Flashcards in Breastfeeding Deck (38)
What do parents using formula need to know?
No need to follow on
all brands are similar and mostly made of cows milk
information on preparing and sterilising
cows milk from 1 year
responsive bottle feeding
What reflexes are present in a healthy baby at birth?
Name 5 breast feeding positions.
cross cradle hold
Lying on your side
What is the suck swallow pattern of a breastfeed?
Beginning of feed is short rapid sucks
Active feed is long, slow, rhythmic sucking and swallowing, with pauses
End of feed- flutter sucking with occasional
What are some responsive bottle feeding tips?
Feeding baby when they show signs of being hungry- feeding cues
Hold baby close in a semi upright position- looking into their eyes and talking to them whilst they feed
Gently insert teat into baby's mouth
Follow cues for when baby needs a break or has had enough
What are some early feeding cues?
hand in mouth
How do you know there is effective attachment?
Chin touching the breast
Mouth wide open
Cheeks full and rounded
More areola visible above top lip
baby rhythmically takes long sucks and swallows
Feeding is pain free although first few sucks may feel strong