How to Breastfeed a Child – Perfect Posture of Feeding

Breastfeeding is a kind of art, that when practiced correctly is good for both baby and mother. A feeding mother should know how to feed the baby and how to look after her breasts. Breasts start sagging and losing their firmness after delivery as well as pregnancy or because of irregular menstruation. Massage your breast daily with olive oil before bathing.

Breasts sag if the baby is suckled while sitting or reclining in a faulty posture. Suckling with the baby in the lap or suckling lying down is harmful for breasts. Always suckle the baby in a sitting position with the baby in the lap and your hand under its head so as to lift it and keep its head steady. Press breasts nipples immediately after suckling and remove the remaining milk with a couple of jerks. This gives lightless and freshness to the breasts. Bathe the breasts with hot and cold baths simultaneously to ensure rapid blood circulation. Sprinkle hot water and then cold water, four to five times alternately.

With experience, a mother will soon find out the best position in which to suckle the baby. It is necessary, however, that both the mother and the baby are relaxed and comfortable throughout the feed to make breastfeeding pleasant and at the same time to ensure a smooth and adequate flow of milk. The mother should not feel tired during the process of breastfeeding. While sitting up, put the baby on the lap and support the baby with a pillow so that some of the weight of the body is on the pillow. Lean forward slightly while feeding the baby.

While in the perfect sitting posture, stroke the baby’s cheek with your nipple and the baby will quickly take the nipple in its mouth. Make sure that your areola is also in the baby’s mouth so that it is pressed when the baby is suckling. This will help an easy flow of milk. Be sure that baby’s nose is not being blocked by the mother’s breast. Breathe deeply while feeding.

During breastfeeding, the mother’s nipple and as much of the areola as possible should be in the baby’s mouth. The milk reservoirs are underneath the areola, and these are pressed by the movement of the baby’s mouth. The movements prevent the nipple from becoming sore. Remember, if your breasts are very full and tense, it will be difficult for the child to suckle. Therefore express some milk before you feed – this will help the baby to suckle easily. Sometimes, the mother’s milk comes out in excess and this result in choking the child, causing difficulty in breathing. Hope, this article will help you to breastfeed your baby in a correct way. Remember do not ignore feeding your baby with your own milk. It is the most balanced food by the nature.

Disclaimer: This article is not meant to provide health advice and is for general information only. Always seek the insights of a qualified health professional before embarking on any health program.

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