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Breastfeeding Importance



Breastfeeding is deeply embedded in the human consciousness as a natural-fundamental phenomenon of life, as a miracle almost equal to the birth itself. It is also reflected in history and art and captured in them along with the eternal themes of Love, Life, Birth and Death. A real hymn to motherhood is the re-creation on canvases of the greatest artists of the world of the image of the Madonna with the baby and often with a bare chest. We know a lot of historical facts and legends related to breastfeeding: from the monstrous coercion by some Russian landowners of their serfs to breastfeeding greyhounds puppies and to awe of the legendary wolf who nurtured Romulus and Ram, founders of Rome. In some nations, in public, it was practiced to publicly pluck the breasts with red-hot forceps from a woman in order to socially kill her, to deprive her of the opportunity to feed her children, that is, to be a real woman, in the full sense of the mother.

If breastfeeding had not been so significant in a person’s life, the institute of nurses (milk mothers) would not have been given such a place in the history of mankind. It is not by chance that the nurse was revered along with the parent and was closely emotionally and spiritually connected with the child fed by her for almost the whole subsequent life. It was with her that the dairy child spoke especially confidentially.
As a classic example, it suffices to recall the relations between Juliet and her nurse, described by the English playwright William Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet.

For the whole life, the special relationships of intimacy, warmth and mutual affection were kept by dairy brothers and sisters who were breastfed by one woman and were born different. Since the time when no appropriate rigorous scientific rationale for this or even suggested hypotheses were even put forward, people intuitively introduced a taboo on marriages between lactating brothers and sisters. Indeed, breast milk feeding is so fully and subtly involved in the development of various functional systems of the human body that, perhaps, some of these fine mechanisms are partially imprinted in its genetic code and can be inherited, that is, general breastfeeding really makes people in a certain degree of relatives.

“What went in with the milk will come out with a soul,” says a popular Armenian proverb.

Thus, breastfeeding is very difficult to overestimate both in a purely physiological and in a more subtle emotional and spiritual plane, both for the individual and for human society as a whole.

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Breastfeeding Importance

  1. Breastfeeding: the onset, duration, and practice of exclusive breastfeeding
    Due to the lack of comprehensive and comparable data and unified international definitions, it is difficult to make any general statements about the prevalence of breastfeeding in the WHO European Region. Data on the percentage of children who are breastfed are shown in Fig. 8, taken from various sources (27). These data must be approached carefully: survey methods
  2. Maternal breastfeeding support group in Samara. Breastfeeding the most important issues, 2014

  3. FEEDING SCIENCE: WHY BREASTFEEDING?
    We often wonder why some mothers do not breastfeed. From our point of view, breastfeeding is a natural continuation of relationships that began in the womb. Maybe some women are convinced that breastfeeding does not really matter. Having studied Chapter 1, you will understand the benefits of breastfeeding for both the mother and the baby. We believe that if you rate
  4. When do babies need more than one breast milk and how long should the baby be breastfed?
    Feed your baby exclusively with breast milk up to 6 months of age. At about 6 months of age, all babies, along with breast milk, need extra food, but ideally continue to breastfeed for up to a year and
  5. Breastfeeding support
    POLICIES AIMED AT SUPPORTING BREASTFEEDING In 1989, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund issued a joint statement on the role of mother support services in the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding. This statement provides the most up-to-date scientific knowledge and practical experience in organizing the EB in the form of accurate, universally acceptable recommendations.
  6. Breast-feeding
    During the first 6 months of life, babies should be exclusively breastfed. This means that a practically healthy child should receive breast milk and no other food or liquid, such as water, tea, juice, cereal decoction, animal milk or infant formula. Exclusively breastfed babies or babies in
  7. BREASTFEEDING AND HIS ALTERNATIVES
    All babies should be exclusively breastfed from birth to approximately 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, the continuation of breastfeeding for the whole second
  8. Breastfeeding Alternatives
    Usually breastfeeding is the best way to feed infants. Nevertheless, there are situations when it may be preferable or it is necessary to replace breast milk with any alternative. In addition to the contraindications briefly described above, circumstances arise where, despite all efforts to continue breastfeeding, the mother cannot maintain lactation for
  9. HEALTHY BREASTFEEDING
    The food you eat affects your milk. Breastfeeding can be an incentive that will help improve eating habits or continue the 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 thinner after you’re finished breastfeeding. Many mothers say
  10. Exclusive or partial breastfeeding
    Exceptional breastfeeding means that the baby does not receive any other nutrition than breast milk, does not even take a pacifier. If a child is given vitamins or ritual food in small quantities, either water or juice, this is almost exclusive breastfeeding. Partial breastfeeding means that the baby is partially on the breast, and partially on the 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 poor women and aristocratic women. The skill of the midwives was handed down from generation to generation, was kept secret and included not only the skills of giving birth, 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, 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 the skin contact of the child with the mother directly from the moment of birth until
  13. Basic rules for breastfeeding
    Breastfeeding opportunity Everybody can breastfeed! Breastfeeding in the presence of a live and healthy infant is impossible only when there is no mother or she has both mammary glands removed. Biological mother can feed twins, and even triplets, without using additional feeding for up to 5 months. Even twins and triplets can grow exclusively breastfed up to 4-5 months.
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