While breastfeeding is supposed to be natural for both the mother and the baby, some women may experience challenges. Several issues like sore nipples, latching problems, not enough milk can overwhelm you, wanting you to quit breastfeeding. However, a better idea would be to seek professional help. A lactation consultant is an ideal person to seek help and support from in such scenarios. Lactation consultants help you overcome such challenges by providing expert guidance on methods, practices, and positions to resolve these issues.
Barley, oats, sesame seeds, apricots, and milk tends to elevate breast milk secretion. As, these food sources are packed with beta-glucan, calcium, iron, and certain vitamins including vitamin A, Vitamin C, etc. These nutrients enhance the secretion of prolactin and oxytocin hormones responsible for breast milk production and secretion.
There are some nutrients like iron, folate, and calcium responsible for boosting breast milk secretion. To extract these nutrients fenugreek water, cumin seed water, or green leafy soup can be included in your drinks. You just have to soak 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds or fenugreek seeds in one glass of water and drink that in the morning.
Our team of lactation consultants, specially trained (IBCLC/CAPPA/BPNI) professionals examine all your breastfeeding issues and curate personalized solutions to help you prepare for nursing irrespective of the setback.
A lactation consultant's guidance can help in the following cases:
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Breast milk is of great significance to keep your baby healthy and boost his immunity. You may start pumping breast milk and giving bottles at least after one month to one and half months of delivery. In case of a premature baby or other health complications, you are advised to seek guidance from your doctor. (pediatrician)
In the early stage of his life, it is advised to feed after every 1-2 hours, and each feeding should last up to 20-25 min. As the baby gets older the intervals of feeding may be increased to 2-3 hours. The baby can get enough milk in 10-15 min once he learns the way to suck efficiently.
Also, the mother’s health and breast milk secretion decide the interval and duration of feeding. An unhealthy and malnourished mother is unable to produce enough milk to feed her baby. You need to consult your doctor in such cases.
Lactation describes the secretion of milk from the mammary glands and the period of time that a mother lactates to feed her young. The process naturally occurs with all post-pregnancy and also called breastfeeding or nursing.
Lactation consultants are who have received advanced education and training in the fields of lactation, breast anatomy and physiology, infant feeding development, infant oral anatomy, and complex lactation issues and challenges. They provide continuous care to mothers and Also breastfeeding comes with plenty of ups and downs while both mom and baby are learning, a lactation consultant can also serve as an important source of emotional support for new parents who may be struggling.
People see lactation consultants at different points throughout pregnancy, after delivery, and throughout their baby's time breastfeeding. Pregnant women face various difficulties like sore or cracked nipples, Not enough milk supply, breast engorgement, the baby is not latching properly, etc.
Most mothers produce enough milk for their babies. Your milk supply is considered low when there is not enough breast milk being produced to meet your baby's growth needs. In fact, women who have stopped breastfeeding will most commonly say it was because they 'didn't have enough milk.
Here are some latching issues that mothers face while breastfeeding:-
The benefits of taking Lactation consultant from Momkidcare is that our Lactation Consultants are BPNI, CLC, CLE, IBLCE, and Nursing certified professionals. We provide customized plans according to the requirement of mothers and have continuous follow-ups and WhatsApp connectivity with our health advisors and health experts.
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