Natural nutrition and hardening. Part 1
In this article, Victoria Rybachuk will tell us how to breastfeed properly. In classes with babies whose mothers did yoga with Victoria during pregnancy, she helps breastfeeding women choose the right breastfeeding regimen for babies. Visiting a mother with a baby for several months, Victoria watches the changes in the child’s development, how the baby gains weight and how certain nuances in breastfeeding affect their weight and development, as well as their mother’s health and quantity. milk in her breast.
This article - a conversation with Victoria Rybachuk is designed for specialists in breastfeeding, doctors and midwives, and, of course, the nursing mothers themselves. Victoria's views on many issues in this area are diametrically opposed to current views. Carefully read the article, and you will understand why it is undesirable to use a silicone pad on the nipple, why you need to abandon any unnecessary procedures - suchlike expressing milk after each feeding, why nursing mothers need not to muffle, but rather to harden their breasts. 13 years of daily communication with nursing mothers and her personal experience in breastfeeding her three children allowed Victoria to choose the most rational feeding regimes for toddlers, taking into account their individual characteristics. Mothers with whom Victoria works have no problems with their breasts, and their babies always have enough milk.
Natural nutrition and hardening
In the first part of the article Victoria tells how to properly prepare the breast for feeding the baby, what water procedures and other measures of influence on the breast should be taken to ensure that the breast of the nursing mother is healthy. Feeding a woman, according to Victoria, greatly affects her health, as well as the condition of her breasts and the amount of milk. You will learn about what products are useful for a woman before the birth of a child and after his birth, and which products should be abandoned ....
Why do you think that many modern moms lose their milk soon after the birth?
The reason is that they do not know how to breastfeed properly and what foods to eat to preserve milk.
Young mothers receive a lot of advice from relatives and the advice of doctors.But the actions they are taking to increase the amount of milk, in most cases lead to the opposite result. Following the erroneous advice and recommendations, a nursing mother disrupts the natural processes occurring in her body. And this leads to a decrease in the amount of milk or even to its disappearance.
What should my mother do to prevent this from happening?
Women should prepare to breastfeed their baby long before his birth. It is necessary to temper the chest, drenching with cold water or plunging into the bathroom with cold water for 20-30 seconds, wiping it with a hard towel, making her air baths expose the nipples to various external mechanical influences - rub, squeeze, rub your fingers, wipe with ice chunks, walk at home without bra to nipples rubbed on clothes. If the nipples are flattened, you need to pull them out. No need to warm the chest. Continuous stay of the chest in the heat, makes it pampered, and in the future with the slightest cooling, it will become inflamed. Nipples in the heat become fragile easily vulnerable. When a child is born, many problems fall on mothers with a pampered breast: nipples crack, breasts ache, etc.
So, my first advice to expectant mothers is to harden your chest. But do it wisely. If you have already pampered your chest - the first douches with cold water should be short-lived, and after this procedure you should rub well with a towel and put on warmth. Gradually increasing the effect of cold water and cool air on your chest, you will soon teach it to the new regime and thereby save yourself from many problems.
Swimming in the sea, lake, river - a great way to temper the chest.
In summer, I recommend pregnant women to spend at least one month at sea. Sunbathing in the sun is not desirable for them, and you can swim as much as you like. Arriving at sea in May or October, when the water in it is cold, a woman can safely bathe several times a day for 2-3 minutes. In July and August, when the sea is warm - it can be spent several hours a day.
Breast massage is also an important element in preparing her for nursing a baby. A pregnant woman needs to learn from a professional simple tricks. It is even better if the future father will massage the breast and daily massage the breast to his wife. The massage should be light, and there should be no pain.The rubbing of essential oils (oil from wheat sprouts with lavender essential oil, etc.) and creams, on a natural basis, and containing only natural ingredients (Boroplus, etc.) is another important element of preparing breasts for breastfeeding. You can make vegetable and fruit masks for the breast, rubbing it with a cut of any vegetable or fruit. After 10-15 minutes (more), wash off the mask and rub the essential oil or natural cream.
Do I need to do these procedures when the baby is born?
