People have many myths about breastfeeding, including that women should drink milk to produce milk, breastfed babies do not sleep well at night, low milk production is inherited, among others. These will be some of the topics addressed by Carolina Tamayo Rojas, nurse of the medical service of the U. Católica de Manizales in the workshop that will take place today in the Auditorium of the Josefina Núñez Library between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The main objective of the workshop is to provide mothers, relatives, health professionals responsible for maternal and child health and all the public that is present, the knowledge and tools necessary to know how to breastfeed the baby.
In the workshop will develop aspects such as the definition of breastfeeding, components, periods, benefits, myths, techniques of breast milk conservation. Read: (Concern about mother-child transmission diseases). The pediatrician, Octavio Sevillano Ríos, says that breastfeeding benefits both the mother and the newborn, since the woman has less risk of breast cancer or ovaries, the womb quickly regains its normal size, decreases the risk of anemia, among others. For the newborn, the benefits are protection against numerous diseases, the strengthening of the mother and child bond, and the prevention of pathologies such as constipation and obesity.
“I think it’s very important that they do this kind of workshops because I’m just going to have my first child and I do not have breastfeeding experience and they can educate me there,” said Sandra Milena Gonzáles Taborda, who will participate in the workshop. You may also be interested: (Educational institutions learn about responsible sexuality). The World Health Organization recommends exclusively breastfeeding during the first six months of life.
Then solid foods such as pureed fruits and vegetables should be introduced for about two years. This process should start after birth, whenever the child asks for it and bottles or pacifiers should be avoided.