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THE ROLE OF THE FATHER IN BREAST FEEDING


This may not be obvious, but the role of the fathers in ensuring the feeding of the mother is successful is extremely important. Sadly, most fathers go to all prenatal classes, except for breastfeeding. Many fathers feel themselves outside the close circle of breast-feeding. They watch mothers build close symbiotic relationships with the newborn, and they want to know if there is any place for dad. When I asked mothers what ensures successful breastfeeding, one fact came to light: a sympathetic and helping spouse. As a father who was trying a little to find his place, I must admit that at first I did not see myself in the same responsible role that Martha had, the role of a breastfeeding mother. When she decided to breastfeed our first child in those distant 1960s, when only about 25 percent of women chose to breastfeed, I was very cool about breastfeeding. Even though I was a practicing pediatrician and had heard a little about the benefits of breastfeeding, I provided only passive support, and Marta coped herself.
Now, thirty-two years after I saw in practice the benefits of breastfeeding on thousands of babies and watched Martha, who has eighteen years of experience in breastfeeding our eight children, I am absolutely sure that breastfeeding has its own characteristics. If I am passionately talking about breastfeeding, it is only because I know. In addition, I found out: thanks to my support, Marta realized her abilities better when breastfeeding our children, especially those whose care was more difficult. Of course, there will come times when you want to bring everything back. But when you recognize the physical, psychological, and intellectual benefits of breastfeeding for your wife, children, and your family (which includes you), you will want to bring everything back, not only to encourage your wife to breastfeed, but to do everything it’s in your power to make breastfeeding a happy and memorable experience for all of you.
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THE ROLE OF THE FATHER IN BREAST FEEDING

  1. Breastfeeding: the onset, duration and practice of exclusive breastfeeding
    Due to the lack of comprehensive and comparable data and harmonized international definitions, it is difficult to make any general statements about the prevalence of breastfeeding in the WHO European Region. The data on the percentage of breast-fed infants given in Fig. 8, taken from various sources (27). This data must be approached with caution: survey methods
  2. Maternal support group for breastfeeding in Samara. Breastfeeding the most important issues, 2014

  3. THE SCIENCE OF FEEDING: WHY BREAST FEEDING?
    We often wonder why some mothers do not breastfeed. From our point of view, breastfeeding is a natural continuation of the relationship that began in the womb. Maybe some women are convinced that breastfeeding is not of particular importance. After studying chapter 1, you will understand the benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby. We believe that if you rated
  4. When does a baby need more than one breast milk and how long should her baby be breastfed?
    Feed your baby exclusively breast milk up to 6 months of age. At around the age of 6 months, all children, along with breast milk, need extra food, but ideally continue to breastfeed for up to a year and
  5. Breastfeeding Support
    Breastfeeding Policies In 1989, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund made a joint statement on the role of maternal services in protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding. This statement provides the most up-to-date scientific knowledge and practical experience in organizing EB in the form of precise, universally acceptable recommendations
  6. Breast-feeding
    During the first 6 months of life, infants should be exclusively breastfed. This means that a practically healthy baby should receive breast milk and no other food or liquid, such as water, tea, juice, decoction of cereals, milk of animal origin or infant formula. Exclusively breastfed children or infants in
  7. BREAST FEEDING AND ITS ALTERNATIVES
    All children should be exclusively breastfed from birth to about 6 months of age, but in any case during the first 4 months of life. It is preferable to continue breastfeeding after the first year of life, and in populations with a high prevalence of infections, continued breastfeeding for the entire second may benefit the baby
  8. Alternatives to Breastfeeding
    Breastfeeding is usually the best way to feed babies. However, there are situations where it may be preferable or necessary to replace breast milk with some alternative. In addition to the contraindications briefly described above, circumstances arise when, in spite of all efforts to continue breastfeeding, the mother cannot maintain lactation on
  9. HEALTHY BREAST FEEDING
    The food you eat affects your milk. Breastfeeding can be an incentive that can help you improve your eating habits or continue a healthy diet that you started during pregnancy. In this section you will receive information about nutrition and nutrition related issues. We want you to be healthier and leaner by completing breastfeeding. Many mothers say
  10. Exclusive or partial breastfeeding
    Exceptional breastfeeding means that the baby does not receive any other food than breast milk, does not even take a dummy. If the baby is given vitamins or ritual food in small quantities, or water or juice, this is already almost exclusive breastfeeding. Partial breastfeeding means that the baby is partially on breastfeeding, partly on artificial
  11. Breastfeeding Consultant
    Breastfeeding counselors have always existed. It was just that their functions were performed by mothers, older sisters or midwives - midwives who took birth in both poor women and aristocrats. The skill of midwives was handed down from generation to generation, kept secret and included not only the skills of childbirth, but also elements of modern osteopathy, knowledge of medicinal herbs and,
  12. Practical Aspects of Breastfeeding
    How to start breastfeeding Immediately after birth, a healthy baby instinctively searches for food. In the first few hours of life outside the womb of the mother, the baby is lively, active and ready to feed, so ideally, breastfeeding should begin within the first hour. To facilitate this process, it is necessary to maintain skin contact of the baby with the mother immediately from birth to
  13. The basic rules of breastfeeding
    Possibility of breastfeeding Everyone can breastfeed! Breastfeeding in the presence of a lively and healthy baby is impossible only if there is no mother or she has removed both mammary glands. A biological mother can feed twins, and even triplets, without using supplementary foods for up to 5 months. Even twins and triplets can grow exclusively on breastfeeding for up to 4-5 months.
  14. BREAST FEEDING IN THE MODERN WORLD
    Work and breastfeed? We will show you how. Want to combine breastfeeding and bottle feeding? No problems! In 1998, the highest levels of breastfeeding were recorded, as its benefits became known, and more and more mothers are finding it possible to breastfeed their baby, despite the difficulties of life in the 21st century. In this section you will learn how to
  15. The Importance of Breastfeeding
    Breastfeeding is deeply embedded in human consciousness as a naturally fundamental phenomenon of life, as a miracle almost equal to birth itself. It is also reflected in history and art and imprinted in them along with the eternal themes of Love, Life, Birth and Death. A true anthem to motherhood is the reconstruction on the canvases of the greatest artists of the world of the image of the Madonna and Child and often
  16. Termination of breastfeeding
    There is no need to stop breastfeeding if the baby does not want to, even after the baby is 3 years old. However, some children abandon breasts after a year. Breast milk is the most important source of nutrition during the second year of a child’s life, especially in families who find it difficult to provide children with enough nutritious food. Breast milk continues
  17. About the importance of breastfeeding
    Breast milk is the best nutrition for infants, as it provides the baby with all the nutrients that he needs in the first 6 months (26 weeks) of life. In addition, it contains nutrients that satisfy the unique needs of a small person - some essential polyunsaturated fatty acids, some milk proteins and iron are easily
  18. Contraindications to breastfeeding
    There are few absolute contraindications to breastfeeding, although in the past there were many such contraindications. In literature published in the former Soviet Union, these included renal failure, heart failure, cancer, psychiatric diseases, thyrotoxicosis, acute viral and bacterial infection, high fever of unknown origin and hemolytic
  19. Public Attitudes to Breastfeeding
    The success of mothers in breastfeeding to a certain extent depends on the attitude of others around him - fathers, grandmothers, relatives, friends, employers, local leaders and others. Where breastfeeding is treated as normal, most mothers successfully breastfeed their babies. It is important here that breastfeeding be protected, and it’s important to know exactly what people
  20. Breast-feeding
    From the first day after birth, the basis of a healthy diet for children is breast milk, and the main principle of healthy nutrition should be exclusively breast
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