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Probably the most pleasant moment after the birth of a baby, the first feeding. An incredible feeling mixed with anxiety about the quantity and quality of milk: "enough is enough", "good milk" and many other questions swarming in my head. But really scary when the less amount of milk needed for your baby and the doctor makes the diagnosis "hypogalactia". Is it so terrible and irreversible?
What is hypogalactia?
Hypogalactia (from the Greek. Hypo-and little galaktos milk) — decrease in milk production. 95% of the women are lactating ( producing milk) and only about 5% suffer from a primary hypogalactia. This condition due to hormonal reasons and require special medical treatment, by the way, not always successfully. The vast majority is secondary hypogalactia,i.e., the decrease in milk production, combined with subjective factors. More often develops at 2-3 months after birth. Hypogalactia may occur in the form of a lactation crisis — temporary reduction in milk production at 2 and 4 weeks after birth, as a manifestation of the formation of the normal function of the breast in lactating women. This is the most favorable option because it does not require action.
How to determine insufficient milk supply?
child Anxiety. The baby clings well but soon off the breast, gets angry, then again, "pounce on chest" and again throws.This is repeated several times. Or baby suckles for more than 30 minutes and when you try to take away from the breast to worry. If you try pumping can't get at least a small amount of milk is a Prime example of preventive maintenance. If during feeding you experience dull pain in the chest, it can slawit a symptom of lactose.
the Symptom of "wet diapers" (classic version)
the Number of wet diapers per day should be at least 10-12 in the first week, then at least 8 times. Ie, the kid who gets the required amount of milk allocates a certain amount of urine. At home measured in a wet diaper or in the modern world wet diapers. Ideal if you suspect an insufficient amount of milk — weighing diapers. The one-time volume of voiding in full-term healthy baby is 20 to 40 ml over 1 hour. The technique of weighing diapers is simple: weigh a dry diaper, record the weight, put on the kid, not less than 3 hours, or whenever contamination of the diaper to remove and weigh again. The difference between the weight dry and wet nappy is the volume of urination. If the diaper is present in feces, subtract the difference of 20 grams. With sufficient feeding urine in addition to the normal number has a pale yellow color or just transparent. It should be borne in mind: the less urine, the darker its color. The exception is uric acid diathesis.
the change in the quality of the chair at the child
Normal stool baby breastfed reminiscent of apricot jelly. With a lack of breast milk, the chair becomes green, dense consistency, reduces its quantity and frequency.
Insufficient weight gain of the baby for a certain period of time
Healthy full-term baby a day gets at least 20-30g for the first month of not less than 600 gr. If your child scored fewer in the first place you should think about hypogalactia.
the Results of control weighing
If you weigh baby before and after feeding, it is possible to approximate the amount eaten milk. The volume of a single feeding is different for each weight and age of the baby. There are a number of formulas to determine the required amount of milk.
the Reasons hypogalactia breech. Such birth complications as the stimulation of labor, cesarean section, General anesthesia, postpartum hemorrhage upset the balance of hormones in women and reduce milk production. Improper technique of breastfeeding. The pain and discomfort that is felt by the mother at the wrong attachment of the baby to the breast to inhibit milk production. Psychological discomfort, excessive excitement affected not only the quantity but also on quality "end product" as milk , in addition to the nutritional qualities carries a high energy charge. The better the emotional state of the nursing mother, the calmer she feels, the baby. Physical fatigue, lack of sleep leads to exhaustion of an already tense woman's body, which can not affect lactation. Insufficient and irregular meals. The lack of time in the first weeks after the birth of a baby can touch everything but nutrition and sleep mom. Is the key to a long and successful breastfeeding. Improper care of the Breasts — a common cause of hypogalactia. The stagnation of milk reduces its production in the future. Avoid excessive hardening and pain in the chest. The lack of support in breastfeeding. Many questions about breastfeeding moms, especially first-borns, can't find the answers and often make mistakes. Therefore, a knowledgeable person nearby ( pediatrician or sister, mother, friend) gives confidence in their abilities and will allow you to find a way out of a difficult situation. Hypogalactia: causes, prevention, treatment. VIDEO
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