Means for increasing lactation
Many breastfeeding moms face such a problem as lack of milk. Especially acute is this issue, when you want to continue to feed the baby with breast milk, and its number is not enough. The first thing you need to do is to consult your doctor about this. The doctor will tell you what means you can take to increase lactation, and which ones should be abandoned. In addition to medicines that increase the production of breast milk, there are many folk methods for solving this problem (medicinal herbs, etc.). This is also worth talking to the doctor. To prescribe to itself medicines independently in no event it is impossible.
Modern medicine does not stand still, and if you had to take a lot of drinking and medicinal herbs before, it’s much easier today. Manufacturers produce various tablets for lactation. The drugs can be divided into three groups:
BADs are tablets that contain useful substances and vitamin complexes for nursing mothers. On the shelves of pharmacies you can see a lot of various supplements, but the most popular means among nursing mothers who want to increase lactation are:
1. Laktogon – a medical product, which is based on royal jelly. Also in the composition includes oregano, dill, carrot juice, nettle, ginger, sugar and ascorbic acid.
Gendevit is a multivitamin complex prescribed for women during lactation. There are no contraindications, side effects are possible development of allergic reactions to the drug components. Tablets are recommended to take one after a meal once a day. The course of admission is 20-30 days.
Elevit - a multivitamin complex, which is recommended for taking during breastfeeding. Dosage - 1 tablet a day. This drug does not contain iodine, so the need for this micronutrient needs to be supplemented additionally.
Advice! Take drugs to increase lactation (Apilac tablets, vitamins, dietary supplements, etc.) only after consulting a doctor. As practice shows, these funds stimulate the production of breast milk only in a complex of measures to improve lactation.
For milk to come, you can resort to some tips for increasing lactation, which our mothers and grandmothers used:
1. Apply the baby more often to the chest. It is recommended to feed the baby not by watch, but on demand. Do not make long breaks between feedings. The most optimal way to increase lactation is to put the baby to the breast at night.
2. Increase the amount of liquid you drink. Before feeding, it is recommended to drink a glass of tea with milk - this stimulates lactation.
3. Drink infusions of medicinal herbs. Vitamin drinks, which include a mixture of herbs, leaves and seeds, are easily prepared at home. The most popular is an infusion of anise or dill. Plant seeds are poured with boiling water. After 60 minutes, when the liquid cools, you can drink it. It is recommended to take the drug two tablespoons three times a day.