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How to eat the baby breast milk? Daily feeding rate.

If your baby cries as if capricious, and thus it does not have a temperature, all the tests are normal, and the baby is not straining or "farts", the cause of 80% of the one he was hungry!

What should eat the baby breast milk a day?

In 1989, in Geneva, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF developed and published as recommendations of the following daily feeding rate for healthy full-term newborns.

    1. Volumetric method:
  • 2-6 weeks - 1/5 of body weight;
  • from 6 weeks to 4 months - 1/6 of body weight;
  • from 4 to 6 months - 1/7 of body weight.
  • 2. Formula Shkarina:
  • < 2 months. milk = 800 - 50 (8-N), where N - number of weeks of life;
  • > 2 months. milk + 50 = 800 (N-2) where N - number of weeks of life,
  • 3. Calorie method (1 l. Of breast milk 700 kcal):
  • in 1 quarter of the year 125 kcal. per day per 1 kg. masses;
  • 2 quarter of the year, 120 kcal. per day per 1 kg. masses;
  • 3 quarter of the year 115 kcal. per day per 1 kg. masses;
  • 4 quarter of the year 110 kcal. per day per 1 kg. masses.

Note! It is only recommended rates, so do not take to heart if your baby receives less food than those specified in the recommendations. The most important thing for a child is a stable weight gain and an increase in the growth of the baby.

In practice, a hungry baby can only be through breastfeeding, because you can not control the exact amount of milk ingested. So if there were suspected malnutrition try to express breast milk for several days at different times of the day. This will help to orient on the amount of milk in the mother.

Keep in mind that more than half of women have some cyclicality in the appearance of the milk. The amount of milk is not constant and can be reduced to 1.5 - 2 months and 4 - 5 months. Most often finish feeding in times of recession it is not necessary. But if you understand that the milk is not enough and the baby has significantly reduced the rate of weight gain, you may need extra food for the baby. Supplementary feeding should be no more than 150 milliliters per day, preferably before bedtime. Before and after the additional power must necessarily be applied to the chest for 5 - 10 minutes. Once the amount of breast milk should be excluded vosctanovitsya additional food.

Since the majority of nursing mothers most of the milk produced during the night while you sleep, you can (assuming that at night the child normally sleeps 7-8 hours) to wake up 2-3 hours before the alleged motivation of the child and decant of 100 ml. Evening to tightly feed before bedtime.

Once you feel a decrease in the amount of milk, you must take some action to increase lactation. Regarding the increase in lactation, there are many articles on the Internet, some of them helps some not. We will bring the same excerpt from the WHO recommendations.

Reduced activity of the mammary glands during lactation.

There are 4 degrees decrease in activity of mammary glands:
1 - shortage of milk in relation to the daily needs of the child is not greater than 25%,
2 - not more than 50%,
3 - not more than 75%,
4 - 75% and more.

The treatment is necessary to remove the cause; establish mother's sleep (at least 7-8 hours. a day); to provide a varied diet; to respect the feeding of the child; carefully express milk after each feeding and then use a hot shower at the breast and repeated decanting, use yeast products (help to increase the amount of milk), walnuts, honey, mushroom soup, pike; apply massage the breast for 3 minutes. 2 times a day, nicotinic acid 0.05 g three times a day for 20-30 min. before feeding the baby, apilak of 0.01 g 2 times a day under the tongue, vitamins E 0,015 g 2 times a day with 1 g 2 times a day, pirroksan to 0,015 g 2 times a day. In addition, herbal medicine can be helpful (broth "rapier, the fruit of anise, dill, fennel, herb duschntsy extract, Stachys), acupuncture, UV irradiation, and UHF electrophoresis with nicotinic acid on breast ultrasound.


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