Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a natural choice with many benefits to you and your baby. Breastfeeding is a wonderful, bonding experience between you and your baby and also offers many practical benefits. Research shows that the longer you breastfeed, the more you and your baby will benefit. The Ministry of health recommends that new mothers breastfeed exclusively for 6 months and continue on for at least 18-24 months after introducing solids.

BREASTFEEDING MOTTO

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 two to three hours
Immediately available
Nutritionally balanced
Gastroenteritis greatly reduced

When Do You Need To Stop Breastfeeding?

The WHO (World Health Organization) recommends that you breastfeed your baby for the first 2 years. When the time comes to stop breastfeeding, it...
Storage of Breast milk. Comprehensive Guide

A Comprehensive Guide to Storing Breastmilk

Storage of Breast milk. Working mothers or others who are pumping breastmilk for their infants should store the milk in the cleanest and safest...

Breastfeeding Checklist for Newborns

One of the most common question that mums ask is how do I know if my newborn baby is getting enough milk? Here is...

Types of Breastfeeding positions

See the common types of Breastfeeding Positions below: 1. Cradle Hold (This is the most common of positions) Place your baby across your stomach, facing...

10 things I wish someone had told me about Breastfeeding

When I got my first baby, I had all these romantic expectations on what my breastfeeding experience would be. Here are some of the...

Breastmilk Composition

Breast milk is a highly complex mixture of nutrients dissolved in water.  It is very dynamic and changes with time of day and during...

Simple Meal Plan for First Time Mums when Breastfeeding

Below is a simple sample meal plan that can be adopted by new mums and customized to meet their personal needs. Monday: Breakfast: Fried eggs, wholemeal...
Baby after birth

Your baby’s hunger cues

Feeding your baby can be stressful. You may have questions like, ‘how will I know my baby is hungry?’, ‘When do I feed my...

Sustaining Breastfeeding

Support System Breastfeeding is more than a way to feed a baby – it becomes a lifestyle.  Fathers and other special support persons can be...

Tips for Successful Breastfeeding

During pregnancy, your breasts swell as milk-producing cells grow. Milk flows through ducts into small “pockets” under the dark area around the nipple (the...

Common misconceptions on foods eaten by breastfeeding Mums in Kenya

Typically, first-time mums in Kenya need help to learn how to breastfeed properly while eating the right foods for maximum production of breast milk....

10 things I wish someone had told me about Breastfeeding

When I got my first baby, I had all these romantic expectations on what my breastfeeding experience would be. Here are some of the...
Baby after birth

Your baby’s hunger cues

Feeding your baby can be stressful. You may have questions like, ‘how will I know my baby is hungry?’, ‘When do I feed my...
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