Breastfeeding is an instance of social mobilization is becoming more important every year. But there is both reliable, scientifically proven, and the other, which borders on myth and lies, then some true or false about the best way to feed the baby.
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Breastfeeding helps you lose, naturally, the accumulated excess kilos during pregnancy.
TRUE. The purpose of the accumulation of fat during pregnancy, is precisely to form a reserve for the production of milk when the child is born. Therefore the more a woman breast feed your child more such reserves will be consumed and not need to do then any other diet to regain weight.
The more often you breast-feed the baby, the faster you empty the mammary gland and, consequently, produce less milk.
FALSE. Milk production increases the more it stimulates, ie if a woman puts the baby to the breast more often, it sucks and stimulate milk letdown. The more frequently occurring this stimulus will produce more milk the mother. The production of milk has been shown to be related to the frequency of feedings. The amount of milk begins to decrease when the shots are rare or restricted.
It is not advisable to drink too much water before feeding, because it can not produce milk and water in sufficient quantities to feed baby.
FALSE. Breast milk is composed of water as a main component, so it is very important that the mother is well hydrated. The nutritional composition of breast milk does not vary with the amount of water that the mother drinks. However, if you do not have enough fluid milk production decreases.
If a child is not gaining well, it is possible that his mother’s milk is of poor quality.
FALSE. There is no low-quality milk. Scientific studies show that even malnourished women are able to produce milk of sufficient quality to meet the growth needs of the child (unless they were too severe malnutrition). In most cases, poor weight gain is due to low consumption of milk or an organic problem child. Insufficient consumption may be due to poor positioning, lack of family support, low production due to lack of stimulation or low fluid intake.
Breast-feeding beyond six months is a more affective than nutritional value.
FALSE. As the child grows and matures, the composition of breast milk changes. After six months, the baby’s specific requirements make it necessary to incorporate adequate complementary foods. However, breast milk remains the ideal primary source of nutrition during the first year. Just twelve months after it becomes food supplement. Furthermore, by providing defense substances called immunoglobulins, breast milk continues to complement and assist the immune system while taking the child to follow.
It is best not to give too much time to nurse on one breast to avoid completely empty.
FALSE. The woman’s body produces milk on demand, the more empty the chest, faster return to work to fill it. While the more full it is the chest, the slower the milk production.
It is good to wait for the breasts to fully fill the baby.
FALSE. Since the body produces milk according to the stimuli it receives for it, if she always waits for you “fill” the breasts before breast-feeding, your body may receive the message that is producing too much milk and then reduce production .
A baby of two months requires approximately seven to eight feedings or feedings of breast milk at four months this number decreased to six shots, and only after that age need between four and five.
FALSE. Milk production by mothers and their storage capacity (which in turn is related to breast size) and growth needs of the child, are the factors that determine the frequency of taking the child. The fact that there are days when peak growth occurring diseases as well as to submit the child, can also temporarily change the baby’s eating patterns. It is no good to impose limits on the frequency or duration of feedings or feedings, which can result in too low intake of calories.
If a very small baby asleep for over three hours and does not claim food is good wake.
TRUE. Children generally give signals when they are hungry. However it is possible that newborns do not wake up as often as they need, so you have to be awakened if necessary to eat at least eight times in 24 hours.
Some children may have allergies to milk.
FALSE. The more natural food, healthy and harmless to your child could have is breast milk. If the baby shows signs of sensitivity related to food in general can be traced either very rare metabolic disease or any foreign protein that the mother had eaten and gained entry into breast milk and not breast milk itself. The latter is easily avoided by eliminating the food allergen from the diet for a while.
It is not always necessary to use both breasts at each feeding or nursing.
TRUE. It is important that the child garment long enough (at least ten minutes) to the same breast as the first low milk has less fat and therefore fewer calories than the “second milk.” If you switch sides soon, will fill with milk first, lower in calories, instead of obtaining the natural balance between the first and second milk. This could cause the child not gain weight appropriately by not consuming enough calories.
Breastfeeding a child for a long time can cause obesity when he grows up.
FALSE. Children are born with the capacity to ingest an adequate amount of milk required as needed. This ability to self-regulate their eating patterns occurs through breastfeeding. It is bottle-feeding and early introduction of other foods cause increased risk of obesity to grow, not breastfeeding.
It is important that the child gets used from newborn to breastfeed every 3 hours and keep that frequency.
FALSE. The amount of milk a mother produces is at its best when allowed to breastfeed your child healthy demand, ie as many times as you need. When the child is very young this may occur at time intervals less than three hours, because the gastric capacity of newborn baby is very small.
Position the baby “belly to belly” or “tummy to tummy area helps prevent having cramps.
TRUE. Place the baby in this way that promotes the child’s mouth perfectly surrounds the nipple, whereas if the child is positioned with the belly up and must latch the chest by turning the head sideways, it can leave a space between the mouth and chest through which air can, which may cause you discomfort or cramps.
It’s bad diet to lose weight during lactation.
TRUE. Breastfeeding is one of the biological time in which more energy is needed. If we restrict the amount of calories consumed can adversely affect milk production.