ASI + Sufor?
Evening, sorry I want to ask about breastfeeding + supportive for babies, my child is a 3 month old boy, but the problem is that my breastfeeding is not very fertile, my alternative is giving him fluids because after being breastfed, sometimes he is still hungry, I really want to give breast milk exclusive to my child, but how to make my breast milk fertile? And is it okay if after breastfeeding it is continued with sufor ?? nThank you
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We really appreciate your efforts to exclusively breastfeed your baby. Breast milk is the best source of nutrition for babies at the beginning of their life. The components in breast milk are also ideal in facilitating the work of the baby's digestive tract so that the risk of nausea, vomiting, colic, diarrhea, and constipation can be minimized. In addition, breast milk is also rich in antibiotics and contains perfect nutritional value so it is good for maintaining the baby's immune system and supporting its development. Furthermore, babies who are breastfed have a higher level of intelligence than those who are not.
Low milk production should not be solved by adding formula milk. You need to know that no matter how good formula milk is, it will not be able to match the quality of ASI that is created directly by God Almighty. Improper feeding of formula milk can also make babies experience allergies, indigestion, susceptible to infections, and various other health problems. Formula milk given with inappropriate media (such as pacifiers) can also cause the baby to choke easily and experience nipple confusion so that he will be lazy to suckle on you. In the end, your milk production will actually be less because you are breastfed less and less.
Rest assured that all mothers who are disciplined in breastfeeding their babies will be able to produce sufficient milk according to the needs of the baby. A baby who looks hungry does not necessarily mean you are not getting enough milk. As long as your baby is growing in accordance with age standards, it means that your milk production is still good. Undo your intention to give your baby formula milk first and try to increase your milk production with the following efforts:
Breastfeed your baby straight from the breast every 2 hours Express your breastfeeding with discipline every 2 hours Drink lots of drinks Also eat a variety of nutritious foods Build positive thoughts, don't worry a lot or be sad. Get enough rest. Stay away from cigarettes and alcohol If necessary, you can also consult a lactation consultant doctor at the nearest health facility. The doctor will teach you the proper breastfeeding procedures and will give you a breastfeeding supplement if necessary.
Hope it helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah