Feeding, every mother will have the skills, but, whether the feeding is reasonable, many novice mothers may not know. Some novice mothers do not know when the baby needs to eat milk, as long as the baby cries or noises on the first time to feed the baby, regardless of whether the baby is hungry or full, want to stop the baby crying through feeding. You know, this way of feeding is not scientific, mothers to understand the baby wants to eat milk signals, on-demand breast-feeding, do not force the baby to eat milk when the baby does not want to eat! What signals do babies want to breast feed? Let’s take a look.
Feed your baby by feeding as needed.
There is a view that people’s life should be regular: regular meals, regular sleep, feeding the baby should also be regular, that is, regular feeding. Some early education books say that feeding the baby requires feeding on demand, without fixed time. Should the baby be fed on time or on demand?
Experts pointed out that feeding the baby should be on-demand breast-feeding, refers to no time limit, according to the needs of the baby and mother to give breast-feeding, specifically, the baby hungry to feed, the mother feels puffy when the baby can also be fed, feeding times and intervals are not deliberately limited.
Demand-based breastfeeding is currently a relatively popular way of successful feeding, especially in the first few weeks after birth, the implementation of demand-based breastfeeding is one of the keys to success in breastfeeding. Initially, the number of times a baby eats milk may be irregular, and in the first two days, it may be a lot to eat. In fact, there is no need to feed the newborn regularly. After 1-2 weeks, it will gradually come into being.
The benefits of breastfeeding on demand
1, breastfeeding according to need is beneficial to relieve breast distention.
As long as the baby is hungry, feed it. Continuous sucking will stimulate the mother to secrete prolactin, so that milk constantly produced, so that the child will have milk to drink when hungry, the mother will continue to produce milk, forming a virtuous cycle. At the same time, when the mother feels puffy to the baby breast-feeding, is conducive to alleviating puffy, can be very good to avoid the accumulation of milk caused by mastitis.
2. Breastfeeding according to needs is in line with the physiological development needs of babies.
Newborn babies develop very fast, but their digestive system and organ functions are not yet mature. Therefore, before the baby has no regular breast-feeding, it must be breast-feeding on demand, only breast-feeding on demand, to ensure its physiological development needs, if strictly according to a fixed time to feed the baby, it may lead to the baby in hunger when no milk to eat, and not hungry when he is forced to eat. This not only affects the baby’s growth and development, but also allows the baby to have a kind of irritable psychology to eat milk.
The baby wants to suck the signal, mother needs to know!
Since breast-feeding on demand is good for both mother and baby, how do you know the baby needs breast-feeding? When the baby is hungry and wants to breast-feeding, will it send a signal to her mother? In fact, the baby always has some small signals, the mother should pay attention to observation, timely breast-feeding to the baby.
1, baby crying not only
Crying is a late sign of baby hunger, once the baby cries, it is difficult to quickly and smoothly enter the breast-feeding process. If your baby is already crying, be sure to soothe him before feeding, such as picking him up and coaxing him. In addition to hunger, baby crying may be caused by fatigue, drowsiness, excessive stimulation, boredom, loneliness, physical discomfort or dirty.
When the baby cries, the mother should have a good idea of how long it has been since the last feeding. This can help the mother decide whether the baby really needs to be breast-fed because sometimes the baby cries because the diaper may be wet or unwell. This tacit understanding requires mothers to accumulate experience in their usual feeding.
2, baby’s little eyes are staring at the mother’s body.
When a baby is hungry, he makes a special sound, or when you pinch his cheek, his eyes immediately fix on his mother’s breasts. In fact, mom’s body odor has a special attraction for babies and can trigger a pleasant “meal” mood. Even babies who have just come out of the womb will turn their heads to the direction of their mother’s smell and look for nipples. When the mother notices these signals, she feeds the baby, which helps the baby form a good sucking habit.
3, baby’s “little action” constantly.
Recognizing early signs of breast-feeding will help establish a mechanism for effective communication between you and your baby, who will also be more obedient and obedient. If you find that the quiet baby is doing a lot of little things, twisting his head around and opening his mouth in desperate search for a nipple, once touched the nipple, he can’t wait to suck seriously.
When you close your eyes, your eyes will turn randomly, and when you open your eyes, you will stare at your eyes everywhere; waving your small arms; tightening your body; wanting to eat your fingers, toes, licking your lips and so on; opening your mouth, biting your mother’s arms, shoulders and other small gestures are signals that your baby wants to eat milk! Do moms know?
Breastfeeding on demand requires mothers to understand the signals that babies need to feed. Novice mothers don’t worry, even at the beginning can not understand the baby’s needs, but with a long time, mother and baby will slowly build a tacit understanding, mother can understand the baby’s needs, to achieve on-demand feeding.