Breast-Feeding - Your Health and Nutrition
A healthy lifestyle-including having a balanced diet,getting plenty of rest,and being active-is important while you breast-feed. It can help you have more energy and reduce stress. It can also help you build a healthy milk supply. It's also important to know what to avoid. Anything you put in your body can be passed to your baby in breast milk. Have a healthy diet Have a balanced diet so ...
Growth and Development, Newborn - When to Call a Doctor
Call your doctor immediately if you notice anything that concerns you. You are the expert on your baby. Although usually everything is fine, do not be afraid to contact your health professional for any reason. Physical problems to watch for in your newborn include: An umbilical cord stump that looks infected, as is indicated by pus or reddened skin at the base of the cord.Signs of dehydration, ...
Breast-Feeding - Feeding Patterns
Prenatal visitsAt your prenatal visits, talk to your doctor about your plans to breast - feed. Make sure he or she is knowledgeable and is able to guide you through the planning and initiation process. Ask for recommendations on books, classes, or support groups. You may also be referred to a lactation consultant.A breast exam is a routine part of all first prenatal visits. Breast lumps and cysts
Growth and Development, Newborn - Topic Overview
What kinds of development occur in my baby's first month?Babies are called newborns during their first month of life. Although your newborn sleeps a lot, powerful changes are occurring in the five major areas of development.Physical development. Don't be alarmed if your newborn loses some weight shortly after birth. This weight usually is regained within 10 to 12 days. Most newborns gain about to
Breast-Feeding - Planning to Breast-Feed
With proper planning,preparation,and support,most women are able to breast-feed successfully. At your prenatal visits,talk to your doctor or midwife about your plans to breast-feed. He or she can help guide you through the planning and get you started after the baby is born. You may also be referred to a lactation consultant. For more information,see: Breast-Feeding: Planning Ahead. ...
Breast-Feeding - Benefits of Breast-Feeding
Benefits of breast milkBreast - feeding is a natural way to nourish your baby. Breast milk provides your baby with unique nutritional and health benefits, such as:Antibodies to strengthen the immune system.A reduced risk for eczema.2A reduced risk for asthma.3A reduced risk for becoming obese later in infancy and during childhood.A reduced risk for developing diabetes and high blood pressure. A ..
Growth and Development, Newborn - What to Expect
Expect your baby to develop in five key areas:Physical development. Your newborn gains about per day, or about to per week in the first month. He or she grows about to in length by age 1 month.2Cognitive development. Newborn thinking begins with simple inborn responses to needs.Emotional and social development. Your newborn immediately initiates interaction with you-for example, by moving his or .
Breast-Feeding - Pumping and Storing
During pregnancyPrenatal visits are a good time to talk to your doctor about your breast - feeding plans. Ask about breast - feeding classes and other resources, such as a breast - feeding support group.If you develop any unusual lumps or cysts in your breast, have them evaluated by your doctor. Although you can expect some breast changes (such as increased size and tenderness) during pregnancy, t
Growth and Development, Newborn - Common Concerns
Although you may feel prepared for your baby, the reality of the constant care a newborn needs can shock many parents. A newborn affects your life in ways that simply can't be anticipated. It is only through experience that parents can fully understand the impact of these new responsibilities and how your expected roles change. It is normal to shift frequently between feeling confident and ...
Signs That Your Baby Is Getting Enough Breast Milk - Topic Overview
You can be reassured that your baby is eating enough and is well nourished when he or she: Shows an eager desire and wakes up frequently to breast-feed. Rhythmically sucks and swallows milk. The fronts of your baby's ears will move slightly,and you usually will hear swallows. Breast-feeds at least 15 to 20 minutes on each breast at each feeding and is content when finished. Feeds at least ...