Undoubtedly, such breast care does not lose its usefulness even after the birth of a child. Despite the fact that nursing mothers have much less time to take care of themselves than pregnant women and still need to continue to take care of the breast. Many mothers with whom I work, perform all the procedures described by me and after the birth of the child. Their breasts are always in the best shape. Pregnant women and nursing mothers should not use deodorants. In order not to smell, try several times a day to find the opportunity and time to wash away the sweat under your armpits with cold water.
And why not use deodorants?
Each organ of our body performs certain functions. If we prevent an organ from performing its functions, we inevitably create problems for ourselves, especially if it concerns glands, the task of which is to remove dirt from us. Having deprived the body of the ability to excrete sweat under the arms, we put it at a very disadvantageous position. In addition to the fact that we violate thermoregulation, we also prevent him from taking substances that we do not need from us. Some of these substances remain in the surrounding armpit tissues.
These harmful substances, as well as chemicals contained in deodorants, accumulate in the tissues of the mammary glands, which leads to various diseases of the breast, including breast cancer. Articles devoted to the growth of breast cancer as a result of the use of deodorants have repeatedly appeared in the Western press.
The best way to deal with unpleasant odors and damp clothing under the arms is regular washing of sweat with cold water. Pregnant women who attend my classes, I advise 5-10 times a day to wash cold underarms and chest under the tap and take a cold shower 1-3 times.
Women should prepare to breastfeed their baby long before his birth. It is necessary to harden the chest, doused with cold water, wipe it with a hard towel
Does the nutrition of a woman affect the condition of her breasts?
Of course. And not only on the condition of the breast, but also on the quantity and quality of milk.
Tell us, please, how should a woman eat before birth and after birth?
In anticipation of a baby, a woman should make every effort to clear her body of toxins. This can help her one-day fasting in raw water with bowel cleansing. In addition, the mother should lead into her diet a lot of raw vegetables and fruits. Freshly squeezed vegetable juice containing 5-10 ingredients helps a lot to remove harmful substances and free radicals from the body.
Fruit juices are not worth doing. Moreover, you do not need to buy ready-made fruit juices in bags and bottles, because without exception, they are not only useless, but even harmful. Better eat a lot of ripe juicy variety of fruits and berries.
In winter, it will be necessary to limit 3 - 4 kinds of juicy fruits (apples, pears, oranges, tangerines) and 3 - 4 kinds of dried fruits,but in winter there are a lot of vegetables: carrots, beets, cabbage, black radish, celery roots, parsnips, parsley, Jerusalem artichoke (ground pear), pumpkin, turnips, kohlrabi. All these types of vegetables the whole winter can be bought in most markets in Kiev. Try to have each of the 11 kinds of vegetables listed by me appear on your table in raw form, if not every day, then every other day. Enter your habit of starting your lunch with a vegetable salad. Breakfast and dinner will also bring you much more benefit if your menu includes fresh salads. Vegetables can be eaten in slices or in the form of salads by rubbing them on a grater. From the same vegetables, make juices. In summer and autumn, the choice of vegetables in the markets is much larger. Vegetables, peppers, cucumbers, cauliflower, blue and a wide variety of greens will improve the taste of your salads and vegetable juices.
What foods, other than raw vegetables and fruits, should still be part of a woman's diet?
The same vegetables in a baked or stewed form, porridge, sprouted wheat or rye. You can also grow peas, beans, lentils and soy, and eat 10 things a day. A variety of nuts, sunflower seeds and pumpkin in raw form to 100g per day will accelerate the development of your baby. Nuts, seeds and seeds (apple, pear 5-10 pcs a day, apricots 1-2 pcs.per day) should be consumed with herbs separately from any other foods and beverages. It is very undesirable to mix them with anything other than greens, because the digestion process becomes difficult, which often leads to gas formation or stomach pain. Greens, in contrast, improves the digestion and assimilation of nuts and seeds.
Sprouted grains of wheat, rye, oats, etc. At least 1 tablespoon a day should be eaten raw with vegetables and chew them well.
And what foods are desirable to exclude from the diet of pregnant women?
