Purpose of the ReportThere has been much concern on the care of the newly born babies by the American Academy of Pediatrics and other different professional groups, who have been supporting the idea of breastfeeding, which has been considered to be the best form for babies, especially the newly born babies. This has been a major concern throughout the world as it has been reported that most of mothers, in this new generation, are opting for other modes of feeding their babies for different reasons, of which some are quite weird from the beginning.
Most of them claim to be involved with career responsibilities that are taking most of their time, thus being away from their own families. After carrying out many researches about cases of breastfeeding, the American Academy of Pediatrics particularly recommends that newly born babies are supposed to be breastfed entirely for not less than six months (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2005), and despite the introduction of specific solid foods, the normal breastfeeding is supposed to continue until the baby is one year old or beyond Therefore, the main purpose of this report is to highlight on main aspects behind nutrition and breastfeeding in infants, and why all women, unless advised not to, should make an effort of ensuring that their babies are breastfed.
This is so, as the overall decision of breastfeeding or bottle-feeding is normally based on the overall healthy status of a mother, her comfort, and probably the lifestyle she has. IntroductionDiet or the level of nutrition, are terms that sometime not taken seriously or even just connected with the normal balancing within the human body.
There are many things that as human beings we have failed to put much in consideration, and this has to do with impact that such balance we look forward to having how it may cause effects on our bodies and probably the third party individuals (Best Start Social Marketing, 2008). In this case of breastfeeding, the overall quality of the mother's diet is of great significance when it comes to the need of energy to carryout daily chores, the health of a mother and to an extent of the baby.
When talking about the aspects of the baby’s health, the main focus is towards the effect that the mother’s diet has on the overall milk production and milk composition that a mother is able to give to the baby through breastfeeding. It has been determined that water-soluble vitamins, such as vitamin B 12; nicotinic acid; ascorbic acid; pyridoxine; riboflavin; and thiamin (U. S. Breastfeeding Committee, 2007), are dependant or greatly influenced by the dietary aspects of a mother. On the other hand existing levels of minerals and also fat-soluble vitamin in breast milk, such as vitamin A, D, E, K, (U. S.
Breastfeeding Committee, 2007). are modestly predisposed by the existing maternal diet from, the current meals. For these minerals and fat-soluble vitamins, they can ideally be drawn from the body reservoirs (Neifert, 2006). Definition of termsDiscreet nursing is a case where an infant’s mother tries to breastfeed the baby in a way that other individuals do not recognize what is going on. This happens in a way where a person will try to reduce the exposure of the breast and nipple to be seen while carrying out the act of breastfeeding.
Many individuals, because of their lifestyle, do associate the exposure of a bare breast and the overall act of breastfeeding with images and the act of sexual happenings, thus see breastfeeding as quite indecent and dirty (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2005).