Your Baby and You - page 43

your baby and you
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Croydon University Hospital is working towards becoming
a unit accredited with a breastfeeding quality standard
from UNICEF UK Baby Friendly initiative.
Whether you are breastfeeding or formula feeding, prior to going home you
will be given support to ensure you feel confident with all aspects of feeding
your baby, that you are able to recognise that the baby is feeding effectively,
and where to seek further infant feeding support should you need it.
Top Tips for Getting Breastfeeding off to a good start
Although breastfeeding is natural, it has many learned aspects for you and
your baby.
Breastmilk is the perfect food for your baby and gives all the nutrients he or
she needs for the first six months. Colostrum is the name given to the milk
produced in the first few days. It is a concentrated form of breastmilk, packed
full of nutrients and antibodies, but smaller in volume so that your newborn
baby can easily digest it.
Breastfeeding also helps to protect your baby from infections and other diseases.
Feeding
your
baby
Feed baby whenever he/she shows signs of hunger (feeding cues)
No restrictions on timing or duration of feeds, responsive feeding
Positioning & attachment effective
Avoid supplements, nipple shields and teats
Keep baby close. Lots of skin contact
Frequent feeds (commonly babies feed often at night at first)
Learn to recognise feeding cues and respond early
Seek support whenever needed
Try to relax
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