What is Breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding, also called nursing, is the process of feeding a mother’s breast milk to her infant, either directly from the breast or by expressing (pumping out) the milk from the breast and bottle-feeding it to the infant. Breastfeeding and breast milk provide an infant with essential calories and nutrients, including macronutrients (fat, protein, and carbohydrates) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). Colostrum, the yellowish, sticky breast milk produced at the end of pregnancy, is recommended by WHO as the perfect food for the newborn, and feeding should be initiated within the first hour after birth. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended up to six months of age, with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to two years of age or beyond.
Signs that Mother’s Milk is Insufficient
Most new mothers worry if they have got enough breast milk for their baby. In most cases, there is no reason to worry. However, keep an eye out for the following signs that hint your baby isn’t getting enough milk or that it isn’t nutritious enough:
Slow or no weight gain
Insufficient wet or dirty nappies
Falling sick often
Low in energy
Low body temperature
Benefit of Breastfeeding
For the Baby
For the Mother
Misconceptions about low milk supply
The following are all perfectly normal and are not signs of a poor milk supply:
Reason for low milk supply
Some of the reasons for low breast milk supply could be:
Breast milk coming in late (delayed onset of lactation)
Poor breastfeeding management
Baby’s breastfeeding skills
Nipple Shape challenges
Insufficient glandular tissue
Breast surgery or trauma
Hormonal or endocrine disorders
Lack of Confidence & Interest
Important to Note
Why should India promote breastfeeding?
Risk Factor For Non-breasted Children
BREASTFEEDING: THE ULTIMATE LOVE & NOURISHMENT
Mother’s Milk lays the strongest foundation for the newborn baby’s health, developing immunity and ensuring much-needed nourishment. KsheerVardhini™ granules are made by taking inspiration from the grandmother’s age-old recipes and supported by the research and findings of modern times.