The physiological periods of the decline of milk are associated with hormonal changes in the body of a woman after childbirth (6-8 weeks, 4.5-5 months, 7-8 months after birth). In this article we will discuss the reasons for the lack of milk (hypogalactia), symptoms and ways of treatment.
How do you know if a child is undernourished?
Symptoms of malnutrition are:
- violation of the rate of gain in weight for a month or for a day, with control weighing (in during the day we weigh the child before and after feeding, we sum up the amount of milk eaten per day and consult with the pediatrician)
- the child often requires a breast (more often than 1 time in two hours)
- increased excitability of the child and disturbed (fractional) sleep disturbance of urination and stool (rare, uninvolved)
What are the causes of lack of milk?
- Genetic predisposition
- Malnutrition, chronic fatigue, nervous conditions.
- Lack of competent counseling and assistance.
- Unwillingness to breast-feed.
How to increase lactation?
- More often put the baby to the chest. It is desirable that the child is active.
- Increase the duration of feeding, during feeding several times to put the child to one and the other breast.
- Increase the amount of liquid to 3 liters or more.
- Milk tea (mint, cumin, nettle, dill seed, mix in equal proportions, 2 teaspoons of this mixture, pour a glass of boiling water, insist, strain, drink 0.5 cup 30 minutes before feeding).
- Nettle - 2 tablespoons per 1 liter.
- Cranberry and cowberry mors.
- Warm shower, bath or warm towel on the chest before feeding.
- Massage, acupressure, acupuncture.
- Visiting the Russian bath.
- Mandatory daytime sleep for mom, walk in the fresh air and nutrition.
- Calm atmosphere in the house, psychological comfort and the availability of helpers at home (in such periods, the main mother's task is to breastfeed).
- Vitamin E, 1 capsule 3 times a day.