Early breastfeeding ... what you do not know? | MOMSANDCHILD

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      At the beginning, we will clarify what is necessary to ensure a supportive environment for mothers to  early and continuous breastfeeding ... Whether the birth takes place in a humble hut in a rural area or in a hospital in a civilized city,

breastfeeding the child after the first hour of birth gives him a greater opportunity for rapid growth and survival.

Early breastfeeding is one of the most important things that the baby benefits from, as we will explain in the article After we showed in the introduction a quick overview of early breastfeeding, we will now learn about the benefits and harms for the mother and the baby.

that early breastfeeding maintains body temperature and protects against diseases in addition to breast milk containing all the nutrients that the infant needs. According to WHO and UNICEF reports, the mother can actually breastfeed Her child an hour after his birth.

1- The benefits:

    1- Physical touch immediately after birth:

         Immediate physical contact helps to regulate the temperature of the baby and exposes him to beneficial bacteria from his mother's skin andthese beneficial bacteria protect infants from infectious diseases and help build their immune systems, Physical contact immediately after birth until the end of the first breastfeeding has many other benefits as well … It has been shown to increase the chances of breastfeeding newborns and prolong breastfeeding times, in addition to increasing exclusive breastfeeding rates.

2- Temporarily prevent ovulation:

    The body of a breastfeeding woman prevents the manufacture of the necessary hormone for the process of ovulation, as ovulation may stop in women who seek breastfeeding for several months, but breastfeeding alone is not a guaranteed method of contraception, besides it should use a condom or any other method of contraception.

       3- Giving the child immunity:

       The immune system in babies is weak and incomplete, which makes them unable to resist pathogenic germs,but the immune molecules or antibodies present in the mother’s milk make them immune to many germs and diseases that had previously infected the mother, and this protection against diseases continues even after breastfeeding stops.

4- Impact on the intelligence of the child or baby:

        The child's intelligence was recently linked to his cognitive ability and the length of his breastfeeding period, and one study tracked 17,000 children from birth until 6 and a half years old and found that only breastfeeding improves cognitive development.

5- Uterine repair: 

     Breastfeeding releases oxytocin, a hormone that stimulates contractions of the uterus and helps the uterus to return to its normal size before birth.

2- The damages:

1- Reduced sexual desire: 

     Breastfeeding reduces the amount of estrogen in a woman's body, as estrogen maintains vaginal tissue and enhances its lubrication and this decrease makes nursing mothers less interested in sexual activities…If the nursing mother participates in sexual intercourse, her genitals may become sore due to lack of estrogen.

2- Offspring-Control:

Women who are breastfeeding cannot use hormonal contraceptives such as injections, birth control pills or the vaginal ring, as these methods reduce the amount of breast milk and affect its quality.

3- Chest or nipple pain:

A woman's chest may become sore during pregnancy, and some women may stop breastfeeding because of that pain.

4- Smoking:

Smoking cigarettes or being with smokers reduces the amount of milk produced by the mother. Mothers who smoke are less breastfeeding than other women who aren't.
- Mother can choose between breastfeeding and infant formula, and breastfeeding and milk production begin three days after birth, as the pituitary hormones stimulate milk production in response to sucking the baby to the breast nipple.

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- Breastfeeding also prevents heart problems caused by premature birth and it is believed that children born before the date, that is, 37 weeks before pregnancy, have weaker hearts due to small heart chambers, but giving premature babies breast milk can alleviate the problem, according to the results The study, according to what Russia published today, quoting the British "Daily Mail" newspaper … In the end, we must say that breastfeeding the mother's milk early for him to make the child fully developed and does not have any problems in the body systems, so any country should pay much attention to such topics.