First of all, those that can lead to poisoning: cakes, pastries, ice cream. All other types of sweets should also be excluded: cookies, waffles, gingerbread, muffins, halvah, sweets, chocolate and all sweet drinks sold in bags and bottles. If you impose a ban on sugar and all products containing it, and try to satisfy your need for sweet ripe fruits, dried fruits and a small amount of honey, in a week or two you will see that fruits have a more refined taste than any sweets. and your digestive tract absorbs them quickly and easily.Fruits should preferably be consumed on an empty stomach, separately from other products. After 20-30 minutes, you can eat raw vegetables, and after them heavier foods: cereal, bread, vegetable stews or legumes. Wash down these products do not need. If you drink after a meal, any drink, it dilutes the contents of the stomach and makes it difficult to digest food, and if the drink is sweet, it causes fermentation in the stomach, and then in the intestines ..
A small amount of freshly squeezed juice completely quenches thirst. Without causing the fermentation process.
From what other products, except for sugar and sweets, is it worth to refuse future mothers?
Salty, and even more so, highly salted foods are often the cause of edema in pregnant women. We need the salt in microscopic quantities, not more than other salts. It is in such quantities that it is found in the products I have listed above, which I recommend to eat. Any pregnant woman will not lose anything if she refuses to salt. She too should not use semi-finished products and refined products. Fried and heated in a skillet food contains many harmful substances, including carcinogenic.Hide the pan during pregnancy and lactation, and even better forever. You need to cook as much as you eat at one time. Thermally processed products, which even stood in the refrigerator, are not suitable for food. They also contain toxic substances.
No food should be exposed to high temperatures twice. If cooking food before its use is impossible for you, and you prepare porridge or vegetable stew in advance, do not heat them. Cereals first need to soak in water for a couple of hours, and then cook them in the same water, not draining it. It is better if, after boiling, the porridge is a bit thin, many useful substances will remain in it. Vegetables are better not to cook, and stew in a small amount of water. Do not drain this water, it is very useful. Meat, meat products, fish, eggs - these are the products, abandoning which you save yourself from many problems. Your health and the health of your baby will not only not suffer, but on the contrary will improve. Many future mothers who attend my yoga classes refuse not only from fish, eggs and meat, but also from dairy products. Aging of the placenta, thrush and many other health problems in pregnant women are directly related to the use of cottage cheese, dairy and fermented milk products.Porridge, vegetable stew, a wide variety of vegetables and herbs, as well as juices squeezed out of them, fruits, dried fruits, a little honey, nuts, seeds, seeds, sprouted grains - these are the products that, if properly consumed, will bring the future mom and her baby health and wellness.
Drink clean raw water shortly before eating.
And now tell me, please, how should the nursing mother eat?
Nutrition nursing women, not much different from the nutrition of a pregnant woman, because with the birth of a child, useful products do not lose their usefulness, and harmful ones - their harmfulness. Each nursing mother should know that the use of vegetable juice, consisting of a large number of components, has a positive effect on the process of lactation. The more a woman drinks freshly squeezed vegetable juices per day within reasonable limits, the more milk she has and the better and more aromatic it is. But in the first days after the birth of a child, a woman should not drink much more than water. She also needs to eat very moderately. The fact is that on the third or fourth day, the majority of nursing mothers begin to actively receive milk. And if at this time a woman eats a lot and drinks, her breasts will become firm and the mammary glands will become inflamed.Cool water, drunk shortly before a meal, almost does not contribute to an increase in the amount of milk, so in the first days after the birth of the child you can drink it on an empty stomach without restrictions. But the water drunk soon after a meal, and any other drinks (juices, compotes, fruit drinks, herbal teas) drunk before meals, and even more after it, contribute to a strong increase in the amount of milk, therefore, starting from the third day of the child’s life, drinking them need to minimize to a few days. At this time, the amount of food eaten by a woman should be small.
The first two weeks a nursing woman should closely monitor the condition of the breast and quickly respond to any abnormalities. In that case, if the mother properly feeds the baby and cares for the breast, her milk becomes more and more. But if the breast has become very tight, and even more so if hardening has appeared, you need to take two measures immediately: very often apply the baby to the chest and greatly reduce the amount of food and drink. One and a half to two weeks after the birth of the child, the risk of inflammation of the breast decreases. But still a woman should always be attentive to her breasts and try not to allow any deviations from the norm.Reduce the amount of milk can always be, sharply limiting the use of drinks and food, and increase - a lot of vegetable juice, frequent attachment of the baby to the chest, early sleep (at 20 - 21 hours) and regular and proper nutrition.
