Monday, 9 December 2013

Breast Feeding - Insufficient Milk - The Causes

Insufficient milk rarely happens and it is a condition in which a mother can not produce enough breast milk to feed the new born. The incidence can happen to some women during the first six weeks, as a mother's milk supply is being established, but it will solve itself. Insufficient milk is a serious problem, you must seek help from the nursing specialist.

Causes of insufficient milk
1. Smoking
Smoking nursing mother is at risk of in insufficient milk production.
2. Severe postpartum hemorrhage
Severe bleeding at birth can increase the risk of insufficient milk production but it often resolves during the first few weeks after birth or after blood transfusion.
3. Retained placental fragments
It often solves on their own during the first several weeks after birth
4. Thyroid conditions
Thyroid condition can cause shifting of the hormone production.
5. Medicine
Certain types of medicine such as antihistamines and sedatives can interfere with production of the breast milk
6. Oral contraceptive pill
Oral contraceptive pill may increase certain hormone and decrease others
7. Pregnancy
Pregnancy can cause the hormonal change.
8. Formula supplement
Using formula supplements or pacifiers regularly can decrease your supply
9. Stress
Constant under stress can increase the risk of hormone disorder, affecting the milk supply
10. Etc.

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