The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends waiting to introduce a pacifier until breast-feeding is well established, usually three to four weeks after birth. Moon RY, et al. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here. Support the baby's head with one hand and support your breast with the other hand. When your baby is latched on successfully, you'll feel a gentle pulling sensation on your breast — rather than a pinching or biting sensation on your nipple. A baby can also suffocate if a sleeping parent accidentally rolls over and covers the baby's nose and mouth. Breast milk might not provide enough vitamin D, which helps your baby absorb calcium and phosphorus — nutrients necessary for strong bones. Sign up now. It is located on S.
Your guide to breastfeeding. Free E-newsletter Subscribe to Housecall Our general interest e-newsletter keeps you up to date on a wide variety of health topics. Your lifestyle choices are just as important when you're breast-feeding as they were when you were pregnant. This can soothe cracked nipples, as well as help your nipples retain moisture. Look for your baby to gain weight steadily once your milk comes in, produce at least six wet diapers a day and be content between feedings. Keep in mind, however, that there is no set time. Samet JM, et al. Breast-feeding might even help you lose weight after the baby is born. Forgot account? For example:.
If your baby's still hungry, he or she will latch on. Pregnancy against a backdrop of Inflammatory Bowel Disease is generally considered a high-risk pregnancy. Spencer J. Ask a lactation consultant or your baby's doctor for help if needed — especially if every feeding is painful or your baby isn't gaining weight. Reprint Permissions A single copy of these materials may be reprinted for noncommercial personal use only. Join or Log Into Facebook. Breast milk is easier than commercial formula for your baby to digest, and the antibodies in breast milk boost your baby's immune system. Email or Phone.
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