Can A Mother Who Is Breastfeeding A Premature Baby Drink Herbal Medicine?

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Hello, I just gave birth and I gave birth to a premature baby. After a few days I was able to release breastmilk, which is my question. Can mothers breastfeeding premature babies take herbal remedies?

1 Answer:

Hello Sherendp,

Thank you for the question.

Jamu is a traditional herbal drink made from certain ingredients and has various properties. However, besides the benefits, it is not uncommon to find side effects from consuming herbs such as gastrointestinal diseases, especially the stomach, liver problems, and if it is consumed by breastfeeding mothers, it may also have an effect on the baby who is breastfed. To find out whether the herbal medicine consumed is safe or not, we must know exactly what ingredients are contained in herbal medicine. Make sure the herbal medicine has been registered with the BPOM and look for the herbal medicine label whether it is safe for breastfeeding mothers. If it is not written on the packaging label, you should avoid consuming these herbs.

Here are tips for caring for premature babies;

Kangaroo Mama. Hold the baby by putting the baby in your clothes so that there is contact between the baby's skin and your skin. The benefit is that the baby's body is kept warm, helps regulate the baby's heart rate and breathing, helps calm the baby Keep the baby's sleeping position so that it is not tilted or on his stomach to keep his airway open, make sure there is no blanket or cloth that can close the baby's airway (covering the nose or baby's mouth) Keep the baby away from people who are sick, if there are family members who are sick, such as a cold cough, advise you to immediately use a mask if you are near the baby Immunization according to the recommended schedule Mothers eat healthy foods with a balanced menu, more details can read the following article : Recommended food for breastfeeding mothers.

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