TO EN­SURE YOU EF­FEC­TIVELY BREAST­FEED YOU BABY, HERE ARE A FEW THINGS TO RE­MEM­BER:

Mother & Baby - - BREASTFEEDING SPECIAL -

Start breast­feed­ing within one hour of de­liv­ery. The first milk or the nu­tri­ent-rich colostrum is the most es­sen­tial food you can give your baby. When breast­feed­ing, en­sure your baby doesn’t con­sume any­thing other than your breast milk. En­sure you don’t feed your baby wa­ter, honey wa­ter or for­mula to con­tinue seam­lessly nurs­ing your baby. Don’t worry about how much or of­ten you need to feed your baby. Breast­feed­ing on de­mand or when­ever your baby cries, is a great way to nur­ture her. This can be any­where be­tween 10 to 14 times a day. In case of sore nip­ples, en­gorged breasts or even breast ab­scess, so do not ab­stain from breast­feed­ing your lit­tle one. En­sure you ap­ply any lano­lin-based and con­tinue nurs­ing. If the pain gets un­bear­able, con­sult your ob­ste­tri­cian you will guide you on your next steps. Avoid giv­ing your baby feed­ing bot­tles or paci­fiers as this can give rise to nip­ple con­fu­sion. Top feed or for­mula does not pos­sess the an­ti­bod­ies that breast milk has, so be keen to only breast­feed your baby un­til she reaches at least six months of age. Do not take away your baby’s right to breast milk un­less ad­vised by the doc­tor for med­i­cal rea­sons.

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