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Goodbye Breast Feeding

Since I gave birth to our little one, I have been feeding him breast milk. I choice to give him breast milk over formula milk because of its complete nutrition that is essential in baby’s development. It is a unique nutritional source that cannot be replace by any other food or formula milk. For more than a month I have been feeding him breast milk alone. I only give him formula milk when he gets hungry during our check up. I was quite hesitant to do breastfeeding on public places, as most areas don’t have a breastfeeding room. Just before he turns two months, I formally introduced him to infant formula. I feed him 60ml of infant formula once a day. It was because he seems not satisfy with breast milk alone. We started 60ml then eventually his demands increased. On his fourth month I was giving him 120ml and when he turned five months I’m giving him 180ml every four hours. On his fourth month, he started to like the formula milk over breast milk. He was not satisfied with breast milk alone that is why after every breastfeeding, formula milk should follow. And eventually on his fifth month

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Breastfeeding: Have it the Right Way

It is important to take time to ensure that your baby is properly latched on before you start feeding because you could develop a sore nipple if breastfeeding is done in a wrong way. Here are few guides to proper breastfeeding: Sit up in bed, in a comfortable armchair, or in a rocking chair with your feet flat on the floor or in a stool to bring your knees up. Make sure that your back is properly supported, pillows are a must.  Use them as a support behind your back, your elbow or your lap to support the baby. Position your baby at your breast level and hold him with his nose and mouth facing your nipple. Also holding your baby tummy to tummy is a comfortable position for both of you as this will help the baby to latch on properly. Lying side by side is ideal and recommended for mother’s who went a caesarean section. Once your baby opens his mouth wide, bring him to the breast and ensure that he takes all of the nipple and the areola into his mouth. The areola is the black part surrounding the nipple. If the baby is not latching well, try removing him from the breast by inserting your finger into

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Breastmilk: The Nature’s Perfect Food for Babies

It is no doubt that breastfeeding is good for both mother and baby. It is perfectly balanced and contains everything that the baby needs to grow and develop. It is easy for babies to digest breastmilk and most of all contains antibodies which protect them from illness and even has growth hormones. It is a very safe product which stood the test of time, this is why since my little one was born I am trying to breastfeed him and I am so thankful that I don’t have problem with breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is also good for mother as it helps the womb to contract more quickly after birth, this will also help mommies to get back in shape more quickly. It is ideal to breastfeed soon after your child is born so when you feel ready, ask the nurses to help you start breastfeeding. In my case, it was the nurses who insisted and keep on reminding me to start breastfeeding immediately. To breastfeed, make sure that you are both comfortable and your back is properly supported before you start feeding. Sit with your back supported, your legs down and your feet flat on the floor. This position will help

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