Problems with breastfeeding
Child Development / / March 28, 2016
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breastfed Every woman expecting a child, think about how and what she will feed her baby.In the world, doctors recommend to breastfeed, but breastfeeding requires certain conditions:
- mother should be able to reside with the child in order to feed it to the demand;
- should be fully fed;
- would be nice to have a helper in the house, because pumping the remaining milk, may be to leave a lot of time and effort;
- of Home Affairs is virtually impossible holiday, which is very necessary to a nursing mother;
- Finally, as in any other case, you need desire.
In words, everything seems not so difficult - any pregnant woman who wants to breastfeed and a little reading literature on the subject, he believes that it will manage.However, the number of nursing mothers does not increase significantly, while the number of sold man-made mixtures are not significantly reduced.As a rule, the food now or best "milk" or the most stubborn mother.
lucky to those who deal with the problem quickly and easily - this is the key to successful breastfeeding for many months ahead.And someone did not have the strength to overcome the difficulties, it had not been given expert advice.Time lost, and after struggling with physical pain and a sense of guilt before a child my mother takes up the bottle.Ideally, each antenatal should be a specialist in breastfeeding, which involved only the preparation for the upcoming pregnancy and breastfeeding problems arising in the process of feeding.
Every woman is at the time of delivery should be able to properly express breast milk, correctly put the baby to the breast, to know what to eat and drink and how much.Sometimes even the most prepared mom faced with breastfeeding difficulties.But if there are no medical contraindications to breastfeeding, and have a desire to feed, every mother should remember that there is no hopeless situations!
Only a specialist can solve almost any problem that arises in the process of breastfeeding.The most important thing - not to self-medicate and the required time to see a doctor.There was a case when a woman approached with mastitis is not a gynecologist and a surgeon.Instead of all means to prevent the surgery, he advised the nursing mother breast soar in a hot bath to a boil quickly matured and could do the surgery!Fortunately, the woman realized the absurdity of the Council and in time to see a specialist.
It is often wrong actions, treatment and advice of a friend, grandparents, etc.lead to problems that result in the cessation of breastfeeding, problems with feeding, such as lactostasis, mastitis, and in some cases surgical intervention.
1 problem with breastfeeding: lactostasis
This stagnation of milk in the breast - the problem faced by virtually all.Lactostasis arises from the fact that the breast is not emptied on time, there is a blockage of milk ducts.Milk no longer stand out from the chest, it is extremely difficult to express, it is difficult baby to suck.When lactostasis swollen breasts, hard, painful, with seals in the chest, body temperature increased only under the breast.
If the mother knows how to express milk if the baby suckles well, it is possible to solve the problem on their own.It is recommended to do a warm compress on the affected breast to keep her warm, canceled trips and air baths, often put the baby to the breast, how to express milk if you can not use the breast pump itself.Do not liquidated within days lactostasis - reason for referral to a specialist, or mastitis can begin!As lactostasis fraught by the fact that it can lead to gipolaktii - reduced milk production.
2 problem with breastfeeding: mastitis
It is an inflammatory disease of the breast tissue.There is a blockage in the background the milk ducts and milk stagnation.To prevent mastitis is necessary to express the milk residues, choose the right bra (in any case not to use the bra with the "pits"), keep the chest warm.The disease is characterized by high fever (measured under the breasts and in the crook of the elbow - with mastitis high in both cases), fever, chest seals, often painful, on the site of the seal skin is reddened.
need to constantly express milk using clinical breast pump, but in any case not by hand.At the first stage of the disease, when the pus does not get into the milk, it is recommended to put the baby to the breast, but as soon as the baby chair turns green and smelly - feeding immediately stop.When mastitis treatment is prescribed antibiotics.It is unacceptable self, you can not do heating, compresses.At the slightest suspicion of mastitis - should consult a doctor immediately to avoid surgery!
3 problem with breastfeeding: gipolaktiya
This is an absolute or relative deficiency of milk.The fact that the child does not have enough breast milk, says his restless behavior, frequent crying, sleep disturbance, low weight gain or loss.Control feeding can confirm gipolaktiyu.Most often, a woman is itself to blame for the shortage of milk.
According to specialists, gipolaktiya - one of the main reasons for not breastfeeding.Meanwhile, to increase the amount of milk in nursing mothers is quite real.You just need to be patient and to strictly follow the recommendation, which will give the doctor.He usually appoints herbal, increase lactation, picks up the feeding mode, he said how and when to express milk residues and so on.
«Action Plan» is made individually, based on the amount of milk in the woman, the child's age, living conditions.If you strictly follow the plan, the amount of milk increases significantly.There are even funny cases: milk a woman becomes so much that it is necessary to take measures in order to reduce its quantity.It often happens that gipolaktiya is imaginary, then there is a shortage of milk was only a consequence of lactostasis, improper feeding technique or expressing milk, etc.
It often happens that a child, who is mixed feeding, refusing to take the breast.Now there are a variety of tools "at behavior" baby to the breast.In addition, there are clever ways to "fight" with the stubborn, which will recommend a doctor, find out the details.There are also special "sippy cups" for children in mixed feeding, which prevents rejection of the breast, and for children who do not have a sucking reflex.
So desperate situations virtually none.As they say, it would wish.Of course, the problems associated with breastfeeding - the sea, the sea can be easily drown when swimming alone.Try as much as possible to prepare for breastfeeding, and if you are having any difficulties, do not immediately take the child from the breast, the milk must be fought for tooth and nail.Because breast milk - this is the best that can give your baby mama.In addition, it contains all the necessary baby vitamins, minerals, fats, thanks to the baby breast milk increases immunity, and he rarely gets sick.Common Mistakes lactating women:
- despite the apparent lack of milk fed in one feeding only one breast;
- incorrectly applied to the child's chest, resulting in cracks on the nipples, which further complicates the feeding;
- despite all the recommendations, adhere to rigid feeding regime, following the request of the child;
- night breaks do give child drink to sustain interval, even at night produced the greatest amount of hormones and, consequently, of milk and night feeding necessary if a child wants;
- not express milk;
- break your diet - there should be frequent, small meals;
- violate drinking regime - if there is thirst, the need to drink as much as you want.In general, a nursing mother should drink no more than 1.5-2 liters of fluid a day.More fluid inhibits lactation.