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Chest and Dummy.


The article was written in response to the discussion of breastfeeding mothers topics on the forum of one of the famous Siberian sites. Each child’s age has its own problems and questions, but only a few cause such contradictory relationships as this one. In general, the fact that the discussion of this topic took place seems to me a positive signal that mothers are looking for new information, trying to figure out all the pros and cons, there is a choice, and the information too, just reach out. Most nursing mothers in the discussion of the topic agreed that the baby needs a dummy if "the child wants and asks for her." But everything remained within the framework of discussions of his own examples and his children, in today's fashionable style “IMHO”, and almost without addressing (with the exception of two or three mothers) to modern research and expert advice. And the final and summing up phrase, I quote: “It doesn’t work out like this, redo it into commercials” reflects society’s views on questions of feeding and child care ... In preparing for the birth of a child, the expectant mother rarely asks this question: “Does a baby need a dummy?”. The same was me, I confess, although the option of feeding my baby with a bottle and the mixture was not even considered. I regularly bought in the pharmacy a couple of wonderful empty soothers, and lovingly equipped them with a children's changing table ... But, fortunately, they were not useful. Only much later, often wondering why all mothers have dummies and bottles at home, I began to realize that it was sitting deep in our minds. A small child and a dummy - the usual and familiar situation for us, some integral part of being. There is such a word ... Pribambas. Exactly! Gadget! I do not know exactly what it means. One dad told me this in answer to my question: "Why does your baby need a nipple if he is a baby?" The question is simple, but he caught his father off guard, and after a little thought, he replied: "Gadget ..." Look in any ward for newborns - you will see babies lying quietly in plastic boxes with nipples-gags. This is where the nipple goes on stage. And it would be better if these babies carried them to their mothers. Open any children's book. Happy and rosy-cheeked babies with dummies in the vast majority. Illustrations with children sucking mother's breast are much less common. The same thing on many parent sites - babies with nipples in their mouth ... Go to any children's store. Baby dolls with nipples are so familiar that it seems that Mother Nature "gave up their positions" and babies are born with dummies in their mouth! My friend has a doll, if she gets a pacifier out of her mouth, the doll begins to make baby crying sounds, and stops when the pacifier is inserted back ... Who knows, the toy makers could not even suspect that the little girl playing this doll was losing in childhood, the experience of motherhood, remembers - to calm the child from crying, you need ... give him a pacifier! Then this girl grows up and sees children on the street with pacifiers in her mouth. And her younger brother also sucks pacifier. Of course, growing up, and preparing for the appearance of her first child, she will choose the best dummy for her long-awaited child ... So, slowly and imperceptibly, we came to the conclusion that most of the children grow up with rubber pacifiers. We are not going to consider cases when the use of nipples during breastfeeding is justified. This is very rare, and requires an individual approach. We speak of a human baby, as a mammal being, designed to suck the maternal breast and calm it down. How "harmless" is sucking a pacifier?
Not to be unfounded, let's turn to the research of specialists. Not so long ago, Brazilian researchers surveyed more than 600 young mothers who gave dummies to their newborns. It was found that babies who sucked a pacifier, by 3-4 months, refused to breast 3 times more often than children, which mothers did not give pacifier. According to a study published in the reputable medical journal Pediatrics, nipple sucking increases the risk of ear infections in babies by 40%. Also, the risk of caries increases. MVVrunov and LMKitaev write in the book “Ecology of Infancy. First Year”: “Look at a baby sucking a pacifier. His eyes are usually half-closed and turned into nowhere. A kind of self-immersion. At first Look, all this is a bit like breast sucking. However, only the human mind, capable of reducing the suckling of the maternal breast to a mechanical act, can hold the identity between maternal sucking and the pacifier. For a baby, such "self-penetration" results in a decrease in activity to the world. To the world that he must learn and capture during this period. The search activity decreases, the tendency to research. And most importantly, does this not lead to the habit of satisfying one's needs in a surrogate manner? Practice shows that in the first months of life it is a surrogate the satisfaction of natural needs is taken by the baby for granted.
