breastfeeding

breastfeeding is the most natural gift and the healthiest way of nurturing your newborn, infant and little child by the age of two. breast milk is the food that is naturally best suited to the needs and capabilities of a healthy baby. breastfeeding and mother’s milk improves the health of the mother, child, and health throughout the whole life.

breast milk

not only the composition but also the quantity of milk is adjusted to the child’s age and his needs and that is why breast milk is a standard of nutrition. the level of protein in human milk is quite low, but their amino acid composition is maximum adjusted to the needs of an infant. whey proteins dominate over casein proteins in mother’s milk. amino acid taurine from breast milk is important for the development of the central nervous system.

milk’s major carbohydrate is lactose, it’s an energy source and it favors lactic bacteria (they play a protective role against bacteria, viruses and prevent the development of allergic diseases. breast milk has priceless value because it contains everything needed for physical, psychological, social, emotional and cognitive development, the development of all senses and intelligence and protects against many infections and allergies.

why breastfeed?

the benefits of breastfeeding for mother are manifold: it helps to establish an emotional bond with the baby, reduces the risk of postpartum depression, reduces bleeding after birth and the risk of anemia, contributes to weight normalization, and long-term effects are lower chances of osteoporosis and onset of malignant breast and ovary diseases. breastfeeding contributes to harmonious family relations, relives family budget, saves time.

 

touch as breastfeeding upgrade

from birth, touch is fundamental to physical and mental development. babies who have experienced skin-to-skin touch breastfeed successfully, they are more relaxed and sleep better. babies laid on the mother’s stomach immediately after birth, within the first 30 minutes, instinctively want to reach the mother’s nipple. skin-to-skin contact should be maintained within the first 60 minutes of birth if there are no medical barriers. also, this kind of touch, allows mom and baby to get to know each other. moms, in this case, feel safe and capable of meeting the baby’s needs. besides the importance of early feeding and creating affection, a baby in the mother’s arms can help expel the placenta faster, which reduces the risk of postpartum hemorrhage. skin-to-skin touch enhances breastfeeding. that way babies get to know their mother’s scent and touch immediately. exposure to bacteria on the mother’s skin helps to develop the immune system.

skin-to-skin organic relation

skin-to-skin contact is beneficial for a baby of any age. especially for mothers with breastfeeding problems. benefits for babies who have skin-to-skin contact with their mothers are multiple, but it is very well known that because of this type of closeness their breathing and heart rate are more even, they cry less and their blood sugar rises. after all, lying on their mother’s breasts, babies listen to the most beautiful music, the beats of mom’s heart, which relaxes them and makes them fall asleep. newborns are significantly sensitive to the change of temperature, so the fabric of baby’s clothes is extremely important. if we are wondering what is the best choice for babies who have felt the benefits of skin-to-skin touch, then it is certainly natural organic cotton.

dr. Ivana Filipović, mum and doctor

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