The question of breastfeeding worries every pregnant woman, especially if she is waiting for the first child. The benefits of breastfeeding today are obvious, proven and clearly communicated to the public, and now the expectant mother is constantly worried is there enough milk? Will this milk be fatty enough? Will the baby like it?
Much less attention is paid to pregnant concerns not about the child, but about themselves, beloved. And in vain; after all, the problems that may arise with the breast during feeding cracks, milk stagnation, mastitis, etc., no less adversely affect the health of the newborn than, for example, the insufficient fat content of milk. This is not surprising: such problems significantly complicate the feeding process, give the mother painful sensations, and her stress is transmitted to the child.
It is difficult to predict in advance how much milk a particular woman will have. Of course, there are many different folk methods to enhance lactation nuts with honey, dried dates, etc.; but doctors are usually quite skeptical of such recipes: they say, milk is either there or not, and then you should not torture yourself or your baby, but simply switch to artificial feeding.
The situation is quite different with the possibility of preventing such a serious problem as nipple cracks, which cause many problems to young mothers and children. In itself, mother’s milk, like the mouth of a child, is sterile; but the cracks become foci of infection and turn out to be dangerous not only directly for the mother, but also for the infant, whose immunity has not yet had time to form.
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