Impact of Breastfeeding:Intellectual Development of Children


In recent decades, research on child development have yielded important insights into the basic components of early human development. It has become clear that the infant has advanced skills in their behavior that allows it to be an active participant in their own social experience early. This is critical and in this context that the child developed a concept of self and other, rules of interaction and communicative intent of their behavior and that of others.

Breastfeeding helps in providing psychological growth optimal interactive environment for the child (a) and even more on the direct development of the central nervous system (CNS) providing (as) children greater intellectual capacity. Breastfeeding should be valued for their broad effects on children from all aspects and not only see the scope of the implications of nutritional considerations simplistic, but as a set of values that are indispensable in the development of children (as) and therefore society in general.
Tactile and vestibular stimulation to body contact and care of the mother give the child (or) in the nursing process are clearly important for other areas of development and this provides a direct learning experience based on interaction . Maternal self-esteem, competence and confidence in the maternal role and an increased sense of personal recovery, are psychological breakthroughs that have been shown in mothers who breastfeed their babies successfully. Continue reading “Impact of Breastfeeding:Intellectual Development of Children”

What to eat while breastfeeding

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During the period of breastfeeding is very important to follow a correct and balanced diet and to ensure appropriate composition of milk ingested by the child, and for the increased energy demands of the mother. However, we must specify that only part of the maternal nutrition affects the health of the infant, as the latter, fortunately, however, has metabolic and hormonal mechanisms able to cope with possible ingestion of harmful components.
The diet is suggested to the mother under these conditions differs slightly from that recommended generally: a Mediterranean diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables to ensure an adequate intake of nutrients. What is to be considered, however, is the increased energy demands of the mother, who must also take into account the energy used to produce milk (about 90 Kcal per 100 g of milk). On a day to get a new mother can also consume 800 kcal to produce milk. These calories need to be replenished adequately.
Simple sugars should be avoided as much as possible as they provide only a surplus of calories without benefits for the production of milk, contrary to the carbohydrate complex (bread, pasta, cereals ..) can be taken regularly. The protein affects only the quantity of milk produced, not the quality and, therefore, should slightly increase their consumption. Very important is to ensure a regular intake of olive oil , as it ensures the presence of fatty acids essential for the lipid component of milk. Even the fish that provide omega-3 is better during lactation. Continue reading “What to eat while breastfeeding”

Prepare to Be Mom

prepare-to-be-momBeing a mother is a job that we learn over time, but will an advantage if you prepare through special classes for new parents.

Now that is waiting for its small, and crazy to have him in her arms soon, you may wonder if you’re really prepared for it. Between moments of deep emotion and expectation, it will probably be moments of doubt and uncertainty. You may worry about the time of delivery, or are considering breastfeeding or if you know what to do when he cries.

It is natural that these thoughts cross the minds of expectant mothers during pregnancy, especially after hearing all your family and friends comment that having a baby is hard work. While what you say is true – raising a baby is one of the most difficult tasks we can undertake – is also true that there are many things you can do to feel confident in front of his new “job.” Continue reading “Prepare to Be Mom”