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Feeding with combat

In the benefit of breastfeeding today no one doubts. And future mothers, having read a lot 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 with the same determination refuses to breastfeed. Why? What happened? It turns out that this is ILLNESS! Labor corns. Let's see why the pain can arise during feeding and what it means. When a newborn baby is first applied to the mother's breast, new sensations arise not only from him, but also from the mother. This is especially true for first-borns. But even if the woman already had the experience of motherhood and breastfeeding, the breast has already managed to "forget" how the tiny tongue and strong gums act. The skin on the nipple and around it is very thin and delicate, so the mother is guaranteed quite strong sensations. In the process of sucking, the baby "grinds" the mother's nipple, and gradually the skin there becomes firmer and not so vulnerable, a peculiar corn is formed. If you've ever learned to play the guitar, then for sure, remember how at first on the soft pads of the fingers leaves a fingerprint each string. Then the tracks of the guitar strings just "burn", and, finally, the skin coarsens, and the protective knobs make it possible to play the guitar almost painlessly. Something similar happens during breastfeeding. In the first days after childbirth, the skin can crack a little, it can whiteen, white crusts appear on it. So "labor corns" are formed, this process can take from a couple of days to a couple of weeks. Pain can occur when the nipple is seized. But as soon as the baby began to actively suck, painful sensations pass. Such pain (and sometimes not even pain, but just a strong sensation) arises under the action of hormones and does not require special medical measures. Flour or joy? Alas, most of our maternity homes do not teach us how to breastfeed. Moreover, they teach how to turn breastfeeding into hell flour. Judge for yourself. First the nurse comes in and orders the newly mum to wash her breast with soap and in a severe voice, and then wipe dry. The breast is to be fed to the baby in the "scissors" hold (the sucking area is pinched by the index and middle fingers). At the end of feeding, the instruction, which has passed all the medical authorities, again requires washing the breast with water, and if there is irritation, lubricate the nipple with a diamond green. Why this way leads? To drying the natural lubricant around the nipple, skin inflammation and to cracks. It's no surprise that feeding under such an instruction becomes an inhuman feat in the name of motherhood. How long will Mother's heroism last? If the skin around the nipple is red and inflamed, if there is no protective callus on the nipple, and the pain during feeding increases, this is an alarming sign. In more neglected cases, the skin on the inflamed area becomes white (a water bubble appears) or dark red (this is a scratch of the nipple). Both the water bubble and the abrasion are the forms of nipple inflammation that can occur due to improper care of the breast, improper attachment to the breast, or the end of the feeding. Watch for proper attachment of the baby to the chest. If the baby grasps the breast well, the frequency and duration of the feeding is not limited. Do not let the crumb suck only the nipple, "chase" it in the mouth back and forth or from side to side, bite the mother's breast (even the toothless mouth). Unfortunately, almost all women who have had maternity experience, apply crumbs to their breasts incorrectly. The very seizure of the "scissors" among millions of Russian women is brought to automaticity. Meanwhile, he is dangerous. First, the breast is pinched, and the milk instead of flowing freely stagnates in certain areas, as a result of which lactostasis often occurs. Secondly, in this position, the baby's mouth "slides" from the nasal region to the nipple itself. And this is absolutely unacceptable! In the mouth of a crumb, there must be not only a nipple, but a nipple circle (areola). Properly take the baby from the chest. If you tear off a crumb from the breast during sucking, it instinctively squeezes the chest with gums and can injure it. Either wait until he releases the nipple, or gently insert your little finger into the corner of his mouth. The baby will slightly open the mouth, and then you can easily pull out the chest.
Breast is not dirty. In any case, if you are not at that moment lying bare in the sandbox. So it's enough time for the hygienic soul to just rinse it. Soap and any detergents wash off the breast with a special protective lubricant, produced by Montgomery's glands.
But in nature, nothing is done just so - this lubricant has bactericidal properties, prevents abrasions, scuffs, excessive drying and protects the skin from pathogenic microorganisms. So forget the instructions for washing your chest with soap, and even more so - about using alcohol-containing solutions. If the breast still needs something to wash, it is better to use products that do not affect the normal microflora of the skin and do not leave a film on it. Suitable for these purposes are products intended for the hygiene of intimate places, especially those that do not have a strong odor, for example, intimate gel "Balian".

