Breastfeeding Your Baby

December 22nd, 2013 by admin No comments »

Most health experts agree that breastfeeding is the best method of supplying a newborn’s nourishment for the mother and new baby alike. The feeding can only be done by the mother and can establish a bond with the baby right from the start. However, some babies have problems suckling, so the next best alternative is breast milk that is hand pumped and put into bottles. The advantage to this method is that that father can participate in the feeding process.

When first deciding as to whether breastfeed or not, a new mother should be aware that babies that are breastfed have lower infection rates, such as ear and stomach infections. These children also have less digestive problems such as diarrhea, fewer allergies, and a lower rate of skin disease. These babies also run a lower risk of being overweight and of developing anemia, high blood pressure, and diabetes. » Read more: Breastfeeding Your Baby

Benefits of Stopping Breastfeeding

December 22nd, 2013 by admin No comments »

From birth, mothers choosing to breast feed their infants began doing so. Every few hours, a newborn wants a meal. As the newborn grows, so does the time span between feedings. Eventually stopping breastfeeding will occur due to circumstances or a change of preference on the part of the infant, toddler, child, or mother.

The 4 are mentioned together because of the first 3 stages of growth of a newborn being directly attached to the mother. Without the mother physically breastfeeding through these stages, there is no need for stopping breastfeeding. Her opting for nursing, rather than bottle feeding in the beginning, will result in the termination of being the food supply at some time in the future. » Read more: Benefits of Stopping Breastfeeding