Dietary guidelines for pregnant mothers:
– a balanced diet and stay away from bad habits in food
– dietary diversification, food to eat, which represents the four food groups
– maintain the natural increase in weight
– moderate intake of stimulants (tea and coffee)
– refrain from smoking and stay away from places where smoking
Dietary guidelines for nursing mother:
– reduce the intake of stimulant drinks such as tea and coffee
– Avoid spicy and fried foods and foods with pungent odors such as onions and garlic because it affects the taste of milk
– eating a balanced diet is the four groups
– eat enough quantity of fluid milk in general and in particular
– taking iron tablets
– Avoid physical and mental stress and emotions
The benefits of breastfeeding for mother and child:
– Child in the amount of milk intake control, leading to obtaining the ideal weight because of hard composition of breast milk
– protect breastfeeding of a warp in the teeth, as opposed to artificial feeding
– provide breastfeeding the baby’s immune proteins, in particular in the colostrum milk, which shield them from disease
– be sensitivity resulting from the mother’s milk is much less than those resulting from the milk factory
– protect the child from the resulting pollution and health problems
– mental happiness of the child and strengthen the relationship between him and his mother
– maternal breastfeeding less expensive than milk factory
– child continue breastfeeding leads mostly to prevent pregnancy
– Breastfeeding helps retrieve the size of the uterus to its normal state after the birth, and help to restore normal weight
– save time and effort required to prepare feeds and ensure clean and sterilized
– reduce the incidence of breast cancer, since studies indicate that the incidence of breast cancer is lower among lactating women from non-lactating women
Misconceptions about breastfeeding:
– Belief dry milk from the breast: The lack of confidence enough milk is a psychological problem affecting lactation and acceleration in dry milk from the breast, where you must determine the cause of anxiety when breastfeeding, and explain the psychological factors and their effect on milk yield and urged them to increase the number of times breastfeeding to increase milk production .
– Belief that breast milk is not enough: This is a misconception, as can be ascertained from insufficient milk to monitor a child’s growth and increased weight.
– Belief that giving the child additional milk gives him better food: This is wrong to believe that it relieves the milk gradually, and can introduce the child to health problems such as diarrhea and weight loss.
– Stop breastfeeding when pregnancy: thinking of some mother milk that becomes corrupt in the case of pregnancy, the fetus does not grow well, and this is a wrong perception. It can continue breastfeeding with the load on the pregnant mother to take care of very well fed.