My Child Is Only 3 Weeks Old And My Milk Is Low, Should I Be Helped With Formula Milk?
I want to ask, I use my husband’s account, my child is only 3 weeks old, but now I just found out that my milk turns out that the pump only produces 50ml at most 1x pump (in the morning), the next pumps are only 10ml-20ml so like my child is still thirsty because when given only 10ml definitely cry .. I pump as often as possible in a day but the results from morning to night are getting less and less … do you need help with formula milk? Is bebelove or enfamil formula good for babies 3 weeks? thank you
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Breast milk is an important nutrient that is needed by babies from birth, and can be given in full for 6 months or more. Therefore, give breastfeeding as optimal as possible with all its complications, so that babies get great benefits of breast milk, both in the form of energy, protein, the immune system and fluids.
During the early age of a newborn baby, there are often many obstacles encountered in breastfeeding for infants, both in the form of problems with incoming nipples, a small amount of breast milk at the beginning of breastfeeding, busy mothers, or inflammation of the breasts during breastfeeding. However, none of this prevent breastfeeding mothers from continuing to provide milk for their babies. Because the problems that might arise will be decomposed after the mother is painstaking breastfeeding and continue to provide exclusive breastfeeding to her baby, such as continuing to breastfeed even if the milk is low in early baby's birth, or pumping breast milk at work, or trying with medication or herbs to support better milk production.
During breastfeeding, avoid some things that can affect milk production, such as fatigue, lack of sleep, stress or not giving breast milk regularly.
Because to find out the problem of breastfeeding, you should consult directly with your pediatrician or consult at the poly lactation at the nearest hospital. Thus, doctors can conduct examinations and evaluations about the process of breastfeeding, so that doctors can provide recommendations and treatments to help the process of breastfeeding.
Regarding the mother's question, in general, the early weeks after delivery, several conditions are often experienced by nursing mothers in the form of breast milk production that is not much, causing anxiety and the baby crying or fidgeting. However, you should not need to rush to add to milk powder or replace with milk powder. Evaluate independently the possible causes and complications that may occur, then fix and consult. Thus, it is expected that breastfeeding for your baby is increasingly optimal.
From the information you submit, you should, if you are at home and not doing activities or work outside the home, you should be able to give breast milk directly without going through a pump. This will help stimulate your baby's suction so that the brain responds to continue to help increase milk production. So give ASI without ASI pump, and do it as often as possible. On average, you can breastfeed about 8-12 times per day or whenever your baby wants it or at any time you can give it. Thus, stimulation of better milk production. Do not forget, to keep breastfeeding at night while your baby sleeps, so that it will help stimulate milk production even better.
Therefore, it is better for you to postpone supplementary supplementation until you see your pediatrician or after consultation at poly lactation.
Thus the info we can convey.