Posted on Apr 19, 2022
Breastfeeding is an important step for mothers. It is essential to exclusively breastfeed your baby for the first six months since birth. This is important to ensure that the immunity levels, brain and IQ development of the baby is enhanced with the breast milk. However, breastfeeding can have its own challenges and you may have to use some tips to align your baby for breastfeeding.
The best way to Breastfeed:
While breastfeeding, if the baby turns away his head, stroke his face gently on the side closer to you. This will make the baby face towards the nipple. Rock him gently towards the nipple and then away from it to make him open his mouth. When the mouth of the baby is wide open, move him gently towards the breast. Ensure that the bottom lip&tongue of the baby make contact with the breast first. Once he starts to latch on, hold him against the breast firmly. The baby shall squeeze the portion behind the nipples with his mouth to suck properly. Once the baby is done nursing with the first breast put your finger in its mouth to release its sucking and provide another breast. You shall breastfeed for 10 – 15 minutes for every breast 8 – 12 times in every 24 hours.
Tips for Breastfeeding:
Breastfeeding is very important for the health of the baby. It is vital for the process of bonding too. In case you have problems breastfeeding there are support groups and nurses to help you out and work to resolve your problem and ensure that you don’t miss this wonderful experience of being a mother.