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When a woman has a baby then, she has to face many decisions. Some decisions include, what kind of diapers is good for an infant, which doctor to take them which is best for him/her. Some doctors and nurses suggest that breastfeeding well for mother’s health and also for baby’s health because there are many benefits of breastfeeding.

Breast milk is made for a baby, it helps the infant to develop into fullest physical and emotional because breast milk contains many nutrients. These nutrients are very easy for the infant to digest. One of the most nutrients in breast milk is fat. All baby needs cholesterol and fat for the brain also for baby’s growth. Breast milk also contains protein and protein is the best nutrient for baby. Breast milk also contains white blood cells that helps baby to resist several diseases.

 

 

Importance of breastfeeding

 

Breastfeeding is not only good for Mother, it is also very good for your baby’s health. Breast milk is very healthy for your baby. It can easily digest and provides all the nutrients for your baby. Breastfeeding also helps the woman’s uterus. Sometimes breastfeed may lose more weight than bottle feeding mothers. Breast milk contains some factors that help your baby grow and mature. Breast milk also contains antibodies specific to illness. Breastfeeding is very good for the baby because it helps in having mental development and emotional security.

 

Breastfeeding helps to reduce your baby’s risk of:

 

(a)    Type1 diabetes

(b)    Childhood cancer

(c)    Meningitis

(d)    Vomiting

(e)    Diarrhea

(f)    Constipation

(g)    Sudden death

(h)    Cold

(i)    Obesity

(j)    Liver disease

(k)    Heart Disease

(l)    Celiac Disease

(m)    Pneumonia

(n)    Urine infection

(o)    Cough

(p)    Allergies

 

 

Benefits of breastfeeding

 

There are many benefits of breastfeeding

 

(1)    Strong bones – breastfeeding helps women making bones stronger. Because when women are pregnant, her body absorbs calcium much more efficiently as we all know that calcium is very important for bones and body. So breastfeeding is one of the benefits of strong bones.

(2)    Less risk of cancer – breastfeeding can help your baby because breastfeeding can decrease the risk of childhood cancer in your baby and also from premenopausal breast cancer.

(3)    Provide nutrition for babies –as we know breastfeeding contains all the nutrients that an infant needs for the first six months of life and in the right proportion. Breast milk contains protein and we know that protein is very good for baby’s health. The first milk is thick, rich in protein and filled with the beneficial compounds.

(4)    Breast milk contains antibodies –breast milk contains antibodies that can help your infant fight off viruses and bacteria. Colostrum, colostrum is the first secretion of the mammary gland after giving birth, so colostrum provides immunoglobulin and also several antibodies. Immunoglobulin protects the body from getting risk.

(5)    Reduce disease risk –breastfeeding reduces your infant’s risk from many diseases

(a)    Middle ear infections –2 to 3 months of breastfeeding reduces the risk of ear infection

(b)    Tissue damage –breastfeeding reduces intestinal tissue damage.

(c)    Allergies disease –breastfeeding for 4-5 months is connected with 28-45% reduces the risk of atopic dermatitis and eczema.

(d)    Diabetes-breastfeeding for 4 months reduces the risk of type 1 diabetes and also for type 2 diabetes.

(6)    Breast milk promotes health weight - breastfeeding in each month reduces the risk of future obesity in your infant due to the development of different bacteria. Breastfeeding promotes the healthy weight gain.

(7)    Lower risk of depression –sometimes after childbirth, mothers get into the depression. Postpartum depression is one of the depressions that can come after the childbirth. So the breastfeeding mothers are less likely to develop postpartum depression.

(8)    Reproductive organs in good standing –some of the mothers who are not-breastfeeding have a high risk of breast cancer and ovarian etc.

(9)    Boost immune system - mother’s who breastfeed, their immune system is very strong because 7-9 months of breastfeeding make mother’s immune system very strong also baby’s immune system.

(10)  Long-term protection - breastfeeding reduces the risk of developing chronic conditions such as celiac disease, a chronic disease but it also reduces the risk in mother.

 

 

Types of positions

 

(1)    Cradle hold

This is the most common position. In this position, a baby is across your stomach and facing your side and baby’s mouth in front of your nipple.

 

(2)    Football hold

This position can be used for premature babies or also for feeding Twins. In this position, a baby is cradled under your arm and tucks your baby into the side of your waist.

 

(3)    Back lying

Most of the time, this is one of the favourite position of mothers because it is very comfortable for mothers and also very comfortable for your baby but sometimes it depends on your let down because this position might not work sometimes. Try to laying back and put your baby on top. This way your baby’s head is upright this will help.

