Breastfeeding is the best way and the innate way to feed the child in the first months of life, no matter how hard scientists try to making food that is similar, they will not be able to access the physical and moral benefits in the mother's milk, and for that God mentioned in more than one verse in the Holy Qur'an.
Allah says (and We inspired the mother of Moses to nurse him)
Allah says (and mothers breastfeed their children for two full years for those who wanted to be breast-feeding)
Breast-feeding and the production of natural milk effectively begins with the end of the first week after birth. In the first few days the breast emits the first drops of milk which has some special specifications. It doesn't exceed 40 ml per day. It's Lime thick liquid, dark and not white and is full of protein which helps to increase the child's immune (antibody) and the early immunity for the child, as it contains a high proportion of immune cells from the mother and that takes way to settle in the lymph nodes surrounding newborn baby (after breast) and these cells have a role in increasing the immunity of the child. In addition it contains digestive enzymes and laxatives.
Benefits of breastfeeding for the mother
1- At birth, the genital organs extend dramatically, but breastfeeding helps these organs to its normal positions.
2- Help reduce the risk of bleeding after childbirth, as well as pain and inflammation of the breast.
3- Help throughout the menopausal period of lactation, leading to the comfort of genital organs to the mother and to prevent congestion and ease of uterine contraction, and to prevent pregnancy and also to give the child the due care before another pregnancy.
4- Mothers who breastfeed are less likely to risk of breast cancer.
5- Keep on the weight of the mother and protect her from being obese and , and reduce breasts sagging , contrary to mothers think.
Benefits of breastfeeding (breast milk) for the child
1-Always ready and sterile.
2-Children who are breastfed are more obedient to their parents.
3-Breast milk is always fresh and at the proper temperature of 37 degrees Celsius.
4-It is not allergic for children compared to the artificial milk.
5-Child-based breastfeeding gaining weight regularly and sleep well and grow.
6-Breastfeeding mother increases the child's immune system because it contains antibodies to the microbes and germs.
7-Complete meal for the child as it contains enough fats and protein and carbohydrate.
8-Breast milk is easy to digest because it contains easily digestible proteins and digestive enzymes especially of fat.
9-The child, who is used to breast feeding, is saturated with a good dose of compassion and good for the emotional satisfaction of him.
10-Children who are breastfed are smarter and superior, and their educational attainment is higher, and they are stable psychologically and socially.
11-Child is given due care compared to a child who is artificially fed because he spends most of the time with his mother and this is very useful for his psychology and sense of security.
12-Babies breast milk is less likely to be obese and less susceptible to colic, diarrhea and respiratory diseases like asthma and bronchitis and leukemia and diabetes.
Breastfeeding limits my activities and my going out? What should I do?
You can express milk and store it in feeding bottle, and express milk can be manually or by electric suction device
* keeping milk at room temperature for 3 hours
* keeping milk in the refrigerator for 24 hours
* keeping milk in the freezer for a month
What foods are recommended for nursing mothers?
There is no specific diet, but the nursing mother should know that she eats for her and her child, she needs to have large amounts of calories and fluids, and is advised to drink at least four liters of fluid per day in addition to integrated meals which contain proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vegetables, fruits, milk and its derivatives.
What foods are not recommended for the nursing mother?
There are some foods that are not recommended, for example:
* Foods that may cause allergies such as chocolate, strawberry, mango, banana, kiwi.
* Foods that may cause gas and swells, such as soft drinks, hot peppers and pickles and eating foundry, legumes such as beans, lentils and chickpeas, beans, dried beans, spices and condiments, etc.
* Stimulants such as coffee and tea.
*The nursing mother must refrain from smoking, drinking alcohol and using drugs without a prescription*
What are the factors that increase the amount of milk and its production?
* Frequent sucking of the breast stimulates the increase the production of milk hormone (prolactin) and then increase the secretion of milk from the breast.
* Proper nutrition for the mother.
* Too much fluid intake.
* Positive mental of the mother
Does the child need supplementary or additional fluids such as water or anise?
The baby doesn't need any supplements to breastfeeding or additional fluids in the first five months of age because breast milk is rich in all the needs of the child of food and fluids, when mother drinks anise or herbal sedative, the child obtained it indirectly through the mother's milk.
How do I make sure that my child has had enough when feeding?
leaving the breast, the child's tranquility, his sleep and increase in growth.
It is important to have large amounts of fluids and make sure that your position is comfortable both to you and to your child
Put your child in a proper status at the start of lactation so that his chest is closer to your chest and his nose to be parallel with your nipple
Make sure to give the child your nipple with the entire structure of the halo surrounding it and not only the nipple
Breastfeed your baby from the breast for the first 15 minutes and then let him belch, and then keep on the second breast-feeding for at least 15 minutes and do not forget to have a large amount of fluid
If your child is upset when expressed breast or felt pain or there was sound during sucking, stop breastfeeding and try again, because the way the child is contacting with your breast is wrong.
At the end of breastfeeding, the child must be belched
In the event of termination of breastfeeding for some reason, get your finger into your child's mouth and take the nipple out gently and don't forget to belch the baby since it is of a great importance at the end of lactation
Positions of the right breastfeeding:
To be successful, breastfeeding should be comfortable and correct and these pictures explain briefly the positions of the right breastfeeding
The mother should breastfeed the child every two to three hours (depending on the age of the child) a saturated one and to be patient at this stage because the period of lactation may be long and decreases based on the ability of the child sucking and the amount of milk.