Analysis of breast milk
Child Development / / April 04, 2016
bacteria in breast milk
How to protect your baby from germs, settled in breast milk?
great advantage of breastfeeding is the absolute sterility of breast milk.But doctors have found that even in such a wonderful product like mother's milk, may get harmful bacteria.
And if our mother, and did not occur to express milk in the test tube and take to the laboratory, among modern mothers analysis of breast milk for sterility enjoys unprecedented popularity.Should I take him some "pests" can be found in milk, and what to do if the tests are not perfect?
collection of breast milk for analysis
So if doubts have arisen as the milk and the idea does not receive if a child with a portion of the dose of vitamins and some germs, does not rest, is it necessary to stock location and patience.Collection breast milk for analysis - a delicate matter and requires the utmost accuracy.
To begin, prepare the dishes: two sterile tubes or jars (boil 15 minutes).Then wash your hands with soap and areola area, wipe with a towel or, even better, sterile cloth.A first portion of milk (5.10 ml) is decanted into a sink, the second - in jars (10 ml).
Milk from the left and right breasts can not be confused, for each sample relies own jar.milk then transported to its destination, and about a week waiting for bacteriological culture results (will not work because the bacteria need time to grow on special media).Typically
parallel with determination of the quantity and quality of bacteria examined and their resistance to various drugs (antiseptics, bacteriophages, antibiotics).This helps to find the most effective treatment.Between decanting milk into a sterile container and deliver it to the laboratory must be not more than three hours, otherwise the result will be inaccurate.Often the mother's anxiety turns out to be false, but sometimes children need advice gastroenterologist.
analysis of breast milk on Staphylococcus
What are looking for technicians, considering the milk under the microscope?The ubiquitous microbes, some of which may be almost harmless enterococci and Staphylococcus epidermidis and Klebsiella formidable, E. coli, fungi Candida and Staphylococcus aureus .
Usually these insidious enemies penetrate into the milk through microcracks soft teat skin.These cracks do not cause painful sensations, imperceptible, but almost inevitable in frequent nursing baby to the breast.By themselves, the microcracks are not dangerous, but when the body's defenses are weakened, the bacteria attack these sensitive areas of the skin.
«bad" bacteria can cause a lot of anxiety and mother and child.For example, Staphylococcus aureus: a small nondescript seed - and this is how this looks "pest" under the microscope - is a dangerous opponent.In his arsenal microcapsule, helping the penetration of germs into the body tissue, enzymes which destroy the cell structure, more than a dozen different toxins.
most malicious of staphylococci - Staphylococcus aureus ..Among the symptoms of infection staphylococcus .- Diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, abscesses and boils on the skin, sore throat and staph pleurisy.On the surface of the skin staph can get into the mammary gland, causing purulent mastitis, and with the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract - the cavity of the ear and sinuses, causing the development of otitis media and sinusitis.
In Klebsiella, E. coli, and fungi also pleasant enough.The most innocuous of their arms - the ability to ferment sucrose, glucose and lactose with the formation of a large amount of gas.No wonder if the baby attacked by these bacteria, suffers pain in the tummy!But there is good news: the presence of harmful bacteria in the mother's jelly - not a sentence breastfeeding.
analysis of breast milk
Usually, if there are no signs of mastitis, a gastroenterologist appoints the course of treatment and advises the mother to give the child bifidobacteria and lactic acid bacteria for the prevention of dysbiosis.In the struggle with the microbes, most doctors prefer bacteriophages and plant antiseptics.Antibiotics are used rarely.But if it is necessary, the doctor will choose the drugs that do not affect lactation.
lactating women are advised to make an analysis of breast milk «sterility", but it does not stop breastfeeding when detected in the breast milk of microbes, and consult a physician for purposes of treatment.In this case, you can continue to breastfeed your baby, and the benefits of breast milk would exceed the harm from the bad microbes that as a result of the impact of drugs will soon disappear.
Immunoglobulins mother's milk stimulates metabolic processes, protects the intestines from the reproduction of pathogenic microorganisms, increases the body's resistance to infection.To cope with such a rival, as breast milk, microbes will not be easy!Preventive measures also did not interfere.
To start take care of proper nutrition.The abundance of sweet creates an ideal breeding ground for germs.Sometimes the mother is excluded from the diet of sweet, butter, flour - and the baby begins to feel better.
addition to the mandatory hygienic procedures is useful to lubricate the areola area of the oil solution of vitamin A and E - it improves skin elasticity and prevents the formation of cracks.And let the bacteria stay away!
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