The right ways of increasing milk.
Breast milk is a good food for infants. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) encourage women to breastfeed for as long as possible. According to Chinese dietary guidelines (2016), “pure breastfeeding within 6 months of age is recommended.” Many mothers want to breast-feed their babies.
However, open milk; chase milk and block milk are torture for mothers. Some annoying people are constantly shaking mother’s confidence .
But we can tell you with great certainty: if the method is right, the day of breastfeeding will shine with sweetness and warmth! Now, I’d like to offer five tips for your!
The principle of breast milk production is summarized in one sentence: the more milk your baby eat, the more you produce. Milk production is based on supply and demand. The more the baby sucks in the right way, the more milk it produces until it finds an ideal balance between the two. In fact, feeding properly helps milk production longer than each feeding.
Recommendation: Breastfeeding mothers feed at least 8 to 12 times a day, including a night milk. At the same time, as long as the child has a need, feed in time, as many times as possible.
2. Take a good rest and keep your mood relaxed
Medical experiments show that adequate sleep and rest are conducive to the secretion of milk. Because the mother’s prolactin levels and growth hormones will increase during sleep, and cooperate with prolactin to increase milk production. If you do n’t get enough sleep, your body will always be tired, which will not only affect the secretion of milk, but also make mothers have a resistance to feeding their babies. The baby is asleep, and the mothers should also put down their mobile phones and sleep with the baby!
Medical experiments have shown that milk secretion is related to mood, and mood affects hormones and lactation reflex.
When a lactating mother is in a state of depression, fear, tension and pain, her milk secretion will decrease dramatically. Upset mothers also have irregular milk production. Therefore, when the mother is in a good mood and fully rested, the lactation reflex will naturally be better.
Using the right to feed your baby
If there is a baby using a bottle in the early stage, it is likely to use the method of taking a pacifier to hold the milk: only containing the nipple. This can lead to pain in the nipples and reduced breast milk production.
Breastfeeding experts say they are against using bottles or pacifiers too early.
The right way to feed is: the baby’s mouth is opening wide, the lower lip is turned out, the chin is close to the breast, and the mouth should contain the mother’s nipple and most of the areola. If the mother’s areola is relatively large, the areola exposed on the top of the baby’s mouth is more than the bottom. It is particularly important that mothers should be comfortable in the process of breastfeeding.
4. Ensure nutrition
(1) Drink more soup to increase milk secretion:
During lactation, the mother secretes about 900ml of milk every day, so the mother must have sufficient water intake every day to promote the secretion of milk and increase the secretion.
Recommended drinking water: The recommended dietary nutrient intake for Chinese residents released by the Chinese Nutrition Society in 2014. For lactating mothers, it is necessary to drink an extra 600 ml on the basis of 1,500 ml. In other words, in addition to the daily meal, you should drink 2 100 ml of water (about 10-11 cups) daily. If the weather is drier or you sweat more, you should increase your drinking water amount appropriately.
(2) Ensure nutrition
During breastfeeding, in order to maintain mother’s milk production and physical health, you need to consume 300 to 500 calories more food per day than before pregnancy.
A nutritious, balanced diet helps with milk production. Refer to the breastfeeding diet pagoda provided by the Maternal and Child Branch of the Chinese Nutrition Association. A balanced diet every day can meet the nutritional needs of breastfeeding mothers and their milk production.
The recommended daily intake of a lactating diet is:
(1) 350-450g of cereal potatoes and miscellaneous beans (not less than 1/5 of miscellaneous grains), and appropriate drinking water;
(2) Vegetables 300-500g (green leafy vegetables account for 2/3), fruits 200-400g;
(3) 200-300g of fish, poultry, eggs, and meat (including animal offal) (including 50g each of fish, poultry, and eggs);
(4) 300-550g of milk and dairy products, 60g of soybeans and nuts;
(5) 25-30g of oil and 6g of salt.