Breastfeeding: Tips for moms on how to breastfeed their baby25.06.2022
The only exception is a very hot climate, in which the risk of heat stroke in a small child increases dramatically. In this case, it is necessary to compensate for the pathological loss of fluids in the body of the crumbs, supplementing it with water, and often even mineral water (that is, water with the addition of salts).
And then, after you have celebrated the first six months of your baby’s life, everything related to the duration of breastfeeding depends primarily on the desire and capabilities of the mother and the family as a whole.
At 6 months, the child is recommended to give the first complementary foods: from baby food to the “adult-like” table . However, it is highly desirable to continue breastfeeding. And further – the frequency and duration of breastfeeding gradually decreases, at the same time, the frequency and volume of complementary foods increase accordingly.
If a mother has the opportunity (she still has active milk production) and desire, the preservation of breastfeeding is welcomed by all pediatricians of the world without exception. For example, WHO (World Health Organization) and UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) jointly recommend maintaining partial breastfeeding (that is, the child’s diet consists mainly of other products – vegetables, meat, cereals, dairy products, etc., but together at the same time, he also receives a daily portion of his mother’s milk) up to 2 years or more. Explaining the importance of this strategy by the fact that breastfeeding in children of any age significantly reduces the risk of various infections.
Logically, it can be assumed that for countries with a high level of medicine and a low level of the spread of infectious diseases (Russia is one of these countries), the medical reason for prolonged breastfeeding is not as relevant as for underdeveloped countries.