|00:01||Welcome to the Spoken Tutorial on Laid-back hold for breastfeeding.|
|00:07||In this tutorial we will learn, choosing the correct breastfeeding hold for a mother and her baby.|
|00:15||Mother’s preparation before breastfeeding and How to do the laid-back hold.|
|00:22||Let us begin.|
|00:24||Across the world, mothers breastfeed their babies using various types of holds.|
|00:31||As discussed in an earlier tutorial- The best breastfeeding hold for a mother and her baby is the one in which-|
|00:39||Both mother and baby are comfortable for the entire duration of breastfeeding|
|00:47|| The baby is able to attach deeply to the mother’s breast
And get sufficient milk.
|00:55||Let us learn about one of the holds called Laid-back hold.|
|01:00||Laid-back hold is recommended when - Deep attachment of the baby to the breast is difficult using cross cradle or cradle hold|
|01:10||Or if the mother has big breasts|
|01:13||Or if the mother has back pain|
|01:16||Or when the mother is tired.|
|01:19|| Before feeding her baby, the mother must wash her hands with soap and water.
And dry her hands properly.
|01:27||Then she should drink a glass of boiled and cooled water.|
|01:32|| Lactating mothers produce 750 to 850 mililitres of milk per day on an average.
Therefore, they need to increase their daily water intake.
|01:44||Next, mother should uncover the breast from which she wants to feed the baby.|
|01:50||She should ensure not to put pressure of her bra or blouse on the breast.|
|01:55||Then, the mother should lie down comfortably on the floor or on a bed.|
|02:01||Her head, neck and upper back should be well supported by pillows.|
|02:07||Now that the mother is ready, let us learn how to hold the baby correctly.|
|02:13||Mother should-hold her baby’s body with the hand on the side of the breast that she will feed from.|
|02:20||She should hold the lower part of her baby's head- with the thumb and fingers of her other hand.|
|02:27||The mother in this picture, will be feeding her baby from her right breast.|
|02:32||Therefore, she is using her right hand to hold the baby’s body.|
|02:38||She is using the thumb and fingers of her left hand to hold the lower part of her baby’s head.|
|02:46||Next, Let us see the correct position of mother’s thumb and fingers for holding the baby’s head.|
|02:54||Mother’s thumb should be-behind one ear, and rest of the fingers behind the other ear of the baby.|
|03:02||She should not move her fingers or thumb from behind the ear to the baby’s neck.|
|03:08|| She should not apply pressure on the back of the baby’s head with her hand.
This will keep the baby comfortable while feeding.
|03:20||Next, let us learn how to position the baby’s body correctly.|
|03:25||The baby should be placed on the mother’s body in such a way that baby’s stomach is on the mother’s stomach|
|03:32||And the baby’s head is near the mother’s breast.|
|03:38||Lesser distance between the baby and the breast will help the baby to reach the breast.|
|03:44||And it will become easier for the baby to attach deeply.|
|03:49||Then, the second important point is the direction in which the baby’s entire body is held.|
|03:56||You may have noticed that- When we eat food, our head, neck and body are always in the same direction.|
|04:05||Similarly- Baby’s head, neck and body should always be in the same direction while breastfeeding.|
|04:14||This will make swallowing milk easier for the baby.|
|04:19||Remember, the baby can be positioned on the mother’s body in any direction, as long as - the whole front part of the baby’s body is placed on the front part of the mother’s body|
|04:32||And the baby can reach the breast easily.|
|04:38||Now we come to the third point in positioning the baby’s body.|
|04:42||The mother should support the full body of her baby.|
|04:47||Otherwise, the baby will have to take a lot of effort to attach deeply to the breast.|
|04:54||Next, let’s look at the position of baby’s nose and chin.|
|04:59||Baby’s nose should always be in line with the nipple.|
|05:04||And her chin should be forward and very close to the breast.|
|05:09||This will ensure that the baby takes in more of the lower part of the areola while latching.|
|05:16||And therefore, will use the lower jaw to drink more milk efficiently.|
|05:21||Please note- Areola is the dark area around the nipple.|
|05:27||Now, the baby is in laid back hold and ready to latch on for breastfeeding.|
|05:34||In this hold, the baby can naturally attach deeply to the mother’s breast.|
|05:40||Deep attachment of the baby to the breast is explained in another video of the same series.|
|05:49|| As soon as the baby is deeply attached to the breast- mother can release the baby’s head from her hand
And use both her hands to support the baby’s body.
|06:02|| In this position, the mother should lie back, relax and breastfeed.
This brings us to the end of this tutorial.
|06:11||In this tutorial, we learnt about- Choosing the correct breastfeeding hold for a mother and her baby|
|06:18||Mother’s preparation before breastfeeding and How to do the laid-back hold.|
|06:25||This tutorial has been contributed by the Spoken Tutorial Project, IIT Bombay|
|06:31|| Spoken Tutorial Project is funded by NMEICT, MHRD, Government of India.
More information on this mission is available at this link.
|06:44||This tutorial is partly funded by a generous contribution from WHEELS Global Foundation.|
|06:51|| This tutorial is a part of Maa aur Shishu Poshan project.
The domain reviewer for this tutorial is Dr. Rupal Dalal, MD Pediatrics.
|07:03|| This is dietitian Tasneem Shaikh along with animator Shital Joshi from IIT Bombay signing off.
Thank you for joining.