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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Breast Feeding Tips for Indian Women

Breast feeding for Indian women isn’t a subject that is discussed very well by gynecologists in India. Most Indian women are confused about how to breast feed a baby the right way.
It is a well known fact that most would-be mothers and women dread this process the most. The reason for this trend is quite simple – there just isn’t information and help available out there to help women understand the best method to feed their baby mother’s milk from the breasts.
This step-by-step guide will help you figure out the best, and most natural process and positions for feeding your baby.
  • The very first step is to get comfortable, and calm yourself. Forget about all the hype that surrounds this very natural maternal process. Now, hold your bady in your arms, cradling him in a position that has his stomach pressed against yours.
  • Gently proceed to prop up the infant with a soft pillow, and sit back comfortably. Don’t try to lean forward, because it will make you uncomfortable really soon.
  • Hold the areola of the breast you intend to feed with, and firmly proceed to raise your baby to it. Gently rub it across his top lip.
  • Your infant will now open his mouth, which is when you should lift him a little more until his lower jaw attached itself to your breast.
  • Gently tilt his head forward; enough so that the entire nipple can be sucked into the mouth. That’s it – this position is optimum for your baby to feed on his/her mother’s milk.
The entire process of feeding with your breasts is as simple as that. The above mentioned steps will endure that your baby does the rest, by sucking on your nippled to drink the nourishing milk that your body produces naturally.

Tips

  • The basic process of breast feeding for Indian women isn’t difficult to learn at all – you just need to give it some time, and soon enough, you’ll be comfortable with the entire process.
  • Getting the right position is an essential aspect of being comfortable with your infant sucking at your breasts. Just remember that there’s nothing like a mother’s milk for a child to grow up well.
  • The position that you keep your baby in is also an important factor. He/she should always be on its side, facing you. As your feeding sessions progress, you can always try out other positions, for one that is comfortable for you, and your child.
  • Don’t continue using one breast for all the feeding, since it will then become sore really soon. Alternate between your breasts to ensure that your body can keep up with the growing appetite of your child.
Positions For Indian Women
There are a number of positions that breast feeding Indian women cab try out. Here is advice on some of the best positions for Indian mothers:

Lying down
  • Place a few pillows behind your back to provide adequate comfort and support to it. The next step is to position your infant’s tummy against yours.
  • Adjust yourself till the point where the baby’s mouth is in front of your nipple. Don’t forget to provide support to prevent the baby from rolling backwards.

Football hold

  • This position is simple, and provides mothers with the benefit of being comfortable during long feeding sessions. Keep your infant tucked under your arm, while you lay down along the side.
  • Don’t forget a place a pillow beside you to place the baby on. The back of the infant’s head should be resting against your palm, and his/her back should be supported by your inner forearm.
  • This position is known to be of great help to those mothers who have undergone a C-section, and also for those babies who are encountering problems latching on the nipple.

Cradle

  • The cradle holding position is the most commonly used placement by Indian mothers. The first step is to place your baby across your stomach, with his/her mouth facing your body.
  • Ensure that the infant’s head is positioned along the bend of your elbow, and that the mouth is directly in front of the nipple. The baby’s body should be positioned in a straight line, while the baby’s lower arm should be tucked around your waist.
Cross Cradle
  • This position is quite similar to the cradle hold. A major difference being that the infant rests in arm opposite the breast you want to provide for feeding.
  • Ensure that the child is positioned such that he/she is at level with your breast, with the mouth face-to-face with the nipple.
  • This position is ideal for those infants who have trouble latching on to their mother’s breast for feeding.
  • Most women and mothers tend to find it quite difficult to feed their babies in the initial days, but its something that one can became good at over successive sessions.

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