Before you claim that you are having problems with overproduction of breastmilk, you should be familiar with some of the problems associated with breast milk production. First is too little breast milk so that there is a problem with the adequacy of milk in the baby, while then breastfeeding mothers often have problems with too much milk at the beginning of the baby’s birth, but you don’t need to worry because it will balance it after a few weeks of your baby’s presence.
Finally, the gushing milk occurs due to excess milk production and makes your baby surprised and even refuses to get breast milk. In the latter case, the overproduction of breastmilk confuses the mother, even when the baby chokes and vomits. This is to determine the cause of the excessive production of breast milk and its exposure.
Excessive breast milk production hyperlactation can be caused by several things, such as:
1. New mom breastfeeding
Occurs at the beginning of breastfeeding, the first week of your baby’s presence can trigger milk production so it requires a way to adapt to balance the needs of breast milk and generally goes away by itself after 4 -6 weeks of your baby’s birth.
2. Excess milk production glands
If the mother is hyperlactated for more than 6 weeks of the presence of the baby, one of the causes is related to the alveoli, namely the glands that produce excess milk, in general the average number of alveoli is 100,000-300,000, while those who are hyperlactated can achieve a higher average.
3. Hormonal imbalance
Finally, hypertallax can be caused due to hormonal imbalance or tumor problems in the pituitary gland. These glands are usually located at the bottom of the brain and also produce many hormones.
Hyperlactation is not always harmful, on the other hand, the benefits can meet the needs of milk for your baby. Even so, you should consult with your doctor to get the best treatment. What is no less important is making efforts to overcome it so that you are not at risk of experiencing mastitis, a serious problem during breastfeeding.
The following are efforts to overcome mothers who have problems with increased milk production, which causes hyperlactation:
1. Make a milk supply
You can handle it by using a pump device so that the release of breast milk can be anticipated, save the expressed milk so that it can be given when the mother does not directly breastfeed.
2. Try to breastfeed when the baby is hungry
Suction that is too strong will cause strong milk stimulation so that milk production will increase, so for those of you who have problems with increased milk production, give milk to the baby slowly when the baby sucks slowly.
3. Pay attention to the position of the baby while being breastfed
When the baby is breastfed, pay attention to its position, try to provide milk with the baby sitting facing you, you can tilt back so that it can slow down the flow of milk or you can breastfeed with your body lying on your side and place the pillow on the bottom of the breast so that it catches the drips of milk .
4. Stop when the baby is overwhelmed
Too much milk production will overwhelm the baby when sucking it so stop swallowing milk too quickly when the flow is heavy, let your baby burp first before continuing to feed the baby.
5. Reduce the supply of milk
You can reduce the milk supply until it runs out, after which you baby can give breast milk again, this will help reduce the pressure too full so this technique is thought to help you reduce milk production within 24-48 hours.
Thus, for those of you who have problems with too high milk production, you should not worry too much if it is experienced at the beginning of your baby’s presence, namely in the first week of his presence, whereas if it has interfered with your activities and made your baby uncomfortable, one of them is because the baby is uncomfortable. with too heavy a flow of breast milk, do the treatment and do not stop breastfeeding until at least six months of birth. If you cannot handle it, consult your doctor to find out the cause and the best treatment for you.