There is so much evidence to add to breastfeeding that it is difficult to question your eligibility. It has also been found that "breastfeeding" often does not work, even with harmful consequences. Why is it difficult to breastfeed on demand?Breastfeeding has many benefitsGwen Dewar according to a biological anthropologist, because taking breastfeeding on demand out of its cultural environment is a real burden on today's western women. According to the research, it is best to look at the medium in which hunting societies are breastfeeding and learn.
Not just dietsNew baby care recommendations recommend breastfeeding on demand, but put too much emphasis on breastfeeding nutrition. But breastfeeding itself in many other areas it supports the baby's healthy physical and mental development. It has an analgesic effect, enhances the bond between the mother and the baby, reduces stress, and enhances oxytocin production, a social hormone of affection.
How often does an average baby breastfeed?Babies are diverse. How often they are breastfeeding, but it is also a cultural request. In hunter-gathering societies, mothers are breastfeeding on average twice as long as babies in Western culture, big breastfeeding. Western babies only eat very often in the first few weeks, and they develop some special agendas sooner without their mother consciously enforcing them. Of course, it is because we have a different lifestyle. How do "non-Westerners" do it?
1. They have no urbMembers of hunter-gathering cultures (and the overwhelming majority of the inhabitants of the Earth) have never watched, um. It wouldn't have made any sense, since everything we do always depends on the time - the light, and the type and amount of work we need to do. And Western mothers are used to that they do almost everything on timethat's why it's hard to tune in to the fact that the baby lives and eats according to his own "order".
2. Flexible tin cushionAccording to the Western model, at night, at about the same time, one goes to bed and sleeps 7-8 hours at a time. No one can say it's just normal! Anthropologists and traditions have described very different sleep patterns. Many societies generally do not use artificial light sources, and they sleep more than we do.Many cultures have found that they generally do not insist on sleeping on a "breath", they are more widespread. A! Kung Sanok and members of the Efe Exchange do not insist on sleeping in any way they sleep just as the day goes by. It is believed that this pattern of sleep originally characterizes the human race. Think about it when your baby wakes up again and again. And sleep well with the day!
3. Sleep togetherThe fact that the baby is anesthetized outside the parents, in a sleazy bed, or in wickedness, is a special, almost unique, "culture" of Western culture. If the mother and baby are sleeping outside, night-time breastfeeding is certainly uncomfortable. In most societies he doesn't even come upso that the baby sleeps far away from his parents. In 23 of the 26 cultures studied in the latest research, the baby sleeps in the same bed with his mother. In another study, which revealed 90 childcare habits in 90 societies, no children were found sleeping outside.
4. Baby carrierThe fact that the baby is "parked" in varying degrees of aptitude is typically a Western phenomenon. Cultural examinations have shown that babies are in their hands or carry almost every day, nowhere do they put them down. In this situation, the mother almost reads the baby's thoughts, always sensing what the little one needs. And, of course, you can breastfeed it easily according to your needs. And the bigger baby is serving itself.
5. SegmentWestern moms - even though we could even pay - they get much less helpthan their western counterparts. Because they are alone, they have to make their own decisions, and they do not receive proper advice on breastfeeding or other areas of baby care. This is extremely stressful and can delay breastfeeding on demand. In non-industrial societies, it is natural that every woman helps the others. Sometimes it also happens that the baby is breastfeeding.
6. Baby cribIn most cultures, from East Asia to Morocco, the custom of a mother spending 30-40 days with her baby after childbirth is exempt from all labor. Friends and relatives take over the household, cook, and care for the rest of the family. This is not always a pleasant and supportive period, as in many cultures serious rituals and taboos render the fresh mother. But the point is that the mother must deal exclusively with the baby, breastfeedingso you can tune in to your Newborn's needs.
7. Accept public breastfeedingIt is also difficult for Western mothers to breastfeed on demand because many are in need of such a wall. The root of the problem lies in the sexual perception of Westerners. Breast is one of the main subjects of erotic interest, and breastfeeding before strangers is at some risk. In contrast, in most cultures, breastfeeding is still the most important task to date. According to the most recent intercultural survey, out of 190 societies, only 13 were attributed to breast sex, So there is no obstacle for public breastfeeding.Related articles on on-demand breastfeeding:
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