It's no secret that the allocation of milk from the breast directly depends on the production of the hormone oxytocin in the feeding mother's body. This hormone helps to contract the muscle cells around the lobules of the breast, thereby promoting the flow of milk from the breast. But the amount of oxytocin itself depends on the psychological state of a woman. If you are frightened, tired or uncomfortable during feeding - oxytocin stops working, and milk stops standing out. So what if you do not have enough breastmilk?
The reason for lowering lactation levels can be not only hormonal disorders and stress, but also the lack of a woman's lactation dominance (psychological mood for breastfeeding), malaise, a rare application of the baby to the breast, early attempts to replace the feeding of tea or the introduction of supplementation with milk formulas.
Sometimes, during already seemingly adjusted breastfeeding, a woman may seem that the amount of milk suddenly decreases. This state is called lactation crisis. And it happens because the mother's body does not always have time to adapt to the increased needs of the child, especially as the baby's appetite increases not gradually, but as if jumps. Most often lactation crises occur at 3-6 weeks, after which they are repeated during the 347 months of lactation.
Their duration is from 2 to 4 days. The main symptoms if the mother has little milk are: the child's heightened anxiety, loud crying, a sharp decrease in the number of wet diapers, and frequent demands to eat. Before you put yourself any "diagnosis", you should definitely consult a district pediatrician to exclude the possibility of an intestinal infection, or other malaise, due to which breastfeeding of the baby can be difficult, or does not bring the desired effect. Sometimes such difficulties arise when the spout is embedded. It is at this point that the question arises: what if the mother does not have enough milk?
If, however, a hypolactation has occurred, in no case give in to panic and blame yourself for the lack of "milk rivers." Believe me, nothing fatal happened. Hypolactation is a temporary phenomenon, and experience shows that it can be prevented. The very first thing to do is just necessary, if your mother has not enough milk, as often as possible put it to the baby's breast. Sucking significantly increases the production of milk.
There is 1000 and 1 way if there is not enough breast milk.
To address the issue of hypolacia, if the mother has little milk, today in pharmacies you can find all kinds of "mother's teas" and a huge mass of lactation-boosting drugs. But is it possible to be sure that the contents of the jar are really so effective and useful? And what to do - to entrust advertising and buy this "miracle - tea"? Or is it better to search for a safe method?
The most effective, and at the same time, the most accessible method is increasing lactation by folk remedies. However, it should be remembered that it is possible to apply any methods in practice only if the baby does not have allergic reactions to each individual component. Otherwise, the application of these recipes is what you should not do.
So, let's talk about increasing lactation with folk remedies. So what to do in case of hypolactia? The most effective folk remedies for increasing lactation are broths and tinctures from various herbs.
Brew 1 tablespoon of anise seeds in 1 glass of water, and let it brew for about a day in a warm place. Take chilled, 3 to 4 times a day, two tablespoons immediately before meals.
In the same proportions brew and seeds of cumin, instead of water using milk, and insisting 10-15 minutes. To increase lactation drink this infusion is enough for a few sips during the day. This recipe also prevents the development of intestinal colic.
One of the best and simple recipes for enhancing lactation with folk remedies is the infusion of chamomile. To make this, take 1 tablespoon chamomile flowers, pour a glass of boiling water. To improve the taste of the drink, you can add a little sugar. To insist the drink is necessary for half an hour, previously wrapped in a towel. Then strain through gauze, and take 13 glasses, 3 times a day, preferably 15-20 minutes before eating.
The stimulating effect on lactation, in the case that the mother has little milk, is also provided by products such as carrots, and products containing malt.
It is also good to try the infusion of nettles. For this you need 3 tsp. dry nettles brew in two glasses of boiling water, and after standing no more than 10-15 minutes (fresh grass is insisted no more than two minutes) take during the day.
But everyone knows a tea with milk, as it turns out, is not such an effective tool and does not directly affect the increase of lactation. Moreover, if your baby suffers colic, then it is better to refuse milk prescriptions altogether. Tea with milk is recommended not so much for increasing lactation, as for relaxation.
Walnuts increase the fat content of breast milk and have a positive effect on increasing lactation, but they should not be abused. In large quantities, it can cause allergies.
Useful are also various prefabricated teas, which you can prepare yourself. To do this, you need to take 2 pieces of melissa, 1 part of mint, and 7 parts of ordinary tea. Grinding the grass, it is combined with tea, and use this tea leaves. To achieve the most effective result for enhancing lactation with the above folk remedies, it is desirable to alternate recipes.