Many nursing mothers are afraid to eat raw vegetables and fruits. What arguments in favor of these products could convince them?
Babies, whose mothers eat raw vegetables and fruits, rarely need help to release the intestines. Peristalsis of their intestines works great. They also have high hemoglobin and overall well-being is noticeably better than that of babies whose mothers do not consume vegetables and vegetable juices. Judging by the fact that they are much less likely to get sick than their peers and have almost no health problems, their immunity is very high.
The more natural the mother's food, the more she receives solar energy directly from fresh, non-thermally processed foods, the healthier her child, the more he receives molochko milk, necessary substances, microelements and vitamins.
Despite the fact that the food I offer contains significantly fewer proteins than the usual for most people, babies whose mothers feed in this waydefinitely not protein deficient. Many of them are ahead of their peers in height and weight. This also applies to three-month-olds, and to one-year-olds, and to three-year-old and seven-year-old children, who are continued to be fed according to the scheme proposed by me. Their excellent health is irrefutable proof that natural plant food fits human beings more than any other.
My children, whom I breastfed for a very long time, eating mostly raw vegetables and fruits, and who, since I weaned them from their breasts, have eaten the same food as me, you can’t call them thin, not small. The natural nutrition of the mother during the period of breastfeeding the baby undoubtedly has a positive effect on his health, not only in this period, but also in subsequent years. Hardening, swimming and various exercises enhance the life potential of the child. But, unfortunately, in the first weeks of the baby’s life, physical exercise and the mother’s natural diet only partially compensate for the health damage that the flow of toxins flowing from the mother with her milk causes. At this time, in addition to a large number of substances necessary for the baby, it contains a lot of substances that are not needed by the mother's body.They have been accumulating over the years because of the inability of her body to remove so many slags that got into it with food, medicines, exhaust gases, poor quality water, drinks containing toxic substances, etc. Now, when a large flow of liquid in the form of milk continuously flows out of her mother, her body will never take advantage of this opportunity to cleanse herself and throw out more dirt from herself.
How does this phenomenon affect the baby's health?
As you know, most babies in the first weeks of life often cry because of pain in the stomach and intestines. The process of milling the mother's body through the milk, which she feeds the child, in my opinion, is the main cause of his suffering. The active removal of dirt from the maternal organism continues, fortunately, not for long. But during this time, in addition to pains in the tummy, the child is often plagued by skin rashes and other troubles, including dysbiosis.
Is it possible to avoid these troubles?
Yes, if mom cleans her body before conceiving a baby with a long fast and the right way out of fasting.If a woman during pregnancy will starve regularly a day a week, and every fourth week - three days, if her food is natural and does not contain any poisons, if the mother does not use medicines, will lead a healthy lifestyle and always remain joyful and friendly - her baby will be rid of the anguish and suffering that most mothers reward their crumbs after birth. The time that in ordinary families is spent on the comfort of a crying baby you can spend on his physical and mental development. No pain and suffering will darken his good mood, nothing will hinder his rapid growth and development in the first weeks of his life, if you take care of the cleanliness of your body at the cellular level at least one year before the baby is born and during this period will not pollute it. Cleansing your body, the expectant mother cares not only about the well-being of the baby, but also about her health and the good condition of her breasts.
The tendency of the mammary glands to inflammation is the higher, the more dirt accumulated in the cells of its body and the more harmful substances it contains its food.The state of the mammary glands is also affected by many other factors, primarily related to the frequency and duration of feeding the baby. If, for one reason or another, the mammary glands become inflamed, urgent measures should be taken.
What you need to do to improve the condition of the breast?
If the mother felt that stagnant processes begin in her chest, she should try to wake the baby if he is sleeping, activate it with exercise and offer him breast. Let the baby suck it for a long time, and at the end of feeding the woman will feel better.
But if after breastfeeding the breast has not improved, mom needs to express some of the milk. If a woman has an inflammation of the mammary glands and hardening has formed, she must very often put the baby on her breast so that they will dissolve. But if the baby is not active enough, and the milk continues to stagnate in the breast, then it is advisable to contact a good breast specialist. He will massage the breast and express the milk. Sometimes this procedure has to be repeated several times. The most difficult situation develops in a nursing mother, if she began to have an inflammation of the mammary glands and at the same time cracks in the nipples.Sucking the baby’s breast becomes an unbearably painful process for her, but if you don’t put the baby on the breast, the state of the mammary glands will quickly deteriorate, because milk production continues.
