Selection Of Milk For 3-week-old Infants With Difficult Bowel Movements?
I want to ask what formula milk is right for our 3-week-old baby who has difficulty defecating, often straining (such as enduring pain until a red face u0026amp; legs lifted). From birth ASI only produces 120-160cc per day so that it is assisted with enfamil A + formula milk. Is this because the milk is not suitable, too hard u0026amp; have to change brands? If so, what formula milk should we give? Please the instructions. thank you
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When just giving birth and learning to breastfeed a baby, milk production is not going to direct a lot. This condition is caused by pregnancy hormone levels that are still high, thus suppressing the production of hormones that play a role in the production and ejection of breast milk. As your baby becomes more adept at breastfeeding, the hormones that play a role in the production and ejection of breast milk (especially prolactin and oxytocin) will increase production.
You should not rush to give your baby formula milk. Inappropriate formula feeding is very risky to cause the baby to experience health problems, for example constipation, diarrhea, colic, nausea, vomiting, bloating, allergies, nutritional disorders, and so on. Not only that, the media giving inappropriate formula milk, such as pacifiers, can also make a baby experience nipple confusion. This confused nipple is a great enemy of breastfeeding mothers, because it can make babies reluctant to breastfeed directly from the breast. As a result, your milk production will not increase, but on the contrary, decreases, even stops altogether.
We suggest, stop giving your formula and learn to breastfeed better, for your own good and your own baby's sake of course. Here are a few suggestions for you:
Increase physical contact skin to skin properly Establish good emotional closeness with your baby Build a positive mind, assure yourself that you are able to meet your baby's milk needs Invite your baby to talk, so you want to suckle well in you Ask for support from your partner and relatives closest to succeeding in your breastfeeding Increase milk production by diligently milking your breast milk 2 hours, drink lots, and eat nutritious foods Don't stress Avoid using pacifiers for breastfeeding babies Try to breastfeed your baby directly from your breasts If unable to breastfeed directly, you can use a spoon or cupfeeder Feed the baby regularly every 2 hours, do not wait for the baby to be too hungry because he can run amok and cry when your milk production is still small Do not consume any breast milk supplements without doctor's advice Generally, by consistently doing the above steps for 2 to 4 week, you will again successfully give ASI e exclusive (without additional food or drink) to your baby. However, if it is difficult, you can also ask for assistance from your doctor or lactation counselor at the nearest health facility.
I hope this helps.