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Huerta

enero 24, 2024 General / Familia

La huerta: un mundo de diversión para aprender sobre los alimentos

Bridget Swinney MS, RDN, LD

¿Buscas una actividad para niños que sea educativa y que fomente la confianza en sí mismos? Te sugerimos probar con la huerta.

La mayoría de nosotros recuerda haber cultivado habas en un vaso de papel en la escuela primaria y la emoción de verlas crecer. Puedes ofrecerles a tus hijos la misma alegría y enseñarles de dónde provienen los alimentos creando tu propia huerta. Incluso esto puede hacer que ellos se interesen por comer y cocinar vegetales. Y esta es una verdadera conquista. No te preocupes si no tienes un jardín ni mucho espacio: también puedes cultivar en el porche o en el patio.

¿Sabías qué?

El trabajo en la huerta puede enseñarle a tu hijo sobre matemáticas, ciencias y la naturaleza. También es un hábito saludable, porque pasar tiempo al aire libre reduce el ritmo cardíaco y la tensión muscular, y la exposición al sol aumenta los niveles de vitamina D. El trabajo en la huerta puede incluso beneficiar al sistema inmunitario.

Preparados

CONSEJO

Obtén aún más beneficios de frutas y vegetales con el Programa Especial de Nutrición Suplementaria para Mujeres, Bebés y Niños (WIC). Guarda semillas de tomates, pimientos, habas y guisantes, y úsalas para empezar a cultivar tu propia huerta.

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Side Lying Hold

Side-Lying Hold

  1. For the right breast, lie on your right side with your baby facing you.
  2. Pull your baby close. Your baby’s mouth should be level with your nipple.
  3. In this position, you can cradle your baby’s back with your left arm and support yourself with your right arm and/or pillows.
  4. Keep loose clothing and bedding away from your baby.
  5. Reverse for the left breast.

This hold is useful when:

Cross Cradle Hold

Cross-Cradle Hold

  1. For the right breast, use your left arm to hold your baby’s head at your right breast and baby’s body toward your left side. A pillow across your lap can help support your left arm.
  2. Gently place your left hand behind your baby’s ears and neck, with your thumb and index finger behind each ear and your palm between baby’s shoulder blades. Turn your baby’s body toward yours so your tummies are touching.
  3. Hold your breast as if you are squeezing a sandwich. To protect your back, avoid leaning down to your baby. Instead, bring your baby to you.
  4. As your baby’s mouth opens, push gently with your left palm on baby’s head to help them latch on. Make sure you keep your fingers out of the way.
  5. Reverse for the left breast.

This hold is useful when:

Football Hold

Clutch or “Football” Hold

  1. For the right breast, hold your baby level, facing up, at your right side.
  2. Put your baby’s head near your right nipple and support their back and legs under your right arm.
  3. Hold the base of your baby’s head with your right palm. A pillow underneath your right arm can help support your baby’s weight.
  4. To protect your back, avoid leaning down to your baby. Bring baby to you instead.
  5. Reverse for the left breast.

This hold is useful when:

Breastfeeding Holds

Cradle Hold

  1. For the right breast, cradle your baby with your right arm. Your baby will be on their left side across your lap, facing you at nipple level.
  2. Your baby’s head will rest on your right forearm with your baby’s back along your inner arm and palm.
  3. Turn your baby’s tummy toward your tummy. Your left hand is free to support your breast, if needed. Pillows can help support your arm and elbow.
  4. To protect your back, avoid leaning down to your baby. Instead, bring your baby to you.
  5. Reverse for the left breast.

This hold is useful when:

Breastfeeding Holds

Laid-Back Hold

  1. Lean back on a pillow with your baby’s tummy touching yours and their head at breast level. Some moms find that sitting up nearly straight works well. Others prefer to lean back and lie almost flat.
  2. You can place your baby’s cheek near your breast, or you may want to use one hand to hold your breast near your baby. It’s up to you and what you think feels best.
  3. Your baby will naturally find your nipple, latch, and begin to suckle.

This hold is useful when: