Can ASI Be Stale?
.. I want to ask. My child drank milk from birth … after 2 months I tried he wanted to breastfeed me. But my child was lepehin again .. could it be stale ?? Please answer, thank you
Thank you for the question.
In contrast to dairy milk, breast milk from a mother's breast may not be stale. Do not want your baby to breastfeed can occur because:
Confused nipples, this condition usually occurs if you often give your baby formula milk using a pacifier
The flow of milk that is too little, or even too heavy
Difficulty when breastfeeding, for example due to tongue tie, lip tie, mouth sores, cleft
Other factors, such as satiety, nausea, weakness, dehydration, tightness, too sleepy, and so on
These conditions should be treated immediately before it's too late. Because, the provision of drinks or additional food besides breastfeeding that is too early risks causing the baby to experience indigestion, allergies, choking, and more easily infected due to poor endurance. Breastmilk in your breast that is not emptied by regular breastfeeding can also be reduced, until finally exhausted.
Try to see your doctor or a lactation consultant at the nearest health facility. You will generally be taught to do relactation so that you can re-breastfeed your baby with breast milk. At home, the following steps are worth trying:
Stop using a pacifier to give milk to a baby, replace it with a spoon, a dropper, a syringe that has been removed, or a cup feeder
Breastfeed your milk every 2 hours to maintain production, then store it in the right way so it does not stale
Teach your baby to suckle directly from your breast every 2 hours, don't wait for him to be too hungry so he doesn't get angry when your milk is low
Slowly reduce the volume of formula feeding and increase the frequency of breastfeeding infants with breast milk
Choose the breastfeeding position that is most comfortable for you and your baby
Increase your milk production, by drinking lots, eating nutritious foods, and not thinking too much
If the steps above have not succeeded in making your baby want to suckle, try to check with your pediatrician. Perhaps, there are certain diseases that make him lazy to suckle, which needs to be treated further by a doctor.
Hope this helps ...