“Breast is best” is a general rule and recommendet by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for the first six months. Benefits include immunisation of the child, whose nutrition is individually prepared. Breast milk is always available when needed, doesn’t have to be heated or purified, is free and good for the health of mother and child.
In her breast feeding sessions Jutta Wohlrab addresses any questions and worries connected to breast-feading. Is the baby getting enough food? How long, how often, when and how should a mother feed? What is the best nutrition for herself? What helps against pain or when complications occur? Jutta explores the best positions for breast-feading with the mother and helps with practical tips. She discusses options with mothers wishing to return to work, and how best to combine job and feeding.
Breast-feeding problems, sometimes occuring months after birth, can mostly be resolved with the midwife’s know-how.
WHO now has a category for “breast-feeding friendly” hospitals that encourage and support breast-feeding 100 percent. In these hospitals newborns stay with their mothers for 24 hours, without dummies, and bottles or tea only if mother or child are ill.
If a woman doesn’t like to breast-feed for personal reasons, Jutta will discuss the best individual alternatives for her.
German hospitals cover – on top of postnatal care – the cost of up to eight breast-feeding and nutrition sessions with a midwife in the first eight months after giving birth.