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The Child on breastfeeding

“We eat food of children of the first year of life (part 1) of


to live“. It is difficult to overestimate value of this familiar expression, because as as we eat, also all our life depends. Minutes of feeding by a breast bring to both mother and the child huge pleasure, and happy moments of mutual communication do our life fine. For the newborn child ideal food is maternal milk as it contains all nutrients in those ratios what are required for it. Despite variety of various substitutes of breast milk, it is necessary to remember firmly that it has no real competitors. Except nutrients and vitamins, breast milk contains the immune factors capable to protect the kid from many diseases. The children who are on breastfeeding much less often and easier have infectious diseases, displays of food allergy seldom occur at them. Besides, maternal milk “it is always ready“, has temperature, optimum for the child that considerably facilitates and improves digestion process.

the Child is ready to suck a breast since the first moments of life (a sosatelny reflex - congenital, the kid should not be taught it), and for stimulation of a lactation (production of milk) it is put to a breast for several seconds in maternity hospital. Now there were much more supporters of breastfeeding, than, say, about ten years ago. Practically any woman can nurse - it is necessary to train himself for it in advance. It is very important to adjust psychologically itself on breastfeeding. After the birth of the kid the feeding mother has to sleep enough, is regular and balanced to eat, to walk daily - all this will promote the best production of milk. After you fed the kid, decant the milk remains from a breast even if there were only several drops - next time milk will come more.

In order that maternal milk had a full set and enough proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, to the feeding mother it is necessary to eat correctly and regularly. Let`s stop on at once what in general the woman cannot use during feeding by a breast:

  • Fresh cucumbers, kvass (okroshka), water-melons, melons - all these products can cause very severe diarrhea in the kid (even if mother ate “only 2 circles“ of a cucumber), or strong fermentation in intestines, and the baby will be tormented by gases.
  • Very accurately should use brightly painted fruit, vegetables and berries (red apples, oranges, peaches, apricots, beet, carrots, tomatoes, raspberry, strawberry). The matter is that these sources of vitamins, unfortunately, can cause allergic reaction in the kid.
  • Milk should be used only boiled as differently it will cause severe swelling of intestines in the kid, and he will be tortured by gases. Besides, not boiled milk (and pasteurized too) can become the reason of sharp intestinal infection, especially during the summer period. You should not subject yourself and the child to such risk.
  • Garlic, onions, a celery, an asparagus can impact to milk unpleasant relish therefore you should not use them in large numbers.
  • Alcohol and tobacco - will give bitterish smack to milk, besides, the substances which are contained in them negatively can be reflected in development of the child: to essentially slow down it as they block the oxygen coming to an organism of the kid.


to the Feeding mother needs more calories, than in usual life. Where to take them? In - the first, the breakfast has to be dense (porridge, eggs, cottage cheese), and an afternoon snack nourishing. It is necessary to add to a usual diet: milk and dairy products, cheeses - they contain a large amount of calcium and phosphorus which the growing organism of the kid especially needs (by the way, in firm cheeses of the type “Russian“, “Dutch“ there is much more calcium, than in soft grades like “Camembert“, “Roquefort cheese“). Every day it is necessary to use products, protein-rich (fish, meat, eggs), fruit and vegetables as they contain many vitamins and mineral salts.


to the Woman nursing the child needs not only more calories, but also liquids as maternal milk for 90% consists of water. Therefore it is desirable to use, on average 2 - 2,5 liters of liquid a day (and in hot time and 3 liters), and 0,5 - 1 liter from them have to make milk or fermented milk products. Parsley, fennel, caraway seeds will impact to milk pleasant relish and lactations will promote. Drugs it is necessary to use only with the permission of the doctor as many of them can do serious harm to health of the child (for example, tranquilizers - the sedatives, somnolent, hormonal preparations anesthetizing in large numbers (it is more than 1 gram in days), anticonvulsive and other groups of drugs).

Short questions - short answers

How to learn whether enough milk the kid receives? If it is rather quiet
, the chair at it 2 - 6 times a day sleeps for 2,5 - 3 hours after each feeding, skin white and pure - means, everything is all right. Further you will be guided on a monthly increase of weight. whether

to Give water to the newborn child? by
approved opinion Recently that as maternal milk for 90% consists of water, it is optional to give to drink to the kid between feedings. However if in the room stuffy or there is a hot summer, offer the baby several drinks of the sweetened water (at the rate of 5 g of sugar on 100 ml of boiled water).

to Feed with

on the mode or not? Now most of pediatricians are around the world inclined to advise
at first the free mode of feeding, “on demand“. Approximately in 6 - 8 weeks most of children establish themselves the schedule of feeding. Usually at this time the child begins to maintain a night pause of 6 - 7 hours.

What is the time the child has to be at a breast? the Main volume of milk the kid exhausts
in 5 - 7 minutes, but let`s it suck a breast of 7 - 10 more minutes for satisfaction of its sosatelny reflex.

What products promote increase in a lactation?
Good effect rather weak tea with milk possesses; parsley, fennel, nettle broth. But I want to emphasize that all of them will help, only if mother does not feel tired, has enough a rest and daily walks in the fresh air.