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Methods for maintaining breastfeeding

 Where the child needs from the moment of birth to the appropriate food through which he grows and protects himself from diseases, and there is no better than the breast milk that God Almighty deposited with the mother, but for various reasons you may have to resort to breastfeeding the child, which is in special boxes in all Pharmacies, but they may face challenges in getting the child used to breastfeeding, whether natural or formula.


Ways to maintain breastfeeding:

  •  Mother's nutrition: as a good mother's nutrition would improve and increase breastfeeding.

  • Relaxation: It is necessary to find a quiet place to relax, massage the breast, or use warm compresses to get milk. This is because stress hinders the breast milk production process.

  • Drinking fluids: Drink more fluids. To maintain body moisture, and reduce caffeinated drinks, such as coffee, so that this does not affect the child's sleep.

  •  Avoid smoking: as smoking reduces the secretions of milk and changes its taste, and it is worth noting that smoking increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, and increases the incidence of respiratory diseases.


Feeding tips for breastfeeding women:

The nutritional requirements for breastfeeding are the same as those related to pregnancy, and women should continue to eat similarly to how they eat during pregnancy, yet a breastfeeding woman needs an additional 200 calories per day than she did during pregnancy, and it is important that she get the calories. Calories from nutritious foods, women usually lose 0.4 to 1.8 kilograms when breastfeeding without restricting calories, and the diet of a pregnant woman must contain:


Protein:

Where a woman should eat during breastfeeding 2-3 servings of protein every day, which equals between 84 to 112 grams of meat, fish, or poultry, and good sources of protein are meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, and cheese, Milk, yogurt, cheese, tofu, and dried beans, and the Food and Drug Administration recommends that breastfeeding mothers not eat shark, swordfish, mackerel, or tilapia; This is due to the high mercury content.



 Calcium:

The suggested daily amount of calcium for breastfeeding mothers is 1,300 milligrams per day, and examples of foods rich in calcium include milk, yogurt, cheese, and orange juice. Iron Iron is a very important element for breastfeeding mothers, so women from the age of 18 years or younger should get 10 milligrams of iron per day, and for those over the age of 19, the suggested daily amount is 9 milligrams, and good sources of iron include the following, meat , Poultry, seafood, dried beans, dried fruits, and egg yolks.


 Vitamins and minerals:

As breastfeeding mothers need to take vitamins daily, pregnant women can continue to take the same prenatal vitamins or mineral supplements, however, attention must be paid; Because nutritional supplements contain more iron than is required for breastfeeding.


 Vitamin C:

Breastfeeding mothers need a little more vitamin C than they were getting during pregnancy, so if a woman is 18 years old or younger, she should get 115 milligrams of vitamin C per day, while those over 19 need it. Get 120 milligrams a day. Good sources of vitamin C are citrus fruits, broccoli, cantaloupe, potatoes, paprika, tomatoes, kiwi, cauliflower, and cabbage. Fluids You should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day while breastfeeding. In addition, drink other good fluids such as natural juice, milk, broth, tea, and soup.


Foods and drinks to avoid while breastfeeding:

 You should limit most seafood, such as eating shark, swordfish, mackerel, or tilefish. Because of the high mercury content in it, and the child's exposure to excessive amounts of mercury through breast milk, it may pose a risk to the development of the nervous system, and they must limit the consumption of drinks that contain caffeine; Caffeine in breast milk may increase the movement of the baby, and avoid sleep, so you should avoid drinking more than 2 to 3 cups, and avoid drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, and drugs not approved by her health care provider.

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