Mother’s breasts are designed to feed her baby, almost all women can breastfeed, but some mothers may cause serious health problems. For example, If a mother has had breast surgery where much of her breast was removed, or if the baby is born with serious health problems in these rare cases, there are still many things, a mother can do to protect her child’s health and bond with her baby.
Many of these mothers choose to feed their baby with breast milk that has been donated to a local breast milk bank from other mothers in the area.
Donating breast milk to a breast milk bank is a beautiful gift that one mother can give to another.
A growing number of hospitals now have breast milk banks, showing how important breast milk is to optimal growth and development.
To protect her child’s health a mother who needs to formula feed her baby should make sure that she only uses clean water, which has been freshly boiled and then cooled for each and every feed.
ll the containers used to feed her baby should also be well cleaned and sterilized with boiling water.
Dry formula powder should always be measured carefully using the scoop provided and mixed according to the instructions.
Even though formula can be expensive, mothers should understand that using less milk powder than recommended will cause babies to become malnourished and very sick.
A mother who’s not breastfeeding can still bond with her baby in many ways. Wrapping her baby’s skin,-to -skin, or practicing kangaroo mother care allows the mother and her baby to enjoy a special kind of closeness.
Also, while she’s feeding her baby, a mother can hold her child close to her chest, as if she is breastfeeding, instead of laying the child on a bed or a pillow during feeding
Mothers who are not able to breastfeed because of serious health problems may feel that they’re being judged by other mothers, or they may worry that they’re not going to succeed as mothers, this isn’t correct.
A mother who’s doing the best she can with the resources available to her is the best possible mother in the world for her child.