Can You Still Breastfeed A 3 Month Old Baby Again?
Malam .. My name is sari from riau. I want to ask my Semarang child, 3 months old. Those who want to ask me are they still able to give breast milk to 3-month-old children because I don’t have any milk?
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The effort to breastfeed again after stopping breastfeeding is called relactation. There are several factors that can affect the success of relactation, including:
Your baby's current age (babies under 4 months have a higher relactation success rate)
Did you produce milk properly before (in the first 2 months after giving birth)
How long do you stop breastfeeding (the shorter the distance you stop breastfeeding, the better)
The following are some of the things you can do to relact:
Give ASI as often as possible to your baby (every 2 to 3 hours)
Make sure the baby is suckling properly (note the baby's attachment to the nipple).
If breast milk does not meet the needs of the baby (the baby is still hungry after breastfeeding), then you may give formula milk. Always feed from the breast first
Feed the baby for 15 minutes from one new breast to another breast
If the baby does not want to suckle often, pump your breasts between breastfeeding times so that the breasts are always empty
After the baby has finished breastfeeding, pump your breast back so that your breasts are completely empty
Use a breast pump with 2 pumps at the same time (double pump)
Warm compresses and massage the breasts before starting breastfeeding the baby
Don't be too stressed out about your milk production, live with ease and happiness. Excessive stress will reduce your milk production.
You can also consult your problem directly to a lactation consultant so that you can examine your breasts and baby directly and monitor the breastfeeding process (whether the breastfeeding process is correct or not), etc.
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