Poses for breastfeeding
Child Development / / April 02, 2016
Poses for breastfeeding (photo)
And mom and baby will be comfortable if it finds such a position while breastfeeding, which will suit both.
arrival of a new person into the world - a great miracle.It consists of several stages: the origin of life, development within the mother's abdomen, the release of the breastfeeding, the formation of personality ...
All these processes are closely related, and each step affects the whole future life of the child, his relationship with his parents.It is important to know, as the most harmonious and fully complete this journey together.
We hope that our recommendations will help you at any stage of your interaction with the baby immediately following birth, - stage of lactation.To a wonderful time with the baby delicate relationship became really comfortable for both, you will need to learn different positions during breastfeeding.
In practice, the most commonly used three-position or basic position in a variety of options.Look for the position of breastfeeding, which is the most comfortable for you and baby.
classic pose breastfeeding - «cradle»
Grasp the kid with the hand closest to the residence of the head
Mom holding the baby in the front at the breast, cupping it with one hand, andanother falling chest.In this position may be possible.
One moms more comfortable bowing kid with the hand, is closer to that of his head, giving his chest with the other hand (that is, if the baby is in the left breast, the mother holds his left hand and right-hand supports the breast and vice versa).The head of the baby is on the mother's hands elbow.
other women more suited is the same posture with a slight change.You Bow baby hand, the opposite breast, he sucks (that is, the baby sucks the left breast, and you hold it with your right hand and the left breast are applying).This option is called "cross-cradle".It is especially important for infants because Mom holds the baby's head with his hand.
"Cross-cradle" on the pillow is suitable for the smallest
Keep baby correctly captured chest nipple should be above the baby's mouth, almost to the level of his nose.Feeding breast, nipple to aim upward to the sky.It will be possible to achieve a more wide-open mouths and less pain during suckling.
In any of the versions of "cradle" of very young children is convenient to put on the pillow so as not to get tired hands.Tummy baby must be turned to my mother.If you want to lift the foot, substitute a small stool, inverted bowl or a special footrest.
Breastfeeding lying - maximum comfort
Grasp the baby, and under his head enclose a few pillows
Mom and baby lying sidewaysto each other, the woman's head on the pillow.The shoulder is below the cushion, and that the hand on which side lies a woman grabs crumbs.The baby's head may lie on the forearm mom (in the crook of the elbow), but not necessarily.
crumbs lying on a bed, gently hold the hand
With large soft breasts help stranded roller pelenochka planted under his chest.If the shape of the breast is such that in the position of lying on the side of the nipple looks down, it will be more convenient not to lay a hand under his head crumbs, and instead put his hands burned four times a thick diaper.If the kid really tiny, it can be placed on a small pillow.
Arrange the baby on a bed, gently holding his head
Never hang over the child, bent arm and leaning on his elbow, - this leads to a rapid longing, painmuscles and, as a result, the worse the outflow of milk.Look for those options that you no longer fit.Little can be put feet to your stomach or head - like both of you will be more convenient.
Put baby's legs up to his head, help him
Breastfeeding lying down is important for moms and after vaginal delivery and caesarean section.And as always, when you want to relax: in this position you can breastfeed at night, even without waking up completely.However, to practice this situation is not worth it if you have problems with the correct attachment to the breast - it is likely that the baby will take shallow chest and gradually "will slip" on the nipple and it will injure the gums.As long as the baby learns to grasp the breast correctly, the practice of other breastfeeding position.
Breastfeeding out of hand, out of the mouse
Put the arm, which you support baby pillow
Kid is on the side of the mother's legs go back in my mother's tummy hips and head against her breast.Mom grabs baby with the hand on which side it is.So it turns out that the baby is at hand.Under the hand holding the crumbs, you can put a pillow (not even one to the baby's head was slightly higher than the body).
you can get on the bed, propped a pillow behind his back and attach the baby next to the side, on the pillow, too.If it is difficult to sit after episiotomy, take a reclined position in which the support will be on the tailbone and lower back.
After cesarean section is also conveniently fed from under his arm: in this case, more comfortable to sit on a chair polubokom before bed, which has a kid (still on the pillow), there will be less pressure on the joint.
Breastfeeding from under his arm may be most appropriate for premature babies, as they have weaker muscles, but in this position the baby's head is in the palm of my mother, and it is easier to help the crumbs to take the breast.
Important rules breastfeeding
Try as soon as possible to learn to feed in different positions.
Firstly, is convenient.Change position allows to unload some muscles while others work.For mom and baby have to withstand great physical strain.
Secondly, breastfeeding in different positions provide a better emptying of the different segments of the breast, which is the prevention of stagnation of milk.
There are several rules that must be respected regardless of the posture of breastfeeding.
- In any situation it is important that all the child's body was in the same plane - head, shoulders, stomach and legs.For example, in the supine position the baby to lie on its side rather than on the back, turned sideways with her head to his chest (it is difficult to swallow, causing muscle clamps).
- little children have to bow arm diagonally, from the head to the feet, gently but firmly locking head.
- Chest serve, maintaining it as a bowl, four fingers underneath and your thumb on top.
- always attract the baby to the breast, taking a comfortable position, but do not pull in his chest, leaning heavily.
- Invest chest deep in the mouth, with the areola (areola).If it is an impressive size, the bottom crumb should it capture more than the top.
- baby's lips should be turned outwards, the tab located on the lower gum, sucking Avoid clicking and smacking sounds.If these sounds are heard, ask doctors believe bridle language.Short frenulum should be trimmed so that the child could fully breastfeed and do not hurt my mother.
- Where you feed your baby more often, it is desirable to have several pillows of different sizes, so you can always correctly and comfortably.
Sometimes Mom faces some difficulties in the beginning.Do not give up, seek help from a lactation consultant.Ask children to the sisters taught you to put your baby in the hospital, gaining experience dolgokormyaschih mothers.
We struggle with stagnant milk
If stagnation (lactostasis) still occurred, you need to provide the most effective drainage of milk from a portion of the breast, where stagnation was formed.This is done so by applying to the chest, in which the lower jaw of a child account for the stagnation.
It was there, where he works the lower jaw kid is the strongest outflow of milk.For example, when there is congestion in the upper chest (if present in the breast as a clock, in the neighborhood of 12 hours), you can lie on your side from the troubled breast and put the baby jack - so that his feet were sent to the mother's head.If necessary, under the head or whole body can put the baby pillow.
In other cases, use the basic posture, adjusting them so that the lower jaw (or, if not, at least the top) as close as possible to the point of stagnation.Enclosing more or fewer pillows of different sizes under the baby, holding it more vertically or horizontally, you can change the position of gum relative to the chest.
Breastfeeding on track
Do not forget that the baby can be applied to the chest and standing or even on the move, rocking it.Feeding on the go will be needed if the child cries, worries under the breast, can not relax.In this situation the baby up to 3 months worth swaddle, give him the chest and walking, rocking with each step to the right and to the left.
with children older swaddling instead use a thin blanket or thick bed sheet.Wrap the baby by placing it a kind of "cocoon".In most cases, it quickly calms the child.If in your arsenal is a sling, it is ideal for feeding on the go, help relieve Mom hands.Kid too convenient, but only when the sling is worn correctly.