Is It True That Sleeping In A Sitting Position Makes White Not Rise After Giving Birth?

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want to ask after my wife gave birth, then with my parents my wife was told to sleep while sitting so that the white blood did not go up he said, is that true, please enlighten me

1 Answer:

Hello Hidan,


Thank you for the question.

Many myths circulating in the community related to the habit of new mothers giving birth. Presumably, this myth should not all of you believe, because many are not proven true, including myths related to the prohibition of mothers after childbirth to sleep lying down so that white blood does not rise.


When breastfeeding, the mother needs lots of rest to be able to focus on breastfeeding and taking care of her baby. Not only that, mothers also need to take care of themselves in order to stay healthy and fit, even though they are burdened with new activities as a mother. This is certainly not easy, especially, for new mothers who have not had any prior experience.


You can imagine, newborn babies will often be awake a lot at night so that will cause fatigue and lack of sleep mothers. This condition can trigger its own stress. And if this stress is not resolved, the impact of breast milk production will decrease. It is not impossible, this heavy stress triggers depression which can disturb the mental condition of the mother, and even causes her to tend to do things that endanger herself, or others (including her baby).


For this reason, even though many are awake at night, the mother still needs to have enough time to rest. This can be done by sleeping occasionally (ie when the baby is calm or being cared for by an assistant) with good quality sleep of course. As for one way to get good sleep quality is to sleep in the right position, which is lying down. Sleeping while sitting can make the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the brain not optimal. Impact, the mother will not feel refreshed when awakened. So, it is not a prohibition for postpartum mothers to sleep lying down, but rather it is recommended, for the sake of their own health.


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