(4)    Australian hold

Most of the mothers don’t use this position because they think that this position is not comfortable for baby or for baby and some mothers don’t know about this position and this is also the reason. In this position, a baby’s face is upright in front of the nipple.

 

 

Breastfeeding problems

 

(1)    Latching pain – sometimes it is normal to feel sore for your nipples. It starts when you are breastfeeding for the first time. If the baby has latched then the pain lasts longer then a minimum into feeding sessions.

 

(2)    Thrush –Thrush is a yeast kind of infection in your baby’s mouth which can spread to your breasts also. It causes soreness and itchiness. You should take antifungal medication at this time.

 

(3)    Painful letdown –sometimes working of inner parts can hurt.  Your breast is like a machine. It gives milk when your baby need that is why it works like a machine. Some mothers feel prickly and needle kind of sensation in breastfeeding and some mothers feel achy.

 

Suggestions

 

If you are suffering from latching pain then you should check your baby’s position or if baby’s position is correct and still you are feeling catchy then maybe your nipples are dry. Then you should start to wear loose clothes and that clothes should be very comfortable and you should also try to avoid washing your nipples from soap. If you are suffering from trusting problem then you should try to take antifungal medication from the concern of Doctor and put on your nipples. If the feeling of pins and needles sensations hurting you then you should start to take antibiotics from the concern of doctor and this medication safe for your baby and also for your health.

 

 

Which is better, pumping or breastfeeding?

 

Some mothers use pumping and some do breastfeeding. Pumping is for those mothers who can’t do breastfeeding and decided to do the pumping. Pumping provides many nutrients to a baby and this nutrient help it grow and thrive. Sometimes breastfeeding may not be possible for every mother that is why mothers use pumping. Breastfeeding also provides nutrition and also ease of digestion. Breastfeed babies have less difficulty with digestion. In breastfeeding, you don’t need to get worried about bottles, ice packs and heavy pump. Breast milk contains vitamin C which is very good for mother’s health and also for baby’s health. Mother’s who do breastfeeding, their babies have a lower risk of cancer development. Breastfeeding also supports the normal development of the baby’s jaw, teeth, facial structure, and speech. The activity of breastfeeding works like an exercise for the facial muscles and promotes the development of strong jaw and symmetric facial structure. So now, it is clear that breastfeeding provides more benefits than pumping because pumping increases the risk of respiratory issues, asthma, rapid weight gain, and some oral diseases.BREASTFEEDING

 

When a woman has a baby then, she has to face many decisions. Some decisions include, what kind of diapers is good for an infant, which doctor to take them which is best for him/her. Some doctors and nurses suggest that breastfeeding well for mother’s health and also for baby’s health because there are many benefits of breastfeeding.

Breast milk is made for a baby, it helps the infant to develop into fullest physical and emotional because breast milk contains many nutrients. These nutrients are very easy for the infant to digest. One of the most nutrients in breast milk is fat. All baby needs cholesterol and fat for the brain also for baby’s growth. Breast milk also contains protein and protein is the best nutrient for baby. Breast milk also contains white blood cells that helps baby to resist several diseases.

 

 

Importance of breastfeeding

 

Breastfeeding is not only good for Mother, it is also very good for your baby’s health. Breast milk is very healthy for your baby. It can easily digest and provides all the nutrients for your baby. Breastfeeding also helps the woman’s uterus. Sometimes breastfeed may lose more weight than bottle feeding mothers. Breast milk contains some factors that help your baby grow and mature. Breast milk also contains antibodies specific to illness. Breastfeeding is very good for the baby because it helps in having mental development and emotional security.

 

Breastfeeding helps to reduce your baby’s risk of:

 

(a)    Type1 diabetes

(b)    Childhood cancer

(c)    Meningitis

(d)    Vomiting

(e)    Diarrhea

(f)    Constipation

(g)    Sudden death

(h)    Cold

(i)    Obesity

(j)    Liver disease

(k)    Heart Disease

(l)    Celiac Disease

(m)    Pneumonia

(n)    Urine infection

(o)    Cough

(p)    Allergies

 

 

Benefits of breastfeeding

 

There are many benefits of breastfeeding

 

(1)    Strong bones – breastfeeding helps women making bones stronger. Because when women are pregnant, her body absorbs calcium much more efficiently as we all know that calcium is very important for bones and body. So breastfeeding is one of the benefits of strong bones.

(2)    Less risk of cancer – breastfeeding can help your baby because breastfeeding can decrease the risk of childhood cancer in your baby and also from premenopausal breast cancer.

(3)    Provide nutrition for babies –as we know breastfeeding contains all the nutrients that an infant needs for the first six months of life and in the right proportion. Breast milk contains protein and we know that protein is very good for baby’s health. The first milk is thick, rich in protein and filled with the beneficial compounds.

