New mothers don’t panic when these things happen during breastfeeding
Breast milk is a gift from God to your baby. It provides the best nourishment for your baby's body and mind. However, on the way to breastfeeding, new mothers will inevitably encounter problems, such as the baby spitting up, choking or getting tired of milk. These conditions when breastfeeding often make new inexperienced mothers rush. In fact, as long as you understand them and learn some nursing knowledge, you can easily deal with them.
Spit up Breast milk
The neonatal gastric pylorus is narrow, and the junction between the stomach and the esophagus is relatively loose. When the stomach moves strongly, gastroesophageal reflux is prone to occur, resulting in vomiting of milk.
Not only newborns, but also throughout the infancy, vomiting up is a common phenomenon. Sometimes it is because the baby eats more than the stomach capacity, and sometimes it is caused by hiccups or drooling to cause spitting up. This generally does not cause physical discomfort or serious danger, so don't worry too much.
The following methods can reduce the frequency and volume of vomiting milk:
1. Try to keep quiet, peaceful and pleasant every time you breastfeed, and avoid noise, strong light, etc. during the baby's feeding process;
2. Don't let your baby lie down and take milk, hold it upright for 20-30 minutes after each milk, and burp the baby;
3. Don't squeeze the baby's abdomen after feeding milk, and don't let the baby play vigorously;
4. Try not to wait until the baby is extremely hungry before feeding.
If the baby still has symptoms such as lack of energy, emotional restlessness, inability to fall asleep, bloated stomach, fever, etc. after vomiting up, it may be that he is sick and should seek medical attention in time.
Choking Breast milk
When the baby is feeding or after spitting up, the milk enters the airway by mistake, which is called "choking milk." The nervous system of newborns and infants is not fully developed, which can easily cause epiglottis failure, and choking of milk is the main manifestation.
Most babies adjust their breathing and swallowing when they are breastfeeding. When the milk flow is too rapid, the baby will spit out the nipple and stop breastfeeding, sometimes accompanied by a slight cough. For severe choking, the milk can be directly inhaled into the lungs and cause aspiration pneumonia. If the airway is blocked, breathing difficulties and hypoxia occur, it is called "milk choking asphyxia", which can be life-threatening in severe cases.
When the baby chokes on the milk, immediately place it on the side with the head bent, and gently pat the baby's back to pat out the inhaled milk. If you vomit or spill milk a lot, you should quickly roll your handkerchief around your fingers and reach into your mouth or even your throat to clean up quickly to keep your respiratory tract smooth. At the same time, pay attention to observe whether the baby is mentally sluggish and whether there is painful performance. If there is, you need to go to the hospital for treatment in time.
To prevent the baby from choking, avoid breastfeeding when the baby is crying or laughing. When feeding, the baby should lie reclining in the mother's arms with the upper body at 45 degrees. If the mother's milk is too full, you can gently press the areola with your fingers to slow down the flow of milk. After feeding, hold the baby upright, pat the back gently, and put the baby on the bed after hearing the hiccups.
Tired of Breast milk
Some mothers may wonder that the baby has always been obediently breastfeeding, and suddenly his appetite deteriorates, and there is no abnormality. In fact, when babies are 4-6 months old, the amount of milk they drink starts to decrease and their appetite is poor. This is a common phenomenon of "anti-milk" in babies.
The characteristic of anorexia is that the baby develops normally and has good vitality, but the amount of milk is temporarily reduced, and the appetite is usually restored naturally in about a month.
In fact, it is not difficult to understand that the baby is tired of milk. Just imagine that the baby drinks the same food every day from birth. After a period of time, it is not surprising that aversion to drinking milk develops. This may also be the baby reminding parents that they should eat something different, and this is the time to start adding complementary foods.
When your baby has anorexia, do not stop breastfeeding because of this. While adding complementary foods, breastfeeding can still be carried out to 2 years old.
When the baby is tired of milk, the mother should pay attention to observe and distinguish whether the baby is tired of milk due to physical discomfort. If your baby has symptoms such as vomiting, constipation, fever, diarrhea, abdominal distension, etc., you should seek medical treatment promptly. Also regularly check whether the baby's growth and development are normal, pay attention to the baby's height, weight and other data, if everything is normal, you don't need to take any measures, just let the flow go.