Breastfeeding: important questions
You are Mom! Finally came the happy moment when you can take your baby in your arms. You got your deserved reward for 10 long months of hard work of the whole organism.
Every mom instinctively feels what her baby needs, knows when he needs it. And remember – no worries should stand between you and your tiny Miracle. Diapers? The machine is washing. Dinner? Prepare the husband.
And you need a child. It is not enough to change and feed him. For normal development, he needs your voice, your touch.
When the baby sponges seizes the nipple, impulses from it enter the brain of the mother. The brain receives a command to produce milk and stimulates the production of hormones prolactin and oxytocin. Prolactin directly affects the activity of lactation.
- time of finding the baby at the breast, frequency of application during the day, the presence of night feedings;
- sufficient, varied and nutritious nutrition of the mother;
- adequate drinking regime;
- the correct position of the baby at the chest.
- Mom’s mental attitude.
Even in the maternity hospital the baby gets colostrum from the mother’s breast, it does not produce much, but even this amount contains enough minerals, vitamins, proteins to ensure the energy expenditure of the newborn. In addition, it is in the colostrum that immunoglobulins are provided, which are necessary to protect the baby from infections and the bacteria that are necessary for colon colonization with useful flora.