Effect Of The Split Nipple On The Ability To Breastfeed?
Hello, good afternoon.!! I just gave birth to get 5 days. My Asi is smooth. But both nipples are split .. Here, almost all of the people who are not able to breastfeed. Because it can be done to the baby …. That makes me afraid … Then I want to ask. Is that really true. Split nipples can’t breastfeed … Does that have any knowledge ??? How is the explanation … ??? Thanks, I really want to breastfeed my baby. But the parents forbid it
Hello Muhammad Marzuky, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
There are various forms of women's nipples. The shape of the nipple can sometimes make it difficult for the baby to attach when he is about to feed (for example, on an inverted nipple), but there are no specific dangers that can be caused by these nipple shapes, including when the nipple is split.
In breastfeeding a baby, you should pay attention to whether your milk can actually come out of your nipple, whether your baby is latching well, and whether the baby is sucking milk well. Some signs that you are breastfeeding your baby properly include:
The baby is well attached to the breast, characterized by the baby's mouth that is wide open while feeding, the lower lip folds out, the black area on the breast (areola) also enters the baby's mouth.
The baby can see sucking and swallowing movements
The baby is satisfied after feeding (the baby can remove the nipple by himself when it is full)
Urinating and defecating for babies is sufficient (in newborns, you can find at least 5-8 diapers filled with urine and at least 3 diapers filled with baby feces)
Good baby weight gain (5-10% weight loss of birth weight in the first 5-7 days is normal)
The breast feels empty after the baby has fed
If your baby is breastfeeding well, you can continue breastfeeding your baby. If you notice that your baby is not breastfeeding properly (eg the baby is not urinating as much as he should, there are signs of dehydration in the baby, the baby has lost too much weight, the baby looks very yellow), then you should immediately take your baby to the hospital. You can consult a lactation consultant to improve your breastfeeding method if your baby is not breastfeeding properly. Not giving breast milk if the nipple is split is a myth of ancient parents with no medical basis.
The following are signs of dehydration in babies:
baby's eyes appear sunken
The baby's crown feels sunken
the baby is seen sleeping continuously
the baby's urine is reduced or looks very concentrated
baby's mouth looks dry
slowed baby's skin pinch test (slowed skin turgor)
no tears when crying
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