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Directions for Breast Feeding


Good Health begins with mother. There is no substitute to her milk.

Most of the babies come into the world knowing how to be breast-fed. If you get them anywhere close, they nuzzle, get attached, and suck away. Some need a little assistance.

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To breast feed properly, your baby needs to open its mouth wide enough to take in the nipple and about a centimeter or two of the breast beyond it.

Your free hand should be used to support your breast, keep it in the baby's mouth, and keep it out of the baby's nose. Use your fingers under the breast with your thumb on the top.

Hold the baby at your breast by positioning it on its side or tummy-to-your tummy with its mouth at nipple level. During the first breast feedings, it is often helpful to remove the upper clothing from both mother and baby to be skin-to-skin.

To help the baby get started, express the milk into its mouth. This encourages the baby to open wide, suck, and swallow.

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As a general rule, you'll breast feed your newborn eight to twelve times per day. Breast-feed your baby on demand, not by the clock. You don't want to let your baby get overtly hungry, as it does not feed well if you do so.

Sucking does not equal eating. Check to see if your baby, who is sucking away furiously, is actually swallowing. Babies usually do some sucking to swallow the saliva.

Newborns usually suck one to three times, and then swallow. Thus a new born who is sucking 15 minutes per breast, but not swallowing, is not receiving enough feeds and may need to breast feed 20 to 25 minutes per breast to get enough milk. The more the baby breast-feeds, the more milk your body will produce. Newborn babies breast feed about every two hours. However, they often breast feed for many reasons other than hunger. Therefore, allow the newborn to breast-feed as often as he or she wishes. Make sure the baby is sucking effectively. Offer both breasts at each feeding. Your baby's nose may be touching your breast during nursing. Babies' noses are designed to allow air to get in and out in such a case. But if you're concerned that your baby can't breathe easily, you can gently press down on your breast near your baby's nose to give him or her enough room to breathe.

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Feeding her baby is a lifetime experience for a woman and there is no substitute for the mother's milk to the child. This is one of the most beautiful periods in the life for both the mother and child where the bond for each other develops. Breast feeding not only develops a baby into a healthy human being, but also contributes greatly to the mental development. In this feature, an attempt is made to make the expectant mother understand the various aspects of breast-feeding and its importance

To help the baby get started, express the milk into its mouth. This encourages the baby to open wide, suck, and swallow.

As a general rule, you'll breast feed your newborn eight to twelve times per day. Breast-feed your baby on demand, not by the clock. You don't want to let your baby get overtly hungry, as it does not feed well if you do so.

Sucking does not equal eating. Check to see if your baby, who is sucking away furiously, is actually swallowing. Babies usually do some sucking to swallow the saliva.

Newborns usually suck one to three times, and then swallow. Thus a new born who is sucking 15 minutes per breast, but not swallowing, is not receiving enough feeds and may need to breast feed 20 to 25 minutes per breast to get enough milk. The more the baby breast-feeds, the more milk your body will produce. Newborn babies breast feed about every two hours. However, they often breast feed for many reasons other than hunger. Therefore, allow the newborn to breast-feed as often as he or she wishes. Make sure the baby is sucking effectively. Offer both breasts at each feeding. Your baby's nose may be touching your breast during nursing. Babies' noses are designed to allow air to get in and out in such a case. But if you're concerned that your baby can't breathe easily, you can gently press down on your breast near your baby's nose to give him or her enough room to breathe.

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A mother, after giving birth to premature twins, never breast fed babies for one month. Now milk is dried from the breast. why this happens and what is the solution to it.
jagpal_65 Monday, June 25, 2012
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should Pizotifen, Rabeprazole, Montelukast, Fexofenadine, Domperidone effects by baby as i feed by breast to my baby. please tell me.
Afsana007 Thursday, December 15, 2011
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We have a girl baby of 20 days. she used to have mothers milk every half an hour. whether mothers milk is not sufficient for her. sometimes we used to give her powder milk as advised by doctors and she has a nice sleep. please advice us and need a good diet for her mother.
sobia_akhtar Friday, November 11, 2011
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what are the food increase the milk?
made007madhu Friday, September 16, 2011
i have 1 and 1/2 months beby girl and now i m suffering from loose motion kindly guide me which antibiotics can i take or can i take loperamide ? please guide me ASAP
drmitesh85 Saturday, June 25, 2011
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hello.i want to know how can i reduce wait i'm feeding my baby and after delivery my tummy doesn't reduce so how can i maintain myself from diet.
anamabid Monday, January 31, 2011
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what are the diet [items]should be avoided during feeding the baby
shariff Friday, January 28, 2011
When you are feeding the baby you should avoid foods that has spices like garlic, chili, and pepper since this may cause gas problems in the baby. It will later produced bloating symptoms. You should also avoid cow's milk since as we know it is a common cause of food allergies, it can actually cause red patches on your baby's skin. Also, Red pepper should really be avoided too since this may cause dermatitis in breastfeed babies. But, of course you have to ask advice from the expert like the doctors to be sure. There are foods that might not be good to your baby and you unconsciously eat them.
Thealea Monday, January 31, 2011
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Hi i have a 2 and half month baby girl ,she is healthy but weeping most of time, and some time not taking my milk.somtime she play and then start weeping.we r giving to her jayfal,kala harad and janm ghunti.
mdkusu Saturday, December 4, 2010
hi i have a baby of 5 months old,i feed him he did not eat any thing else.i feel too lethargic.i need to eat after 2 hours.is it normal or i am facing any problem
laraib Tuesday, October 12, 2010
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Hi, I have a 4 months and 2 weeks old boy baby. He is weighing 6kgs. But for the past 2 days he is not taking my milk. He is crying a lot when i try to feed him. I cannot understand the reason. Please help.
AnuradhaSrinivasan Thursday, May 27, 2010
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my dear,some babies may develop intestine or stomach cramps. u shall give him sonf podeena choti ilachi thoree se ujwain ka qahwa. atleast 5 times in a day [each time 4,5 spoons]. he will be ok, and will start taking your feed.
guest Tuesday, July 6, 2010

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