- From: My baby <kiwiexpo@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 13:56:58 -0700 (PDT)
Breastfeeding Tips -For you and your Baby
Breastfeeding can be termed as the most effective way of creating a
perfect bond between a mother and her child. Breast milk helps in the
mental and physical growth of your baby. It also increases the baby’s
immune system. It can be considered a natural way of protecting your
Breast milk is naturally the most perfect food for your baby. Although
it takes time learning how to breastfeed, you will be rewarded if you
are persistent. However, it is a fact that some woman simply cannot
breastfeed due to medical conditions or the baby not latching on for
one reason or another, so don’t be disheartened if you can’t.
When you are breastfeeding, your baby’s mouth should be covering the
entire areola; sucking just the nipples will make your nipples sore
and your baby will not get sufficient milk. This is one of the most
common problems but also the easiest problem to fix that many woman
Another reason why woman give up on breastfeeding is pain. Although
your nipples might very well scab and crack, this is very normal.
Quite often, your nipples will actually bleed. This should cause no
alarm because this is fairly common as well. There are many products
that are actually made specifically for this reason. Lanolin works
remarkably well to repair cracked or sore nipples, which in turn
relieves the pain.
In order to ensure your baby grows healthy and strong you will have to
take special precautions with what you consume. Medications can pass
through your breastmilk as can alcohol and drugs. Always consult your
doctor prior to taking any medication and drink alcohol in moderation
– none is best. It is better to be safe. Being conscious about your
health will have positive effects on your baby as its immune system
When your baby is small, he is totally dependent on you for
everything. Breastfeeding is one of those times when you are providing
your baby with a necessity as well as sharing a bond that no one else
can replace. Enjoy these moments now, as they become far too quickly,
memories. for more tips for you and your baby please visit www.mybaby.net.nz
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