Child Development / / March 23, 2016
value of breastfeeding
Every mother knows that the earlier a child tries to breast milk, the better.We decided to find out why it is so important, and in fact is the process of applying newborn to breast .
Let's start from the beginning: the child is born, publishes the first cry, the doctor cuts the umbilical cord and it puts it on the mother's chest close to the nipple.Then the midwife or pediatrician helps the child to seize the nipple, sometimes just putting it into a small mouth, and pushes out his chest a few drops of colostrum.
Why do it?Because a child is born completely sterile, it is important that his digestive tract populated correct microflora.First, he "collects" it passes through the birth canal mother, then gets together with colostrum.As a result, it is adjudged maternal gut instead hospital flora.
On the other hand, in the colostrum contains immunoglobulins, which protect the baby from environmental influences until he can not resist it alone.
to baby is not cold, it is left to the mother's breast is no more than 1-2 minutes (sometimes even covered with a diaper, so it was not cold).Then the baby was transferred to the changing table, process (wash grease, amniotic fluid) and dress.
And when the young mother can feed him again?Not earlier than two hours after childbirth: for this time women separated placenta, it examined by a doctor, in addition, a young mother needs time to recover.
Do I have to observe the intervals between feedings?Most experts advise young mothers to take breaks for 1,5-2 hours.While a small amount of milk (about 5 ml per day), the newborn sucks it easy for 5-6 feedings.If it requires, and obtains the chest continuously, it can lead to cracks on the nipple.As a result, when the 3-4-th day comes milk, my mother just would not be able to feed your baby!
whether the situation happens when the child is not put to the breast ?Applying do only if the state of health, he could not breathe or suck.Fortunately, this is rare.
And if a young mother underwent a cesarean section?Surprisingly, the operation is not a contraindication to breastfeeding : even if a woman did endotrahialny anesthesia, and she was asleep!While midwives are busy with their work, pediatrician just puts a baby to her breast and helps him to take the nipple.
If the young mother did an epidural and after giving birth, she is conscious, it is required to show the newborn, and applied it to his chest.
to doctors could monitor the situation and the time to understand whether the baby needs supplementation, children weighed twice a day.If weight loss is a normal physiological (in the first days of the child can lose up to 10% by weight at the time of birth), a small not finish feeding.If colostrum is not all, the baby can not suck and weight decreases, he is given an adapted mixture.