Feed the baby properly.
Proper breastfeeding not only works to ensure a nutritious diet for the baby, but also stimulates the return of breast milk. Babies need to be breastfed every 2 hours and also feed on demand (when they are hungry). The time for each feeding should last from 20-30 minutes, at least 10 minutes for each breast because about the first 10 minutes, the baby can only suck on the main amount of water, while the amount of breast milk secreted after that is really carried. Many nutrients are good for the development of children. When a baby is a little older, they only need to feed for about 5-10 minutes at a time to be able to get enough milk.
Even if there is no milk after birth, the mother should still breastfeed the baby even if there is no milk. The act of sucking the baby’s nipple is a stimulus for milk to come in sooner. Mothers should let the baby finish on one side before switching to the other to make sure the baby gets enough foremilk and last milk.
Eat a lot of fruit
Eating fruit Safety or drinking fruit juices 1-2 times a day in the diet menu is a matter of concern. Fresh and berry fruits provide an abundant source of vitamins, enhance nutrients, increase appetite in pregnant women after giving birth to have good health, more milk to take care of children.
However, be wary of pineapple juices or flavored fruits as some babies are very sensitive to them and find it uncomfortable.
Enhance night feeding
Breastfeeding is the best way to stimulate milk glands and maintain breast milk supply. The more the baby suckles, the more milk is produced. Let’s give Baby sucks often whether breast milk is little or a lot or even mother has no milk.
When the mother starts going back to work, she will not be able to breastfeed regularly to maintain the milk supply, at this time the solution is to increase breastfeeding at night. When the baby suckles at night, the amount of milk the baby receives is still enough to meet the demand, and at the same time, it will stimulate the mammary glands to help the mother’s milk supply more abundant.
Limit the use of milk bottles
Did you know that babies need to use different tongue and jaw movements when breastfeeding and bottle-feeding? When your baby is just getting used to breastfeeding but at the same time “learns” bottle, the baby’s breastfeeding can be affected in a bad way. Therefore, mothers should limit bottle feeding, even if it is breast milk, as well as the use of pacifiers in the early postpartum period.
Breastfeed on demand
Breast milk is produced according to the principle of supply and demand. Mother gives me more Breastfeed often the more milk is produced. So, moms are free to breastfeed when the baby asks to breastfeed without necessarily following a “timetable” for breastfeeding.
The more you breastfeed, the easier it will be to express milk. Breastfeeding should be done in the evening, in the morning and whenever possible. Expressing milk after a feeding can help increase your milk supply, even if you express little milk.
Eat a lot of sticky rice
Glutinous rice is in the group of dairy foods after normal delivery, delicious cesarean delivery without weight gain, contains a lot of starch, so they not only compensate for energy after experiencing “blood loss” during childbirth but also help create more baby milk. The substance amylopectin both brings a feeling of anxiety and helps the mother to produce milk regularly and efficiently.
The trick to get more milk after giving birth from sticky rice is to cook porridge sticky rice, pork leg, add a little green beans, the idea is that it has both beneficial effects on milk and can relieve the worry of clogged milk ducts.
Work and rest properly before and after giving birth.
Labor and rest before and after giving birth have a particularly important influence on breast milk supply. During pregnancy, the mother should do light labor and avoid heavy work. The time before giving birth, the mother needs to have time to rest for the best development of the fetus as well as the mother can have milk right after giving birth to feed the baby.
After giving birth, the mother needs to restore her health to help excrete milk well and maintain a safe breast milk supply for the baby. Therefore, the time after giving birth, the mother needs absolute rest, needs the care of relatives and family. Especially the mother needs to get enough sleep, deep sleep. When you sleep well and comfortably, your body will secrete more Prolactin to stimulate lactation.
Taking care of the mother’s spirit
The mother’s milk supply depends a lot on Psychological factors. If the woman is always in a state of fatigue, insomnia, stress, anxiety, boredom, etc., breast milk will also decrease significantly. Women need to be carefully prepared in terms of psychophysiology and motherhood knowledge before getting married and having children. It is necessary to create a loving, caring, protective and comfortable environment for women during pregnancy and lactation.
The postpartum period is the period when the mother needs to receive a lot of attention and spiritual care from relatives and family. After giving birth, the lactation hormone Oxytocin secretes a lot when the mother breastfeeds, is close and cuddles with the baby. If during this period the mother is stressed, the activity of the hypothalamus of the brain and pituitary gland is affected, causing the oxytocin level to drop sharply, resulting in a rapid loss of milk for the mother. Therefore, it is necessary to share, encourage and take care of the mother so that the spirit is comfortable and happy, thereby stimulating the secretion of breast milk.
Limit formula milk
Due to the rush, many mothers are afraid that their children will not be full, so they give them formula milk. formula milk too often in the early days.
Mothers need to understand the size of the stomach that the amount of milk the baby can receive according to age. In the first 3 days, babies only need to eat 5-10ml / meal because their stomach is only the size of a grape. At this time, even if the new milk comes in very little, the mother just needs to breastfeed a lot and continuously.
Gradually, the amount of milk your baby eats will gradually increase and your body will also produce more milk to match your baby’s needs.
