Many things can make you anxious when following your baby’s growth and development. Whether related to your health condition or the condition of the baby. It is only natural, however, that you should not get involved in anxiety that makes you stressed, because a good mother’s psychological factor is very much needed in the process of your baby’s growth and development.
Mother’s psychological process is closely related to breastfeeding. Mothers often feel less confident in breastfeeding due to several conditions experienced by breastfeeding mothers. Some conditions that make the mother feel insecure such as swollen breasts, abnormalities in the nipples, blocked milk ducts, mastitis, insufficient breast milk, babies refusing breast milk or mild conditions experienced by breastfeeding mothers such as nausea during breastfeeding
This time we will discuss recognizing mild conditions in nursing mothers so that you can overcome them. Mild conditions experienced by nursing mothers, namely nausea when giving breast milk. Why is that? Mothers who are breastfeeding when they feel nausea are natural, this is because the hormone oxytocin in your body will cause nausea. The oxytocin hormone is closely related to digestion.
Breastfeeding mothers who feel nausea generally occur in the early weeks of the presence of the baby. Nursing mothers experience nausea, up to 8-9 weeks from when the baby is born. In addition, the nausea that arises can arise when the baby enters a growth suprt, this condition occurs when drinking more milk than usual so that the level of the hormone oxytocin increases. Well, for breastfeeding mothers who often feel nauseous, you can deal with it in the following ways.
Tips for dealing with nausea when breastfeeding mothers:
1. Eat foods that contain protein
Protein-containing foods can reduce nausea experienced during breastfeeding. Food menu choices with protein content, good for breastfeeding mothers include meat, fish, tempeh and tofu.
2. Eat carbohydrate foods before breastfeeding
Starting with breakfast is a mandatory process for pregnant and lactating women. With breakfast, nursing mothers can reduce the nausea that often occurs while breastfeeding or after breastfeeding. You can choose rice, pasta, whole wheat bread or tubers as a source of carbohydrates in your breakfast menu.
3. Choose healthy snacks while breastfeeding
You can insert such healthy snacks at certain times. 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. By enjoying healthy snacks it will help in maintaining stable blood sugar levels during the breastfeeding process. You can choose a fruit menu for your snacks.
4. Avoid Dehydration
Consumption of 8 glasses of water a day so that it can reduce fluids in the body, especially for those of you who are breastfeeding. Enough water can reduce nausea in mothers who are breastfeeding.