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How often to feed the baby?

Newborn kids tend to often be applied to the chest and mess around there, especially in the evening.In the first months of life the child can spend so many hours.Usually it begins with a 6-7 pm, but during the hectic feeding may be different.How often to feed the baby when it concerns?

Eating non-stop?

Multiple (or cluster as yet it is called specialists) characterize the feeding of the following symptoms: The child significantly reduces the intervals between feedings at the same time, greatly lengthening the intervals between meals at other times.That is, for example, your child can continuously suck up all night, but the day - on the contrary, to sabotage the power completely.Very often there is restlessness feeding at night, closer to the night's sleep.A child like "nasasyvayut" filled milk before a long sleep. The kid usually works like this: sucked a few minutes, turned away, yell, and again, and again, and again! And for hours! This behavior causes the child's mother nervous, and even ravaging

instills the idea that the crumbs do not like breasts! Unfortunately, at this stage, many women stop breastfeeding. My mother begins to think that the crumbs are not satisfied with her milk, she ate something spoiled his taste, abandons certain products... But in the end it turns out that literally everything that she does, bothers the kid. And it can really destroy your self-confidence, especially if there's someone (mother-in-law, her husband) who asks you a question, and withoutthat torments you, what happens to the baby?

This behavior is normal kid! And you do not need to do anything with either breast milk or your feeding. If the rest of the baby seems to be quite happy if you do not feel that it hurts(as in the case of colic, for example) during a hectic pokrikivaniya - try to take this behavior for granted and gently comforts his chips.Quietly invites him to suck as often and as much as he wants.Ask your husband (or another helper, if it is nearby) to bring you food, warm drinks, or the phone book, so you can occupy yourself while you feed your hectic loudmouth.Does this behavior is that the baby does not have enough milk?No.Do not rush to give the baby a bottle, as it will reduce lactation, even if you will express your own milk.Besides, it will not help.And it is likely that your child again and again will show the same behavior!Important Note: Avoid supplementary feeding is only provided that your pipsqueak is gaining weight (not less than 125 g per week in the first months of life).

Why children are concerned?

Often a child's behavior is explained by a decrease in the amount of milk in the evenings, which is natural for a daily cycle of hormone production.But even if the volume of milk and decreases the amount of fat in the evening and usually increases calorie milk is absolutely the same.Another thing is that the strength of the milk flow may be different, which bothers crumbs and makes it one time to give up nursing, and the other - to suck a lot.Doctors usually associated Evening concern children with immature nervous system that aligns itself in 3-4 months.However, Catherine Detweiler, studying breastfeeding in traditional societies, found that children in Mali, West Africa and other traditional societies do not suffer from colic and they are no periods of hectic behavior during feeding, including in the evenings.The reason, in her opinion, that mothers all day wear these children in a sling (sling) and feed them several times an hour.You can add the fact that colic in general (as is increasingly recognized researchers) are the main cause of extraneous food in the first few months (especially in the early days), even if the baby received only one bottle, whether it is a mixture of water, glucose water,any drugs, "Just one bottle of" change acidic environment blurs the emerging bacterial flora of the intestine, and to restore it takes weeks. Therefore, it is important that in the early days of the baby received only mother's colostrum and milk. Researchers believe thatMany children worry when feeding - a sign that they want to milk more frequently in combination with a more intimate contact with the warmth of his mother's body, arms and constant movement.

too rare applying

What happens to the breasts, when the mother feeds rarely?The mammary gland is full, it becomes taut, milk ejection reflex - too strong. Milk that has long accumulated in the chest, can become less bold, but sweeter.Such milk in the form of a transparent and clear, the child it can cause a reaction gas production.With frequent feeding, if you do not bring the chest before the "rock" status, milk is always fatter, it is better absorbed by the body of the child suck the soft breast crumbs much nicer. The softer breasts, the milk fat content and the lower the probability of occurrence of colic in your baby. Ifyou for some reason you can not feed your baby often try to express milk until such time as the breast is soft, and then begin to feed your baby.