Child Development / / April 03, 2016
main thing - to tune in!
«I have a little milk."How often do we hear these words from a young mother.What is the help?
In fact, it turns out that a lot of breast milk, but lacks the skills and confidence that it is enough.Before we go to the pediatrician for advice or a recipe adapted formula, evaluate own strengths and possible errors on your part.
Alas, in our country, in the state of children's clinics and women's consultation does not provide an expert on breastfeeding.But such a qualified professional may just be mom.We just want to!
What's the problem?
First answer yourself the question: «Why do I think that I have enough breast milk?» Possible answer:
- baby cries more than usual;
- I feel that the baby wants to be fed more often;
- pipsqueak long suckles during feeding;
- he shows concern for the breast or refuses to eat;
- baby sucking fingers or a pacifier between meals, even immediately pososet chest;
- after feeding the baby a bottle with a mixture of longer sleeps.
Perhaps you are concerned that since the birth of the baby your breast milk is full enough, she became softer than it was before, or has ceased to leak milk from the breast?Or maybe someone (friend, mother, doctor) said.What you have little milk.After that, many think - the amount of milk is reduced ...
Affirmative answers to the above questions are not credible reason for the lack of breast milk: the phenomena that we observe normal.
Scarce sucks a pacifier immediately after feeding?It seeks to satisfy his sucking reflex.
Your mother says that all female line kind enough to breastfeed their children?It is proved that such a feature is not inherited.
baby cries more than usual?Perhaps a bad mood today.His tortured colicky baby or just tired ...
Do not look for the cause of a lack of breast milk in such fragmentary findings: nature has taken care of the possible temporary failures and breast milk "escape" can not!Even if for various reasons (for example, ended up in the hospital), you are a few weeks did not breastfeed your baby, there is a chance to start right now, within three months after giving birth in a woman's body actively produces the hormone prolactin is "responsible" for lactation.
So hold the intermediate results.You will, of course, do not care about the baby's health, upsetting lack of (perceived or real) number of the most indispensable food for baby - breast milk.So you are ready to act to remedy the situation.And it is - the first step to solving the problem of psychotherapeutic.
in women after cesarean section, and after the premature birth is often a primary hypogalactia (this term refers to a lack of scientific production of breast milk).If you fall in the number of mothers, the main thing - not to lose the mood at breastfeeding.After overcoming some difficulties, you can feed your baby with her milk.
The group hypogalactia at risk can be attributed to mothers, who during childbirth actively encouraged generic activities carried out or medical anesthetic - it is often disturbed the natural hormones in the body that does not contribute to a successful start of lactation.
important point: pre-selecting a hospital, be guided by rooming mother and baby, in the previous attachment of the newborn to the breast and skin to skin contact.In many hospitals for the prevention hypogalactia practice psychotherapeutic methods, herbal medicine, reflexology, acupuncture, homeopathy, and others. And in your chosen medical institution should work good men.Look only such hospital!
diaper - mate and friend
How to actually find out whether your baby gets enough milk?a simple method - check "on the wet diaper."Count how often a child wets the diaper (namely diapers, disposable diapers instead!).Infants and children of the first months of life should be wetted by six or more times a day, the urine should be colorless or pale yellow.
If a child is exclusively breastfed, and at the same time "uses" six or more diapers a day, he was exactly enough milk, regardless of their weight and height at birth and at the moment.
estimate of the number of milk with wet diapers - the second step to solving the problem.If you give your child water or other drinks, this test will not help: the urine will be produced from water and at the same crumbs can miss breast milk.
weight gain or underweight
weight baby Regular inspection is necessary only in the event.If you still believe in the insufficient amount of its milk.But do not harass a daily weighing the baby, it will not bring benefits: you are nervous, the amount of milk decreases sharply.
Weigh the child on a regular basis - every month or every two months.If the weight of the baby causes you concern, weigh it on a weekly basis (but not every day!).All data are recorded in a separate plate: in horizontal lines include your months of life, starting from the month of birth, in the vertical - the child's weight in grams (for example, mass baby body at birth 3700 g - is the starting point of your chart).
healthy baby should gain weight from one-half to one kilogram per month, or a minimum of 125 g per week.Children fed only breast in the first few months may gain weight more quickly.This is quite normal and even natural and only shows that breast milk - the best food for the baby.
Usually 4-5 months curve gaining weight baby, which is fed only breast falls.If the curve of the baby weight gain quite smoothly, without sharp jumps down, then your breast milk, its amount is all right.Remember, during the illness weight gain (and also in the growth) slows or stops, and only a few days after recovery again baby will start to add or program, and centimeters.
Reducing milk production can be caused by different reasons.Physiologically caused by the so-called lactation (gipogalakticheskie) crises.They may be repeated at intervals of about 28-30 days, due to the cyclical hormonal activity of the female body.
These days, a temporary reduction in milk production it is necessary to put the baby to the breast more frequently, and in 3-4 days old milk volume is restored.Sometimes a crumb he refuses the breast, or you have created feeding conditions do not fit him.Avoid such situations:
- baby suckles in the wrong position (grabs the nipple, rather than the entire peripapillary area, lips stretched forward, his cheeks drawn, smacked audible sounds, but did not hear the baby swallow the milk);
- the crumbs disease of the nasal cavity or mouth (such as thrush or a banal cold);
- taste the quality of your milk has changed due to the recovery of the menstrual cycle (although most children do not react to it) or did you eat foods that change the taste of breast milk - garlic, onions, spices.Fresh cabbage and sauerkraut, pickled cucumbers, all kinds of soda, most likely, will cause the baby bloating.In summer, beware of early vegetables - they may contain large amounts of nitrates;
- baby fed strictly on the regime, and not at his request;night feedings are not allowed;rarely take the child in his arms, a little caress, fearing to spoil.
Attention: for successful breast-feeding, and just for the baby's health, you need to do the exact opposite!
According to statistics.Serious problems with milk production, there are no more than 4% of women.In many cases, hypogalactia due to other causes.therefore necessary:
- Calm down, tune in breastfeeding.
- Avoid stressful situations.
- Encourage parish homeopathic preparations of milk (such as "Mlekoin") and ready laktogonnymi charges (for example, "Laktovitom").
- try to increase milk production by using laktogonnyh recipes, which use alternating should be carefully - the milk can come very much!
1 tspcaraway brew 1 cup of boiling milk.insisting 10-15 minutes.Drink sips throughout the day.
3 tspdried nettle brew 2 cups boiling water, leave for 10-15 minutes (fresh grass nettle insist only 2 minutes).Take during the day.
0,5 cup shelled walnuts brew in a thermos 0.5 liters of boiling milk (if the child has a food allergy).Infuse for 3-4 hours.Take 1/3 cup 20 minutes before each feeding.Use every other day.Doctors refute:
Old recipe: before each feeding necessarily need to drink two large cups of tea with milk.It proved that excessive fluid does not stimulate lactation, but reduces it.
No need decanting: milk produced just as much as the baby needs.Decanting it to drop you, injuring his chest, calling too much milk for the next feeding.Expressing sometimes necessary in the first few weeks, when you are together with your baby "reconcile" their positions.Once lactation is established, its main stimulant is a child - your body adjusts to just under it.
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