breastfeeding by feeding your child through a nursing system that allows you to manage the formula through a small tube connected to your ring.
How do I know that my child is hungry?
Despite what you might think, crying is a sign of hunger. Try to feed your baby before he is hungry and hard to calm down.
Other signs that children are hungry include:
Their heads move from side to side
Open his mouth
Put your hands and fists in your mouth.
Chase the lips as if to suck
The caresses back their mothers’ breasts
Show the rooting reflex (when the child moves his mouth towards something that touches or touches his cheek)