Q&A about Breast Milk Knowledge
Q1: When should the first breast milk be fed to the baby?
Answer: The faster the better, as it benefits both the mother and the baby. If the delivery is usual and the postpartum body allows it, the baby will begin sucking naturally. Depending on the circumstances, the mother of a Caesarean section can begin after one or two hours. Remember that the sooner you begin, the more it will aid human milk secretion and get you closer to the baby.
Q2: What does a mother need to prepare before breastfeeding?
Answer: Beginning with the 36th week of pregnancy, apply warm compresses to the breasts on a daily basis to facilitate blood circulation and dredge the mammary ducts. Before you begin formal breastfeeding, wash your hands and dress comfortably. It is advised to wear a breastfeeding bra. Wipe your breasts and nipples with a warm wet towel before massaging them with your hands or a nipple stick to enlarge the breast and induce breast milk secretion.
Q3: How long should breastfeeding be?
Answer: Breast milk should be fed for at least six months, according to WHO recommendations. Breast milk can not only provide nutrition for the infant, but it can also provide psychological needs and help create a better Parent-child relationship after adding solid foods. It is recommended to feed the baby up to two years or older after adding solid foods since breast milk can not only provide nutrition for the baby, but can also provide psychological needs and help build a better Parent-child relationship.
Q4: The amount of breast milk is getting less and insufficient for the baby, why?
Answer: There are several factors that contribute to inadequate breast milk production, which can be improved by paying closer attention.
Stress and a lack of sleep-Postpartum mood swings are common due to physiological and environmental factors. Breast milk secretion will decrease if a mother’s mood is unstable. Family members may encourage and enlighten the mood of the mother. In addition, a lack of sleep reduces the amount of breast milk produced. To keep the breast milk supply going, more time, sleep, and rest are needed.
Menstruation-The fluctuation of hormones during menstruation affects breast milk volume as well. After the hormone secretion is balanced, the breast milk volume will return to normal after a few days.
Breast milk withdrawal foods-If you eat leeks, ginseng, malt, or other milk withdrawal foods by mistake, your breast milk intake can decrease quickly. However, if you continue to feed more and pump more often, the breast milk volume will still increase.
Water consumption- Breastfeeding mothers should drink 2500-3000 ml of soup or tea replacement each day to help raise breast milk volume and improve breast milk secretion.
Uneven nutrition- Since the nutrients in breast milk are derived from the mother's body, adequate nutrition must be supplemented on a daily basis to not only stabilize the supply of breast milk but also to increase the consistency of breast milk.
Q5: Is it possible that my low breast milk supply is due to the size of my breasts?
Answer: No, the amount of breast milk produced is solely determined by the mother's diet, sufficient rest, and the frequency at which the Baby sucks. The breast milk would naturally increase if she is attentive enough. Breast size, on the other hand, only shows the amount of fat and has little to do with the amount of breast milk.
Q6:Is there any way to avoid stuffing breast milk?
Answer: For mothers who are often troubled by stuffed breast milk, they can eat lighter fruits and vegetables, and reduce the high-protein and high-fat foods. Use the breast milk stick to pass the breasts and warm the breasts before each feeding, but it should be less than three minutes to ensure that the BB sucks frequently. Emptying the breasts as much as possible after feeding can also help avoid stuffing breast milk.
Furthermore, it is commonly recommended that the mother's weight (KG) X 35ML is the norm for the least amount of water intake per day.
Q7: My left nipple is hurt and it hurts during breastfeeding. How can I do?
Answer: Do not wash your nipples frequently during bathing, so as not to wash away the natural antiseptic oil secretion on the skin, and aggravate the dryness and cracking of the nipples. To relieve the pain of broken nipples, you can apply a warm towel before each feeding and after feeding. If the pain is really unbearable, you can use a nipple protector.
Q8: If only one breast has more breast milk, can I only feed on this side?
Answer: It is suggested that the side with the least amount of breast milk can be fed to the baby first, followed by the other side. You may also apply a breast pump to work out on the side of less breast milk by using a breast pump.
Q9: My breast milk seems to be very thin; what could be causing this? Is there a lack of nutrition?
Answer: Whether or not breast milk is nutritious has little to do with concentration. It is advised to consume more black beans or drink more black- soybean water as long as the mother maintains good nutrition during lactation. The protein content of black soybeans is high. Vitamin B6 and vitamin E, for example, may help to improve breast milk production. Distribute the information. The development of baby and sleep will tell you if breast milk is nutritious as long as there isn't a partial eclipse.
Q10: What should I do if my breast milk cannot keep up with the BB's food intake?
Answer: First of all, you must always maintain a cheerful mood. Positive emotions are an important element to maintain breast milk supply. Allow the BB to suck or pump more breast milk, as the body would naturally increase output and produce more breast milk in response to the increased demand. The greater the likelihood of preserving breast milk supply when combined with a well-balanced diet.
