> The beginning of the milk secretion

The overlying skin becomes tense, the areola is più dark and wide and the nipple gets bigger.

After the birth, with the expulsion of the placenta, the hormone produced by the pituitary gland, not più inhibited by hormones placental, begins to perform its function of stimulating glandular tissue, initiating così the production of milk.

breast-feeding immediately after childbirth

Almost all women have the ability to breast-feed her child, purché be assured theearly attachment of the infant free from schedules and timetables or coercive.

The current knowledge make us understand how harmful the habit, which lasted for years, to oblige the infant to a period of absolute “rest” food in the first hours from birth.

In the nursery, you waited many hours before attaching the baby to the breast, giving in the meantime, water and sugar (as glucose), and happened to hear you say that “from the womb after giving birth do not come out a few drops”, finishing almost always to give the baby received artificial milk.

Today, in the nursery you should use for sì that the child can hold on to the womb of the mother without to interfere “artificially”, in respect in fact, the biological repeating the same for thousands of years (and for another you still have to know perfectly).

the rhythms and the organization of the department may make poor the natural way of feeding.

consider, for example, to the times of the feeding, which typically rely on the rhythms of work of the staff and not on the rhythms and habits of the individual infants, with the result that these eating at the time and not hunger.

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To reduce these drawbacks, in some hospitals there è the possibilityà to keep the child in the same room with the mother (“rooming-in”).

as the pace of hospital may sometimes be an obstacle to adjust the start of milk secretion, it is easy to remedy: the hospital stay is very short (a few days) and it is as soon as possible, once back in their own family situation to deal with due libertà, and tranquilityà of the nursing of the child.

the WHO – UNICEF Project “baby friendly Hospital”: 10 steps for breastfeeding




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