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28.1.2008 Exclusive Breastfeeding For 6 Months

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28.1.2008 Exclusive Breastfeeding For 6 Months

  1. 1. WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK - 2004 <ul><li>EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING: </li></ul><ul><li>THE GOLD STANDARD </li></ul><ul><li>SAFE, </li></ul><ul><li>SOUND, </li></ul><ul><li>SUSTAINABLE </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>š SAFE </li></ul><ul><li>Because it contains: </li></ul><ul><li>Protective factors which </li></ul><ul><li>help to prevent and fight infections, </li></ul><ul><li>such as diarrhoea and pneumonia, </li></ul><ul><li>and reduce the risk of </li></ul><ul><li>Allergic conditions, particularly asthma. </li></ul>WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK - 2004
  3. 3. <ul><li>š SOUND </li></ul><ul><li>Because nutrients in breastmilk are present in the right quantity and they are of special quality. </li></ul><ul><li>Formula and other foods contain nutrients in different amounts, and of very different quality. </li></ul>WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK - 2004
  4. 4. <ul><li>š SUSTAINABLE </li></ul><ul><li>Because it helps a household’s food security. </li></ul><ul><li>So long as an infant’s mother is there, breastmilk is available. </li></ul><ul><li>A woman can make good milk from any mixture of foods, however simple. </li></ul>WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK - 2004
  5. 5. <ul><li>Most babies are not exclusively breastfed. </li></ul><ul><li>According to NFHS-2 only 55.2 percent of babies breastfeed exclusively, even in the first 3 months of life. </li></ul>WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK - 2004
  6. 6. <ul><li>However, breastmilk can provide </li></ul><ul><li>all that babies normally need </li></ul><ul><li>for the first six months of life, </li></ul><ul><li>including all the water, </li></ul><ul><li>even in very hot climates. </li></ul>WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK - 2004
  7. 7. WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK - 2004 <ul><li>To ensure that her baby gets enough milk, a </li></ul><ul><li>mother needs to: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be confident with her self </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>and believe that her milk is the </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>safest and soundest for her baby; </li></ul></ul></ul>1
  8. 8. <ul><li>To ensure that her baby gets enough milk, a mother needs to: </li></ul><ul><li>Start breastfeeding soon after delivery, </li></ul><ul><li>to stimulate milk production; </li></ul>WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK - 2004 2
  9. 9. <ul><li>To ensure that her baby gets enough milk, a mother needs to: </li></ul><ul><li>Know how to make sure that her baby is properly attached to the breast, </li></ul><ul><li>so that the baby can suckle effectively . </li></ul>WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK - 2004 3
  10. 10. <ul><li>To ensure that her baby gets enough milk, a mother needs to: </li></ul><ul><li>Let the baby suckle frequently - whenever he or she wants to – both day and night . </li></ul><ul><li>This is called demand feeding , or baby-led feeding. </li></ul>WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK - 2004 4
  11. 11. <ul><li>To ensure that her baby gets enough milk, a mother needs to: </li></ul><ul><li>Let the baby continue suckling for as long as he or she wants, at each feed. </li></ul>WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK - 2004 5
  12. 12. TO RECAPITULATE THE FIVE POINTS ARE: 1.Be confident with her self and believe that her milk is the safest and soundest for her baby 2. Start breastfeeding soon after delivery, to stimulate milk production 3.Know how to make sure that her baby is properly attached to the breast, so that the baby can suckle effectively 4. Let the baby suckle frequently - whenever he or she wants to – both day and night . This is called demand feeding , or baby-led feeding 5. Let the baby continue suckling for as long as he or she wants, at each feed
  13. 13. TO RECAPITULATE THE FIVE POINTS ARE: 1.Be confident with her self and believe that her milk is the safest and soundest for her baby 2. Start breastfeeding soon after delivery, to stimulate milk production 3.Know how to make sure that her baby is properly attached to the breast, so that the baby can suckle effectively 4. Let the baby suckle frequently - whenever he or she wants to – both day and night . This is called demand feeding , or baby-led feeding 5. Let the baby continue suckling for as long as he or she wants, at each feed
  14. 14. <ul><li>š FIRST MONTH: </li></ul><ul><li>This is a crutial period, especially the first week. </li></ul><ul><li>Mothers can easily doubt their milk supply whenever the baby cries. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Wetness test” should help most mothers to clear their doubts. </li></ul><ul><li>Proper guidance and firm assurance has to be given to the mothers. </li></ul>MONTH WISE APPROACH TO SUPPORTING EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING
  15. 15. <ul><li>š SECOND MONTH: </li></ul><ul><li>During the first dpt-opv visit , the health worker weighs the child and assures the mother of the good weight gain. </li></ul><ul><li>Any baby on exclusive breastfeeds who has gained more than 500 grammes in one month period, can be assured tht the breastmilk supply is adequate. </li></ul>MONTH WISE APPROACH TO SUPPORTING EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING
  16. 16. <ul><li>š THIRD MONTH: </li></ul><ul><li>During the second dpt- opv visit , weight gain of the baby. </li></ul><ul><li>Development in the baby should be assesed. </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence of the mother should be built to continue exclusive breastfeeding. </li></ul>MONTH WISE APPROACH TO SUPPORTING EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING
  17. 17. <ul><li>š FOURTH MONTH: </li></ul><ul><li>During the third dpt-opv visit , </li></ul><ul><li>again weight gain and baby’s development should be assesed and </li></ul><ul><li>mother further encouraged to continue exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months. </li></ul>MONTH WISE APPROACH TO SUPPORTING EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING
  18. 18. <ul><li>š FIFTH MONTH: </li></ul><ul><li>This is a difficult period since most mothers would not be bringing their babies till 9 months for the next immunization visit. </li></ul><ul><li>Hence care should be taken to clearly emphasise on the need for exclusive breastfeeding (ebf) for 6 months and also mothers should be encouraged to have their babies weighed every month in the health facility. </li></ul><ul><li>This step can sustain the mother support for ebf for 6 months. </li></ul>MONTH WISE APPROACH TO SUPPORTING EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING
  19. 19. <ul><li>š SIXTH MONTH: </li></ul><ul><li>Congratulate the mother on her unique achievement. </li></ul><ul><li>Breastfeeding should continue for two years or beyond with traditionally accepted home-made supplements from 6 months onwards. </li></ul><ul><li>The baby should be breastfed till the second birthday. </li></ul>MONTH WISE APPROACH TO SUPPORTING EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING

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