Showing posts with label Breast Feeding. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Breast Feeding. Show all posts

September 9, 2013

HEALTH CARE TIPS FOR WOMEN ON PROPER BREAST FEEDING - Best Methods of Breastfeeding

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Best Methods of Breastfeeding

In the Last Health informative article we discussed the various benefits of Breastfeeding and how essential and useful is breastfeeding for a child and to her mother. 

If you want to check out our previous article on women's health education on “What is Breast Feeding and Various Benefits of Breast Milk” then you can CLICK HERE. Now in this Health care awareness article, we are sharing some essential Health caring tips that a mother should take care of during the breastfeeding of their baby.

HEALTH CARE TIPS FOR THE MOTHERS TO BREAST FEED THEIR BABY
1). After normal delivery, first, breastfeeding should be started within one to half an hour after delivery, in cesarean delivery, first, breastfeeding should be started with-in four to six hours of delivery.

2). The mother should give breastfeed to the baby every two hourly & it should be demand-based according to the need of baby.

3). After each breastfeeds burp the baby by taking him/her at your shoulder & by massaging the back of the baby.

4). The duration of each breast feed should be 5-10 minutes from each breast; this will helps the baby to get both the fore as well as hind milk. 

Fore milk is the milk which is secreted at the starting of breast feeding & is rich in the proteins, vitamins & minerals. Hind milk is the milk which is secreted at the end of breast feeding & is rich in the fat & energy, so it is very important for the mother to breast feed her baby completely from one breast so that the baby completely empty the breast & get the both hind as well as fore milk.

5). Every time mother should breastfeed the baby from the alternate breasts.

6). After each breastfeeds baby should be placed on right side this will help in the prevention of regurgitation.

7). The mother should continue exclusive breastfeeding up to 6 months of age. The baby should be given only the breast milk and nothing else, not even water for 6 months of age.

8). Complementary feeding to the child should be started after the six months of age but breastfeeding should be continued up to 2 years of age or beyond it.

9). Mother should maintain her hygiene, she should take bath daily & wash her breast & wear clean blouse & brassiere to prevent diarrhea etc.

10). The majority of the mothers can successfully breastfeed their baby but some mothers especially the first time mothers having problems in breastfeeding their baby so It is very important for the mother to correctly breastfeed her baby by using the correct technique.

 Health information on How a mother can correctly breastfeed the baby:
Before giving the breast feed mother should be completely relaxed both the physically as well as mentally & should not have any due work to do. Baby should be clean & dry so that the baby can feel comfortable during breast feeding.
Mother should be in the correct positioning for the successful breast feeding. Mother can be in sitting or side lying down position.
Baby should be well supported by the mother. Baby should be in mother’s fore arm and the head of the baby should be elevated (slightly up).
Baby’s head, neck & back should be in one straight line for effective breast feeding.
Baby should be close to mother & the baby’s trunk should be in touch with mother’s trunk & facing towards the breast.
The chin of Baby’s should touch the mother’s breast and cheek should touch mother’s nipple.
Baby’s mouth should be wide opened & whole of the black part of the breast should be in the baby’s mouth.
Lower lip of the baby should be turned outward & the baby’s nose should not be pressed.
Mother should hear the sound of baby’s swallowing.
If the baby falls asleep after few sucks then mother should arouse the baby by gentle tap behind the ear or by tapping on the sole of foot.
Mother should feed completely from one breast to provide full nutrition to the baby.
Mother should feed alternatively from both breasts to have the maximum benefit of breast feeding.
Mother should burp the baby after each feed.
By following all these health care tips a mother can benefit her baby maximally by breast feeding & can help in the proper growth & development of the baby as the mother’s breast milk is precious for the baby.

September 6, 2013

WHAT IS BREAST FEEDING & VARIOUS BENEFITS OF BREAST FEEDING

Continue with our Online Health Care Awareness now in this article Nursing Officer SL Sharma going to explain health care awareness on Breast feeding. The article is about  “What is Brest Feeding and How Breast Feeding is beneficial for a mother and to her Child.

WHAT IS BREASTFEEDING?
breast feedingBreastfeeding is the best natural feeding for the infant(baby). Breast milk is the best milk than the other milk for babies. Breastfeeding provides all the necessary nutrients to the baby. Breast milk is the safest, hygienic & an effective method for baby feeding. Mother’s milk is the basic & complete food to baby, it also provides emotional & psychological support to both mother as well as to the baby. 

The main cause of the infant’s death is the poor breastfeeding techniques & the practices. So a mother should be aware of the correct breastfeeding techniques & practices for the proper growth of the baby & to keep the baby away from the diseases, so in this article, we are providing you the knowledge about the breastfeeding techniques, its advantages & the medical health care tips for effective breastfeeding.

ADVANTAGES OF THE BREASTFEEDING: As earlier stated the breast milk is the safest, cheapest & most effective way of feeding to the baby. It has many advantages as compared to other ways of baby feeding such as artificial feeding, cow’s milk etc. it provides benefits to both mother as well as to the baby. These advantages are as follows, by keeping in mind these advantages one should always prefer the breastfeeding:
1). NUTRITIVE VALUE: Breast milk of a mother contains all the essential nutrients in the right proportion which are needed for the proper growth & development of the baby. 
Breast milk contains high amount of galactose & lactose which are needed for the growth & development of the baby’s brain, so it also helps in the proper growth & development of baby’s brain. 
Breast milk helps in the absorption of the calcium so it also helps in the bony development of the baby. 
It contains all the essential vitamins, proteins, electrolytes, minerals & water in the rig ht amount which are necessary for the growth & development of the baby. 
Breast milk provides the proper nutrition to the baby.
2). DIGESTIBILITY: Breast milk is easily digestible to the baby as compared to the other milk as it contains the protein which is easily digestible to the baby. 
Breast milk contains enzymes which help in the proper digestion of it that’s why it is easily digestible to baby.
3). PROTECTIVE VALUE: Breast milk contains the immunoglobulin (IgA, IgM, macrophages, lymphocytes) which have the capacity to fight against many diseases & infections so it protects the baby against many infections. 
Breast milk protects the baby from malaria, various infections, allergy, asthma & many other infections. Breast milk provides immunity to baby.
4). PSYCHOLOGICAL BENEFITS: Breast feeding provides psychological benefit to both mother as well to baby. 
Breast feeding promotes the physical as well as the emotional bondage to both the mother & baby by the frequent skin to skin contact, attention & interaction. 
Breast feeding helps in the future in making the better child-parent relationship & lessen the chances of behavioural disorders in the children. 
Breast feeding helps in the development of higher intelligence & feeling of security to infant.
5). BENEFITS TO MOTHER: Exclusive Breast feeding from a mother for the first six months acts as a contraceptive method for the mother, as due to breast feeding there is lactational amenorrhea (absence of menses) because of which mother doesn’t get pregnant. 
Lactational amenorrhea (absence of periods due to breast feeding) helps in restoring the blood means the iron store so the chances of anemia are less to mother.
Breast feeding reduces the chances of ovarian & breast cancer to mother.
It provides psychological satisfaction to mother. It is more convenient for the mother especially in the nights to provide feed to the baby.
6). BENEFITS TO THE FAMILY: Breast feeding is the most economical in terms of saving of money, time & energy of the family. 
Family will spend less on milk, care & illness as a result of the breast feeding because it is natural & also provides immunity to baby to fight with the infections.
BY KNOWING & EVALUATING ALL THESE BENEFITS ONE SHOULD ALWAYS PREFER THE BREASTFEEDING TO FED AN INFANT.
Stay Healthy and Take care of Your Baby…..Red rose