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Breastfeeding has many benefits for your baby.
Breast milk is rich in nutrients. It has antibodies, which help protect your baby against infections. It also can help prevent sudden infant death syndrome SIDS. Babies who are breastfed are less likely to have allergies, asthma, and diabetes. They also are less likely to become overweight.
Breastfeeding has benefits for you as well. It helps your uterus go back to normal size after stretching out during pregnancy. This can help you lose weight faster. It can delay the return of your periods. Breastfeeding helps make time for you to be close to your baby. Women who breastfeed have lower risks of type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Breastfeeding promotes wellbeing for you and your baby. Many women need help learning how to breastfeed. The American Academy of Family Physicians AAFP recommends that all doctors provide assistance to women during pregnancy and after birth to support breastfeeding.
Once your baby is born, your breasts will start to fill up. This can be thin and watery or thick and more yellow-colored. The pre-milk has a slower flow to help your baby learn to nurse. After 3 to 4 days of nursing, your real breast milk will come in.
Most babies are ready to eat 1 to 2 hours after birth. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to breastfeed. Your baby may make low-pitched swallowing noises instead of smacking noises. If you feel pain while your baby is nursing, they may not be latched on. The let-down reflex means your milk is ready to flow. It makes breastfeeding easier for you and your baby. You may feel a tingle in your breast s as you start to breastfeed.
Milk may drip from the breast not being used. The reflex can be forceful enough to cause your baby to cough. If this is a problem, try to discharge some of your milk by hand before a feeding. Feed your baby as often as he or she wants to be fed.
Learn how to tell when your baby is hungry. Crying can be a of hunger, but it may be too late. Babies who are crying or are upset have a harder time latching on. Watch out for early s of hunger. Your baby may:. After birth, your baby may be hungry 8 to 12 times a day or more. This may decrease over time or increase during a growth spurt. Growth spurts occur at about 2 weeks and 6 weeks of age and again at about 3 months and 6 months of age. Let your baby eat until they are satisfied. This may be for about 15 to 20 minutes at each breast. Try to have your baby nurse from both breasts at each feeding.
Make sure your baby finishes one breast before starting the other. Your baby should let go on their own once they are done. It may keep your milk ducts from completely emptying. This can decrease your milk flow and make it harder for your baby to latch it on. It also can cause swelling and pain.
Applying a cold compress before nursing can ease discomfort.
Sometimes babies fall asleep while nursing. You can squeeze your breast to make more milk flow. This may awaken your baby. If you are not sure he or she got enough milk, offer your other breast to see if your baby latches on again. If you think your baby needs more milk, increase the of feedings a day. This can make babies lose interest in breast milk. It also will decrease your milk supply. There is no reason you have to stop breastfeeding when you return to work. Make a plan for pumping your breast milk at work. The federal Break Time for Nursing Mothers law requires your employer to provide basic accommodations for breastfeeding mothers at work, according to the U.
Breastfeed your baby before you leave for work, and every hours at work or however often you would normally feed your baby. Keep the milk refrigerated and your baby can have it the next day while you are at work. It keeps for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. Breastmilk will last up to month in the freezer. After work, breastfeed your baby as you normally would. The best diet is well balanced and has plenty of calcium. A balanced diet includes eating from all 5 food groups. You should get 5 servings of milk or dairy products each day.
It is okay to eat foods that were restricted while you were pregnant.
These will not make your baby sick. You should eat about extra calories per day. Make sure you drink extra fluids as well. Continue to take a prenatal vitamin so your body gets enough nutrients. Certain foods can bother your baby. They may make him or her fussy or gassy. Pay attention to what you eat and how your baby acts after feedings.
Stop eating foods that affect them. These may include spicy foods, broccoli, or milk. Symptoms can include gas, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, or colic. Your baby also can have an allergic reaction to something you eat. Common foods are eggs and peanuts. They may get a rash or have trouble breathing. Contact your doctor right away if your baby has any of these s. Limit your intake of caffeine and alcohol.
These can get into your milk. Avoid drinking caffeine and alcohol less than 2 hours before a feeding. Some medicines can get into your milk. This includes over-the-counter drugs and prescriptions, such as antidepressants and birth control medicines. Smoking also is bad for breastfeeding. The chemicals and smoke can get in your milk.
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