Breast-Feeding Tips For New Moms..

Henrietta Strickland
August 9, 2018

He surmised that the little baby breastfed benefits from the growth spot during the first six months of life, coupled with the child's survival that protects the baby from diseases, disorders and help nourish good nutrition. "Specific guidance is required for mothers who had cesarean sections or with low birth weight babies", it is stated in the report titled "Arrested Development- Assessment of India's Policy and Programmes on Infant and Young Child Feeding 2018". In our community our ancestors have been breastfeeding till the child is 4-5 years also, even now in tribal community they do follow this.

Prof. Osawaru Oviawe, on his own part, stressed on maintaining the complete immunization doses for babies in addition to optimal breastfeeding up to six months, to build malaria antibodies as well as drive down asthma and eczema allergic reactions associated with milk substitutes. Breastfeeding should however continue till at least one year of age.

Considered an elixir for your baby, breast milk and breast-feeding play a key role in your childs development.

Breast milk is packed with nutrients that encourage a healthy Immune System and ensures that the baby is protected from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), middle ear infections, diabetes and decreases the risk of developing psychological disorders. Regular breastfeeding is important as it helps prevent diseases like pneumonia and diarrhea. The findings from WHO and partners estimate that global economic losses from lower cognition associated with not breastfeeding reached more than US$ 300 billion in 2012, equivalent to 0.49 per cent of the world's gross national income. Breastfeeding also reduces ill health in children, improves their educational potential and probably their earnings as adults. "Women continue to face barriers such as perceptions of "not enough milk", breast conditions like sore nipples, engorgement and mastitis, introduction of infant formula, cesarean section delivery, lack of support at work places, all these are common reasons for women to give up breastfeeding", it is stated in the report brought out by Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India and Public Health Resource Network.

According to the World Health Organisation, mothers are supposed to exclusively breastfeed their children for six months before enrolling them on other foods.

No one can deny the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for the well-being of both the infant and the mother. Mothers should feed the baby immediately after birth in one hour time and should frequently breastfeed after that, irrespective of whether the milk is produced or not. Thus, here are a few exclusive breast feeding tips to do it right.

Globally about 40 per cent of babies are not on exclusive breastfeeding.

This release was published on openPR.

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