Babies Who Are Still Hungry After Drinking Breast Milk?
Hi .. r nPlease ask, my child is only 10 days old. R nBut he is always hungry and even has sufficient milk intake and sometimes has to be supplemented with sufor because the hunger interval is quite fast. R nMy question is how to deal with it? Can I give a little extra food such as promina or sun? Is there any danger? R nThe problem is my child is always hungry … r nThank you
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Babies who are still hungry after drinking breast milk may be due to the wrong way of breastfeeding. If the breastfeeding method is wrong, the milk cannot be excreted optimally and the baby will not be full. To get breast milk, babies need to suckle properly, in contrast to formula milk, which does not need to be sucked strongly. The breastmilk produced by the mother should be sufficient because at this age the baby's stomach is actually very small. The following are things to consider when the baby is breastfed.
Make sure the mother is in a comfortable position and in a quiet place. Avoid using gadgets while breastfeeding. It is recommended that mothers talk to their babies during breastfeeding to strengthen the bond between mothers and babies.
Position the baby with a straight back, neck and head. Not looking up and not turning around. The baby's stomach is facing the mother's stomach (not just the head facing the mother). With this position, the baby can suck and swallow more easily.
Place the nipple on the cheek near the baby's lips and leave the baby's mouth wide open to put the breast in his mouth. The entire areola (the dark part of the breast) should go into the mouth, not just the mother's nipple. It is the areola that needs to be pressed by the baby's mouth to release the milk in it. Suction limited to the nipple will not produce enough milk for the baby.
The lower lip of the baby should be folded out (in a dower state) so that the baby can suck properly. Gently pull the baby's chin after the baby has put the breast in his mouth.
Make sure the baby's chin is always on the mother's breast during the breastfeeding process.
The baby will release the mother's breast by herself when she is full. Don't force the breast out of the baby's mouth.
Babies will be calm and full if breastfeeding is done properly. Babies normally need to feed every 2-3 hours. Always regularly monitor the development of weight and length of the fetus to the doctor or midwife. Do not give formula milk without discussing it with a pediatrician. Breast milk is the best milk that can be given to children under 2 years. Children 10 days old are not allowed to receive additional food. Supplementary food can cause choking and irritation of the digestive tract. A choking baby can be dangerous because the baby's cough reflex is not well established. Babies who choke can develop inflammation of the lungs and death. You can invite your wife and children to have a deeper discussion on this matter to a pediatrician.
That's the information I can provide. I hope this helps.