Infections which pass through Breastfeeding:
A women who get pregnant is guided by so many elder one to feed your baby every two hour before your baby arrive. Some mother can’t feed their baby when they will be hungry.
It’s not mother doesn’t want to feed her baby, but the decision to breastfeed or not is a difficult one which only mother can understand. There are numerous benefits to feed your baby where it is safe to breastfeed your baby when you have common illness like a fever. There are some substantial evidence of disease transmission, where doctor advices you to not to feed your baby for intermittent period of time. You would be advice about expressing, storing or discarding your breast milk. It is also important that women who are not breastfeeding are informed of the benefits of skin-to-skin contact with their baby.
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
In case of HIV positive breastfeeding is not recommended. Breastfeeding increase the risk of transmission of HIV from mother to baby. During six month where breastfeeding is the only food for baby but if mother feed their baby the risk increase with the duration of breastfeeding.
Hepatitis A, B & C
There is no evidence that breastfeeding increases the risk of transmission of hepatitis A, B & C. Breastfeeding is safe. If your breast milk may be containing or producing a milk with blood on that case until your nipple aren’t been healed breastfeeding is avoidable.
In that case breastfeeding is safe. If herpes is not present in breast milk. The virus can be spread in direct contact with a herpes lesion.
It is advice to give expressed milk to feed your baby.
If any family member has chicken box in your family it is advice to stay away for that family member but if mother has chicken pox, then on that case there is a chance virus can be contain in breast milk. Some cases breastfeeding isn’t safe.
If baby born preterm on that cases breastfeeding will be avoidable. In these cases, breast milk can be expressed to establish and/or maintain supply until your baby’s doctor agrees that breastfeeding may start or recommence.
Usually, if both the mother and infant are infected with varicella at birth, they will both be isolated but breastfeeding may continue. Breast milk is an excellent source of antibodies that are protective against varicella. If we talk about Brest milk Nutrition:
- Breast milk is a perfect food that cannot be duplicated. Mother's milk is tailor-made for your baby. In fact, it actually matches 50% of your baby's genetic material.
- Breast milk provides the right balance of nutrients. It is the most natural and nutritious way to encourage your baby's development.
- Breast milk decreases the risk for vitamin E and Iron deficiency anaemia.
- Breast milk tastes different from feeding to feeding, subtle changes in the taste of breast milk prepare babies to accept a variety of solid foods.
- With less salt and less protein, breast milk is easier on a baby's kidneys.