August 16, 2022

Breastfeeding in questions

Should we breastfeed on demand?
Yes and no. You must breastfeed each time baby hungry and as often as he wishes to promote lactation. On the other hand, it is better to avoid ineffective or drowsy tétouillements during which the nipple is simply moistened or seized partially. This risks creating cracks and jeopardizing the quality of thefeeding.

Should we give a breast or both ?
For a good start of thefeeding better, at first, give both bosom at each feeding.

Do you have enough milk?
This is not measured by the size of bosom neither to what escapes or not. The best indicator is the amount of diapers wet baby. Two or three first days, then six to eight.

Should we complement it?
Some supporters of thefeeding you will answer no. For which'feeding starts well, baby must suck a lot. Pediatric nurses, they often advise to accept a small supplement. A small bottle can help you relieve your bosom, help you to rest or give a bit more to your hungry little one. But this should not exceed two or three bottles on the five days spent at the maternity.

Should we wake up baby to suck it?
Better to try to stimulate it: caresses, tickling, toilet ... to suck at least 8 times in 24 hours. These feedings of the first days are essential to the hydration of the baby, good lactation, prevention of engorgement and jaundice.

A baby Does crying want to suck?
No, he can be sleepy, want to be hugged to smell, warm, hear the heart of his mother. To be rocked like when he was in the belly of his mother.

Breastfeeding 101: Answers to breastfeeding questions (August 2022)