Ensure nutrition for mothers during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
When pregnant, the mother must eat enough so that 9 months of pregnancy gain 10-12 kg. After giving birth, the mother should not abstain, but must eat enough nutrients and supplement daily. Mother’s diet is higher than normal. Eat more rice, meat, fish, eggs… and vegetables, ripe fruits. In addition, it is possible to process traditional dishes that have the effect of stimulating milk secretion such as: papaya stewed pork leg, glutinous rice pork leg porridge, pounded sticky rice with salted sesame seeds… Can use various types of milk. powder for pregnant and lactating women.
You should limit spicy foods such as onions, garlic, chili… because they cause milk to have an unpleasant smell and make babies suckle poorly. In addition, nursing mothers should drink enough water, especially in the summer. Every day drink about 1,5-2 liters of water, can be fruit juice, milk, …
Drink lots of warm water
Drinking a lot country Every day will help the mother’s body after giving birth to produce an abundant amount of milk, which is an “immutable” rule that mothers should remember. Pregnant women are advised by doctors to drink 2 – 2,5 liters of water per day to stimulate milk production, digestive system to function well and have a smooth, youthful skin like a girl.
In addition to filtered water, warm water, mothers can also try drinking delicious quality milk tea for the best results.
Caring for two breasts
Taking care of the mother’s breasts is a must from the moment of pregnancy. The two nipples must be checked regularly, if the nipples are retracted, they must be cleaned, gently massaged and pulled daily until the baby is born so that the baby can suckle easily. Mothers should not tighten their breasts during breastfeeding to avoid loss of milk.
Clean the nipple before and after breastfeeding with warm water, do not wash the nipple with alcohol or soap because it is easy to dry the skin, crack the skin and cause infection. When there is inflammation, cracking, breast abscess, if it is mild, you can still breastfeed to stimulate milk secretion. If the nipple is cracked, apply Vaseline or antibiotic ointment, but it must be cleaned before feeding, and before feeding, squeeze a little milk into the nipples to soften the nipples. If the breast abscess, the milk must be expressed or pumped daily to avoid stagnation of milk. Note that mothers need to see a doctor for early examination and treatment to avoid serious effects on both mother and baby.
One of the secrets to stimulate milk production that mothers can do at home is a hot compress combined with breast massage, and hot compresses for shoulders and back before breastfeeding.
Use medications as directed by your doctor
During pregnancy and lactation, use the drug under the guidance of a physician. Special attention should be paid to not using drugs that cause milk loss, drugs that adversely affect the development or inhibit the respiratory and cardiovascular centers of the child.
If you must take medication, carefully read the instructions for use of the drug, and consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. When taking the drug, the mother should pay attention to the baby’s changes such as breastfeeding, crying, … and also pay attention to the change in the quantity and quality of breast milk, so that the dose cannot be adjusted in time or stop using the drug.
Maintain a healthy weight
After giving birth, it is necessary to keep the level reasonable weight for a healthy body because if you lose weight too quickly, it can affect your breast milk supply. At least, the mother should maintain a weight gain of about 4 kg after birth to ensure the maintenance of breast milk in the first 6 months.
Your weight increases slowly over the course of nine months of pregnancy, and so it will take the same amount of time to lose weight, so don’t worry if you’re still fat after the first 6 weeks postpartum. A diet full of food groups combined with a reasonable exercise regimen is the best way to control weight, and lose weight.
Express milk often
The more regularly you express your milk, the more milk will come out, especially if you are using a high-quality milking machine. Try to express milk every few hours and should express both breasts at the same time. It saves you time and increases the production of prolactin, the hormone responsible for milk production.
Before going to work, the mother should milk Take out and store in the refrigerator to breastfeed. Expressed breast milk can be stored for about 72 hours in the refrigerator. When feeding, reheat by submerging the bottle in hot water until the milk is evenly warm.
Scientific studies have shown a link between parents’ caring behavior and the amount of milk produced. Accordingly, actions such as caress, caress Newborn babies will promote higher oxytocin and prolactin levels in the mother’s body. Both of these hormones are necessary for the production and secretion of breast milk. Breastfeeding mothers also have high levels of oxytocin and prolactin in their blood, which promote an emotional bond between mother and baby, creating a positive cycle that supports breastfeeding.
An interesting way to strengthen the mother-infant bond as well as increase milk production is to massage the baby and carry the baby on the chest. In this way, young mothers can feel more confident in communicating their emotions with their babies. In addition, sleeping with the baby also has many positive effects because it will create conditions for the mother to breastfeed regularly at night.
Get enough sleep
In about the first 3 months after giving birth, mothers need to be cared for and cared for to quickly recover their “lost” health after a period of “painful labor” and successful “birth”. Besides balancing the necessary nutrition, mothers need to pay attention to sleep and the items related to this to have a good night’s sleep and avoid illness.
Get enough sleep It is also a way to increase breast milk, because that short nap not only helps restore the mother’s vitality but also is when milk is produced more.
Mothers who want to have enough milk to feed their children in the future must pay attention to eating enough nutrients; have reasonable rest, work and labor regimes; Having a happy and relaxed spirit to help with good weight gain, the body weight must increase from 10-12kg to ensure the requirements. It can be said that this is the basis for having necessary reserves to help support the mother in producing adequate and necessary milk after birth.