Breast feeding baby is very important. You can have a little soreness begins the first 1-2 weeks, but if breastfeeding hurts, or any sores and cracks, it may be because your child's poor sucking technique.
What is a really sucking technique?
Here are some tips to breast feeding baby, that help your child can get an appropriate and good sucking technique:
1. You should be aware that your child has so much of the pigmented area in the mouth as possible (depending on the size of the pigmented area you have).
2. Your child should have the nipple so far inside the mouth that is oriented toward and affect your child's soft palate. This triggered suckling reflex in your child.
3. Tongue scourge on the nipple, and during breastfeeding makes your child's tongue a rhythmic movement against the underside of your breast tissue, thereby expelled milk.
3. Your child should use the muscles of the cheeks and up to his ears. It is a good chance that it has good and right tackle.
4. Just when your child is subject to, suck it fast and hard, until milk begins to run (exerted considerable pressure on the nipple). Once your milk run, change your baby's suckling for a slower, more tenacious, constant rhythm, punctuated by audible swallowing sounds. Your child will sink for every one milking motion. Further along in the meal your child will make more milk movements before it sinks. At the beginning of the meal is rarely suck breaks, but as the meal progresses, there will be more breaks.
5. Your child should be separated from your chest when even released.
Do you need to take your child from the breast before - for example, because it must be up and burp - you do this by putting your little finger into your child's mouth. Thus you break your child's vacuum, and your child will automatically open your mouth. Are you trying to pull the chest out of your child's mouth under vacuum? You can be sure to get sores and cracks.
What is milk production?
When your milk is completed, it is no longer milk hormones that determine how much milk is produced, then the marketing of milk that controls it - that is, how much your child eats. It is a very delicate mechanism called supply and demand. This means the more your breasts are stimulated and send messages to the brain and hormones to produce more milk, the more milk your body will form. Therefore it is very important not to break this amazing delicate balance, for example, give your child anything to drink in the form of water or the like. Your nursing child does not need another liquid than that in breast milk (in the first six months).
Are my breasts empty?
Your breasts are never empty
Your breast milk contains remains after your child has eaten a full meal at the chest, with the physiologically not possible to empty your chest like your milk is not suddenly disappear. One hour after a breast meal you have restored about 40 percent of the milk and after 2 hours approximately 75 percent. Your milk production is highest around 1 ½ hours after a meal. If you need to quickly build up a large dairy, you can breastfeed your child with 1 ½ -2 hours apart.
Enough to give my baby one breast at each feed?
The important thing is that your baby even finishes on your first breast before any offer the other breast. It does not matter if your child will only suckle one breast at each meal. It does not create an imbalance in your milk production in the long term. Many children eat only from one breast at each meal, and it is quite normal.
It is also normal if your child would like suckle both breasts at each meal. What matters is that you let your child be ready at the first breast before the second offered. If you limit your child's time at your chest, or if you deliberately take your child from the first breast before it even released spontaneously, it can be a disruptive interference with breastfeeding, and thus you risk that your child does not get the fat milk. It can be so mean that even if your child eats frequently and drink plenty fast will be hungry after the meal.
Limit your child's access to eating finished from one breast; it can also have the result that you get an overproduction of milk. This in turn means that there is a risk that your child will not get the high-fat milk, and it will then try to compensate for this by wanting to be breastfed frequently.
How can I understand if my baby gets enough milk?
Your baby comes with clear swallowing noises after having sucked in less time.
The duration of meals varies during the day from short and efficient to more lactation. In general, there are longer pauses between breastfeeding in during the morning and early afternoon hours. At night there is the longest time between breastfeeding.
- Your child values ??and some children thrive on 6 feeding per day, while other children need to be breastfed 10-12 times a day, of which 2 times a night.
- Your child is offered the same breast until it clearly shows that there is complete at this chest before possibly switching to the other breast, and your child then have time to make finished here.
- Your child seems satisfied and at ease after feeding.
- Your chest feels less tense after feeding.
- Your baby has 6-8 wet diapers a day.
- Your child has bowel movements several times a day (the first month), later it can take up to 1-2 weeks between the stools.
- Your child thrives and takes an average of 100-200 grams of per week (about 400-800 grams in a month). This means that half of the children have a smaller weight gain.
Breast feeding baby is naturally and you will succeed in this!