All about breastfeeding in the first week
The early days of your baby's birth are full of enthusiasm and happiness, especially if you are a new mother. However, you will feel some confusion during your first moments of dating, and you may have some difficulty taking care of yourself and yourself, especially when it's time for your first baby
It is important to prepare your breasts for prenatal breastfeeding, and to educate yourself about breastfeeding, how it is and how to deal with it. The first few weeks of breastfeeding are a period of learning for you and your baby. You need a lot of patience and help from doctors, specialists, and family women who have passed the test. In your first steps in breastfeeding, read the article
How does breastfeeding milk differ in the early days?
In the early days, the breast comes down to what is known as a sarcophagus. It is dense, creamy, low fat, easy to digest, yellowish, and contains a large number of proteins, vitamins, and antibiotics that play an important role in building your baby's immune system
Milk helps to protect your baby from infection and future diseases, regulate the functioning of his digestive system and support his healthy growth, and maintain the milk on the same composition for 30 hours after birth, and then begins to change and increase the amount according to the needs of your baby
What about the first bite?
It is best to breastfeed your baby within half an hour of giving birth, but most mothers do so after an hour and a half and maybe a little longer until the baby is weighed, cleaned and reassured by the doctor
In the first trimester, it is important that your baby's skin touches your skin so that he feels safe and recognizes you. If you are Caesarean birth, the nurses can place it near you to touch your body so that you can carry it and breastfeed it
The first dose takes about 20 to 30 minutes and then you take a rest and put it on the other breast for another 20 minutes. Your baby will not need more than one teaspoon of milk as first breastfeeding because of milk density and small stomach. During the first few days, and the effort of breastfeeding will help him learn the skills of sucking, swallowing and breathing before your breasts produce more and less dense amounts of milk to suit his future food needs
Know that breastfeeding is an innate thing, and your baby will often know how to suck your breasts, and with a little patience and with the help of the nurses, the task will be easy. In the case of cesarean delivery, medicines in your body may cause sleepiness for your baby. You should wake him gently to complete the feeding
Mother breastfeeding her daughter. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo