I don't have milk. Why is that?Your milk may not come from your baby being weak to grasp the breast or because you are using the wrong breastfeeding technique. Immediately after birth, ask for help from nurses who provide training on how to breastfeed correctly. The colostrum with yellow color, which you can give within the first 72 hours, is very valuable and necessary for your baby. Do not mislead that it is dirty or distorted due to its consistency and color. Never give water, sugary water or other foods. These will both fill your baby's stomach in vain and deprive him of the first vaccine, colostrum, which will protect him from illness all his life.My baby's not crying. Should I still breast-feed?If your baby doesn't cry, you don't have to worry about feeding, you're not hungry or you need more sleep. Especially the mothers who brought their first baby to the world; fatigue and weakness of labor; Combined with the excitement, sensitivity and sense of protection from the birth of the baby, a restless and uneasy structure may emerge. In this process, there are experienced and reliable people around you that will help you relax will increase your milk production. Remember that breastfeeding process will be difficult and laborious in the first days, because breast milk is quickly digested, you will try to meet the needs of your hungry child at regular intervals and try to arrange it. Feeding your baby with milk production will be possible towards the end of the first week.I want to breastfeed, but why not suck? Newborn babies are fed frequently. But the larger the number and range of meals decreases. Like many mothers, you can try to breastfeed her baby whether she is hungry or not. In this case, do not worry if your baby does not want to suck. Because if she is hungry, she cries uneasy and gets excited when she approaches the breast. Since the hunger time varies as it grows, it may want to absorb it in some meals. So don't worry. Make sure you will absorb more eager to get your next meal hungry.How should breastfeeding be?Breastfeed your baby every time he cries and wants to. Don't put hour intervals to breastfeed your baby, the more often it works, the more hormones secreting milk work and the more your milk increases. Try to breastfeed at the latest at these intervals without letting your baby sleep more than 2 hours a day and 3 hours at night. By changing your diaper before breastfeeding to ensure that you are active after breastfeeding you can provide a more effective suction. Nutrition is done in 2-3 hours intervals, so you can rest and increase your milk production.Does breastfeeding position and technique affect my milk?The first breastfeeding should be within the first 30-60 minutes after birth. Sit upright if possible during breastfeeding. After choosing the most comfortable position, your baby's head and body should be straight, face to the breast and close. You should keep your baby's body close to your own body and support your newborn baby in the butt. While breastfeeding, make eye contact with your baby and talk to him in a soft tone. Be careful not to block the nostrils. During breastfeeding, you should support your breast with the thumb on top and four fingers on the bottom (C-shaped). Breastfeeding should be done not only with the nipple, but also with the nipple around the brown area called aerola. In this way, while sucking your baby to get more milk; also prevents nipple cracking. So you can have a painless breastfeeding process.Should I give my baby water?87% of breast milk is water. Your baby gets more than it needs from breast milk. Even when he is thirsty, just giving it to your milk will meet his water needs and feed him extra. If you give your baby water when you don't need it, you'll cause less nutrition and less stimulation of the continuation of the milk supply. In addition, the sterility of breast milk is very important for your baby to spend the first 6 months healthy. You should not give water to your baby who is fed enough with breast milk.Is my milk enough?The development of your baby with breast milk continues in a healthy way. Do not give any additional food, including water, if your baby can only feed on breast milk and increase her weight to the required level each month (between 600 and 1200 grams). Make regular follow-ups of growth and development every month and start supplementary food in the month when it cannot achieve the required weight gain. Remember, your baby crying a lot, wanting to suck frequently, not sleeping, does not mean that your milk is insufficient. In addition to its growth and development, your baby's milk provides protection against many infectious diseases, anemia, diabetes, allergies, obesity and upper respiratory tract infections, especially diarrhea.
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