A lotion that she applied on her own body ended up affecting her baby; doctors’ warnings for other moms have gone viral.
Feeding your baby while you have applied this type of lotion
Being able to breastfeed the baby is one of the things most recommended by doctors, not only because of how healthy it is, but because through that moment, both the mother and the baby connect, and somehow continue the union. intrauterine.
So it is important that the mother is calm, as well as planning in advance the moment and what she feeds herself with.
A note made by Little Things recounts what was presented on the show by “The Doctors”, who presented an interesting case while addressing the issue of the importance of breastfeeding.
The presenters showed a photo of a baby, whose face was brown, because while the mother fed him she had applied self-tanner, causing a similar effect on the baby’s face.
One of the doctors asked if it was dangerous to breastfeed while applying a self tanner, and they all agreed that it would be best NOT to do it or to wait the necessary time for absorption and drying.
The Dra. Jennifer Ashton said this mother (and this applies to all who follow this practice) should “stop or reduce self – tanning time.” Some of the biggest risks to the baby is taking the self tanner and it could be dangerous. This doesn’t just apply to a self tanner; Remember that the lotions you use are absorbed by your skin and many of their ingredients can pass through breast milk, just like what you eat, including foods, drinks and medicines.
Breastfeeding is feeding the baby through the mother, according to the World Health Organization, which explains that “it is a unique way of providing the ideal food for the correct growth and development of children.”
Without a doubt, breastfeeding is one of the best ways to feed a baby, although it does not mean that if you cannot do it, it will be bad or affect the health of your child, but here I share some benefits that you will surely already know.
Benefits for the baby
Breast milk is at the temperature necessary for the baby.
It contains everything you need for the baby.
Provides the baby with defenses.
It has all the proteins, fats and vitamins that a baby needs.
It prevents the baby from having diarrhea, or constipation.
The breast milk does not run out or spoil.
Protects the mother from ovarian cancer.
Reduces the stress levels of the mother.
It is good as a contraceptive method, as it inhibits ovulation.
Helps lose weight gained during pregnancy.
It allows the mother in the first months, to lead an easier life, since she always carries her baby’s food with her.
Create a mother-child bond
During the act of breastfeeding, mother and child understand each other with their eyes.
The mother is calmer with her other children or husband.
The bond that the mother creates during this act provides security for the baby.
Provide comfort to the baby.
Weaning comes when both are ready.
Mothers who stop or do not want to breastfeed
It is advised that at least the baby receives only breast milk in the first 6 months of life, and even if solid foods are added later, breastfeeding is continued at least until the baby is 2 years old.
However, recently statistics show that more and more mothers cut after 6 months or choose not to breastfeed their baby. One of the main reasons is that the mother returns to her work routine immediately.
A study carried out by the World Lactation Initiative in Spain, found the reasons why some mothers do not breastfeed their babies, concluding that 17% of mothers give as the main reason, «having had problems with previous breastfeeding »; 19% explained having had problems to start the breastfeeding process such as “the milk did not rise” or “they had problems with the breast”, other cases in a lower percentage, alluded to the separation with the child due to hospitalization, or due to ingestion of medications that are not compatible with breastfeeding.
But 18% of the mothers did not hesitate to say that they “preferred artificial milk” or “did not think it was necessary.”
Choosing to give the baby artificial milk instead of breast milk does not make any mother better or worse, they are personal choices that must be respected, and motherhood goes beyond the simple act of breastfeeding.
A report offered by the State of the World’s Mothers 2012 written by the NGO Save the Children provides a very interesting fact about the factor that favors breastfeeding in women and says “countries with longer maternity leave and greater support measures tend to have higher lactation rates. ‘
In recent years this type of benefit has been shortened, leading more mothers to decide for artificial breastfeeding over maternal breastfeeding. It is not a justification, but it is a reality that must be considered and respected.