The porter systems or any sort of aid may deteriorate the health of the mother and consequently the baby. The patient, aforementioned, went into the lying-in room with good health and did not need any stimulant to produce milk. Her previous diet could not go well with her new diet plans and hence it gave rise to disease. The breast milk gets fully established in the second of third day until which the baby can be fed with thin gruel or one third water with two thirds of milk with loaf sugar.
After the first three days, breastfeeding alone must be done and for the succeeding week or ten days, the baby will act as the mother’s guide on letting her know how often the baby feels hungry. The baby comes with a feeble stomach at birth but it has already had some food and hence it seeks to be fed often and digests the food often. The baby takes a short nap after the breastfeed but comes back within a while to demand it again.
You must breastfeed your baby at regular intervals of about three to four hours once during both day and night. This duration between sucklings allows for some time to digest the milk which keeps the bowels of the baby in normal condition. You can avoid your baby’s crying at night, if you feed the baby in regular intervals without fail. Sometimes, mothers miss out on feeding the baby in regular intervals as, at times; the baby’s appetite may grow stronger and demand milk in shorter intervals.
This can be considered dangerous for overloading the stomach of the baby will lead to lack of proper digestion. The baby’s bowels go out of order and the baby may even attract fever. The baby must not also have the mother’s nipple suckled during its sleep at nights which would lead to frequent demanding of milk. If breastfeeding is done in regular intervals, the baby will awaken only after the same number of hours to demand further milk.
At nights, you may feed the baby around 10 pm, and feed it again around 5 ‘o’ clock in the morning. If this is taught early, the baby gets accustomed to it and it results in all good for the baby and the mother. At the time of weaning, if secretion of milk does not stop, the baby can continue with its regular diet of being breastfed.