How to get out of this situation?
Mom must starve She will have to give up food for at least a day. She should not drink anything except raw filtered cool water. The same water should be flushed intestines. A short stay of a woman in cold water helps to improve the condition of the breast. You need to dial in the bathroom with cold water and dive into it on the chin. Instead, you can pour cold water, but the first procedure is more effective.
How long can a woman be in cold water?
Depending on the condition of the woman, her hardening and water temperature from 20 seconds to 3 minutes, 2-3 times a day. If the water in the bathroom does not exceed 15 ° C, then it is quite enough to stay in it for 20 seconds, if the water is warmer - it is worth to stay in it longer. After that, you need to wipe well and warm up. It is advisable that after cold water a warming massage should be given to the woman, and if she is cold, she is wrapped up or helped to dress warmly.After that, you need to massage the chest with warm hands. With such critical conditions as an inflammation of the mammary glands, a mother must help someone to heal and deal with the baby.
Can cold water make your breasts worse?
If the mother is allowed to freeze after cold water, her condition can worsen dramatically. To prevent this from happening, you need to do all the procedures described by me very quickly, or replace the cold water procedure with a contrast shower. You need to pour your mother alternately cold and warm water 10-15 times, and then wipe dry and warm. It is very difficult for one mother to be treated and look after the baby. Therefore, she must have an assistant. In a family where a child was recently born, dad should be ready to give up everything if mom or baby gets sick. Within several days he should actively help his spouse, and then the treatment will be successful.
And what else should mom do besides water procedures, fasting and cleaning the intestines? Do I need to feed her baby?
Despite the very unpleasant pain in the cracked nipple, a woman needs to put the baby to her breast, because milk should be sucked regularly from it.Sometimes mothers are advised not to give the baby a breast until the nipple heals. If a woman follows this advice, the condition of her mammary glands will deteriorate sharply, hardening may occur and even the temperature may rise. So that during breastfeeding, the mother does not have to endure additional pain, you need to make every effort so that the baby is calm and does not twist his head, grabbing and throwing his chest. As soon as the baby has had enough of both breasts, it is necessary to wash it with water without soap and wipe it off, nipples should be plentifully smeared with natural antiseptic cream (Boro plus, calendula ointment, arnica, cocoa butter, wheat germ oil, or almond oil with 1-2 drops of lavender essential oil etc.), attach plantain leaves or cabbage leaves to the mammary glands and cover the breast. All this must be done very quickly, so as not to cool the chest. Instead of cabbage leaves or plantain woman can use some other folk remedy - a compress or ointment. Before feeding, remove the cabbage leaves or compress from the breast, gently and carefully wipe the nipples with a napkin and wash them without soap. After feeding again, repeat all procedures.A day full of starvation on the water and intensive care of the breast will have a positive effect on the condition of the nipple and mammary glands. If a woman continues to perform all the procedures described above, and for a few more days she will eat light healthy food - raw vegetables and fruits, the nipples will heal and the inflammatory process will stop.
And if the baby is restless, it is spinning during feeding and the mother is unbearably painful to feed him when the nipples are cracked, what then?
A breast specialist should be called to the house, who will express the breast and massage the breast until the nipples have healed enough to attach the baby to them. An experienced mother can cope with this task without help. If a spouse or an older child is patient enough and agrees to suck mother's breast, they can help mom solve this problem.
And can I use silicone pads when feeding a baby, if the nipples are very cracked?
If the pain in the cracked nipple during feeding is unbearable, it is permissible to feed the baby several times through the silicone pad, but between feedings it is necessary to intensively treat the nipples in order to stop using it as quickly as possible.Silicone pads - a temporary assistant to a suffering mother with cracked nipples. It can be used for a very short time, because a baby who extracts milk through a silicone pad regularly undernourishes, and the amount of milk in her mother's breast decreases every day.
How to explain this phenomenon?
Victoria will answer this question in the second part of the article.