How to breastfeed your little one the right way

Updated On Sep 16, 2021 05:42 PM IST
  • Breast milk is like a child's first vaccination. It contains antibodies that protects the newborn from various diseases and reduces the chances of allergies and asthma. It also helps in preventing sudden infant death syndrome. Here are some tips to breastfeed your little one, by Jinal Patel, Dietician, Apollo Spectra Hospital, Mumbai.
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Breast milk is loaded with many nutrients from vitamins, proteins and fat apart from antibodies that protect your child from diseases and infections. Jinal Patel, Dietician, Apollo Spectra Hospital, Mumbai gives some tips to breastfeed your little one.(Pixabay) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 16, 2021 05:42 PM IST

Breast milk is loaded with many nutrients from vitamins, proteins and fat apart from antibodies that protect your child from diseases and infections. Jinal Patel, Dietician, Apollo Spectra Hospital, Mumbai gives some tips to breastfeed your little one.(Pixabay)

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Make sure to breastfeed the baby frequently on demand and until a year. Breast milk has many benefits and has all the vitamins, protein, and fat that your baby requires to grow and develop. Also, the babies may have fewer ear infections, respiratory illnesses and diarrhoea, and reduced hospital stay.(Pixabay) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 16, 2021 05:42 PM IST

Make sure to breastfeed the baby frequently on demand and until a year. Breast milk has many benefits and has all the vitamins, protein, and fat that your baby requires to grow and develop. Also, the babies may have fewer ear infections, respiratory illnesses and diarrhoea, and reduced hospital stay.(Pixabay)

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Try to maintain eye contact while feeding. Make sure to feed the baby with the proper technique and correct position.(Pixabay) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 16, 2021 05:42 PM IST

Try to maintain eye contact while feeding. Make sure to feed the baby with the proper technique and correct position.(Pixabay)

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Do not force your baby during feeds. Recognize the signs given by the baby, and be calm while feeding. Although it may be a little uncomfortable to wake up in the middle of the night to feed the baby, the benefits are worth it.(Pixabay) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 16, 2021 05:42 PM IST

Do not force your baby during feeds. Recognize the signs given by the baby, and be calm while feeding. Although it may be a little uncomfortable to wake up in the middle of the night to feed the baby, the benefits are worth it.(Pixabay)

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After the baby turns six months, feed him or her with small bits of food and avoid giving foods that will choke the baby. Avoid nuts, popcorn, or grapes. Give pureed foods or mashed potatoes. Other options are peas, mashed banana, or mashed apple.(Pixabay) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 16, 2021 05:42 PM IST

After the baby turns six months, feed him or her with small bits of food and avoid giving foods that will choke the baby. Avoid nuts, popcorn, or grapes. Give pureed foods or mashed potatoes. Other options are peas, mashed banana, or mashed apple.(Pixabay)

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Give food only when the baby is hungry. Avoid giving juices, colas, or ice-creams. Consult an expert regarding what you need to give the baby and avoid.(Pixabay) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 16, 2021 05:42 PM IST

Give food only when the baby is hungry. Avoid giving juices, colas, or ice-creams. Consult an expert regarding what you need to give the baby and avoid.(Pixabay)

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