A complete quick guide about the new born
The first New Born Care
As soon as your baby comes out, the doctor will do “rooming-in” – a process of leaving mother and the new born to be very close to each other. It is a psychological method of building affection between mom and the baby. And now, you – the new mom and your new born, your baby came into this world where you brought her/him to live a new life. From the moment your baby enters the world, as a mother, you should feel concerned about your baby's appetite and nutrition.
Brief on Breastfeeding, the baby’s eternal food
Breastfeeding is absolutely natural and gives your baby the very best start in life by providing your baby with antibodies via the colostrum's produced in the early days after birth. You already have colostrum's, and sometime between days two and five, the milk 'comes in' under the influence of the hormone prolactin. Women who have had a general anesthetic may experience a slight delay in their milk "coming in".
Breastfeeding is a completely natural process; sometimes it might be very problematic to get right. Wherein this can be a very emotional time for a new mother and have the prompt support from the family, friends and especially from your partner is essential to successful breastfeeding. It may take a few weeks for you and your baby to get the hang of it, but as time goes by it gets a lot easier.
Essential advantages of feeding baby with breast milk are as appended below:
- Breast milk has all the nutrients which your baby needs to grow and develop for the first six months
- It is a vital support for vivacious brain development and to give long- term health benefit
- Breast milk contains antibodies which help protect your baby against infections, including but not just limited to: stomach upsets, immunity power, deficiency infections and ear infections
- Breastfed babies are less likely to develop conditions such as eczema, asthma, and diabetes, thus it is proved by WHO
- Breast milk is always available at the right temperature, and there's no preparation involved
- The World Health Organisation recommends breastfeeding until 2 years of age at a minimum
If you don't breastfeed your baby, your milk production will gradually stop producing milk. It is that you can produce milk if it is being removed from the breast, which means you have to breastfeed your baby regularly. In fact, your baby determines your milk production, which is the more your baby demands the greater your supply will be. Just follow your baby that he/she wants to do. Some babies want both breasts at each feed, and you can offer the second when your baby seems to take a break. If he/she doesn't want it, just offer the 'unused' breast the other time.
Author Name : Sangeetha