Obstacles in breastfeeding are not only experienced by you, some mothers who are first breastfeeding experience difficulties in breastfeeding. One reason is that the milk has not come out even though the baby has tried to breastfeed. Why doesn’t the milk come out when it’s time, is it possible that the mother’s health will be affected and how will it affect your baby? The following is an explanation of breast milk that has not been released in breastfeeding mothers in the first week of the baby’s birth.
Mothers have different abilities in breastfeeding, but basically mothers have sufficient abilities to supply breast milk. Some new mothers sometimes can only give breast milk on the third or fourth day after giving birth. However, in general, the condition of delay in breastfeeding is only experienced by mothers with their first baby.
Naturally, the mother’s body will immediately produce breast milk because there are hormones in the body after giving birth. The production of breast milk is really caused by hormones, one of which is the hormone prolactin, which has been around since pregnant women. The hormone prolactin will be inhibited by the hormone progesterone when the mother is pregnant so it does not cause milk production to come out when the mother is pregnant. Mothers after giving birth can breastfeed the baby even though sometimes they have difficulty expressing milk.
The following are the causes of difficulty in passing breast milk for new mothers:
- There is a part of the placenta that remains after delivery so that the placenta causes bleeding. The remaining part of the placenta can be identified through an ultrasound examination so that the doctor can take steps to prevent milk production from being hampered.
- Mothers who give birth by caesarean section but not planned will cause difficulty in expressing milk. So that out of breast milk takes longer. However, you don’t need to worry about colostrum coming out before your milk production runs smoothly.
- The mother’s breast is swollen, which interferes with milk production
- Mother experiences stress, which causes milk to not come out
So that when the mother gives breast milk when your baby is born or breastfeeding early, it can be stimulated so that the milk comes out quickly. Colostrum or breast milk given when the baby is first born will provide health benefits for your baby. If it is 3 days after delivery, the milk still does not come out, you can consult a doctor for further tests. So that mothers can get information and consultation about breast milk.