Mom’s milk is constantly useful for her infants, whether it is thin or hard. The milk color won’t make any issue for your infant. Mother can also continue her breast feeding even if suffering from disease like asthma, malaria, cold or typhoid. If the mother is working outside the home, it is not safe to start bottle feeding. Working mothers can feed their baby without ever using the bottle. She can feed it in different position. But the position of the infant at the breast ought to be right. This is focused around the way that breast milk gathers in the widened channels that lie underneath the areola, the dim parcel behind the areola of the breast. The breast ought to be put into the infant’s mouth so that a great part of the areola — particularly the allotment beneath the areola — is not unmistakable while the child is suckling.
Let the infant continue suckling from one breast regardless of the possibility that she appears to have nodded off and her eyes are closed. Offer the other breast when your child leaves completely the first breast. If the child is fulfilled and stand outside, offer the other at the next feed. In the situation where you have twins, feeding milk from one breast is sufficient for each baby.
Some mothers’ breasts feel heftily ponderous or congested 3 to 4 days after delivery. This implies that the mother is not bolstering the child enough. She ought to offer the infant regular encourages or express the milk for the following 2 to 3 feeds. In the event that the greatness is permitted to remain, the mother will feel more uneasiness and the infant will experience issues in suckling.
If the baby is sucking it’s fingure, never assume that she might be in hungry and not getting sufficient milk from you. You can also observe her urine. The light color indicates that she has got the sufficient milk. And the yellowish color indicates that baby has taken vitamins.
- It’s recommended to brush your kids teeth at least twice a day and flossing once a day to avoid tooth decay and gum disease.
- Never forget to brush all parts of the teeth (front, back, tops, at the gums).
- Brush the tongue, because bacteria hide in the grooves of the tongue.
- Always use soft bristles toothbrush. Harder toothbrush can cause damage baby’s teeth and gums. Change the toothbrush every 3 months or when the bristles begin to loose shape.
- Use only a small pea amount of fluoride toothpaste. For children under 2 years old, use the fluoride toothpaste at a size of rice grain.
- If the child refuses the toothpaste, try brushing the teeth by wetting the toothbrush and rinse the mouth with a small amount of fluoride.
- Floss both sides of teeth that are close to each other.
First six months are the crucial period of your baby to grow. To stay healthy, breast milk is the only food where your baby gets all benefits to grow. If you want to give any other food, you need not stop the breastfeeding completely, because it would be hard to start breastfeeding again.
Breastfeeding is natural and healthy diet for your baby. It contains antibodies that help the immune system to fight the infections. The main thing is that it makes a bond with your baby. The baby needs 10 micro-grams of vitamin D each day. And it is necessary for one year to your baby. Sun light is also a great source of vitamin D. you have to feed breast milk until your baby is two years old. You can continue breast milk after two years as it protects your baby’s health, which other food including infant formula doesn’t. Breast feeding is also helps mothers to avoid the risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
Time to start solid foods:
Starting solid foods too early or too late can cause problems. From birth, your baby has been growing on breast milk. Breastfeed more often when your baby seems hungry during a growth spurt. At six months your baby needs extra iron that can get from solid foods. It provides different flavors and nutrients to your baby. However breast milk is essential food and no one can ignore this fact.
How I know my baby is ready for solid foods:
• six months old
• holds her head up
• sits up in a high chair
• opens her mouth wide for food
• eat the foods instead of pushing it out
Initially your baby will show all signs that he doesn’t accept and like the foods. If it happens, stop and try it on the next day. Find the time that your baby is in a pleasant mood. Judge the signs of readiness. Never try to compare with another baby and force to feed the solid foods. You can also consult with your doctor. Start the new food in the morning or at lunchtime. At feeding time, never leave your baby alone. Do not force your baby to eat.
Procedure to feed the new food:
• Put a small amount of food on the tip of a small spoon. Hold the spoon that your baby can see it. Then put it in his mouth only when he opens it.
• If your baby does not devour the food, wait for other days to try.
If you find the signs of rash, vomiting, diarrhea, or breathing issues, stop feeding the food or consult the baby doctor.