Than to smear a breast? If nothing disturbs you, there is no need to spread anything on 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. Before feeding, cover the nipple with a few drops of milk. After feeding, you can also squeeze out a drop of milk, spread it over the nipple and areola and leave it for a couple of minutes to dry. In the first three to four weeks after childbirth, such prevention will be very helpful. Women with especially tender nipple skin can also use PureLan ™ 100 cream for this purpose. It is produced by the Swiss company Medela and consists of 100% ultra-pure medical lanolin. It is absolutely natural hypoallergenic product, containing no additives, preservatives, not having taste and smell. Therefore, it does not need to be washed off before feeding the baby. Immediately after feeding, spread the PureLan ™ 100 on the nipple and areola very thinly. In a few minutes the cream will completely absorb, not letting the skin of the nipple dry up. Cream PureLan ™ 100 can also handle injured nipples for better healing.

What should I wear my breasts? It depends on your habits. Two conditions: clothes should not squeeze the breast and the nipples should not be wet. Someone is 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, they will simply change them often. In the bra, you can put protective ventilated pads - they collect leaking milk, protect the nipples from rubbing against the fabric, provide constant air access, which prevents the appearance of cracks. There are also pads for collecting breast milk - they protect the nipples, collect the flowing milk and maintain comfort due to a soft inner silicone membrane and its anatomical shape. Both kinds of gaskets are made by the Swiss company Medela.

This is serious If the inflammation of the nipples is not treated in time, it can lead to cracks. Cracks cause a sharp, burning pain during feeding, a suture emerges from the crack, and blood can drip during feeding. Such a chest injury is dangerous, because an open wound becomes an entrance gate for infection, and from here already - just one step to mastitis. Therefore, if you have a crack, the matter can not be delayed. The first thing that needs to be done is to call a breastfeeding consultant. He will determine what measures to take, how often it is necessary to decant, whether it is possible to put the baby to the breast. On the phone this issue can not be solved, unfortunately, it is necessary to examine the chest and determine the scale of the catastrophe. At the time of treatment, you may have to stop feeding the baby from a sick chest. 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 affected breast will need to be expressed. If necessary, you can supplement the baby with expressed milk from a spoon. Specialists in breastfeeding do not recommend using a bottle with a pacifier for this purpose to avoid "confusion of nipples." Cracks require special treatment - the consultant will advise you gels (not ointments!) For their healing. They will help to ensure that the wound is delayed as quickly as possible. After healing of cracks, you will need to learn how to apply the crumbs to your breasts, properly wean them and choose a comfortable position for feeding. It is better to do this with a consultant, so as not to step twice on the same rake. By the way, in the process of treatment and after the resumption of feeding necessarily inform the consultant by phone about your condition. If there is a deterioration, then one or two more meetings may be needed in order to find out what's wrong. Inessa Smyk Consultation: M.B. Major, experienced specialist in breastfeeding
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Feeding with combat

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  4. Feeding frequency
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  5. Feeding pigs
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  6. Feeding the baby from the calyx
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  7. Feeding tube
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  8. Feeding the twins
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  9. Feeding sheep
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  10. After feeding
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  11. Pillows for feeding
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  12. Hygienic rules of feeding
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  13. Breastfeeding
    In many maternity hospitals it is accepted, until the mother has milk arrived, to feed the children with infant formulas, cow milk or water with glucose. The medical staff is afraid that in the first days, until the mother has enough milk, the child may feel hungry or his body may become dehydrated. At present, we know that this type of breastfeeding is not necessary. A child can from
  14. Willingness to quit feeding
    My child is two weeks old, breastfeeding does not work out as it should. My nipples are inflamed, the child does not look satisfied and friendly, I'm also not satisfied. Help! Breastfeeding should be an enjoyable occupation, otherwise the human race would not survive. From our experience it follows that breastfeeding almost always gets better, provided that the mother receives
  15. Night Feeding
    Some mothers try to teach a child to sleep through the night to not breastfeed. However, it is better to feed the child at night as much as he wants. It is simplest for a mother to take a child to her bed, so that he can suck his breast without giving her unnecessary worries. Night feeding gives the child extra time to suckle. At night, more prolactin is released than by day. Night
  16. Feeding in the wrong position
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  17. The Science of Frequent Feeding
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