Breastfeeding helps mothers and babies have moments of relaxation together. However, just for breastfeeding, mothers need to pay attention to some of these reminders from the doctor.
Why do babies know they need to feed?
Some common symptoms when babies are hungry:
- Sucking mouth
- Lick his lips and stick his tongue out
- Fast eye movement
- Create a sucking sound
- Put your hand in your mouth and suck
Keep an eye out for these to recognize at the first signs of hunger. Breastfeed your baby at that time, but don’t wait until your baby is crying, Mom!
How long should babies breastfeed?
This varies for each baby. Some babies will empty their breast milk in just 10 minutes. But others need 20 minutes or more. Mom doesn’t need “pressure” and worries about time. Instead, feed your baby according to his needs: Let the baby continue to suckle until he is full, and the baby will naturally leave the breast. After a little break, the baby may be transferred to the next breast.
Breastfeeding on demand stimulates lactation more easily and also enhances the skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby.
How to know if there is enough milk for your baby?
Your baby’s weight is a factor telling you whether your baby is getting enough milk or not. Also, you should refer to the growth chart and consult the doctors for further advice. Note that maternal fatigue or anxiety or maternal insomnia can reduce milk production. Therefore, she needs to talk to her family, so that everyone can support you to take care of your baby in the first months, keep her enough time to sleep, get plenty of rest.
When you see a decrease in milk intake, you need to increase rest, drink more water, eat some foods that stimulate natural milk production.
How to help your baby find the breast and breastfeed properly.
Follow these steps to make sure your baby is latching on to your breast correctly and getting enough milk from your mother
– To start, pinch the breast with the thumb above and the index finger below, gently touch your nipple to the lower lip, upper lip or right crown of P, the corner of the left T mouth (4-point reflex) of the baby stimulate breastfeeding reflexes. Your baby will turn his head to your nipple charge, mouth wide open
– When your baby’s mouth is wide open, bring the baby’s mouth close to your breast. When the baby’s chin is close to the breast, the upper areola is more visible than the lower areola so that the nose does not fill the breast. If the baby has latched properly, the baby’s lower lip will come out (the lower lip facing out) to touch close to the baby so the nipple is as deep and deep as possible. Listen to your baby’s sucking rhythm and swallow every sip.
– When the baby sucks the breast properly, there is a clear mark on the baby’s mouth and breast. To release your baby from the breast or to move the baby to the next breast, gently place your finger between the baby’s gums to stop sucking (Your nails must be cut short and kept clean to keep Avoid scratching the baby’s mouth.)
What to do when your breast is swollen?
A swollen, stiff breast is a “consequence” of increased lactation, adjusting to the baby’s needs. Besides, this situation may occur when the baby sucks improperly so the milk cannot come down completely. All you need to do now is to breastfeed every 2-3 hours, express a little milk (by hand or with a breast pump) when the breast is too full to soften the space around the nipple. The breast can easily suckle.
Posture to breastfeed.
The sho breastfeeding only really effective when done properly and put the baby in the appropriate position. After testing your baby in different positions, you will find the positions that are most comfortable for both mother and baby.
The most common posture:
– Sit in a comfortable position and put your baby across your lap, facing your breast
– Hold your baby’s head, back, and butt with your arms, then move your baby’s face close to your chest.
– Touch the baby’s mouth to the mother’s nipple.
Allow the baby to suck up on one side to switch to the other.
When you breastfeed, give your baby to suckle on one breast and then breastfeed on the other to make sure your baby is getting enough milk before and after. The milk after fat is more and more energy, if the baby does not suck up to this milk, the baby will not be full and the mother is at risk of clogged milk or mastitis. When you breastfeed the baby on the other breast, but if you only suckle a little, you should express the remaining milk.
Mom also noted that if this baby starts from the left breast first, then the next breastfeeding, the mother should start from the left breast first. Regular rotation will help your baby get used to the feeding posture and help the milk return on both sides.
Breastfeeding helps your baby recognize his / her mother, feeling him right from birth. Breastfeeding is the perfect optimal solution for your baby.
What to eat a lot of milk?
What to eat to get the fastest milk for your baby to breastfeed and not gain weight after birth is always a common question of many mothers. Here is a suggestion for mom:
Papaya stewed with young papaya: Papaya contains a lot of Vitamins A, B, C, E … Cooking papaya and green papaya is one of the ways to help milk has been handed down and widely used.
Jute vegetables: The first week after giving birth, women can eat 150-200g of jute vegetables every day at the main meal, the following weeks eat twice a week with from 200-250g, the number of milk increases, the amount of quality milk Fat also increased.
Vegetable shrinkage: Vegetable shrinkage is the number one choice of many women after giving birth because from a nutritional perspective, leaves of vegetables are packed with vitamins A, B, C, Calcium … Eating vegetables will help mothers increase milk intake, reduce risk inflammatory muscle.
Pennywort: In oriental medicine, Gotu kola is recognized to have beneficial effects on milk, antibacterial, blood circulation, help skin ruddy skin. You can use fresh pennywort cooked soup with beef, chicken, lean meat tenderloin …
Crucian fish porridge: crucian fish meat contains a lot of protein. Cooking porridge pistachio not only helps nourish the mother after giving birth but also good for pregnant women.
Carrots, turnips, and sweet potatoes: All contain beta-carotene necessary for the production of breast milk. Particularly carrots also contain phytoestrogens that have a stimulating effect on the milk.
Legumes such as chickpeas and lentils: Not only are they a great source of protein, they also help milk produce more.