Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life. Breast milk is the best choice for the health and nutrition of the neonate.
Essential information you need to know about breastfeeding
- The normality of initial difficulties
- The importance of correct attachment to the breast for effective sucking and the prevention of rhagades
- Milk arrives approximately 2 -3 days after birth
- The newborn can be fed only with breast milk for the first 6 months, do not give water or anything else unless prescribed by the pediatrician
- Breastfeeding on demand and exclusively, is a continuous dynamism
- Milk production is regulated by the sucking of the newborn baby
- Growth of the newborn: in the first 3 days the newborn will have a physiological weight loss, then he will regain his birth weight around the tenth day, then the weekly weight gain will be about 120 - 150 grams.
- Evaluate if the baby is taking enough breast milk (after the arrival of the milk supply) by observing how much pee and poop he does in 24 hours and not with the scale
- In case of initial mixed feeding, a breast pump can be used to restore normal milk production and return to exclusive breastfeeding
- In case of using powdered formula milk, it is essential to boil the water for preparation
- Beyond breastfeeding.... infants need maternal and paternal contact, it is useful to know the meaning of exogestation
The information and advice in this site are deliberately simple and synthetic because they are addressed to pregnant women; they do not replace the clinical evaluation, therefore the author does not assume any responsibility for the indications provided.