Series: Eating "First Food Problems I Part"

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The relationship between food and emotions is incredibly close.


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Feeding and Feelings

As the subtitle says, the relationship between food and emotions is incredibly close. Starting from the moment the baby is born. Maternal nutrition produces feelings of affection and affection both in mothers and fathers. But these positive feelings can transform into anguish and anxiety if there is a problem with feeding. The same can be explained to bottle-feeding, even though emotions are not as strong, because bottle-feeding is not as personal as breastfeeding.

If a baby rejects milk crying, vomiting or just falling asleep, it is very difficult not to take it personally and not feel that something is wrong. It is not surprising that this is disconcerting and that is why many parents desperately try by all means what can be the cause and what they can do to improve things. For example:

  • Change the milk
  • Make him burp
  • Rock the baby
  • Add something solid
  • Give more milk
  • Take walks hugging the baby
  • Change the size of the nipple hole

In general, any of these changes will have the expected effect and you can relax again. however, it is more usual for things to improve luckily than for any other reason. Unfortunately, your baby catches and perceives worries because of feeding; therefore, adopting a more relaxed attitude about eating problems is one of the most rewarding things that parents can do. Indeed, this is a bit difficult and it is easier said than done. How is it possible to relax if your baby refuses food and has vomited again?

Receive advice

All the books dealing with the care of babies contain many pages on these first food problems and give many advice to parents concerned about them. In fact, the lack of advice is seldom a problem at this stage. Parents usually receive too many tips in the first months of the baby's life. Unfortunately, many of these first tips are contradictory. Grandmothers, mothers-in-law (I am not against her, I love her very much and I appreciate her), neighbors, medical visitors, family doctors, magazines and many other things often contradict each other about what is best. Below you will find some guidelines that can help you clarify some things when the experts contradict each other.

  • Of all the people who give you advice Who do you trust the most? first think of his advice. It does not make sense to follow the advice of someone you do not trust. (With this I do not mean that you discard the advice of your doctor, just think well of that advice)
  • Do you think this advice is correct? Are you really comfortable with this? Try only to do what makes sense to you.
  • Try only one doctor at a time.
  • Allow enough time for the new method to work. Most new methods take at least two weeks to work.
  • Do not be less enthusiastic about the method you are using. Do it correctly and, if you have any questions, turn to the person who gave you the advice.
  • Be careful with your own worries and your lack of confidence to do it correctly. Young children catch parents' concerns very easily and this will only make things worse. Do not hesitate to ask for help when things get tough.

Due to the large amount of advice available in the network and other means of feeding babies, I will only discuss those aspects of the first meals that should be known to understand the problems that may occur in the future. Tips on the first diet vary according to fashions, in which the type of milk or meal times change How can parents clarify all this confusion and decide what is best? You may be reassured by the fact that there is no consensus, this means that it does not matter too much what you do.

Breast milk and baby bottle

Type of milk

Breast milk is the one that best adapts to babies, but occasionally it can cause problems if the mother is taking some type of drug or food against which the child can react. For example, medicines that help the mother to sleep will make the child feel drowsy, because many of these medications will enter the bloodstream and then the milk. Alcohol can produce similar problems. Allergic reactions to breast milk are virtually unknown, although they can occur. Babies often react to foods or drinks that the mother has swallowed and then appear in the milk.

Allergic reactions to cow's milk can occur during childhood, but are more evident in children who take their first steps. Milk allergy can cause rashes, diarrhea, poor nutrition, gut pains and even bloody stools. The problem is that these symptoms are not so strange and can be caused by many other causes that have nothing to do with milk allergy.

Unfortunately, skin tests for milk allergies do not help much because many children show positive skin reactions, despite having no obvious signs of milk allergy. The best way to examine the allergy (by experience) of cow's milk is to stop drinking milk and dairy foods (for no more than three or four days), giving goat milk or soy milk instead (remember that the reactions allergic are also possible with these other types of milk). If there is any allergy to cow's milk you will notice a spectacular improvement in symptoms. If this is your case, you should get more detailed advice from a dietitian or your doctor on how to manage a more appropriate diet for your child.

Breast milk is relatively low in protein, which means that children who are breastfed are less likely to endure more than two or three hours between feedings without waking up and crying. The high level of proteins in the milk of the cow allows babies to hold more time between meals (If you want to know the level of protein in the milk of cows, visit Campo Galego). Another interesting discovery is that the composition of breast milk changes the end of each shot, that is; the fat content increases and this can act as a signal for the baby to know that the intake is coming to an end. Bottle-fed children will not have this sign of milk, so they will tend to continue and continue ...

If you think there is a problem with the milk, it is better to get advice from a doctor before switching to another type of milk. It is very easy to be confused by constantly changing your mind when perhaps there has never been any problem with milk. If possible, it is better to continue with breast milk, at least during the first three months, because the milk contains antibodies that help protect the child from possible infections until it begins to develop their own immune system. In addition, it has been indicated that the high fat content of breast milk helps to produce the layer of insulating fat that surrounds the nerves and that makes them work more effectively.

Next post First food problems II Part, Date: 05/28/2018

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