So That The Baby Is Nursing For A Long Time?
Afternoon .. nI want to ask .. My baby is only 3 weeks old .. My baby is breastfeeding and suckling directly to me … But the problem is he is breastfeeding for a while “.. Not more than 10-15 minutes .. Because he already sleep first .. So that means my baby has not received protection yet .. So he will “ask for breastfeeding but with the right time .. How is it? nAnd he also if you feed me, I just keep spitting up .. Is there a solution?
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In general, breast milk is divided into 2 parts, namely foremilk and hindmilk. Foremilk is milk that is first released from the breast when your baby is feeding. Foremilk has a clearer color and a thinner consistency because it contains more water, lactose, and protein. The content in this foremilk is very important in supporting the development of the baby's brain, fulfilling the baby's fluid needs, increasing endurance, maintaining the growth of nerve cells, bones, skin, and other body cells. Meanwhile, hindmilk is milk that comes out during the middle to the end of the breastfeeding process. Hindmilk is thick white with a thicker consistency. In hindmilk contains more fat than hindmilk. With this womb, the baby will feel full faster, the baby's energy needs are fulfilled, and the baby's body will grow bigger faster.
There is no clear standard, how long it will take the foremilk to come out then followed by hindmilk. Therefore, a baby who is breastfed briefly does not necessarily mean that he or she is getting less hindmilk. Enough or not breastfeeding that you provide can be measured objectively through monitoring your baby's growth and development. If your baby is experiencing normal growth and development according to age standards, then you don't need to worry. To optimize hindmilk consumption for babies, you can first express some of your breast milk before feeding to the baby.
Spitting up in infants is characterized by the release of freshly consumed milk with minimal flow (such as flowing, not gushing). Unlike vomiting, spitting up is generally normal for babies, especially those who are very young (less than 3 months). This happens because the valve that limits the baby's respiratory and digestive tracts is still not functioning optimally so that the baby is prone to choking. This spit up is a form of defense for the baby's body to prevent the entry of foreign particles other than air into the respiratory tract. The amount of gas that enters the digestive tract when breastfeeding, for example when your baby is feeding in a hurry, crying, or using a pacifier can increase the frequency of spitting up.
To deal with spitting up in babies, the steps you are taking are right, namely by burping the baby after feeding. However, often mothers are not precise in burping their babies, so that the babies will still spit up. You should burp your baby by lying flat on your shoulder or thigh while gently patting his back until he burps. Do this for 5 to 10 minutes, not too briefly. Also avoid the habit of breastfeeding the baby while lying down, breastfeeding the baby using a pacifier, or breastfeeding the baby while crying, so that the murmurs don't come back again.
If the steps above do not succeed in dealing with your child's complaints, do not hesitate to have your child examined directly by a pediatrician for further treatment, ok?
I hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah