What if I do not have enough milk
Many nursing mothers are faced with a shortage of milk. In my head just a thought that does not work, and we have to finish feeding the baby infant formula. But do not despair, the main thing to tune in to success and to take measures to stimulate lactation.
The reasons because of which reduced milk production, may be stress or physical exhaustion, feeding on the clock, improper attachment of the baby, the use of pacifiers, dopaivanie water or a mixture of, refusal of night feedings, lack of desire to breastfeed. For milk production in nursing mothers body meet two hormones - prolactin and oxytocin. Education prolactin is directly dependent on the frequency of attachment of the child to her breast and duration of sucking. That is, if a woman wants to increase the amount of milk as often as is necessary to put the baby to the breast can and allow it to suck as much as he wants himself. It is important not to feed on schedule and on demand. Moreover, most forms prolactin at night, with about 3 to 7 hours. Therefore for successful breastfeeding is very important night feedings. The action of the second hormone - oxytocin, is aimed at promoting milk through the ducts to the nipple. When stress or physical fatigue nursing mothers, oxytocin is produced is small, and the milk is not allocated in the required quantity. Therefore, the woman is so important to take care of comfortable nursing and her husband and family need to create a relaxed environment in the home and provide young mother rest and support. Before serving, you can make a light massage the chest and take a warm shower. An important role is played by the correct capture of the chest, in which the baby's mouth opens wide and captures not only the nipple and the halo - a dark areola, lower lip turned outwards, and chin touching his chest. Proper sucking stimulates the production of sufficient milk provides all the emptying of the breast lobules and do not cause pain nursing mother. Using pacifiers may affect the formation of incorrect and inadequate capture stimulation breast child. It is best if your baby's sucking reflex will meet in a natural way. If insufficient quantities of milk to drink tea from herbs that enhance lactation. These include marjoram, nettle, caraway, anise, fennel. Increases lactation chopped walnuts, infused with warm milk and carrot juice, mixed with low-fat cream or milk. A nursing mother should be fully fed and consume at least two liters of fluid a day. It plays an important role in the psychological mood of successful breastfeeding. A nursing mother should believe that it is able to give your baby the most valuable and useful food.