Happy to be a mother, but was baffled by a lot of postpartum problems, such as lack of milk, most afraid of the seven aunts and eight aunts Cheng Tian asked you: “how to do with so little milk?”
We all know that breast-feeding is the most ideal state, and sufficient breast milk can ensure that the baby gets enough nutrition and energy. But why do many mothers have the problem of insufficient breast milk? It is likely that these seven reasons are responsible for it! (pay attention to wechat subscription number: Duoma parenting time, talk about parenting)
1. Lack of rest and fatigue
The secretion of milk is affected by a variety of hormones, regular work and rest can maintain the balance of hormone secretion. If often stay up late, rest is not guaranteed, lactation may be a serious decline.
So, if you feel that your milk is always not enough, first think about whether it is caused by lack of rest. If so, speed up family meetings and let your family lighten your burden. Tired, may cause the baby’s ration shortage.
2. Excessive psychological pressure
Once a mother said: “breast milk is a confidence game.”.
I can’t agree any more! The more relaxed and confident my mother is, the more she can promote the secretion of milk.
A lot of mother’s breast milk secretion quantity is little, completely because the psychological pressure is too big, the milk to “scare away”. For example, worry about small breasts, insufficient milk, too thin milk, insufficient nutrition, whether the baby can eat enough, will be hungry and so on.
In fact, these reasons will not lead to less breast milk. On the contrary, we set up psychological barriers for ourselves, which will really lead to less breast milk.
Mothers with insufficient confidence may as well learn more about the professional knowledge of breast-feeding and scientific parenting. If they know more, they will have less anxiety, which is very good for us to insist on breast-feeding.
3. Incorrect feeding posture
Under the premise of sufficient breast milk, if the feeding posture is wrong, the baby will not be able to eat milk.
For example, the mother’s holding posture is not correct, the baby only bites a little nipple, and has not eaten enough for a long time, the baby sucks very hard, and the mother feeds very hard
In fact, the correct breast-feeding posture must be very relaxed for both the mother and the baby
▪ When feeding, the mother holds the baby in front of her chest (the breast-feeding pillow can be used to cushion the baby’s body, which is more relaxed). The baby’s body and head are in a straight line;
▪ The baby’s mouth to the mother’s breast, mouth open, the nipple and most of the areola in the mouth;
▪ When sucking, the baby sucks slowly and deeply, the lips turn out, and the swallowing sound can be heard, which indicates that the sucking posture is correct and the sucking is effective.
4. Too little sucking and insufficient breast stimulation
Our breasts have milk production memory. The more babies suck, the brain will direct the mammary glands to secrete more milk. If the baby does not suck enough, the milk yield will be reduced.
Novice mothers who don’t know this may not pay enough attention to the frequency of breast-feeding, or even think that the breast is not swollen enough, and give the baby a drink when it is swollen
In fact, in the first month of the baby’s birth, his sucking ability is relatively weak, the stomach capacity is also very small, and he can drink very little milk every time. If you want to increase the amount of lactation, it is necessary to increase the number of breast-feeding, feeding on demand, the baby hungry let him suck.
This can increase the stimulation of the breast, promote the secretion of milk.
5. Taking drugs by mistake
Not all drugs will affect breast-feeding, but since we choose breast-feeding, we must be 100% cautious in the face of drugs (including health care products, contraceptives and Chinese herbal medicines). If it is not recommended by professional doctors, we should not take it without authorization.
Some prescription drugs, even over-the-counter drugs, will not only have a great impact on milk secretion, but also some ingredients will enter the baby’s body through milk.
6. Poor health
Some mothers know that taking medicine during breast-feeding is not good for their baby, so they don’t see a doctor even if they are ill.
But not all drugs have an impact on breast-feeding.
Therefore, if you get sick during breast-feeding, don’t carry it hard! If you are not in good health, it is also extremely unfavorable for breast-feeding. Not only does the amount of lactation go down, the lack of energy to take care of the baby will also be greatly affected.
7. Take alcohol or nicotine
Alcohol and nicotine can also inhibit the secretion of oxytocin in the mother’s body, resulting in delayed milk overflow reflex and reduced milk production. Therefore, during lactation, alcohol and tobacco must not be touched!
Maybe some mothers are muttering in their hearts: originally I would not drink or smoke, OK?
However, there is one thing in the world called “moon wine” and another called “second-hand smoke”.
Yuezi wine contains 25% – 75% alcohol, which is the same as drinking directly and then breast-feeding. It will not only affect the milk yield, but also affect the health of the baby.
In addition, the long-term passive inhalation of trace chemicals in second-hand smoke may affect the taste of milk and make the baby not like to drink milk; it may even reduce the level of oxytocin in the body and reduce the secretion of milk; if the baby lives in the second-hand smoke environment for a long time, it may also suffer from respiratory diseases, even ear infections, eye inflammation, etc. (pay attention to wechat subscription number: parent child time of Duoma, talk about parenting)
Therefore, for the health of the baby and mother, first of all, we should refuse the “confinement wine”! Moreover, family members had better give up smoking, or at least not smoke indoors. Breastfeeding is definitely not a matter for the mother alone. It needs the care and support of the whole family.