Grip the areola before starting the handle. If it is hard (turgid), you should take (milk) some milk to make it easier to handle. Also, if your breast is too bulky, press it against the chest wall. Hold and lift with the opposite hand, placing the four fingers together down the breast, while the thumb is above the areola.
- There is no need to push the breast away from the baby’s nose.
- The child will do this by leaning his head back slightly.
- If possible, the first breastfeeding should already be in the delivery room.
- At each feeding, you can offer both breasts, depending on the child’s need.
- And breastfeed whenever the child wishes and according to the pediatrician’s instructions.No matter the time.Be it day or night. The baby’s mandibular cycle of movement, during breastfeeding, stimulates the harmonic growth of the infant’s face.
- But remember: on the next feeding, offer first the breast that the baby has last fed.
- Let your baby spontaneously release the breast.
If this does not occur, you can put the tip of the little finger in the baby’s mouth. By the labial commissure, you break the vacuum and do not hurt the nipple. At the end of the feeding, the nipple is slightly elongated and round, and should not be flat or red.
Family support is critical. Talking about your doubts, yearnings and experiences is part of the breastfeeding learning process. This increases your self-confidence. And leave the moment more and more calm and affectionate.
During the breastfeeding period, softwareleverage advises you wear cotton bras with wide, appropriately sized loops.
Wash your hands before each feeding.
Take some milk off after breastfeeding and spread on the nipple and areola. This care helps protect the nipple. There may be increased nipple sensitivity and breast engorgement. Breast engorgement is characterized by excess milk in the breasts, popularly called “milk cobblestone” that can occur at any stage of breastfeeding although it is more common in the first few days after the baby is born.
In case of engorgement, the areola and nipple will be planed, which will make it difficult to handle the baby.
Therefore, in this case, it is recommended that the woman breastfeed the breast a little before offering the baby.
Tips to prevent breast fissures.
Before starting feeding, check that the areolar region is flexible. When the region is not flexible, it is necessary to empty near the areola until softening it;
Position the baby correctly on the breast: The baby should snatch as much as he can from the areola region, not just the nipple; To open your mouth wide, hold your breast with your hand in a “C” shape, gently pass the nipple at the corner of the lips, when it opens its mouth wide, insert the breast. The more areola the baby sniffs the smaller the probability of cracking;
Check for signs of baby’s good grip: The baby’s chin should stay flat against the breast and the cheeks should be rounded. Dimples and noise when sucking are incorrect hand signals;
Do not interrupt the feeding, the baby should leave the breast spontaneously. If you have to stop, put a finger gently in the corner of the baby’s mouth to stop sucking.
When the baby properly grasps the breast, you should not feel pain, perhaps, just a few hooks in the first suctions.
The appearance of cracks does not mean interrupting breastfeeding. Fissures cause pain but do not stop you from continuing to breastfeed your baby, most of the time, the pain disappears as soon as the baby’s handle is corrected. Treating cracks as often as before ensures that the timing of breastfeeding continues to be pleasurable to the mother. What stimulates the continuity of breastfeeding.