Child Development / / April 02, 2016
night breast-feeding: up to what age, when to stop
Night breastfeeding - a frequent occurrence, but for many mothers is quite exhausting physically and psychologically.How to make the night more comfortable for both and when it is time to stop the night breast-feeding?
That kid up to six months can not be left without milk - confirm any modern pediatrician.Even conservative doctors know that the maximum gap between feedings - it is 6 hours.After that, the baby wakes up anyway from starvation.But 6:00 of sleep for many young parents seem to be a fairy tale, as grudnichki have a feature to wake up every 3-4 hours as well as during the day, and to demand the breast.Thus, nocturnal feeding continues up to a year, and sometimes longer.It is interesting that often becomes the cause of crying is not hunger, but the desire to be closer to her mother, to feel its smell.This helps the child to calm down and fall asleep.That is why night after feeding, the stop is quite simple and safe as the child receives allthe necessary amount of food during the day.Chest as it requires the habit when not feeling well, often in times of illness, teething, and so on. D.
However, a young child should not restrict in breast milk.When he woke up at night - breastfeed.It's not tiring, if the baby sleeps with you, or crib is next to your bed.The kid is calm, and you have a long time to maintain lactation, since it is active at night produces the hormone prolactin, which is produced through the breast milk.Even if you think that the chest is empty - give it to the kid.nipple stimulation will quickly lead to the formation of milk glands.Many women and sleep with your child while he keeps the nipple in his mouth.This is not always a good thing, as it can aggravate the situation with cracked nipples, if any.
summer is often the case that a child does not wake up from hunger and thirst.For such cases, you should always keep next to a bottle of drinking waters.
And a few more tips for breastfeeding moms.Sleep in a nightgown, which is easy to breastfeed.Always keep somewhere near to wet wipes and diapers, the baby suddenly need to change clothes.If we begin to create noise when searching for the necessary accessories, you can forget all about the continuation of a night's sleep, as the child decides that day has already arrived and "clear up".For the same reason it is not necessary to include general light in the room, be sure to Get a nightlight.
Yet how long to continue feeding at night until what age a child should be fed breast milk - what are the maximum frame?It does not exist.The main thing is that both the mother and the baby was comfortable.Of course, one can not deny a child up to six months in power at night, especially if it is bad gaining weight.The kid is older than one year will be quite easy to give up the night feeding.