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Why is the promotion of breastfeeding so important to me?

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for six months and breastfeeding with increasing amounts of complementary foods for two years or more. This recommendation applies worldwide (and not, as is often stated, only for developing countries).

Breast milk is the humane food for infants and children. und  WOW - breast milk can do a lot:

  • Breast milk is the only food in the world that covers all nutritional needs - individually tailored to the little person who gets it, which means, for example, that the milk for a premature baby has a different composition than for a full-term baby.

  • Breast milk is a natural anti-inflammatory and helps with pain.

  • Breast milk contains ingredients that have a calming effect.

  • Skin contact during breastfeeding promotes bonding.

  • Breast milk is different during the day and at night - at night it contains melatonin, which supports sleep. 

  • The mother's body perceives what the child's immune system is doing through the child's saliva.  The mother's body then sends exactly the right antibodies into the milk, so it acts like a natural one Medicine.

  • Breast milk is always available in the right quantity, at the right temperature and hygienically.

  • Breastfeeding mothers sleep more, the sleep cycles of baby and mother are to a certain extent the same.

  • By breastfeeding, the mother reduces her own risk of developing certain types of cancer.

Why do I need breastfeeding advice?

Breastfeeding begins when your baby is born. The first creation is already an important step.

Breastfeeding problems are not uncommon. Babies can breastfeed instinctively, but not all mothers do it without problems from the start. There is often a lack of family and social role models. A large proportion of women who want to breastfeed stop breastfeeding in the first 4 months. There are many reasons, but one of the main reasons is breastfeeding pain.

 

Do not hesitate to seek competent help. Breastfeeding shouldn't hurt and you don't have to endure pain while breastfeeding.

Many women fear not having enough milk, others complain (especially in the beginning) about too much milk.

Other possible problems I can support you with:

- engorgement, mastitis

- Quiet strike

After several months or even years of breastfeeding, there comes a point at which it is time to end the breastfeeding relationship. Would you like to reduce breastfeeding or stop breastfeeding? Would you like to wean off at night?

Then feel free to contact me! I offer you personal and individual breastfeeding advice in Munich. The consultations are also possible online if you wish.

But such a breastfeeding consultation is quite expensive?

Breastfeeding advice is financially worthwhile. The cost of breast milk substitutes is around €80 or more per month (depending on the formula you choose).

Extrapolated over a year, you save more than a thousand euros by breastfeeding. Breastfeeding also has an incredible number of health benefits for you and your child.

Unfortunately, the costs are not yet covered by the statutory health insurance companies. Nevertheless, I recommend submitting the invoice - the health insurance companies only notice that there is a need. Based on experience, private health insurance companies cover the costs for breastfeeding advice in most cases (it’s best to just ask there before the breastfeeding advice).

 

However, every woman has the right to decide against breastfeeding. If you want to stop breastfeeding or don't want to start breastfeeding at all, I can also support you as a lactation consultant.

You can find an overview of my prices and consulting packageshere:

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