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Battle feeding


In the benefits of breastfeeding today, no one doubts. And future mothers, having read a bunch of special literature during pregnancy, are very determined to breastfeed. But the happy event finally happened - the baby was born. Some time passes, and suddenly the young mother refuses to breastfeed with the same determination. Why? What happened? It turns out that it is HURT! Labor Calluses. Let's see why pain can occur during feeding and what it means. When a newborn baby is first applied to her mother's breast, new sensations arise not only from him, but also from her mother. This is especially true for the firstborn. But even if a woman already had the experience of motherhood and breastfeeding, her breasts had already managed to “forget” how a tiny tongue and strong gums work. The skin on the nipple and around it is very thin and tender, so mom is guaranteed quite strong feelings. In the process of sucking the little one “polishes” my mother's nipple, and gradually the skin there becomes firmer and less vulnerable, forms a kind of callus. If you have ever learned to play the guitar, then you must remember how each string is imprinted on the soft fingertips at first. Then the tracks of the guitar strings simply “burn”, and, finally, the skin becomes coarse, and protective corns allow you to play the guitar almost painlessly. Something similar happens during breastfeeding. In the first days after birth, the skin may slightly crack, turn white, white crusts appear on it. This is how "labor calluses" are formed, this process can take from a couple of days to a couple of weeks. Pain may occur at the time of the nipple grip. But as soon as the baby began to actively suck, the painful sensations disappear. Such pain (and sometimes not even pain, but simply a strong feeling) occurs under the influence of hormones and does not require special therapeutic measures. Flour or joy? Alas, most of our maternity hospitals do not teach to breastfeed. Moreover, they teach how to turn breast feeding into hell flour. Judge for yourself. First a nurse comes in and in a stern voice tells the newly-made mother to wash her breasts with soap and then wipe dry. The breast should be fed to the baby in the “scissors” grip (the periphery area is pressed by the index and middle fingers). At the end of feeding, the instruction, which passed all medical instances, again requires washing the breast with water, and in the presence of irritation, lubricate the nipple with brilliant green. Where does this path lead? Drying out natural lubrication around the nipple, inflammation of the skin and cracks. No wonder that feeding on such instructions becomes an inhuman feat in the name of motherhood. How long will my mother's heroism last? If the skin around the nipple is reddened and inflamed, if there is no protective corns on the nipple, and the pain during feeding increases, this is an alarming sign. In more advanced cases, the skin on the inflamed area becomes white (a water bubble appears) or dark red (this is a nipple abrasion). Both the water bubble and the abrasion are forms of inflammation of the nipple that can occur due to improper breast care, improper attachment to the breast or termination of feeding. Watch for the correct attachment of the baby to the chest. If the baby captures the breast well, the frequency and duration of feedings is not limited. Do not allow the baby to suck only the nipple, “drive” it back and forth in the mouth, or from side to side, bite her mother’s breast (even with a toothless mouth). Unfortunately, almost all women who have had the experience of a maternity hospital, apply the crumb to the breast incorrectly. The very seizure of “scissors” in millions of Russian women has been brought to automatism. Meanwhile, it is dangerous. First, the breast is clamped, and milk, instead of flowing freely, stagnates in certain areas, as a result of which lactostasis often occurs. Secondly, in such a position, the baby’s mouth “slips” from the periphery area onto the nipple itself. And this is absolutely unacceptable! In the mouth, the crumbs should have not only a nipple, but also an isola (areola). Properly wean the baby from the breast. If the baby is torn off from the breast during sucking, he instinctively squeezes his chest with gums and can injure her. Either wait for him to let go of the nipple, or carefully insert your little finger into the corner of his mouth. The kid opens his mouth a little, and then you can pull out the chest without serious consequences.
Chest is not dirty. In any case, if at this moment you do not lie bare-chested in the sandbox. So enough time hygienic shower just rinse it. Soap and any detergent wash off the chest with a special protective lubricant produced by the Montgomery glands.
But in nature just nothing is done - this lubricant has bactericidal properties, prevents the occurrence of abrasions, scuffs, excessive drying and protects the skin from pathogenic microorganisms. So forget the instructions about washing your breasts with soap, and even more so about using alcohol-containing solutions. If the breasts still need to be washed with something, it is better to use products that do not affect the normal microflora of the skin and do not leave films on it. Suitable for these purposes means intended for the hygiene of intimate places, especially those that do not have a strong odor, for example, intimate gel "Balyan".

