Breastfeeding: A Behind The Scenes Look

The miracle of nourishing your baby from your own body. It’s amazing isn’t it!


Nucleus Medical Media brings a “behind the scenes” look at breastfeeding…(Link to video at bottom.)

> Click here for an effective technique that will teach you to deeply latch your baby and breastfeed without pain within minutes for a contented baby and an end to sore nipples.

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Breast milk is produced in the mammary glands. It then travels through milk ducts to the opening in your nipples. As your baby drinks, your body releases these hormones:

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  • Prolactin (controls production)
  • Oxytocin (controls the release)

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Benefits of Breastfeeding and Breast Milk for Baby:

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  • Optimal balance on nutrients
  • Antibodies that support the immune system
  • Reduces the risk of asthma, allergies, colic, obesity, diarrhea, and certain ear and lung infections
  • Provides nutrients that are easily digested
  • Reduces risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

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Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mother

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  • Convenient and inexpensive nourishment for baby
  • Lose excess body weight
  • Helps uterus contract after delivery
  • Increase bond between you and baby

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4 Positions For Breastfeeding

Cradle Hold

cradle hold
pnmag.com

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Side-Lying

Side-Lying
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Cross-Cradle Hold

breastfeeding: a behind the scenes look, cross-cradle hold
similac.com

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Football Hold

Football Hold
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(This one works for one or two!)

Breastfeeding is instinct to babies, but you may need to adjust to help baby latch on. Newborns nurse 8-12 times a day.

Info via Nucleus Medical Media. You can watch the video here: Breastfeeding

What position works best for you?

 

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