Unskilled mother: diagnosis or mistake of doctors?
Oh, how often do we have this diagnosis of grief-lactation specialists! As mummies are afraid of him because they think that they will not be able to cope with this for sure. Let’s try to figure out where it comes from. The expert on breastfeeding Yerko Marina advises.
To begin with, this frightening diagnosis can be set in different situations, and, accordingly, each story requires different approaches to the solution.
I do not have milk! Immediately after the birth of a child, some health workers rush to call their mother non-dairy, because she does not have milk. Remember: in the first days after childbirth ALL MAMMALS (and we treat this class of animals!) Do not have milk! Because everyone must have colostrum! This is the first food for our babies synthesized in the chest even during pregnancy, and by the time the baby appears on the light is ready for use. And the value of the colostrum is not calculated in grams (there are really few of them!), But in a truly magical and indispensable composition. Colostrum is so high in calories that his baby is missing! And the problem is not here. And in order for the milk to come later, and in sufficient quantity the child should often give sucking breast more often. Usually children do this on their own initiative.
Indeed, the lack of milk, the so-called hypolactia, can be established only by having three signs together: a restless, constantly hanging child's chest, a small set of their weight and, so-called, a small number of pesses - a test for wet diapers. If the child urinates less than 8 times a day, and the urine has a color and a sharp smelly smell, the child is severely malnourished. Here, before taking various measures to strengthen lactation (drinking herbs, doing physical culture and thermal procedures), it is very important for mom to deal with the psychological reasons: why could not she have been able to feed her baby? Very often such reasons are: hard and unskilful behavior of the mother, lack of maternal care, this causes a bad production of prolactin, and my mother does not have enough milk. You have to change your behavior. Or: Mom for some reason does not want to devote a part of his life to the child, give him his love in the form of breastfeeding. It is necessary to understand the reasons and build the right motivation, so that mom understands that breastfeeding is good for her too! Only in this case, when the brains are cleared, lactation is adjusted and the mother feeds for a long time and with pleasure. And then no one will call her non-dairy mom!