Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
Medicine | By Douglas Stevenson

Kajiado nursing moms given tips on breastfeeding

Kajiado nursing moms given tips on breastfeeding

However, there are several other barriers to breastfeeding children including ignorance of benefits of breastfeeding, improper advice from friends and family leading to supplement breast milk with formula, lack of support for working mothers from employers in providing environment conducive for breastfeeding, and lack of trained health workers who can guide new mothers about the right techniques of breastfeeding.

There are those bosses who want you back at work within the month that you give birth, which is the same time that your child needs you the most and still exclusively breastfeeding. It means the child will not be giving water or herbal concoction for a whole six months. "Nursing mothers should not make excuses of their jobs or career for not doing exclusive breastfeeding because the advantages to the baby are too many", she submitted.

A child's health is most vulnerable during the first 1 000 days of its life.

The Governor's wife commended the theme for this year: "Breastfeeding: Foundation for Life", describing it as apt and the basic truth about the practice.

One way breastfeeding can boost a baby's health is by warding off food allergies. These benefits are irrespective of where you live and your economic status.

New Delhi, Aug 7 Out of 26 million babies born in a year, about 15 million are not able to begin breast feeding within one hour of birth which is very crucial in providing immunity to infants, according to a new report. It also contains antibodies that help the baby fight off infection.

She said putting a baby to the breast in the first hour of life was a major safeguard against infant's death, adding that exclusive breast-feeding for the first six months, help them to grow, prevents under nutrition, promotes brain development while reducing the risk of overweight.

Breastfeeding also has a positive effect on the mother. Breastfeeding also reduces ill health in children, improves their educational potential and probably their earnings as adults.

Mothers need to be encouraged to breastfeed their children for various reasons.

The 33-year-old mother took to Twitter, explaining how she desperately wanted to breastfeed her baby but struggled. Mothers should feed the baby immediately after birth in one hour time and should frequently breastfeed after that, irrespective of whether the milk is produced or not. The HMOs are the third most abundant solid component in human milk after lactose and fat.

Globally about 40 per cent of babies are not on exclusive breastfeeding. World Health Organization recommends that infants should be exclusively breastfed to meet their evolving nutritional requirements. But health care facilities should make this as the priority and try and achieve this with every mother.

Another important issue is how soon mothers are expected to breastfeed their babies. Breast milk is packed with nourishment to ensure a baby's good health and survival. Due to insufficiency in donors milk, the milk has been mostly restricted to NICU (Newborn Intensive Care Specialists) babies compared to term babies. "It's been shown that feeding formula too early puts babies at risk of developing allergies".

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