Breast Feeding Support

Many medical specialists advise that breastfeeding should be continued in addition to other foods for the baby's first year.

The frequency with which you should nurse your infant depends on your kid's meal preference—whether the baby likes small, regular meals or lengthier feedings. Newborns frequently require feedings every 2-3 hours.

About the breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is often known as nursing. It is the procedure of feeding a mother's breast milk to her newborn, either directly from the breast or by releasing (pumping out) the milk from the breast and providing it to the baby via a bottle.

Colostrum, transitional milk, and mature milk are the three phases of breast milk.

The first phase of breast milk is called colostrum. It happens during pregnancy and can last several days after the baby is born. It has a yellow or creamy colour. It is also significantly thicker than milk production later in the nursing process.

  • Colostrum contains a high protein concentration, fat-soluble vitamins, minerals, and immunoglobulins.
  • Transitional milk appears after colostrum and lasts about two weeks. It is higher in calories than colostrum.
  • The final milk is mature. It contains 90% water, which is required to keep your newborn hydrated. The remaining 10% comprises carbs, proteins, and lipids, all required for growth and energy.

Different Types Of Breastfeeding

Some women breastfeed entirely, while others breastfeed only partially. Here are a few methods women choose to breastfeed.

Exclusive Breastfeeding

Exclusive nursing refers to placing a child at the breast for all feedings without using a bottle or any other supplement (such as formula, water, or baby food). Exclusive breastfeeding is the preferred approach to nursing the infant for the initial four to six months if it is safe and practicable.

Partial Breastfeeding

In certain circumstances, a kid can breastfeed for a portion of the time or the majority of the time but will also receive formula. Partial breastfeeding refers to the combination of nursing and formula feed.

Complementary Feeding

Breastfeeding with solid foods is referred to as complementary feeding. Between the ages of 4 and 6 months, complementary foods (infant cereals, fruits, vegetables, water) are frequently introduced into an eating routine.

Comfort Nursing

Breastfeeding is much more than nourishment. If you cannot produce sufficient breast milk, or if your kid is older and obtains most of their nutrients from solid foods, breastfeeding at the breast is still useful and valuable.

Breastfeeding offers emotional comfort as well as a sense of security. Whenever your child is hurt, unwell, or going through a tough period, comfort nursing can assist in meeting their psychological and emotional requirements.


For most newborns, breast milk is the most effective source of nutrients.

  1. Breastfeeding can effectively safeguard babies from some illnesses and diseases, both short and long-term. Breastfed newborns are less likely to develop asthma, obesity, type 1 diabetes, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Ear infections and stomach bugs are also much less common in breastfed babies.
  2. Breast milk passes antibodies from the mother to the child that assist babies in establishing a robust immune system and keeping healthy.
  3. Mothers can breastfeed at any time and from any location without having to mix formulas or prepare bottles. Breastfeeding may also comfort babies whose typical routine has been disturbed while travelling.
  4. Breastfeeding can lower a mother's chance of developing breast and ovarian cancers, type 2 diabetes, or high blood pressure.

Risks or Complications

Breast engorgement, breasts not producing enough milk, painful, cracked, or sore nipples, closed milk ducts, mastitis, and anxiety are all typical breastfeeding issues. Breast engorgement is a painful overflow of milk from the breasts. Engorgement happens early in the milk production process (lactation).

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1. When does breast milk show up?

Milk production occurs at about week 16 of the second trimester of pregnancy. At that point, your body begins producing colostrum, unique milk rich in important nutrients and easier to digest for babies

2. Is it painful to breastfeed?

Breastfeeding is rarely uncomfortable, but it might be in the early stages, and certain factors may cause pain or discomfort during your breastfeeding experience.

3. How do you know when your breast milk has finished?

Many mothers experience tingling or pins and needles in their breasts. A sudden sensation of heaviness in the breast occurs from time to time. Your second breast may begin to leak milk when you are feeding on one side.

4. What foods should I avoid when nursing?

Make good food choices to help boost your milk supply. Choose protein-rich foods such as eggs, dairy, beans, lentils, and low-mercury seafood. Select a mix of whole grains, fruits, and veggies, and avoid alcohol, caffeine, or foods high in mercury.

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