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  • Slide 1 - HAFIZ USMAN WARRAICH ROLL #17-CBreast Feeding Dr. Shreedhar Paudel 03/30/ 2009
  • Slide 2 - Breast feeding…
  • Slide 3 - Breast feeding…. Ideal way of providing young infants with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development Virtually all mothers can breastfeed, provided they have accurate information, and the support of their family and the health care system Colostrum -- yellowish, sticky breast milk produced at the end of pregnancy, is recommended by WHO as the perfect food for the newborn
  • Slide 4 - Breast feeding… Recommendations:- Be initiated as soon as possible after birth Nothing to be given before initiation of breast feeding Exclusive breast feeding for the initial 6 mo BF be given whenever child feel hungry ( Demand Feeding) Complementary foods– addition to BF be started after six mo of age BF continued with semisolid foods up to 2 yrs of age
  • Slide 5 - Breast feeding….  BREASTFEEDING --Best for baby --Reduces incidence of allergies --Economical - no waste --Antibodies - greater immunity to infections --Stool inoffensive - never constipated --Temperature always correct and constant --Fresh milk - never goes sour in the breast --Emotionally bonding --Easy once established --Digested easily within 2-3 hours --Immediately available --Nutritionally balanced --Gastroenteritis greatly reduced
  • Slide 6 - Breast feeding…. Benefits to infants:- Creates a special bond between mother and infant Decreases risk for certain types of infections and illnesses Enhances dental development Reduces risk for allergies Aids in cognitive development Reduces risk for SIDS Decreases overfeeding Decreases the risk for obesity in later life
  • Slide 7 - Breast feeding…. Benefits to mothers:- Helps the uterus return to pre-pregnancy size faster Reduces risk of breast, ovarian, and uterine cancers Decreases risk for osteoporosis Promotes postpartum weight loss Enhances emotional health (especially for teenaged mothers) Saves money otherwise spent on formula and feeding supplies Reduces family healthcare costs (including out-of-pocket costs and services covered by insurance)
  • Slide 8 - Breast feeding… Benefits to society:- Protects the environment by decreasing waste for landfills Reduces parent days absent from work (breastfed infants are healthier) Improves the effectiveness of immunizations Saves tax dollars spent on food and medical expenses by the country Improves the health of families
  • Slide 9 - Breast feeding….. Can be harmful to the infant if the mother: --has HIV or active tuberculosis --is taking medications that suppress the immune system --is taking medications which may be passed onto the child through the milk and are found to be harmful (anticancer, anti thyroid drugs) --infant has galactosemia HAFIZ USMAN WARRAICH ROLL #17-C
  • Slide 10 - Breast feeding…. Can be harmful to the infant if the mother --has had excessive exposure to heavy metals such as mercury --uses potentially harmful substances such as cocaine, heroin, amphetamines --Substances like caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol, while possibly harmful to the nursling if consumed in large quantities, are safe to use in moderation while breastfeeding

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