How to start breastfeeding

August 12, 2017 17:51 | Feeding Children

At the beginning of our medical practice, when we were still quite young parents, we naively thought that breastfeeding - a natural thing that, if you put the mother during lactation and hungry child in one room, the couple automatically unite, milk flowand the child will grow.In fact, most young mothers and children need to be taught the necessary skills - the right positions and techniques capture the nipple.

Our goal is not only to encourage you to breastfeeding, but also, more importantly, we want you to enjoy from these relationships.

first feeding

You can make your baby to the breast after only a few minutes after birth.If this does not interfere with any complication (eg, trouble breathing), immediately after the birth of your child can put you on the chest, belly to belly, cheek to his chest, skin to skin (a little differently after

caesarean section), and coverwarm towel.Now just relax and enjoy each other.No need to force by force or rush things.This is not the time to practice everythi

ng, what you were taught in the courses.This is the time to acquaint the child with the breast.A real meal is not required.Most children lick repeatedly pososet several times to stop, and then a few more times and pososet little lick.Sucking with frequent breaks is a common rhythm for the first few hours and sometimes even for the first few days.

A few minutes after birth, most children go into a state of relaxed alertness that is optimal for contact with you.When the baby is in this state, his eyes wide open, full of attention and look for a different pair of eyes - and chest.In fact, immediately after the birth of some babies when their mothers lay on his stomach, crawling make gestures to his chest, and often find their goal with almost no outside help.When a child is in this state of relaxed alertness, massage his lips with your nipple, causing his desire to suck (radicular reflex).

This is the first interaction is important for several reasons.The very first milk that your body develops, colostrum, is the best food - and the sooner a child starts, the better.Sucking

newborn helpful because it helps relieve stress accumulated during childbirth.Sucking - a familiar action, bearing calm, so it helps the child get used to the new environment.In addition to applying to the breast immediately after birth, other machinery for proper start is rooming with a child in the same room.This helps you tune into your child's signals.When you see that your baby opened her eyes, she looks around and shoves his fist in his mouth, it's time to offer her breast.

Frequent feedings cause the influx of maternal hormones and include a system of mother - child work.

positions and capture the nipple

is impossible to overstate the importance of the correct position and properly gripping the nipple.Most of the problems we are facing in their practice and in breast-feeding center (painful nipples, insufficient milk, the mother does not get pleasure from breastfeeding) because they do not use the correct initial basic equipment.

Take the correct position themselves

Arrange handy before you start feeding.Milk is best derived from the breast relaxed mother.Sitting in bed, or in a rocking chair, or just in a chair - the easiest position for feeding.Pillows are simply necessary for your convenience, and as a support for the child.Place a single under his back, put one on your knees and another under the arm, which will be based on the child.If you sit in a chair, his feet substitute bench - it will raise your knees, and you will not have to strain your back muscles and arms to hold the baby close to her chest.To better prepare your mind and your body to its responsiveness to a hungry child, think of milk, think about the baby, think that you're a mom.

properly routed child

In the beginning, leave your child only in light clothing (or no), to ensure that skin to skin contact.If you strip the child who seems too sleepy to feed, it will not let him sleep better and help suck.Then place it in the following way:

1. Arrange a baby on his arm so that his neck was resting in your elbow, his back lying on your forearm and buttocks in the palm.

2. Turn all the child's body to one side so that he was face to you, stomach to stomach.His head and neck should lie straight and not be thrown back or povernu-

Position "in the cradle": the correct position

the head and body of the child during feeding


you in the direction in relation to the rest of the body.A child should not be strained, turning the head or neck stretching to reach the nipple.(Try to turn your head to the side and swallow some water. Then try to do the same with the thrown back his head, and then pressed against the chest. Needless to say, it's not as convenient as when you keep your head in a naturalposition, straightened and turned on.) 3. Lift the child up to the level of his chest, putting him on a pillow on his lap or using a footstool.Let lying on your vibrations

Incorrect position for breastfeeding:

do not let the child's body hanging

turn away from your body.

els pillow supports your hand and the weight of the child.If you try to keep the child's weight on the one hand, you have to strain your back muscles and arms.If a child will lie too low on your lap, it will delay your chest down, which will lead to unnecessary stretching and friction.Lift the child's higher self, instead of being tilted towards him.4. Remove the road playful hands of the child.Turn the child on his side, belly to belly, put it in the bottom of the handle soft pocket formed his body and your waistline.If he continues to climb the top handle, where it should not, you can keep it

thumb of that hand, which is a child.5. When you arrange the child handle, press it to her, belly to belly, so that he girded like you.This basic position is called "in the cradle."If your child was born prematurely or has difficulty with the capture of the nipple, try to position "under his arm."

