Many mothers don’t know much about postpartum menstruation and accidentally step on it. For example, some mothers have vaginal bleeding after childbirth and think that the coming menstruation is nausea; some mothers listen to the old people’s saying that breast milk is not nutritious after the coming menstruation and give up milk to their babies early; some mothers think that the postpartum menstruation will not be pregnant before it comes, but unexpectedly they are recruited by accident…
The misconceptions of postpartum menstruation have pitted new mothers one after another. It’s time for new mothers to recognize these misconceptions.
Misconception 1: The first postpartum hemorrhage is menstruation.
Postpartum vaginal bleeding, many novice mothers mistakenly think that menstruation, in fact, is not 100% menstruation. Because in addition to coming menstruation, there are ovulatory bleeding, uterine dysfunction caused by bleeding and lochia, and so on, are easy to let mothers mistake it as menstruation.
Misconception 2: Breast milk is not nutritious after menstruation, so we should give up milk.
Listen to the older generation, breast-feeding menstruation, there is no nutrition in breast milk, to wean the baby.
This statement is not scientific. Generally speaking, breast milk quality is the best within four months after delivery. After menstruation, although milk concentrates more than usual, it contains less fat and more protein, but this milk is harmless to the baby. In order to avoid milk concentration and composition changes, mothers can drink more boiled water during menstruation and eat more fish, milk, poultry and vegetable soup. There is no need to wean after 4 months of postpartum menstruation. If the amount of milk is insufficient, supplementary foods such as milk and rice paste can be added.
Misconception 3: Menstruation during lactation will deteriorate
For mothers who insist on breastfeeding after delivery, menstruation will be delayed, and some even come to their menstruation for more than a year. This is because the prolactin in the body inhibits the secretion and growth of estrogen, while the ovary is not sensitive to the stimulation of pituitary gonadotropin, so it can not ovulate normally. Without ovulation, there would be no periodic exfoliation and bleeding of the endometrium, and no menstruation. But it does not mean that there will be no menstruation during breast-feeding, nor that the physical condition of menstruation will deteriorate.
Misconception 4: Pregnancy will not occur before postpartum menstruation arrives
Many mothers think that as long as the menstruation hasn’t come, they won’t get pregnant, so they don’t take contraceptive measures and indulge in love.
It’s not scientific either. In fact, as early as before menstruation, there is an ovulation, ovulation before menstruation, and if mothers love this ovulation, they have the opportunity to get pregnant. It’s unreliable for some mothers to think that breastfeeding is an absolute safe period.
Misconception 5: Postpartum menstruation is better not to come so early
Some mothers hope that their menstruation will not come so early because they have not had menstruation during pregnancy and postpartum period and have enjoyed the trouble of not having dysmenorrhea for a long time. If the lactation period is not very long, such as 4-5 months, about one month after weaning, menstruation will come, and some people need a longer time to recover.
Every mother’s physical condition is different, menstruation recovery time is different, slightly early or delayed are normal. But if after weaning, menstruation is still delayed, you need medical examination and treatment.
Myth 6: No Dysmenorrhea after the birth of a child
“No dysmenorrhea after the birth of a child,” this sentence let many women with dysmenorrhea see hope. Every time before pregnancy, when she died of pain and came alive, she would like to have a child immediately to avoid the suffering of dysmenorrhea. But in fact, having children does not necessarily solve the problem of dysmenorrhea. If it is primary dysmenorrhea, dysmenorrhea may indeed ease after the birth of a child. But if it is secondary dysmenorrhea, childbirth alone can not solve the problem. Mothers who place great hopes on “no dysmenorrhea after giving birth” should be prepared psychologically so as not to lose hope and be sad.