Healthy Baby Sleep rules

Healthy Baby Sleep: Basic Rules Healthy baby sleep Fundamental rules As with adults, for toddlers, sleep is a great way to process all the information the brain receives in a day. How much sleep do children need, and what does lack of sleep lead to at a young age? How much do children need to sleep The need for sleep varies with age. Newborns sleep about 20 hours a day, children from 2 to 4 years old - about 16 hours, 4-5 year olds should be provided 13 hours of sleep, children 6-7 years old should sleep 12 hours, and adolescents need 9 hours of sleep. Unfortunately, in our time, not only parents who are busy with their careers and households, but also their children do not get enough sleep. According to statistics, about 5 percent of children are now sleep deprived as much as 1.5-2 hours a day, starting from toddler age. Why do children lack sleep Often the reason for lack of sleep is that not only mom and dad believe that proper sleep is not importa

How to breastfeed the baby correctly?

How to breastfeed the baby correctly?

How do I breastfeed my baby properly? How should I settle down to breastfeed? When should I put my baby to the breast? Is my baby getting enough milk?

These are all questions that a young mother who has chosen to breastfeed may ask herself, during the nine months of pregnancy or after the birth of her baby.

In addition to supporting the development of a strong mother-child bond, breast milk is the best food a mother can give her baby. But breastfeeding can be a source of worry, pain and it is necessary to anticipate, from pregnancy.

We try through this article to explain how to prepare well for the breastfeeding of your baby. By following these tips, your baby should be breastfeeding effectively and getting enough breastmilk so that breastfeeding goes smoothly.

During the first few weeks, if not the first month, you will surely take a little time to settle down, you and your baby, but you will see, it does not last! You will quickly put your baby to the breast, and can breastfeed anywhere and very easily!

After pregnancy, we only talk about the newborn and we all too often forget the mother ... However, the first rule for good breastfeeding is for the mother to be healthy, fit and confident!

Do not neglect yourself, take care of your diet, ask for advice if necessary, take care of yourself and your health!

You need to feel rested (as much as possible anyway!) And serene to breastfeed your baby properly.

How to prepare for breastfeeding with baby

For breastfeeding to be successful, you have to prepare properly. Especially at the beginning, by the time it takes to breastfeeding. After a few weeks, months, you and your baby will have become experts at breastfeeding, you won't need all of this setup!

Prepare your installation so that you have everything you need nearby (a glass of water, possibly a snack, music, a book, etc.) so you don't have to get up. You will be more serene, your baby's breastfeeding will go better and you will be able to breastfeed better!

In some mothers, milk may flow from the other breast while breastfeeding, so provide a pad or cup to avoid getting wet.

For the first time, get comfortable in a comfortable chair or couch to breastfeed. Support your back well, with a pillow or cushion if necessary. You must be very relaxed. Those who wish can also take a breastfeeding pillow to position their baby so that it is at the height of their breast.

And before you take your baby to breastfeed, remember to wash your hands. However, it is not necessary to clean your nipple before feeding, the smell of breast milk will stimulate and guide your baby.

Know how to detect the right time to breastfeed baby

If possible, try not to let your baby cry with hunger too much, she may get upset when you breastfeed.

Very quickly, you will learn to recognize your baby's signs: hands to mouth, movements of the lips ... and you will know when to put him to the breast so that he is then calm and patient and is in the best possible position to take enough breast milk. Trust him, babies know how to send signs of imminent hunger!

  A good position to breastfeed baby

It is essential to position your baby correctly to breastfeed
to suck properly, your baby must:
 - your baby has his belly pressed against you, even see his head (if he is embarrassed to breathe, try to press his buttocks a little more or lift your breast),

 - your baby takes all of the nipple and the halo (at least most of it) in the mouth to properly stimulate milk production. Be careful, however, that it does not pull on the nipple to avoid the appearance of cracks,

 - your baby has his lower jaw far enough from the breast to suck properly,

While breastfeeding, if your baby is sucking and swallowing milk on a regular basis, then you are fine!

There are many positions to support your baby during breastfeeding: position of the Madonna, the deckchair, the rugby ball ... test them, some are better suited to certain babies, and to certain mothers!

How to take care of your breasts to avoid pain

Breastfeeding pains are not inevitable. Do not hesitate to seek advice if you have any doubts about the development of a crack or crack during breastfeeding.

As soon as you are pregnant, take care of your breasts and massage them with oil to hydrate them well.

If your baby is head correctly, you shouldn't feel any pain on your nipple. As soon as you feel pain, try to put your baby back on the breast.

You can also massage your nipples after each feeding with a drop of your milk to prevent chapping and cracking. Dab dry with a clean cotton pad or cotton ball and try to wait a bit before putting your bra back on.

If despite everything, your breast is damaged, you can apply a dab of purified lanolin cream to your nipples to speed up healing. Lanolin is a fat extracted from the ooze of sheep that can be ingested without risk to the baby.

To conclude

Breastfeeding is not always easy, you might as well prepare for it, during the months of pregnancy or just after birth, by asking for advice from those around you and in particular from the health professionals who accompany you. .

Take care of yourself, don't neglect your diet and health, get plenty of rest and prepare properly for latching


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