9-week-old Babies Do Not Want To Suckle As Usual?
Afternoon, I am a new mother who has one child, aged 9 weeks. why yes my son’s mouth like want to suckle but when I want to suckle my child does not want to and if I want to suckle not as usual? what because I drink herbal medicine and use a face cream that is said to be safe for nursing mothers? Is there any effect of jami and face cream on breast milk? Please answer yes?
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There are lots of possibilities for babies who don't want to nurse, here are a few:
The baby is experiencing pain in the oral cavity (for example, are teething, there is thrush, there is fungus in the baby's mouth) Infants are sick (such as cough colds, ear infections) Breast milk that comes out not smoothly from the breast (for example due to decreased milk production, there is a blockage in breast milk outlet) Breast milk comes out too heavy so the baby often chokes Babies experience nipple confusion (for example because they are often given a bottle before or are often given a pacifier / pacifier) Changes in breast milk taste (can be because the mother experiences blockage of the milk outlet, mastitis, or due to consumption of supplements or Certain foods / drinks) Of course it's no secret that the taste of breast milk can be influenced by everything that is eaten / drunk by the mother. Consumption of herbal medicine is indeed possible to change the taste of breast milk, although very rarely changes the taste of breast milk because food causes the baby does not want to suckle. Therefore you should still look for other possible causes of your baby not wanting to suckle. If indeed you are in doubt or have trouble finding the cause, you can consult directly with a lactation consultant. A lactation consultant can help you check the condition of your breasts, the way you breastfeed, and check the condition of your baby to see where the problem is so the baby doesn't want / has difficulty breastfeeding.
Some things you can try to do:
Feed the baby before the baby really feels very hungry to fuss Do the correct latch on so that milk comes out more smoothly. You can also massage your breasts first and compress with warm compresses so that milk can come out more smoothly. Do not force the baby to suckle if the baby is already fussy. You can try to replace the breast, if you don't want to, don't force it. For a while, avoid giving babies bottles and pacifiers. If you really need to be given additional intake (for example breastfeeding or formula milk), you should give it through a cup feeder Try different breastfeeding positions Try breastfeeding while cradling baby Do skin to skin contact while breastfeeding, Take off your baby clothes and open your clothes also when breastfeeding Try to stop consuming herbs and see if the baby becomes more willing to breastfeed
So much information from me, hopefully enough answer