Breast feeding technique _ MetanteiHassan (VIDEO)
Breast feeding technique _ MetanteiHassan
Image Caption : Breastfeeding Infant Revealing Olfactory Bulb : The olfactory bulb in the brain (highlighted in the image) conveys chemical information about odors to the cerebral cortex. There is a strong relationship between memory and the emotional dimension of food. Memory is embodied, often recalled via the sensations of taste and smell. One major emotion that is constantly linked with food is that of love, particularly maternal love.
Also called: Lactation, Nursing
Breastfeeding offers many benefits to your baby. Breast milk contains the right balance of nutrients to help your infant grow into a strong and healthy toddler. Some of the nutrients in breast milk also help protect your infant against some common childhood illnesses and infections. It may also help your health. Certain types of cancer may occur less often in mothers who have breastfed their babies.
Women who don't have health problems should try to give their babies breast milk for at least the first six months of life. There are some cases when it's better not to breastfeed. If you have HIV or active tuberculosis, you should not breastfeed because you could give the infection to your baby. Certain medicines, illegal drugs, and alcohol can also pass through the breast milk and cause harm to your baby.
If you are having problems with breastfeeding, contact a lactation consultant.
NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
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