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<p>Adult-Breastfeeding Getting Started</p> <p>[HUMAN MILK] Doodhwali Gali- Sadar Bazaar (Delhi)</p> <p>What is an Adult Breastfeeding? Simply put, adult breastfeeding is when an adult consumes a woman's breast milk. There are many reasons why this might happen, and one of the most common ones has to do with health reasons. Breast milk is, for the most part, completely sanitary, cannot spoil, is mostly hypoallergenic, full of nutrition and infectionfighting potential, packed with calories</p> <p>What is an Adult Nursing Relationship? An adult nursing relationship is a physical, intimate relationship between two people, where one of the to the relationship nurses from a woman who either is or is not lactating. I tried doing some searches about adult nursing and found that, though there are many searches on the subject, there aren't a lot of resources or information. From what I was able to find, it seems clear to me that every adult nursing relationship is unique.parties relationships </p> <p>Can Adults Reap Benefits to Drinking Breast Milk and Adult Nursing?In fact, breast milk is so healthy and safe (provided the woman who nurses is healthy and disease free) that cancer patients have been given breast milk to help boost their immune system and help keep them healthy and to maintain their weight and nutrition during chemotherapy treatments. What's good for baby is good for any human being. In fact, some studies clearly indicate that any human being could thrive, not just survive but thrive, on a diet of pure breast milk from a healthy woman.</p> <p>Advantages for the DrinkerLess illnesses, diseases &amp; disorders Antibodies in breast milk Always the right temperature Nurturing benefits from skin to skin contact Aids in development of babys brain and nervous system</p> <p>Advantages for Wet NurseDecreased postpartum bleeding Earlier return to prepregnancy weight Delayed resumption of ovulation Reduced risk of ovarian cancer Reduced premenopausal breast cancer</p> <p>Anatomy &amp; Physiology During PregnancyBreast, areola, &amp; nipple increase in size Veins may be more noticeable Milk glands &amp; ducts increase Colostrum is produced in the second trimester Montgomery glands become numerous and prominent</p> <p>How Does a Breast Produce Milk?Milk is made in grapelike structures deep in the breast When milk lets down it travels out of the grapes down the stems ducts and collects in the pools (sinuses) under the dark area (areola) behind the nipple Babys gums press areola to release milk</p> <p>Lactogenesis</p> <p>Illustration by Joyce Kopatch, USACHPPM</p> <p>The Market</p> <p>Before Nursing: Preparing for BreastfeedingMassage breasts and rub nipples gently Avoid using soap on nipples Expose nipples to air and briefly to sunlight Let nipples rub against clothing</p> <p>Flat or Inverted NipplesBegin treatment late in pregnancyStop if causes uterine contractions</p> <p>Breast shellsWear 1 hour a day and gradually increase to several hours Dry area under nipple often</p> <p>Breastfeeding: Getting Started</p> <p>Is Your Client Hungry? Adult Feeding CuesBringing hands to mouth or cheek and trying to suck on them Rooting Lip smacking, mouthing, tongue protrusion Biting is a late feeding cue</p> <p>Breastfeeding Your ClientsWash your hands Position yourself comfortably and correctly Use pillows or towels for support Uncover the breast you wish to offer first</p> <p>The Side-lying PositionLie on your side Use pillows Tummy-to-tummy Clients mouth in line with nipple</p> <p>Illustration by Joyce Kopatch, USACHPPM</p> <p>The Cradle PositionTummy-to-tummy Clients head in crook of your elbow Shoulders, hips, in straight line Level with breast Pillow in lap will helpIllustration by Joyce Kopatch, USACHPPM</p> <p>Milk Ejection Reflex Let DownTingling sensation in breast Relaxed feeling occurs Let down can occur between feedings</p> <p>Offering Your Breast to ClientFingers underneath, thumb on top of breast Fingers well behind areola</p> <p>Rooting Reflex and Latch-OnPosition client correctly at breast with mouth directly in front of nipple Use nipple to tickle clients lips until mouth opens wide Support clients head Clients mouth is open wide enough to take in nipple and most of areola</p> <p>Open wideQuickly center your nipple in his mouth and pull him toward you Clients lower jaw far back from the nipple Clientss chin on breast Nose may be on breast</p> <p>Challenges</p> <p>Is Client getting enough to eat? Client feeds rapidly 20-25 on each breast per feeding</p> <p>Nursing Mothers: Stay Well NourishedFollow same healthy diet you ate while pregnant Breast feeding burns 300-400 additional calories per day If you are not well nourished, your supply of breast milk may decrease</p> <p>Breast CareSore or cracked nipples Engorgement Plugged Ducts Mastitis</p> <p>Preventing Sore or Cracked NipplesProperly position infantUse pillows Check for good latch on</p> <p>Do not use ointments or creams Express a few drops of milk onto nipple after feeding (antibacterial properties) Allow nipples to air dry</p> <p>EngorgementMay occur between 2nd and 6th day when your milk comes in Occurs more frequently in first-time mothers Hang in there! This will go away after a day or so.</p> <p>Plugged DuctsTender spot, redness, or sore lump in breast Milk is unable to flow through duct leads to inflammation Change feeding positions from time to time</p> <p>MastitisOccurs when plugged duct is not treated Flu-like symptoms (tired, aches, fever) Start treatment immediatelyContact physician for antibiotics Apply heat Breastfeed frequently Rest</p> <p>REMEMBERGetting breastfeeding correct from the start is crucial to longterm breastfeeding success!</p> <p>Reasons to Suspend or Avoid BreastfeedingTreatment with a medication that transfers into the breast milk Level of risk to environmental exposures at duty station or in the fieldSolvents Chemicals Fuels</p> <p>QUESTIONS</p> <p>AcknowledgementsMs. BethAnn Cameron, MS, CHES Health Educator Directorate of Health Promotion and Wellness US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine Ms. Cindy Plank Health Educator General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri Wellness Center Martin Army Community Hospital Fort Benning, Georgia</p>