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Dr. Raul Quillamor encourages Breast feeding for C-section Babies
Why and what is Caesarian birth
DELIVERY by caesarean is vital when the life of both mother and baby.are at stake Caesarean birth is the birth of a baby not in a natural way. The baby is removed by the doctor through an incision made in the belly and the uterus.of the mother.
Infants born this way don't easily get sick
Baby born by way of the vagina gets the mother's good bacteria as it passes through the vaginal canal. The friendly bacteria grow and multiply in the baby's gut which is the largest organ of his immune system. More useful bacteria are needed by an infant in his immune system so that it could be stimulated and trained to be strong as early as possible.
C-section babies catch cold easily
On the other hand, C-section babies do not pass through the birth canal. Their sterile birth condition deprive them of the friendly bacteria that would awaken a strong immune response early in life. They become prone to infections and allergies. Obstetrician-Gynecologist and professor of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Raul Quillamor pointed out "Even if there's no parental history of allergy, if the baby is delivered by caesarean section- the risk of allergy is higher as compared to those delivered vaginally". Infections may include gastrointestinal as well as respiratory diseases, like constant cold.
80% of C-section babies are prone to asthma, diabetes
Research shows that C-section babies are at greater risks of developing asthma (80%) than those born naturally. Caesarean-born babies are nearly 3 times more likely to die in the first month than those born vaginally. The Daily Mirror made a shocking investigation which revealed that out of 100 C-section babies, 1 is estimated to be injured by surgical instruments while they are removed from the womb. Research further claims C-section babies have 20% higher chance of developing Type 1 diabetes.
Breastfeed to solve immune system problems of a C-section baby
Indeed caesarean-born babies need extra TLC (Tender Loving Care). Babies born this way are not to blame. They more they need our help and understanding. Dr. Quillamor advised that the best way to solve the many-faceted problems regarding the immune system of C-section babies is to encourage mothers to do breastfeeding because breastmilk has everything- it has vital nutrients for the growth and development of the baby.
Breastmilk contains antibodies and organisms to help C-babies fight diseases
Breastmilk- according to the good doctor- has antibodies that help protect the baby from developing infections. It likewise provides friendly organisms like Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli- 2 probiotics the baby needs in his gut to develop a strong immune response.
C-section babies always need tender loving care
Bear in mind- especially those who are concerned- that when you require a C-section kind of giving birth, always remenber that your C-section baby will need extra TLC. (The Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Babies are always more trouble than you thought and more wonderful.