Newborn Babies Seem To Be In A Hurry When Feeding?
night. I want to ask, I just gave birth and my baby girl is only 8 days old. but every Breast feeding or from a pacifier how to drink milk is always like someone running a marathon. Always in a hurry, is that normal?
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In newborns until the age of 1-2 years, what is often called a growth spurt. At this time, the body's metabolism runs faster to support the accelerated growth and development of the baby. This condition is often characterized by a drastic increase in body weight and a baby who seems always thirsty or hungry, impatient when breastfeeding, often awakens to breastfeed, and is more fussy when stopped breastfeeding. If complaints like this arise without any other complaints, then you don't need to worry. This condition is very common and does not require special handling.
You need to be vigilant if you notice the following signs in your child:
Frequent diarrhea or vomiting
Sunken eyes, dry tongue and eyes, little urination, slow back pinching, babies are very fussy
The baby feeds frequently but intermittently
Babies often choke or vomit through the nose and mouth
The baby's weight gain does not match his age standards
If you find a variety of other symptoms as mentioned above, you can check your baby directly to a doctor, pediatrician, or a lactation consultant doctor for further monitoring. Apart from the result of the growth spurt, it could also be that the baby breastfeeds more freely and more due to other causes, for example:
Dehydration (lack of fluids), for example due to vomiting or massive diarrhea
Anatomical disorders of the mouth, eg lip tie, tongue tie, or cleft
Anatomical disorders of the mother's breast, such as inverted nipple
Breast milk is too watery, and so on
With a thorough examination, of course the doctor can detect if there is indeed a certain disease or abnormality that you, or your baby is experiencing. So, the best treatment can be done. Meanwhile, you can do the following:
Not rejecting the baby's urge to breastfeed
Increase the quality and quantity of your breast milk, namely by eating nutrient-rich foods, regularly expressing and breastfeeding, don't stress, get enough rest, drink more
Breastfeed your baby regularly every 1 to 2 hours, don't wait for him to be too hungry to cry
Breastfeed your baby with good attachment
Hope it helps ..