Child Development / / April 04, 2016
How can offer supplementation
For hours: required daily volume of the mixture is divided into equal portions and given at regular intervals throughout the day between 6 and 24 hours (eg, 40 g6, 10, 14, 18 and 22 hours).
around again: supplementation offer the child after waking up and before going to sleep the next.In this case, it is necessary to monitor closely so as to meet the required amount of mixture per day.There are a few rules for the organization of supplemental foods:
- after supplementary feeding is required to offer the breast;
- Be able to stop in time!Do not insist on the fact that the kid ate everything that you have prepared for it - imagine himself to control their nutritional needs;
- if the kid something spilled or not eat at this time, it is not necessary to add the amount of a mixture of equal uneaten, the next batch;
- not create negative associations with the process of supplemental foods.If a child resists or shows displeasure, offer a mixture of differently;
- shortage of milk should compensate physical contact with his mother!How can I rarely leave a child alone, more than hold on his hands, wearing special devices, sleep together, learn baby massage techniques.Tiny constantly need my mother's affection and warm!
Supplementing not need
But here is another, common situation: a mother's milk is sufficient, well-baby "walks" and in the large and in the small.But very slowly gaining weight, restless behavior during suckling or refuses to take the breast.A surrounding still tend to blame the lack of mother's milk and insisting on supplementary feeding.Try to find the true cause of the problem.
on growth and weight gain affect stressors.It and difficult birth, and infant colic and treatment of baby and mother's simply a lack of attention or incompetent care.Such problems can be the cause and the state of health of the baby.
Restless, crying, sucking breast jerky at times is poor attachment. Maybe due to the use of pacifiers or having a shortened frenulum - and it only applied to help correct!
Disclaimer breast generally is not associated with the amount of milk in the breast.Suck the children a pacifier or finger, of which nothing is leaking.Therefore, if you are sure that the milk is enough, and the problem strongly recommend you enter the mix, claiming that it is "better" and "useful", - do not rush.Understand the situation
- consult a competent doctor;
- call specialist breastfeeding for consultation;
- looking for a modern scientific information on issues of lactation (the Internet, the World Health Organization documents);
- look for support among family and friends.And do not be discouraged!
What finish feeding the baby with a mixture of: the choice is yours!
easiest option of supplementary feeding - is feeding baby with a spoon. Fill a clean teaspoon half.After the baby's mouth wide open, make the contents inside deep enough and pour on the side of the cheek (everything that goes into a language the kid pops).
Now you can buy special soft spoon.There is a spoon with a bottle on the handle.During feeding the baby can be kept in a horizontal or semi-erect position or be placed in a car seat or stroller.Offering the next portion, make sure that the baby has swallowed the previous one.
baby's reluctance to open the mouth or swallow - feeding the signal to halt.Rather, he wants to satisfy his hunger, and now the "drink" mother's milk or sleep, sucking chest.
Some mothers give convenient supplementation of the pipette with a rounded end. baby may be lying down or half-sitting.Filling the dropper, put it in the corner of the mouth of the child, so that the liquid poured out of him on the cheek.Take your time, let the baby to determine the speed and the necessary amount of supplemental foods.
Many children prefer to receive a mixture of a small cup : this method is recommended for preterm.What if your baby also like to sip from a small tank?She can also be a plastic beaker and a glass doll.The main thing - a safe material from which it is made.
And finally, the best, but a little-known method.This so-called Supplementary feeding system (SNS). What is this device?Mom puts no neck (a small cord) inverted bottle, at the end of which, instead of the nipple - a thin tube is attached to the chest near the nipple.The kid gets a mixture in the process of breastfeeding!
This method retains all the psychological aspects and advantages of breast-feeding and solve the problem of shortage of food for the baby.If you do not SNS possible, try to make it yourself.Or, use the cone of the disposable syringe or any thin tube (eg, nasogastric tube baby).
Mom can not be replaced
And if you still breastfeeding did not work?Do not come to the milk after childbirth, was not strong enough to fight for its preservation, it was impossible for medical reasons, could not get the qualifying time help ... As a result of the baby growing on artificial feeding.Many mothers are aware of it as guilt, intuitively feeling incomplete motherhood.
there any way out of the impasse mental discomfort to the expanses of joy and full-fledged dialogue with the baby?Of course there are!Here are some solutions:
Return the milk. Yes, you need a lot of work and patience plus professional help, but it is possible.And abroad, and in Russia, such cases are regularly engaged in numerous counselors on breastfeeding.
Use System of Supplementary Feeding (SNS). That is, for example, some mothers feed an adopted child.The main condition for the use of this method - the consent of the baby suck on your chest!To teach him that, most likely, too, need expert help.
use as substitutes for breast bottles and pacifiers. But not so, as we often see: the kid rides in a carriage and thumb in his mouth pacifier, or lies swaddled kulechek alone in bed and fell asleep, sucking a bottle.In such a scenario, part of the love and affection, designed in the child's soul for mom, is transferred to the accessories for feeding.
little man in the difficult moments of habit extends not to the mother and to the bottle.Therefore, at an older age will also seek solace on the side.And you just will grab his head when the child begins puberty and the problem of the lack of contact and understanding with a teenager will rise edge.
Terms feeding mixture
bottle baby feeding mother only.In my mother's absence supplementation is given from a spoon (cups, pipettes, etc.).
Try to buy the most comfortable and safe for sucking bottles and pacifiers. In the Russian market there was a bottle made in the shape of the breast - the best option for the situation of bottle-feeding.During feeding you can hide it under your clothes (as dummy) - so that the baby was a complete illusion suckling.
for suckling baby is a mother at the hands of the face to her chest. Nowhere else he did suck should not (eg, lying in a stroller or crib, or in the hands of another person).
he falls asleep while sucking at the mother's hands (as during breast feeding).We decided to postpone a sleeping baby?Wait, when it will release the pacifier from his mouth, or take it before putting your baby.
pacifier offers the only mother. pacifier can be used to soothe the baby and sleep.In the absence of my mother's children are safely asleep by rocking in the hands of anyone familiar person, without sucking anything was.
you - together!
Psychologists warn of the negative consequences of artificial feeding.But let's not dwell on them, their attention, and will try our best to make up for the absence of lactation due to the competent care of the baby.
Thus, the lack of contact with the breast is renewable constant physical contact.As much as possible keep a baby in her arms, carry on themselves, organize, skin to skin contact, practice co-sleeping.On the walk we walk while awake in the arms of her mother.All homework trying to carry out, without leaving the baby alone.
During pregnancy, the mother's body gives the baby life.And the baby expects that it will be so after delivery.Mom's breast milk, and ensure safe further development of the child.A baby being bottle-fed, thanks to this continuous bodily communion with her mother, also do not forget that it was she - the source of his livelihood and most reliable assistant during all stages of its growth.
second condition - appropriate use of objects for sucking.The baby must accept substitutes breast than as separate, independent objects, but as part of his beloved mother.Comfort and a sense of security that they provide to him, should be associated exclusively with the mother.
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