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Breast Feeding

Breast FeedingBreast feeding is the natural way of feeding your baby. Nature designed human milk especially for human babies, and it has several advantages over any substitute ever developed. Feeding your baby  should be a pleasure. The baby should be at the breast immediately after birth. The vast majority of newborns can be put to breast within minutes of birth. There is no substitute for the colostrums (the thick yellowish fluid) that your breasts produce in the first few days and feeding your baby this will provide him with valuable antibodies to help him fight infection  and built up immunity in the early months.  Studies have also shown that skin to skin contact between mothers and babies keeps the baby as warm as an incubator. Breast milk contains just the right balance of nutrient, and it contains them in a form most easily used by the human baby's immature body systems. 

Breastfeed whenever your baby is hungry without any restriction of time. Feed your baby even during the night. You can breastfeed the baby even lying down although the best way is to sit upright and feed. It is a common doubt for breast feeding mothers whether their baby is getting enough milk. You can find out, by checking whether the baby is passing colourless urine at least 8 - 10 times a day. 

How to Breast Feed

  • Wash your hand and nipples with water and soap. 

  • Sit comfortably in an upright position with your back supported and hold your baby with her head up. Put a pillow on your lap to bring the baby to the right level of the breasts.

  • Hole your breast with your index and medium fingers.

  • Introduce your nipple and areola (the dark circle around your nipple) inside the baby's mouth. 

  • Feed at one breast at a time till it is empty (because the initial milk (foremilk) is watery (contains sugar and proteins) and quenches the baby's thirst while the milk that is secreted later (hind milk) is rich in fats and satisfies baby's hunger.)

  • After the first breast is empty, burp her and shift to the second breast. 

  • You can alternately start the feeds at either of the breast. 

  • Put your small finger inside the baby's mouth in order to take out your breast easily.

  • Feeding while lying down is more comfortable but don't fall asleep or the child could inadvertently be suffocated if you roll over with the breast still in his mouth. 

  • After breast feeding  burp up any swallowed air, giving him soft strokes on the back.

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 1.  Posted on : 6.7.2015  By  :  H B Nagle , Nagpur View Answer (0) Post Answer

My son akshay has been suffering from hydocele for last one year. His one testis is increasing. one more thing is that he is suffering from hemangioma by birth and after two years of his birth hydrocele and tonsils are the new diseases arises

 2.  Posted on : 20.5.2014  By  :  Arav Gagan , Ranchi View Answer (1) Post Answer

I want to 01 Years old baby Vaccine chart ex. Pneumonia, Hepatitis A, Chicken Pocks, Flu. 1.Pneumonia Patient Baby 2. DOB-02/04/2013


These are the reccommendations for immunization by Indian peadiatric associations 1. Hepatitis A - 1 dose (12 Months) , 2 Dose (24 Months) Pnumococcus Vaccination - 1 Dose (1 1/2 Months) 2 Dose (2 1/2 months) 3 Dose - (3 1/2 months) Chickenpox Vaccination 1 Dose - 15 months 2 Dose - 4- 6 years Influence Vaccination - Every Year Check the link for more details Please consult your peadiatrician for further Advise

  Posted By :Admin , Kochi | On 26.5.2014
 3.  Posted on : 27.1.2014  By  :  Vaishnavi , Chennai View Answer (1) Post Answer

Hi thanks for the above information and I am having two more question first one is we can use citric acid regularly for new born baby second my son body over heat what I want to do become normal


You should not use citric acid on a new born baby. Your son probably is a normal active one year old, if you are concerned, please consult a pediatrician.

  Posted By :Admin , | On 26.5.2014
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