Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7, 2015) On the occasion of World Breastfeeding week being observed worldwide, MediMetry brings expert tips on nu...
On the occasion of World Breastfeeding week being observed worldwide, MediMetry brings expert tips on nursing basics and why breastfeeding is important for healthy growth of your baby.
The “World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)” has declared theme for this year’s breastfeeding week to be: “Breastfeeding and Work: Let us make it Work”! This theme reiterates the importance of breastfeeding by putting additional importance on work-life balance for a new mom!
It is recommended by doctors all around the world that you should breastfeed your baby for atleast first 6 months, helping your baby build a strong base for healthy living. Let us look at some advantages of breastfeeding:
In addition to the above listed factors, nursing helps build a strong emotional bond too between the mother and the child.
The immunity factor
Nursing is beneficial for the mother too, how? Let’s explore:
All said and done, breastfeeding is indeed a beneficial activity for the infant and the mother. Full support should be provided for helping the mother in doing so; but the mother’s should also be careful and should consult their doctors before starting breastfeed. If you are suffering from HIV or tuberculosis, your doctor would certainly recommend against it to avoid transferring the infection. If you are facing trouble with nursing, you should certainly get in touch with the lactation consultant.
Wishing new mothers and prospective mothers a happy world breastfeeding week! Let us share the benefits of nursing and spread the word!
Are you a new mom? Excited for challenges awaiting you in your new role? One of the biggest challenges a mother faces is getting the breast feeding process righ...
Are you a new mom? Excited for challenges awaiting you in your new role?
One of the biggest challenges a mother faces is getting the breast feeding process right. Doctors and healthcare experts claim that breastfeed is best food for your baby which not only feeds but also protects your baby from diseases.
Commonly faced challenges while breast feeding include:
- Baby is not finding right position. If baby is unable to align properly and does not attach, he/she will not get feed properly.
- Thrush Infection. This infection can also lead to breast feeding challenges and is usually found when you have sore and pink nipples. It may have transpired to you from your baby, if he/she has developed it in their mouth.
- Mastitis or Breast inflammation can lead to breast feeding troubles. It is also known as blocked duct and can be caused to anyone. One should consult a doctor and continue breast feeding, as it supports quick relief.
- Sore nipples or breasts. You may experience soreness and pain while breast feeding. Ensure your baby is latched properly. If soreness increases, consult your doctor.
Initial few days after delivery is the adjustment time for baby and mother both to get used to the breast feeding mechanism. You should take extreme care while administering feed and observe your body for any soreness, redness and pain. Consult doctor immediately, if you observe anything unusual.
Are you a new mom or a veteran mother? Here are the answers to your general inquiries about breast pain during feeding that youmay experience! Sore or cracked n...
Are you a new mom or a veteran mother? Here are the answers to your general inquiries about breast pain during feeding that you may experience!
Sore or cracked nipples:This usually happens when your baby is not latching well. It is normal to experience some tenderness when you start feeding.
Remedies: Make sure that your baby is having feed properly with their mouth well onto the areola. Get going the feed on the least sore side. Express a little milk before putting the baby on. Allow air to your nipples after feed.
Engorgement: Engorgement is when the full breast becomes very tight, hard and uncomfortable. It generally happens during the first week after the birth.
Remedies: Wear supportive inner clothing. It usually helps if you demand feed. A hot shower or hot pack before feeding can help. Express some milk before feeding. Use cold packs after feeds.
Breast infection – mastitis: You may experience blocked duct or lump or red area with pain. You may have a fever and also feel as if you have the ‘flu’. Keep feeding from both breasts. It will help you to make sure your breasts are drained well. That will not harm your baby.
Remedies: Consult your doctor as you may need antibiotic treatment. Avoid lying on your stomach to sleep which can cause pressure on the breast. Make sure you take care of yourself – eat well and get enough rest.
Breast pain upto some extent is normal but if it continues and is too much too handle you should stop feeding and consult your doctor immediately. Happy Motherhood!
Breastfeeding is the natural way of feeding infants. Starting out correct guarantees breastfeeding becomes an enjoyable experience for both you and your baby. T...
Breastfeeding is the natural way of feeding infants. Starting out correct guarantees breastfeeding becomes an enjoyable experience for both you and your baby. The beginning of breastfeeding is getting the baby to latch on well. A baby who latches on well gets fed well.
Following positioning suggestions can help ensure a proper latching during breastfeeding:
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Yes! It is safe to breastfeed your baby even if you are having a fever.
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