May Breastfeeding Mothers Consume Menstrual Fluids And Smoking?

Assalamualaikum, I want to ask if nursing mothers can take menstrual fluids and whether nursing mothers can smoke .. My baby is 5 months old. Thank you beforehand .. Wassallamualaikum wrwb

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Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.


Do you exclusively breastfeed your child? What products do you mean as a menstrual expander? Have you consulted directly with your doctor about using this product? Have you had your period since giving birth?


Menstrual cycle after giving birth takes time to return to running as it was before pregnancy. The first menstrual period after delivery usually occurs 6-8 weeks after giving birth if the mother does not exclusively breastfeed. Meanwhile, if the mother gives exclusive breastfeeding to the baby, chances are the mother will not menstruate during the exclusive breastfeeding period. The timing of the first menstruation after delivery in exclusive breastfeeding mothers tends to vary, with an average of about 6 months after giving birth. This is because the baby's sucking on the breast during the breastfeeding process will suppress the reproductive hormones needed for the release of the egg cells from the ovaries, the process needed for menstruation. The menstrual period during exclusive breastfeeding also acts as a natural contraceptive method, namely the lactation amenorrhea method (MAL) so that the possibility of pregnancy is relatively smaller as long as the mother gives exclusive breastfeeding and has not menstruated.


So, your menstruation is not yet smoothly likely to be affected by exclusive breastfeeding in the first 6 months postpartum. You are advised in advance to see a doctor or obstetrician and gynecologist to rule out the possibility of an abnormal cause of your menstruation not being smooth. It is not recommended to use any drugs during breastfeeding because of the risk of causing health problems in mother and baby. At home, you are advised to get enough rest, eat a balanced nutritious diet, exercise regularly, and manage stress well.


Smoking is not recommended, especially for pregnant women, and for all people in general. Smoking can increase the risk of various diseases in both mother and baby.


To enrich your horizons, you can read articles about postpartum menstruation. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.

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