Do You Know These 8 Facts About Childbirth And Breastfeeding?

Childbirth and breastfeeding are two tightly related areas of women’s life. These are very essential areas, too. Most women have tons of questions about them. So, here are 8 facts for you to consider and learn on the above mentioned subject.

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Childbirth

Childbirth is a little miracle

1. Breastfeeding is not an instinct

While breastfeeding is an instinct for babies, it is not for mothers. Mothers have to learn breastfeeding and that is a fact. Here is where the most frustration comes in for new mothers. They believe, breastfeeding is an instinct and it has to flow naturally. In most cases it does not and new mothers get frustrated. The good news is that breastfeeding is a skill you can learn.

2. Breastfeeding your baby can help to avoid milk allergies

By breastfeeding your baby you significantly cut down the chances for her or him to develop milk allergy in the future.

3. Breastfeeding helps to control childbirth

Breastfeeding works as a natural control for conceptions. Women stop having period, while breastfeeding. However, you should know that it is not a perfect way to control conception. You still can conceive, while breastfeeding.

4. Breastfeeding boosts the immune system of your baby

During the first six months of life your baby gets your immune protection from various ARDs and other infections. That is why breastfed babies get them very rarely, compared to the bottle fed ones. Do you know these benefits of breastfeeding?

5. Lack of sleep can cut down your milk supply

One of the reasons for the drop in lactation can be the lack of sleep and rest. If you do not get enough sleep and get anxious about everything, you may start having problems with lactation. These problems can be easily fixed by getting some rest and sleep. In case you develop a hard depressive condition, you should consult your doctor about it. Find out what kind of correlation exists between postpartum depression and breastfeeding.

6. You should express milk to boost your lactation

Some new mothers think that milk expression is needed for those, who have too much milk. In reality, milk expression can help you to boost your lactation. The more you stimulate your breast and express milk, the more you signal your brain of the need to produce more milk. So, frequent milk expression helps you to increase the quantity of produced breast milk.

7. How long should breastfeeding last?

According to WHO the best term for breastfeeding is at least one year. Then you may want to stop it or go on with it, if you wish to. There is no set term for breastfeeding. Every situation is different. However, there are cases, when stopping breastfeeding is not desirable even after one year. Your baby may have certain health problems, for instance, etc.

8.  When should the breastfeeding be started?

The fact is that the best time to start breastfeeding is an hour after the parturition. Such early breastfeeding start can cause positive effects both for the mother and the baby. The baby gets its immune system boosted and the mother gets her uterus stimulated to contract.

As you may see, there are many great facts to learn about childbirth and breastfeeding. Some of them can help you to avoid certain mistakes and frustrations.

Read more on:
http://www.livestrong.com/article/529989-breast-feeding-in-infants-milk-allergies/
http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/breastfeeding/facts/en/index.html

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