During lactation, the breast starts to secrete milk continuously, providing the best nutritional food for the baby. Breastfeeding is the most special and important period in the life of a woman's breast. Doing good breast care during breastfeeding is good for nursing mothers and babies. Breast care during lactation must not only protect the health of the breast tissue, but also ensure that the breast lactation is unobstructed.
1. Do good nipple care. During breastfeeding, the nipple is impregnated with milk due to the sucking of the baby, and the friction of the underwear may easily cause the nipple to crack, break or eczema. Therefore, it is very important to take good care of the nipples. Before each and every lactation, gently wash the nipples and areola with warm water to keep the area clean and dry. If the nipple is damaged, you can use the breast pump to suck the milk and feed it in the bottle, or use a bell-shaped breast pump to place the areola on the baby's areola to allow the baby to suck indirectly to make the broken nipple easy to heal.
2. Develop good breastfeeding habits. The frequency and timing of breastfeeding should be regular, so that regular breastfeeding and breastfeeding on both sides can take turns to prevent the asymmetry of the bilateral breasts; 10 to 15 minutes of breastfeeding each time, the endless sucking milk must be sucked to prevent milk Retention causes lumps in the breasts, thereby preventing the occurrence of mastitis, and breast emptying is also beneficial to promote milk secretion.
3. Wear a suitable bra. Breasts are full and plump during breastfeeding, and the weight of the breasts suddenly increases. Suitable bras can support the breasts, reduce the excessive stretching of breast ligaments, and prevent sagging breasts. Breasts often have milk spillage during breastfeeding. You should choose loose, soft texture and water absorption A good bra, to avoid damage caused by friction between the nipple and hard objects. Brassieres should not be washed together with other clothes, so as not to get on with fibers and dust particles. Before use, remove the hair and dust in the bras. According to surveys, many breastfeeding women can squeeze out dust particles containing cotton textile fibers or chemical fibers. These small fiber dust particles can cause milk duct obstruction, cause difficulty in milk secretion and excretion, and can cause breastfeeding. Allergic symptoms such as itchy nipples and eczema may also cause allergic disorders after inhalation. Therefore, several layers of gauze should be placed in the breastshield during lactation to absorb dust particles.
4. Actively prevent mastitis. During breastfeeding, improper breast care can easily cause milk stasis and induce acute mastitis. If the milk is not discharged smoothly, it should be treated in time, and the accumulated milk is discharged by massaging the breast. First apply heat to the breast for about 5 minutes, then gently rub the nipple with your fingers and gently pull it outwards. Repeat the operation for 2 to 3 minutes. After the nipple is slightly soft, hold the breast with one hand and massage the palm from the periphery of the breast with the other hand The method should be light, and the milk discharged during the massage can be used as a lubricant to avoid damaging the skin.