It is the process of feeding the baby with milk produced by the female breast with sucking. It is a common fungal process between humans and other mammals and continues from birth to weaning.
Causes breast pain and complications of breastfeeding include swelling of the breast, pain and burning sensation, fever where the temperature is 38°C or more, as well as redness of the skin, and breast inflammation may occur at any time during lactation, especially in the first weeks of breastfeeding
Reasons for breastfeeding:
Breast milk is easier to digest than a commercial milk formula, and antibodies in breast milk boost your baby’s immune system.
Risk factors that negatively affect breastfeeding:
- Nervous pressure
When should I visit the doctor:
- If you feel pain while breastfeeding
- If the baby doesn’t respond to breastfeeding.
- If you feel unedited for the baby
Regular breastfeeding (8 times or more every 24 hours) for 15 to 20 minutes at atime,breast massage, and comfortable and suitable bras
Prevention and the best way to breastfeeding:
The natural feeding process is done in the following way:
- The child is attached from his head to his feet in the mother’s body and is in a half-seated (slanted)position.
- Hold the nipple by hand four fingers from the bottom and thumbs from above
- Help the child catch the nipple and halo.
- The duration of the infant ranges from 5 to 20 minutes depending on the child and the time of feeding (morning, evening…) but it is better to let the baby breastfeed until full and leave the breast on his own.