Breastfeeding the First Few Hours

Written by Demetria Zinga


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1.)Be sure you are comfortable. Relax your body and muscles. Now, bring your baby to you (donít lean into your baby!) 2.)With your opposite hand support your breast with your thumb on top and your fingers belowrepparttar areola. 3.)Make sure Babyís mouth is opened wide, and that his lower gum is belowrepparttar 147915 base ofrepparttar 147916 areola. You donít want Baby to accidentally bite down onrepparttar 147917 tip of your nipple. That could hurt and send you both in tears! 4.)Compress your breasts gently, inserting as much milk into your infantís mouth as possible 5.)When your baby has indicated that heís full, or perhaps has fallen asleep, itís time to endrepparttar 147918 feeding. If baby has not come offrepparttar 147919 breast by himself, you will need to breakrepparttar 147920 suction by placing your finger intorepparttar 147921 corner of his mouth until you feelrepparttar 147922 release.

Breastcare

No doubt you may find your nipples to be cracked or sore inrepparttar 147923 beginning, especially if Babyís latch wasnít positioned correctly. It is recommended to leave your bra flaps down and allow your nipples to air dry right after a nursing session. There are also ointments and creams made especially for these predicaments. You may also find that your breasts are leaking milk throughoutrepparttar 147924 day. My recommendation would be to nurse as frequently as your baby requires, especially since breast milk is digested so quickly. Others would rather express their milk manually or by using a breast pump, in order to store milk for family members to help out with feedings. Yet another solution, though temporary, is to wear nursing pads in your bra, to keeprepparttar 147925 milk from leaking through your clothing. Remember, though, that your milk is flowing regularly as a normal part ofrepparttar 147926 nursing process, and that your natural let-down reflex is sometimes an indication of an upcoming feeding time. Before you begin pumping, you may want to checkrepparttar 147927 clock to be sure itís not time to feed Baby again.

For more details on breastfeeding and breast care, you can contact your local local La Leche League. They can help with securing equipment, materials, and advice about breastfeeding.

-- Demetria Zinga isrepparttar 147928 founder and owner of www.faith-media.com, a technology and consulting firm which specializes in web design and hosting, graphics and print designs, internet marketing, and e-training. She is alsorepparttar 147929 founder of www.christianladies.net, an interactive ezine, blog, and podcast for Christian women.

Demetria Zinga is the founder and owner of www.faith-media.com, a technology and consulting firm which specializes in web design and hosting, graphics and print designs, internet marketing, and e-training. She is also the founder of www.christianladies.net, an interactive ezine, blog, and podcast for Christian women.


Be The Parent

Written by Demetria Zinga


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How easy was that!

Beingrepparttar parent has become a whole lot easier now that Iíve realizedrepparttar 147914 importance of setting limits. Setting limits is not an overnight process. It takes some time. I am aware that there will be plenty of mornings awaiting me when I will be faced with new and different challenges. But you know whatrepparttar 147915 best part of this journey is?

Beingrepparttar 147916 parent.

-- Demetria Zinga isrepparttar 147917 founder and owner of www.faith-media.com, a technology and consulting firm which specializes in web design and hosting, graphics and print designs, internet marketing, and e-training. She is alsorepparttar 147918 founder of www.christianladies.net, an interactive ezine, blog, and podcast for Christian women.



Demetria Zinga is the founder and owner of www.faith-media.com, a technology and consulting firm which specializes in web design and hosting, graphics and print designs, internet marketing, and e-training. She is also the founder of www.christianladies.net, an interactive ezine, blog, and podcast for Christian women.


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