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What to pay attention to when breastfeeding?

Help with questions about breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the most natural nutrition for your child. But just like the right breathing techniques during birth, breastfeeding has to be learnt. If you are unsure about breastfeeding, it’s best to have a midwife visit you at home, which is granted to you by the health service.

Midwives are specially trained to help with breastfeeding problems. In the first 10 days after the birth you can make use of this help daily at the cost of the health service. Addresses of established, independent midwives can be found in the yellow pages, or ask friends with children or your doctor.

Important

  • Place the baby always on, when it is hungry. This signals your mammary glands to produce more milk. Thus, your milk supply will settle to the needs of the child.
  • Let your child always empty a breast first: when it is almost empty, the fat content of the milk increases. This high calorie milk is particularly important for weight gain of your baby. But put on your child does to the other also.
  • Make sure that your child sucking not only on the nipples - of which they will easily sore - but is created only for drinking. The mouth should it encompass a large portion of the areola.
  • Do not pull the child simply from the chest - does you especially hurt. Push better one finger between mouth and nipple to release the suction pressure. Then can easily take from the chest of the child.