Many mothers complain that their breast does not produce all the milk their baby needs. And on the way, they resort to home remedies that serve little, when the solution is much simpler.
So that from the first day, your breast produces enough milk to feed your baby, you just have to follow these 10 tips:
1. Breastfeeding begins during the first hour after delivery . It is very important because in that first moment after birth, your baby will be in a state of calm alert that facilitates the initial contact with breastfeeding. After this time, your child will enter a deep sleep for an interval of about 6-12 hours, in which it will be difficult for you to get hold of your chest.
2. Breastfeed day and night. It is the best recipe for your breast to produce enough milk. Thus, during the first weeks, your child should do about 8-10 shots every 24 hours.
3. Make sure your baby sucks effectively. An incorrect suction is related not only to an inadequate milk production, but also to other problems such as the appearance of cracks or the retention of milk in the breast. And to get your little one to suck well, he has to be well placed. These are the keys: gut against gut - that is, your neck should not be turned -; your mouth at the height of your nipple - place it on a breastfeeding pad to achieve it - and good mouth-chest coupling - you should take the nipple and part of the areola, your lower lip be turned outwards, and you should not hear clicks during take it.
4. Finish the first breast before placing it in the second. Only then will you make sure that you have emptied it well. It is important to ensure good milk production, and also for your little one to take the most nutritious part of the shot. At first, your breast offers you the most watery milk to quench your thirst, and in the end, the richest in fats and vitamins.
5. Offer the breast on demand. Forget about the clock and watch your son. Each child follows their own rhythm and some have appetite every 2 hours, and others will take shots without fixed intervals. Also, keep in mind that there are babies who empty their breasts in 5-10 minutes and others who need much more time.
6. Do not offer bottles of artificial milk or glucose. If breastfeeding " Pelancar ASI " is correctly established, your breast will produce enough milk to feed your baby. It does not need "help". With them, you will only get your chest to interpret that each time you have to produce less milk.
7. Avoid the pacifier. Especially the first 10 days, until breastfeeding is well established. Thus, you will avoid confusion with the nipple. And it is that the suction of the breast and the pacifier is different, and it is possible that if you offer the pacifier in a precocious way, when holding on to the breast try to do it as it does to it, so the suction would not be effective.
8. Do not forget that the chest is more than food. Suction reassures them and, therefore, your baby does not always ask for the breast because he is hungry. Maybe, just need a few minutes of skin-to-skin contact. Do not deny them.
9. Rest and follow a correct diet. Follow a balanced diet, about 2,500 kcal, and sleep as much as your baby allows. As, above all, in the first weeks you will spend part of sleepless nights, try to sleep a little while during the day, coinciding with the naps that your baby makes.
10. Get help. Your family, your pediatrician and the breastfeeding support groups are the pillars on which you must support yourself in case of any doubt or difficulty with breastfeeding.
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