Simple and Essential Breastfeeding

There are a lot of books dedicated to the subject of breastfeeding. They include so many interesting recommendations. However, some of them can be quite expensive. Nowadays 90% of the world’s mothers naturally breastfeed. Moreover, the Worldwide Health Organization recommends breastfeeding kids up to two years old. Modern technologies allow us to gather a lot of the information about human milk (the milk which is produced by the breasts). It is really best for newborns and infants. As your child gets older though, you will probably want to wean them off milk using a pacifier. Breast milk contains vitamins and minerals specifically for an infant. According to some medical findings, children who are breastfed get sick 50% less than children who are not breastfed. By the way, human milk is the best protection to keep your baby healthy and happy.

In fact, breastfeeding is a simple process, if you follow some steps. It is very important to know that not only a nipple, but also the whole areola should come into a child’s mouth. In addition, in order to properly give the baby the breast, as a young mother, you should know how to hold the baby. It is rather valuable to choose a comfortable for you and for your little angel position: lying on the back or sitting well so that your back does not get tired. Clothing for nursing will allow you to reveal only that part of the breast which is needed for your baby. In fact, the whole process of breastfeeding is quite easy. The most important thing is not to be afraid, and try to have fun during the process. Your body will start to produce as much milk as your baby needs very soon and, hopefully, all your fears will disappear without a trace. Even if you are pregnant with another baby, you still can breastfeed your toddler.

History and Traditions

The history demonstrates a vivid example of the women to stop breastfeeding their babies and turned the care of their child to a nurse who would feed the baby through a bottle with formula. This happened when a woman of a middle or higher social class hired another woman of lower social/income class to feed her baby. As a rule, this was the habit and a tradition that distinguished social and income classes. At the same time, this served to show the difference between a wet nurse and a mother of the baby. Current situation have changed such a tradition with more health care organizations recommending women to breastfeed their babies to increase the psychological connection between a mother and her child.

Breastfeeding is not good if:

  • You take particular drugs (you need to consult your physician if there are any side effects that can possible affect your baby);

  • Breast surgery (your health is as important as your baby’s health, but you should remember that breastfeeding right after the surgery can cause certain complications; so, consult your physician);

  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is positive (your HIV/AIDS status is the main reason why you should not breastfeed your baby, because the virus can be transmitted via milk).

I hope you enjoy reading this article as much as I enjoyed writing it. Wish you happy breastfeeding!

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