How Is The Baby’s Development If Not Breastfed?
Afternoon doctor, I gave a cesarean birth on March 23, 2020, but my breast milk did not come out. I already took breast milk booster, etc. so that the milk came out, but my breast milk was dragged so much that I could only depend on formula milk. ation at all ,, I am very worried about my child’s brain development becomes slow and digestive disorders occur in my child ,, please answer me ..
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Basically breast milk is indeed the best and most recommended drink to be given to babies, and it is recommended to be given exclusively for the first 6 months and continued for at least 2 years. All mothers certainly want to try to provide the best for children. However, if breastfeeding is indeed not possible for one reason or another, then formula milk will be far better than not being given enough milk for the baby. Breastfeeding is indeed more recommended, but this does not mean that children who are not given ASI will not be able to grow and develop properly, or have less intelligence than children who are given ASI. Child growth and intelligence will actually be reduced if the child is not given to drink milk in sufficient quantities. If you force breastfeeding even if the amount of breast milk is not enough to meet the needs of children, growth and development, including the development of the child's brain it will be disrupted.
Breast milk production will increase a lot if you diligently empty your breasts. If you still want to try to breastfeed your child, you can try to breastfeed your child more often. Feed the child every 2 hours, including at night, make sure the child's mouth is attached to the breast well so that the child can suck up breast milk effectively. Feed the child from one breast first until a minimum of 15-20 minutes, then transfer to another breast and feed a minimum of 15-20 minutes as well. Do not let the child fall asleep during breastfeeding, if the child is sleeping, try to wake up gently. If after breastfeeding you still feel your breast is full / still filled with milk, pump your breast again with a breast pump.
As long as you cannot provide enough milk to your baby, you can provide additional formula milk for children. Give formula milk only after the child has finished breastfeeding if indeed the child looks still starving, do not give formula milk directly without allowing the child to breastfeed first.
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