Suggest chest

free hand, pressing the fingers squeeze a few drops of colostrum or milk to moisten your nipple.Keep the weight of the hand your chest, placing a hand and four fingers below and your thumb on top.Move your fingers back to his chest wall so that your fingers do not block the areola (which is also called tit-lososkovym circle), that is, the portion that grabs the baby's mouth.If you have very large breasts, place a rolled towel under it to support its weight - then it will not put pressure on the lower jaw of the child, his tiring.

Help your child get the right breast - the most important stage

Teasing baby milk dipped his nipple, nipple massage his lips, so he opened his mouth wide, like a yawn at.Children mouths open very wide,

As tease baby's mouth, so he opened wide.

and then closed quickly, as the beaks of birds.At the time, when your baby opens her mouth wide (continue patiently teasing until her mouth opens really wide), point your nipple into her mouth and center of his swift movement tighten the baby very close to her supporting his hand.

It is important that the mother remembered the two main components of the right of capture chest - movement and hands quickly. Most young mothers a few timid, if necessary, make a quick movement of the hand (or they are passive and expect the child will come closer to them himself) and therefore do not attract the child himself close enough or fast enough.Do not lean forward, pulling the breast to the child, - tighten it close to his chest hand movement.Otherwise, you get used to sit hunched over, and by the end of the feeding you will have a bad back ache.If you will make a gesture or too slow will fluctuate until the child is almost closes the mouth, it is likely only grabbed the nipple, it is wrong and dangerous.

Check that the baby is suckling the areola. When you will come closer to his child, his gums should not be based on the nipple, and have at least 2.5 cm to go on the areola.Within one or two feeding "on the nipple" your nipples will get sick.Another reason why it is important that your child clutched the areola, is that sinus lactiferous (tanks, which collects milk) are located under the areola.If your child will not compress the sinuses, he will not get enough milk. Children should suck the areola, not the nipple.

Open wide! important condition for the proper capture is to force the baby to open her mouth wide enough.Many children are compressed or purses his lips, especially the lower.Help your child open her mouth wider, using his index finger of the hand that supports your breasts, to much pressure on the child's chin when you move up to the child itself.At first, you may need to This is done for you by someone else.If your nipple is telling you that your child squeezes his vice

How to help your child open mouth

wide enough to properly capture

chest, lower jaw and

remove the outside lip.

correct breast grab: note

that the child's lips are properly -

they turned out.

gums, temporarily remove the hand from his chest and finger, remove the child's mouth out.If a child refuses to cooperate, stop feeding, gently protisnuv your finger between the child's gums, and start again.Even if you have to start anew again and again until you with your child will not be able to do it right, do not retreat.It is good practice, and it helps the child to learn the correct movements.Consider this your first opportunity to teach a child to discipline (which means "to teach and guide"), so a breath and try again.

learn the technique of breastfeeding nurses, we are making rounds of postnatal wards.After a simple click on the baby's chin and bringing out preload, wrapped inside of the lower lip, his mother and then exclaim: "Do not hurt, all right."Students called this method of learning "rounds the lower lip."

Make changes to the child's breathing. When you ensure that your child opens her mouth wide and will turn out lips, tighten the child to itself so close to the tip of his nose touched your breasts.Do not be afraid to close his nose, as he perfectly

Wrong capture chest pay

attention to the fact that the child's lower lip

tucked inside.

can breathe the open side of the nose by the parties, even if the tip is pressed.If the child's nose is definitely closed, tighten the buttocks of the child close to me, slightly change the angle of the position of the child or, if appropriate, with the thumb of your hand, gently press your chest to release the child's nose.

Hold your breast. Having a child to take the breast properly, maintain his chest throughout the feeding, that it is not pressed all his weight on the mouth of the newborn and not bored him.When the child gets older and stronger, this support will need less and you will have a free hand in the majority of feedings.In order not to injure your nipples, do not pull the nipple out of the baby's mouth is not interrupted before sucking a finger inserted into the corner of baby's mouth and squeeze between the gums.