Breast milk is also biochemically made from the mother's nutrition and blood, according to traditional Chinese medicine. As a result, during isolation, both pre-and post-natal, the mother must supplement adequate nutrition and blood in order for the breast milk to maintain a stable level. Furthermore, drinking beneficial water rich in amino acids will support the mother's metabolism and speed up breast milk secretion while also increasing her nutrition.
Q11: Can breastfeeding be performed during menstruation?
Answer: The menstrual cycle has an effect on breast milk production. Short-term changes in breast milk production or quality will occur. It will normally return to normal after the menstrual cycle. To preserve emotional health and improve nutrient absorption, mothers should insist on breastfeeding. In addition, certain breastfeeding mothers will experience inadequate blood volume as a result of menstrual blood flow, resulting in a substantial reduction in breast milk volume. You may reduce the degree of breast milk decline during menstruation by drinking premium red date tea before and after each menstruation.
Q12: If I am sick, can I continue breastfeeding?
Answer: If you get sick from food and drugs, your doctor will normally prescribe the right medication as long as you tell them you're breastfeeding. Breast milk contains a lot of antibodies when the mother is ill, so don't worry about affecting the baby by not breastfeeding. If the doctor informs the mother that the medication can affect breast milk, she only has to continue pumping the breast milk, change it to external use or dump it, and then resume breastfeeding until the drug treatment is over.
Q13: Baby will breastfeed as soon as he shouts?
Answer: Not really. Other explanations for the baby’s yelling include pain, wet diapers, irritability, uncomfortable clothing, and so forth. Since newborn babies are unable to communicate and can only show their frustration by screaming, don't feed the baby as soon as the baby yells; instead, wait to see if there are any other issues. It would also be easier to keep track of the number of baby milk intakes and understand the baby’s eating pattern.
Q14: How do I know if my baby is full?
Answer: If the baby is full, it will immediately quit, and it will appear to be satisfactory. It will stop crying and look at you. At the same time, pay more attention to whether there are enough diapers and whether the weight is increasing on a regular basis. This means that BB is allowed to eat every meal.
Q15: Is it normal for the baby to go to bed after eating breast milk?
Answer: Parents should be aware that baby cannibalism is a difficult process that requires a lot of effort. You don't need to be concerned if you just suck and fall asleep within 10 minutes, but if you just suck for 1 or 2 minutes, you can fall asleep easily. Wake up; this indicates that BB is not drinking breast milk smoothly; it takes more time to drink breast milk, and the baby may become tired; he will even fall asleep while drinking breast milk. It's important to notice whether there's not enough breast milk or if the breast milk is full. If this occurs, mothers should make additional arrangements before feeding their babies. Dredge the breast with a milk thinning stick, for example, before feeding.
Q16: The baby is sleeping, do I need to wake him to breastfeed?
Answer: It is advised that you should not wake up the sleeping child to breastfeed if the jaundice index is not high. If it's deadlifted, the baby will be uncomfortable and whine, but he won't be hungry, because he'll wake up automatically when he's hungry. Foraging is a term used to describe the act of gathering However, if the jaundice index is high, you must wake him up every three hours, as high jaundice causes sleepiness.
Q17: With the left milk bottle, the baby will not suck my nipples?
Answer: Since the baby prefers to suck with the milk bottle, he or she can experience nipple confusion. At the same time, it tastes better than breast milk if it is supplemented with milk powder. If you want to fix the issue, progressively reduce the number of bottle feedings, stimulate the nipples to allow the milk to leak, and then immediately drink the BB. Furthermore, you must choose the best time to breastfeed. It is best not to pick when the baby is too hungry, as the baby would normally lose patience at this point.
Q18: How to make bb burping?
Answer: Baby generally inhales air when they are breastfeeding or crying before breastfeeding. The advantage of burping is that it allows the baby to expel the absorbed air. After hiccups, you can prevent the baby from spitting up. There are some methods that are worth referring to. Repeat until you hear hiccups:
. Put a saliva shoulder on your shoulders, let baby lie on your shoulders, gently pat or stroke your back.
. Let baby sit on your knees, hold up your chin with your fingers, and pat your back with your other hand.
. Let baby lie on your knees, tilt his head backward, pat or stroke the back.
Q19: The baby still needs milk powder after feeding human milk. Is it because of a lack of food?
Answer: Not necessarily. If the baby wants to eat milk powder, it is possible that the bottle is easier to suck. Moms should keep breastfeeding for at least 6 months. Because the benefits of breast milk are incomparable to any milk powder, it is recommended to alternate feeding on both breasts each time, without fear of being absorbed, and emptying the breasts is beneficial to produce more breast milk. Unless the number of baby wet diapers is insufficient, do not add milk powder as much as possible.
Q20: Does the baby need to drink water after drinking breast milk?
Answer: Breast milk already contains enough water. If you feed pure breast milk, baby does not need to drink extra water before a half-year old. When it is 6 months old, because bb(baby) starts to take supplementary food, can start to consider adding a small amount of water between meals.