Indications of lacking Breast Milk:
The mother's milk is the only nutrition that a child gets for the first few months after birth. Generally mother's milk secretion starts in 2 or 3 days after delivery. In some cases the milk will be produced in very less quantities for a fortnight or more. This condition is called deficient secretion of breast milk.
Usually, it is quite natural that the secretion is less the first two or three weeks. Here we suggest some methods to improve the milk secretion by the mother. These methods should not be practiced for a long period of time as they can cause pother types of complications. If the milk secretion does not improve by second or third week then doctor's consultation is required. It is a very crucial situation as the child will keep weaning away if it is not provided with the required quantity of mother's milk.
A Wonderful Method to Enrich Breast Milk:
Malted liquor has been proved to increase the quality and quantity of the breast milk yield. The quantity of intake should be very less. But prolonged usage of the malt liquor can cause very severe damage to both the other and the child.
This method of enhancing the breast milk secretion comes at the price of small damage to the health of the mother. Though the damage to her health will not be evident immediately, it will become evident later on the long run. But considering the urgency of the situation to save the child's life this method can be used very carefully.
The Common Practice to Enhance Secretion:
Doctor generally advices nutritious, natural and healthy food, for a feeding mother. It is the standard practice to augment the yield of the milk. Rarely doctors advice the consumption of low quantities of malted alcohol. If the mother is not used to malt liquor, she may have a good preparation of ale. It should be noted that sometimes consumption of these can cause stomach upset. Regular exercise in an open area can also enhance the secretion of milk.
The Role of Exercise on the Secretion:
The mother who is feeding can perform many regular exercises that can keep her and the baby healthy. Many traditional exercise followed by custom in the family are also useful. They can be performed after the child is asleep. Daily walking in fresh air as a schedule has proved to be very useful. Horse riding can also be practices on a regular basis. But it is subject to availability. After the regular exercises the mother should have a good bath in cold water, though the temperature of the water should be selected based on the climate. If it is possible she can clean her body with salt water using a soft sponge.
Following the above mentioned in a proper manner will prove to be very useful for the present and the future. It will help in enhanced secretion of the milk both in terms of quantity and quality.
The Study on Deficient Breast Milk:
This case history is about a lady who was very healthy. After her first delivery the child and the mother were healthy in the beginning. The mother had enlargement of her breast in the first week of delivery, making it assume that milk secretion will be good in quantity and quality. But to the dismay by the completion of first week milk was just oozing out. By the completion of second week only 60ml of milk was produced.
This caused severe nutritional deficiency to the child. The child started to become weak. So the child was given artificial milk as a supplement. The mother also tried pumping her milk onto a spoon and feeding the child with it. But the child did not feel satisfied.
Then after a month both the mother and the child became healthy. The chills started to suck the milk. The mild secretion also increased well in quantity and quality. This case typically shows that there could be slight problems in milk secretion in the beginning. But as time goes it becomes all right. Similarly the child in such a scenario has to be given artificial milk preparations through a feeding bottle with nipples and not by spoon.