breastfeeding education
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
Breastfeeding Education

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 15

Breastfeeding Education - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

  • Uploaded on

Breastfeeding Education. The Best Start for your baby Now is the time to get the facts so you can make a decision on how to feed your baby. Breastfeeding is best for baby. Ideal nutrition to help baby grow Less ear infections and respiratory infections

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Breastfeeding Education' - moanna

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
breastfeeding education

Breastfeeding Education

The Best Start for your baby

Now is the time to get the facts so you can make a decision on how to feed your baby

breastfeeding is best for baby
Breastfeeding is best for baby
  • Ideal nutrition to help baby grow
  • Less ear infections and respiratory infections
  • Less gastrointestinal infections and diarrhea
  • Less Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Less childhood obesity which means less chance of diabetes and other illnesses later in life
  • Less allergies
  • Higher IQ
  • Formula provides NO protection against infection or illness
breastfeeding has benefits for mom too
Breastfeeding has benefits for mom, too
  • Less ovarian and breast cancer
  • Get back to pre-pregnancy weight quicker
  • Easier
    • No bottles and nipples
    • No formula to prepare
  • Saves money
    • Breastfeeding is free!
    • WIC only covers part of formula cost
    • Breastfeeding mothers get larger food packages from WIC than mothers who are formula feeding
  • Breastfeeding hormones help mothers feel calm
skin to skin
  • Should start in the delivery room and as often as possible during your hospital stay
  • For maximum benefit, first skin-to-skin in the delivery room will be at least 60 minutes
  • Baby is dressed in hat and diaper and is placed next to your bare chest
  • Most babies will breastfeed while skin-to-skin in the delivery room
  • ALL babies benefit from skin-to-skin
    • Helps steady baby’s heartbeat and breathing
    • Helps keep baby warm
    • Helps calm baby
    • Calms mom,too
    • Improves bonding between you and your baby
    • Gets breastfeeding off to a good start
  • After the first skin-to-skin in the delivery room, anyone can do skin-to-skin including dads

We do skin-to-skin at Tampa


wait hold off on that bath
Wait! Hold off on that bath!
  • What is vernix?
    • White protective material that is present on a newborn’s skin at birth
    • Absorbs into baby’s skin in about 24 hrs
  • Vernix should NOT be washed off
  • Benefits of vernix
    • Moisturizes skin – less cracking and peeling
    • Helps prevent infections
  • Other benefits of not bathing
    • Baby stays warmer
    • Blood sugars more stable
    • Longer skin-to-skin
    • More successful breastfeeding
    • Less stressful for baby
rooming in
  • Rooming-in is when your baby stays with you in your hospital room all the time
  • More chances to bond with your baby
  • More chances to learn how to care for your baby
  • More chances to practice breastfeeding
  • Recognize when your baby is hungry so you can feed them when they are hungry instead of on a strict schedule.
    • This is called “on demand” feeding

We encourage 24 hour

rooming-in at Tampa General

feeding on cue
Feeding “on cue”
  • Feeding cues are signs a baby shows when they are hungry
  • Feeding “on cue” means feeding your baby when your baby is hungry
  • Feeding on cue prevents breastfeeding complications and helps your milk come in
  • Feeding on cue keeps baby happy
  • Feeding cues are:
    • Moving hands to mouth
    • Rooting (heads moves from side to side

with mouth open)

    • Sticking out tongue and mouth movements
    • Crying is a late sign – it’s better to feed before baby starts crying
  • Pacifiers cover up feeding cues. Your baby prefers you over a pacifier!
a good latch
A good latch
  • A good latch is important
    • Ensures you make enough milk
    • Ensures baby gets enough breast milk
    • Prevents sore nipples
  • How to get a good latch
    • Hold baby close with tummy and face facing you
    • Use one hand to support your breast and the other to support baby’s head. Tilt baby’s head back slightly.
    • Tickle baby’s upper lip with nipple
    • When mouth opens wide, bring baby to breast chin first
    • Lips should be flared out and chin should be pressed against your breast
breastfeeding positions
Breastfeeding Positions
  • Why it’s important:
    • Helps with good latch
    • Prevents sore nipples
    • Helps you make enough milk and helps baby get enough milk
  • Tips to get started:
    • Get comfortable
    • Use pillows to bring baby up to chest level
    • Baby’s ear, hip, and shoulder should be in a straight line
    • Bring baby to you. Don’t bend forward
  • Side-lying
    • Lie on your side and place the baby on her side facing you
    • This is a great position after a C-section
  • Cradle hold
    • Your forearm supports the baby’s back and your hand supports the baby’s bottom.
    • Hand opposite the breast baby is nursing can support the breast


Cradle hold

breastfeeding positions1
Breastfeeding Positions
  • Cross cradle
    • Hold baby across your lap using the arm opposite the breast the baby is nursing on to support baby. Use the hand on the same side to support your breast.
    • Works well for small babies or when baby is having a hard time latching on
  • Football hold
    • Tuck baby under the arm of the side you are nursing on. Baby’s feet are facing your back and support the head as you bring baby to your breast.
    • Works well for C-sections and if you have large breasts

Cross cradle

Football hold

breastfeeding in the hospital
Breastfeeding in the hospital
  • How often should I breastfeed?
    • When baby show signs of hunger
    • Your baby can breastfeed as often as he wants, but at least 8 -12 times in 24hrs which could be every 1-3 hours
    • You may need to wake baby up for feedings if he doesn’t feed at least 8 times in 24 hours
  • How long should he nurse?
    • Let him feed as long as he is actively sucking and swallowing
  • Why exclusive breastfeeding in the hospital?
    • Baby gets all the good colostrum
    • Giving a bottle may make it hard for baby to breastfeed correctly and baby may be less interested in breastfeeding
    • Helps your milk come in better
how do i know my baby is getting enough breast milk at first
How do I know my baby is getting enough breast milk at first?
  • He feeds 8-12 times in 24 hours with a good latch
  • You can hear him swallowing during feeds
  • He has 1-2 loose stools and at least 1-2 wet diapers per day in the hospital
  • Seems calm and satisfied between feeds
  • His stomach is very small at first
    • Cherry – day 1
    • Walnut – day 2
    • Ping pong ball – day 3
  • The amount of colostrum (first milk) you make is the perfect amount for his small stomach
breastfeeding for 6 months
Breastfeeding for 6 months
  • The more breast milk your baby gets, the more they benefit – less infections and illness
  • Your baby may be less interested in breastfeeding if you give them formula, water or other types of food
  • Breast milk is all the nutrition your baby needs for 6 months
  • When you breastfeed less often, your breast milk supply will decrease
  • American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusively breastfeeding for 6 months and longer if you want
  • WIC provides electric breast pumps for mothers who are exclusively breastfeeding
  • Insurance companies help with breast pump purchase also
breastfeeding after 6 months
Breastfeeding after 6 months
  • You can still continue breastfeeding after 6 months when your baby starts to eat other food
  • Breast milk still contains important nutrition and helps fight infection
  • It is up to you and your baby to decide when to stop breastfeeding
how we can help
How we can help
  • You will have plenty of help at Tampa General if you have questions about breastfeeding
  • All nurses and doctors working in Prenatal Care offices, Labor & Delivery, Postpartum, and Nursery have had special training to help mothers breastfeed
  • Tampa General also has nurses with extra training called lactation consultants
  • The staff at Tampa General will be supportive of your choice on how you want to feed your baby