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What is natural breast feeding?

Recently, you might have heard the term natural breastfeeding and wondered what it meant. Of course, breastfeeding offers health advantages after the first year and is a natural way for infants to get the nutrition they need. But for a new mother, understanding the procedure can not always feel natural, especially in the beginning of her breastfeeding experience.

Natural nursing, sometimes known as laid-back breastfeeding, is a method that enables infants to locate and latch onto the breast using natural reflexes and instincts. This can ease the process for mom and baby and increase the likelihood that they will successfully nurse. It is also encouraged to use bibs dummies to develop these reflexes in babies.

It is an alternative positions for positioning mother and child for efficient breastfeeding. Here are a few things to get you started in utilizing your baby’s natural instincts.

Babies are made to descend directly to their mother’s belly when they are born. They have reflexes that allow them to connect without any assistance by finding the breast on their own.

Place yourself in a relaxed, semi-reclined position with your legs at around a 45 degree angle. To support your arms, use pillows. From the waist up, your chest area should be exposed. Baby should be unwrapped, wearing only a diaper and without mittens. Babies connect to the breast with their hands and utilize. Baby should be placed on the mother’s chest or stomach with his head resting near or encircling the breasts.

Babies who are healthy and full term are born with a variety of feeding reflexes that will naturally direct them to the breast. These natural feeding reflexes will be triggered while your kid is on his stomach and on your chest. Be prepared if your infant chooses to cat-nap for 10 to 15 minutes before deciding to wake up and decide to breastfeed. When he is hungry his tiny feet will likely push him in the direction he wants to go at first, and he will actually choose a breast. He will then go in that direction while using his hands to touch your nipple or breast and his mouth afterwards. No matter what position you employ during breastfeeding, never cover the baby’s hands. Once he gets there, you’ll notice as he repeatedly raises his head to latch on.

Your infant can breathe in this posture. One of the most frequent worries mothers have once their baby has latched on is if the infant is breathing normally in this position. Babies have flatter noses that are meant to rest against a breast and nostrils that stretch out to the side.

Keep an eye out for the following indicators after your baby is nursing at the breast: Keep an eye out for his nose almost touching the breast and his chin buried deep in the breast. This will give more than enough breathing room. If you are unable to see, ask someone else to check. Your infant can breathe if they can see the sides of the nostrils. Do not obstruct your child’s head’s back. In any position, if their nose becomes obstructed, your baby will always pull away from the breast. Give them the freedom to do so.

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