The start of breastfeeding in the baby should be started, at least during the first hour after birth. In this period of time, most babies are in a state of 'calm alert', during which they seem to try to explore their environment and establish relationships. As soon as they are born, they smell, they
The start of breastfeeding in the baby should be started, at least during the first hour after birth. In this period of time, most babies are in a state of 'calm alert', during which they seem to try to explore their environment and establish relationships.
As soon as they are born, they smell, they react to the sounds. The mother usually experiences a strong affective reaction, which is the pillar on which she will establish the bond of attachment that they will maintain over the years with the child, although it is not strange or alarming that a mother, perhaps tired or tense, does not feel an emotion as lively as expected.
Early contact with the nipple establishes the start of breastfeeding
This contact, as early and prolonged as circumstances allow, is more important when you want to raise the child to the breast, since the emotional factors and physical contact are powerful stimuli to start milk production, and if the baby takes advantage of that time to make a first contact, it will stimulate her even more; so that, if it could not be in the same delivery room, as soon as you get to the room, you should put the newborn to your chest. The initial shot is, in addition, positive for the mother, because it produces a quick contraction of the uterus and avoids its excessive bleeding. All this is equally feasible even if the child is born through caesarean section, because in most cases epidural anesthesia is used, and the mother is perfectly capable of taking care of her baby. The time of separation between the two will depend on the protocols of the hospital center where it is decided to give birth.It has been observed that by placing the newborn as soon as it is born on the abdomen of the mother, skin with skin,
is creeping towards the breasts of the mother
, by means of flexion-extension movements of the lower extremities. When it reaches the nipple it triggers the innate reflexes of search, and suction (which produces the release of oxytocin, and ejection of colostrum). Ideally, the process should be spontaneous, and it is estimated that 90 percent of infants will spontaneously initiate breastfeeding in the first 70 minutes of life, immediately after postpartum.