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Nursing: Now that Baby's Here...

Now you can hold your little bundle of joy in your arms, and the bonding process between mother and baby begins.

The ability to breastfeed your baby is a precious gift - for you and your baby. For the baby, it brings security and maternal warmth. And it makes life easier for you because you don't have to bother with bottles, baby food or sterlizing equipment.

Breast milk is naturally sterile, fresh and perfectly balanced; it comes at the right temperature, costs nothing, and is always available when needed.

According to the research, it also has a positive effect on the development of your baby's intelligence, as suckling helps stimulate the nerve and muscle function. And it protects your newly born against infection.

Children who are breastfed suffer less from diarrhea, constipation, and wind. You should offer your breast to your baby immediately after birth, as its need to suckle is usually particularly strong at this time. The first milk is called the colostrum, and supplies nutrients, minerals and vitamins as well as antibodies.

Here are a few tips on hygiene during the nursing period

  • Always wash your hands before breastfeeding.
  • Never wash your nipples with soap or disinfectant, otherwise they will dry out. Clear water is perfectly adequate for cleaning the breast.
  • Keep your breast dry. After feeding, let the remaining milk drops and your baby's saliva dry on your nipple, as this has a natural anti-inflammatory effect.
  • Use breast pads. These are highly absorbent and keep your nipples dry.
  • Find a quiet place where you can be undisturbed. Why not make yourself a cosy "nursing corner" with comfy blanket, subdued lightling and some gentle music?
  • Take plenty of time over feeding and always have something to drink handy.
  • Breath slowly and evenly. Relax your shoulder and arms. Picture the flow of milk to your baby.
  • Think of something pleasant and enjoy the time with your baby, who will pick up the positive "vibes".

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