Breastfeeding: obligation or option?

Mentioning the subject of breastfeeding is becoming more and more frequent among people, especially among expectant mothers and those who already are mothers, since more and more women have decided by their own and personal decision to breastfeed their children and offer them the best food that can be given to babies.

Breastfeeding support groups are an incentive for those women who, even when pregnant, already know and have a fixed idea of ​​breastfeeding. Thanks to these groups, women can share experiences and clear doubts during pregnancy, during breastfeeding or through breastfeeding. simple information.

However, there is also the other side of the coin, that percentage of women who know and feel from the beginning that they will not breastfeed their children, a total and equally respectable decision as those who do want to give it.

In the first place, the expectant mother is the only one who can decide without feeling pressured for or against why or why not breastfeed, it would be convenient to have as much information as possible about breastfeeding, its benefits, your complications and how not the help you should need in case of problems.

From all the information collected or read, since there are many books of breastfeeding very enriching as A present for the whole life of the pediatrician Carlos Gonzalez, the mother will be aware and mature enough to make the decision to breastfeed, for how long, how she wants to do it or if, on the contrary, she does not want to do it and opt for artificial feeding.

There is no better mother for breastfeeding, because raising a baby is not based only on breastfeeding, it involves many more things such as love, respect, education, understanding during difficult situations, complicity between mother and child. son and the support that both feel. In some cases, the mother can not breastfeed for health reasons and that is when she must choose to breastfeed formula, being option B and of course, just as healthy.

In summary, breastfeeding and artificial feeding are the two options to feed our children and the mother is the one who must choose between them without feeling neglected or forced to do one thing or the other.

A book to read: 'Un regalo para la vida', by Carlos González

This book that the doctor Carlos González has written does not try in any case to change the opinions of the future mothers to breastfeed their little one, banishing the idea of ​​artificial lactation, simply wants to make known how to feed with breastfeeding and help to those mothers who do want to do it without stress and above all enjoying the moment.

The information that the mothers will find in this book will serve as support and guidance to understand how to take a lactation without pressure and as long as the mothers want, making known that the chest is not only to nourish and feed the newborn also serves as support and comfort when needed, providing security and warmth.

As it is well known that breastfeeding includes more than the idea of ​​a good diet, it reveals a unique and exclusive bond between the mother and her baby, reinforcing their contact and maintaining their union as if they still had the umbilical cord.

The mother must first of all enjoy the experience, since feeding her baby should provide satisfaction and safety with her baby, reinforcing that bond until she decides to wean.

Carlos Gonzalez, born in Zaragoza in 1960, he graduated in Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona studying the specialty of pediatrician at the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital in the same city.

He has published other successful books such as "Bésame mucho. How to raise your children "and" My child does not eat me "; He is founder and president of the Catalan Association Pro Lactancia Materna (ACPAM). He collaborates with the magazine "Ser Padres", giving courses for health professionals. This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor. ThemesFeeding the baby

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