(4)    Breast milk contains antibodies –breast milk contains antibodies that can help your infant fight off viruses and bacteria. Colostrum, colostrum is the first secretion of the mammary gland after giving birth, so colostrum provides immunoglobulin and also several antibodies. Immunoglobulin protects the body from getting risk.

(5)    Reduce disease risk –breastfeeding reduces your infant’s risk from many diseases

(a)    Middle ear infections –2 to 3 months of breastfeeding reduces the risk of ear infection

(b)    Tissue damage –breastfeeding reduces intestinal tissue damage.

(c)    Allergies disease –breastfeeding for 4-5 months is connected with 28-45% reduces the risk of atopic dermatitis and eczema.

(d)    Diabetes-breastfeeding for 4 months reduces the risk of type 1 diabetes and also for type 2 diabetes.

(6)    Breast milk promotes health weight - breastfeeding in each month reduces the risk of future obesity in your infant due to the development of different bacteria. Breastfeeding promotes the healthy weight gain.

(7)    Lower risk of depression –sometimes after childbirth, mothers get into the depression. Postpartum depression is one of the depressions that can come after the childbirth. So the breastfeeding mothers are less likely to develop postpartum depression.

(8)    Reproductive organs in good standing –some of the mothers who are not-breastfeeding have a high risk of breast cancer and ovarian etc.

(9)    Boost immune system - mother’s who breastfeed, their immune system is very strong because 7-9 months of breastfeeding make mother’s immune system very strong also baby’s immune system.

(10)  Long-term protection - breastfeeding reduces the risk of developing chronic conditions such as celiac disease, a chronic disease but it also reduces the risk in mother.

 

 

Types of positions

 

(1)    Cradle hold

This is the most common position. In this position, a baby is across your stomach and facing your side and baby’s mouth in front of your nipple.

 

(2)    Football hold

This position can be used for premature babies or also for feeding Twins. In this position, a baby is cradled under your arm and tucks your baby into the side of your waist.

 

(3)    Back lying

Most of the time, this is one of the favourite position of mothers because it is very comfortable for mothers and also very comfortable for your baby but sometimes it depends on your let down because this position might not work sometimes. Try to laying back and put your baby on top. This way your baby’s head is upright this will help.

(4)    Australian hold

Most of the mothers don’t use this position because they think that this position is not comfortable for baby or for baby and some mothers don’t know about this position and this is also the reason. In this position, a baby’s face is upright in front of the nipple.

 

 

Breastfeeding problems

 

(1)    Latching pain – sometimes it is normal to feel sore for your nipples. It starts when you are breastfeeding for the first time. If the baby has latched then the pain lasts longer then a minimum into feeding sessions.

 

(2)    Thrush –Thrush is a yeast kind of infection in your baby’s mouth which can spread to your breasts also. It causes soreness and itchiness. You should take antifungal medication at this time.

 

(3)    Painful letdown –sometimes working of inner parts can hurt.  Your breast is like a machine. It gives milk when your baby need that is why it works like a machine. Some mothers feel prickly and needle kind of sensation in breastfeeding and some mothers feel achy.

 

Suggestions

 

If you are suffering from latching pain then you should check your baby’s position or if baby’s position is correct and still you are feeling catchy then maybe your nipples are dry. Then you should start to wear loose clothes and that clothes should be very comfortable and you should also try to avoid washing your nipples from soap. If you are suffering from trusting problem then you should try to take antifungal medication from the concern of Doctor and put on your nipples. If the feeling of pins and needles sensations hurting you then you should start to take antibiotics from the concern of doctor and this medication safe for your baby and also for your health.

 

 

Which is better, pumping or breastfeeding?

 

Some mothers use pumping and some do breastfeeding. Pumping is for those mothers who can’t do breastfeeding and decided to do the pumping. Pumping provides many nutrients to a baby and this nutrient help it grow and thrive. Sometimes breastfeeding may not be possible for every mother that is why mothers use pumping. Breastfeeding also provides nutrition and also ease of digestion. Breastfeed babies have less difficulty with digestion. In breastfeeding, you don’t need to get worried about bottles, ice packs and heavy pump. Breast milk contains vitamin C which is very good for mother’s health and also for baby’s health. Mother’s who do breastfeeding, their babies have a lower risk of cancer development. Breastfeeding also supports the normal development of the baby’s jaw, teeth, facial structure, and speech. The activity of breastfeeding works like an exercise for the facial muscles and promotes the development of strong jaw and symmetric facial structure. So now, it is clear that breastfeeding provides more benefits than pumping because pumping increases the risk of respiratory issues, asthma, rapid weight gain, and some oral diseases.

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