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Why bf newborn n

  1. 1. Why is breast milk best? Breast milk is the best food for baby because it includes all of the nutrients for baby needs in forms that are easy for her to digest. The milk a mother makes during the first few day after birth is called colostrums. Colostrum is very special because it provides your baby with just the right nutrients and contains lots of antibodies too.
  2. 2. Breastfeeding For Babies  Human milk provides virtually all the protein, sugar, and fat your baby needs to be healthy, and it also contains many substances that benefit your baby’s immune system, including antibodies, immune factors, enzymes, and white blood cells.  Breast milk has agents called antibodies in it to help protect infants from bacteria and viruses and to help them fight off infection and disease.  Human milk straight from the breast is always sterile.
  3. 3. Benefits for your baby • Infants who are breastfed exclusively have a lower risk for allergies, diarrhea, and childhood and adult diseases. • Exclusive breastfeeding is also linked with a lower risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and childhood leukemia. • Children who have been breastfed have less risk of becoming overweight or obese, even as adults. • Research has shown that children who had been breastfeeding had higher IQS.
  4. 4. Baby healthy
  5. 5. Breastfeeding and Allergies • Allergy prevention, there is some evidence that breastfeeding protects babies born to families with a history of allergies, compared to those babies who are fed either a standard cow’s milk based formula or a soy formula. • In these “at risk” families, breastfed babies generally had a lower risk of milk allergy, atopic dermatitis (commonly known as eczema), and wheezing early in life, if they were exclusively breastfed for at least four months.
  6. 6. JAUNIDS
  7. 7. A GOOD POSITION FOR YOU AND YOUR BABY…. • Sit straight up in your (comfortable) chair. Place the pillow on your lap. Have the glass of water within easy reach. Put on some relaxing music. • Put your baby on the pillow. Take off his wraps so he’s easier to manage and stays awake. • When nursing with your right breast, hold your baby with your left arm. With his bottom tucked under your elbow, place your left arm along his back. With the palm of your hand on the baby’s upper back and shoulders, your thumb and index finger should make a comfortable “C” around the base of his skull. • Lying horizontally on the pillow, with his head at the same level as his bottom, your baby should be tummy to tummy with you with his nose opposite your nipple.
  9. 9. Basic feeding routines and times • Newborns need to be fed 8-12 times every 24 hours. Once you’ve got the hang of it, most feeds take 20 minutes or so. But in the early days and weeks, they might take up to an hour. And as your baby grows, the time baby takes to feed will reduce, as will the number of feeds.