Teething can make a baby's gums swollen and sore and baby may nurse differently or even bite.
A baby cannot bite while he is actively nursing. You can prevent or anticipate biting by doing the following:
1) Giving your complete attention with eye contact, touching and talking.
2) Learn to recognize the end of a nursing since most biting occurs once baby loses interest.
3) Breast compress to encourage flow to prevent an impatient baby from biting
Create a pleasant and comfortable breastfeeding experience for you and baby by teaching good breastfeeding manners!
- Protects mothers from postpartum hemorrhage
- Facilitates faster weight loss to pre-pregnancy size
- Reduces risk of breast, ovarian, uterine and endometrial cancers
- Decreases chances of osteoporosis and anaemia
- Relaxes and promotes bonding with baby
- Substantial cost savings for the family
- Sense of pride for giving the MOST precious gift to your baby
- is the only PERFECT food, constantly changing to meet baby’s developing needs
- does NOT contain genetically engineered materials or synthetic growth hormones
- is easy to digest and the essential proteins are more readily absorbed
- contains immune factors that protect against infections and diseases
- contains a more complex protein leptin that helps to decrease risk of obesity and allergies
- enhances brain and cognitive development, resulting in higher IQ
- facilitates proper dental and jaw development
- promotes baby’s emotional well-being
The World Health Organization (WHO) and Singapore’s Health Promotion Board (HPB) recommend that babies should be *exclusively breastfed for a minimum of 6 months, and thereafter for 2 years and beyond with complementary foods. The baby’s brain is developing most rapidly during the first 2 years. Up to 80% of their cognitive development happens during this crucial period. Breastfeeding provides the optimal composition of nutrients for this development.
*Baby only receives breastmilk without additional food or drink, not even water.
False Alarm 1: Baby seems hungry again soon after I breastfed him.
Reason: Human milk digests more easily than formula and places less strain on baby’s immature digestive system, so breastfed baby needs to be fed more frequently than formula-fed baby.
False Alarm 2: Baby nurses very often.
Reason: Many babies have a strong need to suck or a need for frequent contact with their mothers. If a baby is nursing well, frequent nursing means baby is getting enough – not that there is lack of milk.
False Alarm 3: Baby takes a bottle after nursing.
Reason: Many babies will suck...