Breastfeeding and Down Syndrome

Down’s syndrome is a chromosomal abnormality, also known as congenital or trisomy 21 syndrome. The main feature of “Tang’s Child” is low IQ, accompanied by a special face, and is weaker in body development than other normal babies

How is Down’s syndrome child feeding? What are the benefits of breastfeeding?

Down syndrome baby is drowsiness and feeding difficulties, and its intelligent low performance gradually becomes obvious with age. The IQ is 25-50, and the development of action and sexual development are delayed. And often accompanied by other malformations such as congenital heart disease, due to low immune function, susceptible to various infections, the incidence of leukemia is 10 to 30 times higher than the general. If you live to adulthood, you will often develop symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease after the age of 30.

How to feed this special baby? Many parents have broken their minds, but Xiaobian wants to tell parents that for Down’s baby, only breastfeeding is the best. Although breast milk is not a panacea, it has many benefits for Down syndrome baby, as follows:

1, Down’s child is very easy to catch a cold, especially easy to cause ear infection, and breast milk can increase its immunity.

2, Down’s child is prone to intestinal infection, breast milk can promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the intestine, thereby reducing infection.

3, Down’s child is easy to constipation, breast milk has a laxative effect.

4, Down’s children generally have heart problems, and the composition of salt in breast milk is very small.

5, Down’s child is weak, it is difficult to eat milk, and it is more labor-saving to eat breast milk.

6, Tang’s baby’s mental and athletic ability development is relatively slow, face also has problems, breast milk is a good brain food, but also promote baby’s face development.

In general, Down’s syndrome baby’s suction is very weak, so in breastfeeding, parents need more patience, training over and over again, so that the baby can gradually enter the nipple and learn to eat milk. Although most Down’s children will have difficulty getting milk at the beginning, they can still learn. In the process of feeding this kind of special baby, Mommy should strengthen the intimacy between each other and stay with him at all times, which is more conducive to him learning to eat milk. Only when you will eat milk will your baby’s weight begin to grow.