Confused Nipples Not Getting Better?
My son was given a pacifier when he was born because it was difficult for him to breastfeed directly. about a month less he uses a pacifier. then the rest until now 5 months he is breastfeeding directly from me, given a pacifier when I go and very rarely. but until now he still can’t empty it on me properly so he gets a little hindmilk and his bb increases only a little. but now he doesn’t want to be given a pacifier or a pacifier. what should i do?
I am a bit confused by the sentence "but until now he still can't empty it to me properly so he gets a little hindmilk and his weight increases only a little" which is my assumption is your baby is still not able to breastfeed properly (when breastfeeding directly) so when this has gained only a small amount of weight.
Mothers do not need to worry or worry if the baby's weight gain is not as big as children of his age, as long as when assessed through the curve found in the maternal and child health book (pink book) given since you were pregnant, your child's weight is still within reasonable limits . where the weight of a 5 month old baby is estimated to be about 2x its weight when it was born first.
Many factors cause a baby to not breastfeed properly directly, such as improper breastfeeding technique or position, so that the baby is unable to latch on to the mouth and breast or may feel uncomfortable which ultimately makes him not want to be breastfed for long. In addition, the condition where the nipple sinks / does not appear can also make it difficult for the baby to breastfeed. Another consideration is the condition of the baby with tounge-tied, which is a condition in which the baby's tongue cannot move freely so it is difficult to breastfeed
As for what actions you should take, assess whether your child's current weight is still within the reasonable limit on the "pink book" curve or the card to health (KMS), if it is within reasonable limits and your child is not often sick either it is fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or fussiness due to something that is not clear why (so it is not because of hunger, finished defecating, feeling too hot / cold, meeting new people, etc.).
However, if your baby's weight is below the normal value, then you should take your baby to a pediatrician so that further evaluation can be done to determine what factors are actually preventing the child from gaining weight, and also find out what factors are the root of the problem. the cause of difficulty in nursing babies. As for some of the things you can try to do, are try to identify good breastfeeding techniques so that they can be applied to your baby.
Thus the information that can be conveyed