Sometimes after breast feeding there are seals – clusters of milk not eaten by the baby. So that they do not cause stagnation of milk (lactostasis), it is better to attach the baby to the breast again.
If the crumb has been fed and refuses from the breast, you need to decant. The same should be done if at least one feeding is missed.
Literally a few drops of milk should be drained even if it is too much and it is difficult for the baby to suck.
If the baby has a poorly developed sucking reflex, it is difficult for him to get to the back milk, which has more protein than the front milk, and there are enzymes that help digestion. In order for the crumb to get back milk, the front must be drained.
After 10 minutes, attach it to your chest or pack a portion into a bottle. This trick is also resorted to when the baby is slowly gaining weight.
In addition, it is necessary to decant when there is no opportunity to breastfeed, for example, the mother is sick or absent. Strained milk will allow the nurse or relatives to feed the baby.
In such cases, it is necessary to decant intermittently no more than 4 hours, emptying each chest in turn (for one time – one) until noticeable relief.
When a one-time need and tendency to edema, you can express manually, it will take a lot of time and will require more effort than when using a breast pump. But if the milk is thick, in “manual mode” the pumping will be less painful. Breast pump is useful and regular pumping.
The hole of his attachment should be located opposite the nipple, the attachment itself should be tightly pressed to the chest. Thanks to pumping out, you can make stocks of breast milk, creating a so-called “milk bank”, which will help to insure against various surprises and in any circumstances to provide the best nutrition to the crumbs.