Maybe for a lifetime? If we finally understand that breastfeeding is not just pumping milk, then we need to understand that the difference between sucking the breast and the pacifier is the same as between full sexual intercourse and masturbation. "... This is what I want to finish the article. But , there are still important points that mothers need to know to answer the question: “Does a baby need a dummy?” Does sucking a dummy adequately replace a mother’s breast?
Using the previous quotes: just as much as onanism replaces full sexual intercourse. Using his own observations: just as much as complacency in solitude (cigarette, TV, computer ... replaces a lot of things) calms with a close and dear person. Let's see more in this issue. Sucking the pacifier is not identical to sucking the breast, based on the different forms and methods of sucking. Take and compare the shape of a female nipple and a pacifier, even if it is as close to the chest as possible. To date, the nipple has not yet been created, completely replacing and imitating breast sucking, no matter how hard we tried to convince the manufacturing companies. When sucking the breast, certain muscles of the face work and the sucking technique is fundamentally different from the sucking of the pacifier. When sucking a baby's breast, pleasure hormones are produced - endorphins. When sucking dummy - no. Therefore, babies suck on a pacifier, trying to suck at least some real pleasure from there, but they get only its miserable likeness, which does not bring complete calm and pleasure from life. A case in the summer outside the city was very revealing when two babies (one and a half years old), climbing into the wasp's nest, and bitten by wasps, ran up with tears to their mothers, to calm them down: one breast, the other empty. The baby who got the breast, calmed down after a minute, and after five he ran away to play. The other, with a pacifier, and in her mother's arms, sobbed and could not calm down for 1.5 hours! All this time, he furiously sucked a pacifier. Does not give a dummy endorphins ... The effect of the hormone endorphin is that it acts specifically on stress hormones - cortisol and cortisone, reducing their levels. This hormonal background is formed in a child from the moment of conception to 3 years of age, and then it is decisive for the rest of his life - his attitude to the world, depression, experiencing illness and stress, and much, much more. But this is already a very big topic, which is now being described by many psychoanalysts. We will not go deep into it. It is important for us to understand that it is natural for a child to calm down and fall asleep with the breast in the mouth, and not with the pacifier. Why do so many children combine sucking breasts and pacifiers, and continue to suck on their breasts for up to a year, while other children “love” a pacifier very much, and refuse to breast, being very young? It all depends on the desire of the child to live and survive, on his life orientation. It is different for all children. Some babies, in spite of everything, bypassing the unnatural behavior of the mother, continue to suckle, getting the minimum that is given. Without requiring protection, comfort and consolation from the mother in the form of more frequent sucking, the baby evaluates the mother in terms of potential danger, and does not feel a sense of complete trust in her. It is safer for him to calm down and fall asleep with a “rubber damper,” while the chest is only asked for food and satiation. This, of course, is a better option than the failure of the breast in favor of the pacifier, which, unfortunately, is more common. In any case, the baby regards his mother as not able to protect him and create complete comfort. Will the psyche of a person from an early childhood accustomed to live in a heightened danger be healthy? .. If a baby requires (and receives) breast “often” - more often than once every 2-3 hours, he falls asleep and sleeps with the breast, calms down with the breast then the child trusts the mother completely, he is under her protection. Under the protection of a loved one, a loved one who gives food, drink, warmth, love and safety, so necessary for a small, growing little man !!! When breastfeeding complications faced by nursing mothers, sucking a pacifier may be one of the reasons:
· Cracks, abrasions, nipple injuries; · Lactostasis, mastitis, engorgement, etc .; · Shortage or excess milk; · A small set in weight; · Lactase deficiency, frothy stools; · Biting baby breast, bending under the breast and crying; · Failure of the chest. I would like to finish the article with a wonderful quote from the book by William and Martha Surz "Your child from birth to two years old": "If a child cries and you instinctively reached not for the child, but behind a dummy - throw it away!" Galina Prugova, breastfeeding consultant.
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Chest and Dummy.

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  4. "My chest is full of milk and it hurts."
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