What to smear chest? If nothing bothers you, there is no need to smear your nipples. However, for the prevention of cracks, you can use a tool that is always at hand and absolutely free. It's about your own milk (or colostrum). It is known to have antimicrobial properties. Coat the nipple with a few drops of milk before feeding. After feeding, you can also squeeze a drop of milk, spread it on the nipple and areola and leave it for a couple of minutes to dry. In the first three to four weeks after birth, such prophylaxis will be very helpful. For women with particularly delicate nipple skin, PureLan ™ 100 cream can also be used for this purpose. It is produced by the Swiss company Medela and consists of 100% ultrapure medical lanolin. This is a completely natural hypoallergenic product, containing no additives, preservatives, no taste or smell. Therefore, it does not need to be washed off before feeding the baby. Immediately after feeding, spread the PureLan ™ 100 onto the nipple and areola with a very thin layer. After a few minutes, the cream will be completely absorbed, preventing the skin of the nipple from drying out. PureLan ™ 100 cream can also treat injured nipples for better healing.

What to wear chest? It depends on your habits. Two conditions: clothes should not squeeze the breasts and nipples should not be wet. Someone more comfortable to wear a special bra for feeding from natural materials, someone will use it only on the way out, and at home it will cost T-shirts, it will just change them often. In the bra you can put a protective ventilated lining - they collect the escaping milk, protect the nipples from friction on the fabric, provide a constant flow of air, which prevents the appearance of cracks. There are also lining for collecting breast milk - they protect the nipples, collect the flowing milk and maintain comfort due to the soft inner silicone membrane and its anatomical shape. Both types of gaskets produced by the Swiss company Medela.

This is already serious. If you do not treat inflammation of the nipples in time, it can lead to cracks. The cracks cause a sharp, burning pain during the feeding, the nodule flows out of the crack, and during the feeding blood can flow. Such a chest injury is dangerous, because an open wound becomes an entrance gate for an infection, and from here it is only one step to mastitis. Therefore, if you have cracks, it does not tolerate delay. The first thing to do is call a breastfeeding consultant. He will determine what measures to take, how often to decant, whether the child can be applied to the breast. Unfortunately, it is impossible to resolve this issue by telephone - it is necessary to examine the chest and determine the scale of the disaster. At the time of treatment, you may have to stop feeding the baby from a sick breast. Depending on the size and depth of the crack, this can last from 12 hours to 2-3 days. During this time, the milk from the diseased breast will need to be decanted. If necessary, you can feed the baby with expressed milk from a spoon. Breastfeeding specialists do not recommend using a bottle with a nipple for this purpose in order to avoid “nipple confusion”. Cracks require special treatment - the consultant will advise you gels (not ointments!) For their healing. They will help to ensure that the wound heals as quickly as possible. After the healing of the cracks, you will need to once again learn how to apply the crumb to the breast, properly wean from the breast and find a comfortable posture for feeding. It is better to do this together with a consultant, so as not to step twice on the same rake. By the way, during the treatment and after the resumption of feeding, be sure to inform the consultant by phone about your condition. If deterioration has occurred, then one or two more meetings may be needed to find out what is the matter. Inessa Smyk Consulting: MB Majorska, an experienced specialist in breastfeeding
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Battle feeding

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  3. FEEDING METHODS
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  4. Feeding frequency
    How often and how long should I feed my baby? More often, more often! These are magic words for successful breastfeeding. Both experience and scientific studies show that when a baby enjoys frequent, unlimited feedings, then: - Infants grow better - they bloom. - Breast milk contains the necessary amount of fat and calories. - Mothers
  5. Feeding pigs
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  6. Feeding baby from the cup
    Cups are much safer than bottles. Feeding bottles are not necessary. Never use feeding bottles in hospitals. They are offered to mothers who believe that the bottles are safe. The advantages of cups - They are easy to wash with soap and water, if boiling is impossible. - The probability of reproduction of bacteria in them is less than in bottles. - They can not be left near
  7. Feeding tube
    A feeding tube can be a good help to the mother to restore milk production in the breast. A hungry child may, of course, suck the “empty” breast several times, but then he may become nervous and refuse to suck at all, especially if he is used to sucking from a bottle. A feeding tube can solve this problem. How to use the feeding tube
  8. Feeding the twins
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  9. Feeding the sheep
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  10. After feeding
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  11. Feeding Pillows
    One of the newest products for nursing mothers is nursing pillows - solid, semi-circular support pillows designed to be placed on your knees and lift your baby up to chest level. Some pillows also provide support for the lower back of the mother. Feeding pillows are especially wonderful for twin mothers, because it seems like they never
  12. Hygiene rules
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  13. Pre-breastfeeding
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  14. Willingness to stop feeding
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  15. Night feeding
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  16. Feeding in the wrong position
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