Causes And Overcomes Children Not Wanting To Drink Breast Milk?
In the afternoon, my child has only been traveling for 4 months. At first my child used breastfeeding and was also assisted by alternating suppuration. But since I had an injection 2 weeks after KB my child did not want to breastfeed until now. how do I get to breastfeed again?
Hello good morning Mrs. Tia.
What injectable birth control are you currently using? What is 1 month injection of contraception? Or 3 months injection of contraception?
The recommended injection for mothers who are breastfeeding is the 3-month injection, because this type of birth control does not contain the hormone estrogen which can result in impaired milk production, in contrast to the 1-month injection contraceptive that contains estrogen and can affect milk production so it is not recommended for mothers who are breastfeeding. However, this 1 month family planning program could not affect the quality of breast milk and the taste of breast milk.
Causes of a baby who refuses to breastfeed include:
nipple confusion. This is especially the case for babies who are given formula milk alternately with breast milk, or in babies who are sometimes given direct breast milk and sometimes are given breastmilk through a pacifier (for example because their mother is working, etc.) of underproduction, for example due to the use of 1 month FP as described above. Rarely giving breast milk can also reduce milk production, because in principle the more a breastfeeding mother attacks (the nipple is sucked by the baby), the body will release a hormone which results in more milk production. On the other hand, the less often a mother breastfeeds, the less likely it is that the hormone to produce breast milk is activated so that production tends to decrease as well. babies can not wait because they are used to or feel more happy when breastfeeding through a pacifier (formula milk / expressed breast milk). When a child is breastfed directly, it takes 1-2 minutes from the start of sucking on the nipple until the milk starts to come out, this is different from giving formula milk or milk through a pacifier, where the milk comes out immediately as the baby starts to suck on the teat. This can make the baby tend to be impatient when breastfeeding directly from the baby's nipple can get thrush so that he is uncomfortable when breastfeeding, the direct breastfeeding position is uncomfortable for the baby etc.
Here are some suggestions from us so that the baby wants to breastfeed again:
keep breastfeeding the baby and don't give up As explained above, the more often the baby sucks the nipple, the production of breast milk will be more stimulated to increase, making a comfortable breastfeeding position both for you and for the baby. Avoid breastfeeding in hot, too cold, or too crowded / noisy room conditions, reduce the frequency or stop giving formula milk or milk through a pacifier, this aims to get the baby back to direct breastfeeding to prevent the baby from being impatient while breastfeeding, you can try first pump your breasts with a tool until the milk comes out a little, then immediately position your baby to breastfeed, learn the correct and comfortable breastfeeding positions and techniques, avoid stress, get adequate rest, drink lots of water and eat nutritious foods to accelerate milk production
If after you try these suggestions the baby still does not want to breastfeed, we suggest that you ask for help from a lactation consultant (usually found in special mothers and children hospitals / RSIA).
That's all, I hope this helps, ma'am ...
Greetings, dr. Denisa