Why breastfeeding consultants are often against breast lining?
Collecting a bag in the hospital, many future mothers rush to buy a patch on the chest. It is believed that this is one of the essentials for breastfeeding, the unconditional benefit of which does not need proof.
No doubt, if the breastplate did not carry a lot of pluses with it, nobody used it. Let’s recall the most important of its advantages:
- Cracks in the nipples ; this infernal torment (read about nipple cracks). Especially if the child’s teeth are chopped and he is constantly hanging; at your neckline. But even in the case of severe pain, counselors do not advise using the patches for a long time to avoid getting used to the baby. The way out of this situation is the correct seizure of the breast by the child;
- Flat nipples ; this is not a diagnosis in breastfeeding. Yes, the baby and you are not so comfortable, but after 5 minutes of feeding it is desirable to remove the patch and complement it without it. During this time the nipple will stretch out and become a little more comfortable. But even if you do not have a patch, flat nipples are not a reason to get upset! In fact, during feeding, the child captures and stimulates, above all, the areola! So after several attempts of applying with the help of an experienced consultant you will be able to establish full-fledged breastfeeding without ancillary devices (read how to properly feed and apply the baby to the breast);
- More milk with less effort from the newborn; this is a definite plus, if you have a premature or vyalosuschy child. The presence of a solid object in the baby’s mouth stimulates it to more zealous and prolonged sucking. And thanks to the overlay you have more milk released than it would have been without it. So the baby gets more milk, spending less effort;
- Excommunication from the bottle and training to the breast with the help of a lining ; this is a fairly simple variant of switching from bottle feeding to breast sucking. But experts still recommend patience and adjust the process without using additional devices. In any case, the lining should not be used on a long-term basis, it is a temporary measure. We also read:how to accustom the child to the breast after the bottle.