Care Baby security at the time of breast-feeding – Women Tips
THE breast-feeding It is one of the most anticipated by future moms times. For many, the time provides a size no intimacy with the baby. But when the mother is inexperienced or newborn has trouble breastfeeding, act can terrify women. Two concerns become constant: and the baby choke? And if he drown with the milk itself?
The first and most important thing to note is the position of the baby at the time of feeding. Pediatrician, President of the Scientific Department of Breastfeeding of the Brazilian Society of Pediatrics (SBP), Luciano Borges Santiago, directs that "the baby's head should be higher than the body." This position favors the liquid descent to the stomach. Additionally, after feeding, the child should be placed in a vertical position for 20 to 30 minutes.
Breastfeeding the child lying is not indicated. "Suckling lying increases the risk of drowning and choking the child. This position may also favor otitis (ear infections), especially in the case of use of bottles, "explains Santiago.
But even with these precautions, a child choking or drowning with milk, medical alert for the approach to be taken. "Try to remove the milk from the mouth and airways of the baby. This can be done by suction. But run to the emergency room or call medical help as soon as possible ", emphasizes Santiago.
Another factor that can occur is the child regurgitate and depending on the position in which it is found, vomiting can return to the mouth and airways, causing the choking. In this case, the procedures are the same.
A few months later, when the child can already hold some objects, she often prefers nurse alone, holding his own hands the bottle. But the pediatrician alert to this situation. "No child should ever take alone bottle, an adult should supervise the act forever." The doctor also recommends the use of cups instead of bottles. The market already offers small glasses made of glass, for the mother to administer the milk, even for a newborn.
But most important is the observation. At the time of feeding, the mother should contain just this activity, in order to observe the baby's signals and avoid complicated situations. Make sure the baby is swallowing or if it needs a little break for a rest, and if possible, note the amount of liquid that he has in his mouth.