It can be exhausting to have to get up in the morning to feed your baby. But did you know? You may not know that breastfeeding babies every night has important benefits.
Babies typically feed every 1.5 to 2.5 hours during the day and night. In the first weeks of life, however, breastfeeds will be done 6-8 times per day with irregular intervals.
Important Reasons Babies Should Be Breastfed Every Evening
Here are some reasons to breastfeed every night.
Helps baby grow
To support their growth, babies need to consume a lot of milk, especially when they are experiencing growth spurts at the ages of 2 weeks, 3 months, , 4 months, and 6 months. Babies can breastfeed during this growth spurt period once per 30-60 minutes. However, breastfeeding may be prolonged.
Your little one should also be breastfed if he is small. This will ensure that he can maintain a normal body weight as well as growth. Mothers should breastfeed their child every two hours. It doesn't matter if Mother needs to get up from bed to do so.
Breast milk contains more tryptophan ____
You know that breast milk at night contains more essential amino acids. Babies need tryptophan, an essential amino acid that helps them grow normally.
Additionally, tryptophan helps to produce the hormones serotonin (and melatonin) in the baby's body. These hormones are known to have a positive effect on the quality and stability of a baby’s mood and his immune system.
Help the baby go to sleep
Do not be surprised if your newborn falls asleep on your breast after you have given her milk. Breastfeeding is a way to get your baby to sleep, and to make him sleep better.
Sometimes, however, a baby may not want to breastfeed when he wakes up. This is usually because the baby feels too full or has eaten too much during the day. If your child is prone to getting up in the middle of the night, you should avoid feeding him during the day.
Now you understand the advantages of breastfeeding your baby at night. Mother should take advantage of every opportunity to relax, even though she must breastfeed her baby every night.
Do you have any questions or concerns about breastfeeding your baby?