Instructions for feeding the baby with the right joint without worrying about choking milk
To prevent choking accidents, caregivers need to be equipped with the skills to breastfeed properly.
Tam Anh General Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City has just received a case of a 4-month-old boy (living in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City) who was taken to the emergency room by his mother because of choking on milk. In the pediatric emergency room, the baby showed signs of coughing, cyanosis. Soon after, doctors used the Heimlich maneuver to open up the airways.
After timely intervention, the boy was able to breathe normally again and was hospitalized at the Pediatric Department for further monitoring. After 3 days of hospitalization, the child’s health stabilized and was discharged.
Infants and infants (under 1 year of age) are more likely to choke when breastfed or bottle fed. The cause may be due to the mother feeding the baby in the wrong position, forcing the baby to suckle when the baby is crying, coughing or laughing. In addition, if the baby is bottle-fed, the perforated pacifier is too wide, and the child cannot swallow in time, which can also cause choking.
To prevent choking on milk in infants and infants, caregivers should be equipped with knowledge of infant care and guide them to breastfeed properly. Parents can refer to the video on how to properly breastfeed their babies by the Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tam Anh General Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.
BS.CKI Model Thi Mai Ngan, Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tam Anh General Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, said that breastfeeding mothers need to practice for their babies to latch on properly. When the baby sucks in the right joint, the mother does not have a headache, no scratches. Secondly, correct sucking helps the mother prevent nipple irritation, thirdly, helps the uterus to contract early, avoid postpartum blood loss, in the long run, helps the mother avoid the risk of breast cancer. In addition, mothers who continue to breastfeed their babies will delay their period again.
For babies who are trained to suckle by their mothers when latching on properly, it will limit choking, milk flows down regularly, thereby providing enough nutrients for the baby.
According to BS.CKI Model Thi Mai Ngan, the cause of breast-feeding babies not latching on properly may come from the mother. Because, the mother gives the baby the wrong way to suck the nipple, causing the baby to only suck on the mother’s nipple without fully sucking the areola, leading to the condition of the mother’s breast being scratched and sore. Second, the time to feed the baby when the baby is not hungry, the feeding is not correct, the baby’s mouth is not wide open, so the nipple has not been pressed. In addition, it may be because the mother’s breasts are too tight, so the baby does not press against the areola. At this time, the mother is forced to express some milk, gently massage her breasts, and then feed the baby.
If the baby is not properly latched, it will directly affect the baby and mother. For children, not providing the perfect amount of nutrition, the baby lacks milk, long-term risk of malnutrition, is prone to respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases, has bacterial infection, is prone to allergies, increases the risk of chance of chronic diseases. According to some studies, the baby’s IQ will be lower, for the mother, if the mother does not latch on correctly, the nipple will be scratched, the breast is firm, and the uterus will contract slowly.
Nurse Dao Thi Loan, Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tam Anh General Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, said that when breastfeeding, the baby must have a comfortable position, must have a backrest. In the long run, if there is no fulcrum, the mother will have back and neck pain. When breastfeeding, if the mother is not used to it, a baby pillow can be used on the mother’s lap.
Mothers need to pay attention, when preparing to breastfeed, mothers should pay attention not to arbitrarily insert the nipple into the baby’s mouth, but let the baby find the nipple on his own, actively open his mouth to suck. During breastfeeding, the mother must constantly observe, the baby’s face must face the mother’s breast. When the baby is finished feeding, do not lay the baby down immediately, but parents should pat the baby on the back to burp after each feeding or between feedings. When the baby is halfway through the bottle or after the mother has finished sucking on one breast, the mother should pat the baby on the back to burp before switching the baby to the other breast.
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