Does Fasting While Breastfeeding Affect Milk Production?
my son 20m likes to complain that he is weak and still looks really weak at the same time as bb’y but 2.5 kg .. r nAt first, he was safe because I was very supportive and he wanted to … 4 days now he doesn’t want to drink enough, he still wants to mimi me … already, the doctor says it doesn’t matter because of the effect of milk because his mother is fasting .. r n Only just got vitamins, doctor … but still limp. . r nAccording to my doctor, what should I do when the meal is open, I support my breastfeeding but a lot of it and it’s good. r n to answer my questions … r n
Hello Meli, thanks for your question
Basically, there is no medical prohibition on breastfeeding mothers to fast during the month of Ramadan. Even if there is a decrease in calorie intake during fasting, this will not significantly affect milk production. Generally, weight loss for breastfeeding mothers when fasting will not reduce the amount of breast milk produced, but only the fat content contained in it.
Here are some suggestions for breastfeeding mothers when fasting:
make sure you eat enough food and drink at dawn. Eat a balanced and complete menu that includes recommended carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals such as eggs, lean meat, salmon, nuts, spinach, katuk leaves, additional broccoli supplementation of vitamin D multiply the consumption of water between breaking the fast and dawn to meet the needs of body fluids (at least 2-3 liters per day), rest is enough to avoid and manage stress In relation to weight loss experienced by your little one, it is appropriate to see a doctor. Weight loss in children can be caused by various causes, including:
decreased food intake - for children less than 3 years old, the most common cause is discomfort due to the growth of milk teeth, as well as disorders of the digestive tract, increased body energy burning, for example due to increased physical activity, as well as chronic diseases (such as tuberculosis, intestinal worms) Through a direct examination by a doctor, it can be determined the causes underlying the Little One's weight loss. If needed, the doctor can order additional tests, such as blood tests, stool examinations, or chest x-rays. Follow the recommendations of the pediatrician who examines your child. If it does not show improvement, it would be better if the child was checked again for further evaluation of his health condition.
Hopefully this is useful