Before giving birth, the young mother will certainly have many questions and concerns, especially about breastfeeding. Will that make the couple worse? Breasts too small can affect the amount of milk?
1. Breast milk comes right after birth
It’s correct. And in these first 2 – 4 days, even if you are tired and your baby is not well breastfed, try to breastfeed your baby – this pale yellow liquid is rich in protein and antibodies, vitamin A and white bridge. Your baby will be very disadvantaged if it is not fed this source of milk!
2. The amount of milk is proportional to the breast size
Wrong. Breast size has no effect on the amount of milk to be fed. Because the breasts are big or small is determined by the adipose tissue, while the milk is produced by the milk glands.
In addition, the amount of milk secreted by mothers is not the same. And in the same mother, milk secretion is not evenly between breasts and breasts, or different in the morning versus the evening, yesterday compared to yesterday.
3. Your breasts will lose some form when feeding
Wrong. Many women worry that breastfeeding will worsen and sag their breasts. However, that concern is completely unfounded. Because changes in breast size occur during pregnancy, not during lactation.
To keep the beauty of the breasts during this period, you should also pay attention to the following issues: first is not to gain too much weight during pregnancy (only increase from 10 – 12kg); second, massage your breasts with a little olive or primrose oil to relax and soften breasts; third is to slowly wean the baby; Wednesday is when breastfeeding, the baby should not keep the nipples while sleeping …
4. Breast milk is best for the development of babies and children
It’s correct. Breast milk contains at least 60 enzymes with the perfect composition of micronutrients and macronutrients that no other formula on the market has. Furthermore, in 1ml of breast milk there are about 4,000 active living cells, providing a large amount of hormones and growth factors … So, try to give your baby this precious milk source at least for 4 – 6 months after the baby is born.
5. Breastfeed regularly to increase lactation
Exactly. Regular feeding of your baby will create a hormone that stimulates the milk glands to work strongly (because breastfeeding is also an emotional exchange between mother and baby). Therefore, you will produce more milk and will not be afraid of losing milk.
However, sometimes when you are tired or stressed, the milk will decrease even though your baby is still feeding. In that case, it is necessary to rest in moderation and eat sufficiently, which will quickly recover milk.
6. Help to lose weight fast after giving birth
Right. A nursing woman will lose weight faster and return to her original shape faster than a bottle-feeding woman, as breastfeeding burns about 1,000 kcal per day and helps the uterus contract quickly. However, the weight loss was not the same among nursing mothers.
7. Sometimes, the secreted milk is not enough to “satisfy” the baby
Yes. With many babies who are greedy, the breast milk produced sometimes does not fill the baby right away. Therefore, when breastfeeding, you need to take in more energy for your body. It is best to maintain a varied diet with a variety of foods to keep your baby healthy and protect your health. In addition, mothers do not need to drink more milk during this period but just drink plenty of water. Get plenty of rest because when you first breastfeed, you will feel very tired.
The ideal time for each feed is 10-15 minutes. If this time the baby already breastfed the right breast, the next time the baby should suckle the left breast, so that the two breasts can produce evenly milk. If you feel your baby is still hungry, you should feed your baby more. And a great way to tell whether your baby is full or not is that soon after the feed is finished, the baby is asleep.
8. Breastfeeding is a method of contraception after giving birth
Not entirely so. After giving birth, if you breastfeed regularly, the chance of getting pregnant is 10%. However, exclusive breastfeeding will slow your menstrual cycle to restart. Because according to experts, the process of breastfeeding has inhibited the stimulation of hormones that cause ovulation.
Breastfeeding is an effective method of contraception when it meets the following conditions: you are exclusively breastfeeding for the first 6 months (without any food); the interval between feedings should not exceed 6 hours; babies don’t use pacifiers.
9. Stop feeding your baby when you have a nipple headache
Wrong. When you see your baby suckling hurt, it means the baby’s nipple position is not correct. Immediately, you need to change your baby’s suckling position. It is best to ask mothers who have nurtured your baby to breastfeed properly.
In addition, if the pain is too painful, you can stop feeding the baby on the sore chest, to avoid the knot in the neck. At that time, you can express milk by hand or use a breast pump and bottle-feed for a few days. When expressing milk, you should tip the nipples so that the milk drops quickly and does not lose milk.