Breastfeeding For 88-day-old Babies
Hello, I want to ask, my child is 88 days old, is the danger of mother’s breast milk that has not been breastfed by a baby for years, now in breastfeeding my child because my wife is breastfeeding my child and my wife’s mother is also breastfeeding my child. or no yes, please explain …
Hello Frisianto, Thank you for the question.
Breast milk is the main nutrient in infants during the first 6 months of life. The problem is not whether your mother-in-law's milk is good or not (if it's still producing milk then it's still good to give) but whether or not your breast-in-law's breast milk is producing at this time. Breast milk is formed in the breast when there are hormonal changes in a woman's body (when pregnant) which causes the production of the hormone prolactin. This prolactin hormone is what will stimulate the breast to produce breast milk. If your mother-in-law is not pregnant before, then there is no milk production from her breasts so your in-laws cannot breastfeed your child. If there is no milk production, the baby does not get enough nutrition. Furthermore, breastfeeding in this condition (no milk comes out) can actually cause a baby's bloated stomach. Therefore, it is recommended that only your wife feeds your baby so that the baby's nutritional needs are well preserved. Encourage your wife to breastfeed once every 2-3 hours, make it a habit to empty one breast first and then breastfeed from the breast next to him. Pay attention to your baby's condition, whether it is enough to receive breast milk or not and do not forget to pay attention to the baby's weight. If you are still doubtful about the process of breastfeeding or have difficulty with the process of breastfeeding, do not hesitate to consult with your nearest lactation consultant doctor.
Hopefully this information helps you.