Medipol Mega University Hospital Pediatrician Prof. Dr. Nalan Karabayır gave important tips to increase the breast milk that babies need.
Pediatrician Prof., who noticed that some foods increase their milk, warns mothers to consume those foods without overdoing it. Dr. Nalan Karabayır said, “It is believed that barley, dill, nettle, anise, almonds, ginger, carrots, oats, flax seeds and figs also have a milk-increasing effect. One of the scientifically proven milk enhancers, fenugreek tea can be drunk 1 to 2 cups a day. said.
Medipol Mega University Hospital Pediatrician Prof. Dr. Nalan Karabayır said, “Mothers very often worry about how to increase breast milk, which has unique protective and strengthening properties. The best milk-increasing method is to breastfeed as much as the baby wants, to breastfeed without clocking, and to keep it at the breast for at least 10 to 15 minutes. He used his expressions.
For the first 6 months, the baby and mother should be together constantly.
Pointing out that babies should definitely meet their mothers and breastfeed within the first hour after birth, Karabayır said, “Mother and baby should stay in the same room until they leave the hospital. Just because the baby needs to be taken care of should be taken to a different room. After going home, especially in the first 6 months or even a year, the baby should sleep in the same room with the mother. In the first months, it is desirable for the mother and the baby to be together all the time.” he said.
Karabayır said, “If mothers can reduce their anxiety levels by staying away from all kinds of negative approaches and people, they can enjoy the breastfeeding process. Even if mothers experience some difficulties during this period, they should not lose their self-confidence. It should not be forgotten that every mother has the capacity to produce milk to raise twin babies. The mother's presence in a positive environment during the breastfeeding process is very important for breastfeeding success. made evaluations.
Karabayır stated that the support of the close environment, especially the father, is the main factor in ensuring successful breastfeeding and concluded his words as follows;
“Dads need to help the mother mentally and physically during this process. It is the most suitable model for the mother to take care of only her baby and other family members to take care of the mother. If there are unresolved problems, it will be the best approach to consult breast milk consultants and pediatricians for mothers and babies.”