In fact, many factors influence breast milk production. And the production of breast milk in the body depends on two hormones, namely prolactin and oxytocin. Prolactin itself is very influential on milk production. As for the oxytocin hormone, it affects the process of expelling breastmilk. The more nutrients that enter the mother, the more prolactin hormone and the more milk production. Therefore, many have appealed to breastfeeding mothers to always pay attention to the food they eat so that these foods can also produce nutrients that aim to facilitate the production of breast milk. For oxytocin itself, the operation of this hormone depends on whether or not the nipple is sucked by their baby. The more often it is inhaled, the more production of the hormone oxytocin, which has an impact on the flow of breast milk. The oxytocin hormone is often called the love hormone, because it is related to the mood and feelings of a mother when they breastfeed their baby. However, if these two hormones don’t work smoothly, then there are some tips to make these two hormones work optimally.
1.Meet nutritional needs, very important to meet nutritional needs in a balanced and good. This is so that the milk that comes out can be smooth and exclusive.
2.Increase the frequency of breastfeeding, pumping and expressing breast milk, this aims to create a lot of milk production. It can be seen that the less breastfed the baby is by the mother, the less milk the mother produces. If the mother is also busy working, rarely works and is afraid of the reduced milk production, then the mother can use a special tool that functions to pump the breasts so that milk production remains a lot.
3.Minimizing the level of psychological disorders experienced, these disorders such as stress, etc. Stress itself can result in reduced milk production. This happens because the mother is not relaxed, calm, and happy. Psychological factors also contribute to reduced breastfeeding and have a negative impact on the baby because the amount of milk they suck is getting less.
4.Caring for breasts,Breast milk depends on the nutrients contained in the mother’s body. However, maintaining the beauty of the shape of the breasts is also very important because many women do not want to breastfeed their children just because they are afraid that their breasts will become soft and not tight. Therefore little care is needed for the mother’s breasts. The trick is to massage the breasts, clean the breasts using warm water and cold water alternately.