Why is it so hard for me to have milk in my cesarean section?

The article was consulted professionally by Specialist Doctor II Pham Thi Xuan Minh – Obstetrics and Gynecology Department – Share99 Hai Phong International Health Hub.

Breast milk is a valuable source of nutrition and the best food for babies and young children, helping to bond mother-child sentiment. Therefore, insufficient breastfeeding milk is always the fear of mothers after giving birth, especially for mothers who give birth without milk immediately as mothers give birth often.

1. When do I have to have a cesarean section?

The mother is prescribed a cesarean section in the following cases:

  • On the mother's side: The mother has an abnormal pelvis, eachstriker, a striker tumour that interferes with the fetal way out; the mother's health is not guaranteed; mothers have cardiovascular diseases, bacterial infections; multiple pregnancies at the same time and have had multiple caesarean sections before or have had surgery on the uterus.
  • On the fetal side: The fetus is not in the throne when the date of birth is approaching, the pregnancy failure is urgent; the fetus is too large.

2. Advantages and disadvantages of cesarean section

Advantages of cesarean section:

  • Maternity does not lose strength and is completely awake.
  • Cesarean section makes the baby safer because there are rarely incidents. In case the fetus is in a dangerous condition, it is possible to remove the baby from the mother's body very quickly.

Disadvantages of cesarean section:

  • Complications when anesthesia, anesthesia for mother and baby.
  • Mother has scarring of the skin, causing loss of aesthetics.
  • Postoperatively prolonged and causes more blood loss.
  • The health of the maternity is longer to recover.
  • Mothers are unable to breastfeed in the early hours after birth, affecting the secretion of the milk glands and leaving cesarean section without milk in the first few days after birth.
  • Can cause the uterus to have redness that easily leads to intestinal stickiness,cystitis, incision infections...
  • Cesarean babies are more susceptible to bacterial infections and allergies than babies born often due to not being exposed to bacteria in the normal birth line.

safe cesarean section

Cesarean section helps babies get out faster and safer

3. Why don't you have milk right away?

During cesarean section, she underwent an operation that lasted about 1 hour. The mother will not feel pain during the surgery, but still knows what the doctors are doing on her body and still hears her baby crying at birth. In other words, the mother will be prescribed an anesthetic, some other special cases will take anesthetics. However, the most common problem in post-cesarean section without milk immediately makes mothers very worried. Accordingly, nguyen nhan causes her mother after cesarean section not to have milk as follows:

  • Difficulty with post-cesarean milk due to drugs: Anesthetics and anesthetics used during surgery affect the mother's ability to secrete milk. Anti-infective and anti-inflammatory antibiotics for the mother after surgery will inhibit the hormone that produces milk and lead to the loss of milk after cesarean section.
  • It is difficult to have milk after cesarean section due to not breastfeeding immediately: Mother cannot breastfeed immediately after childbirth but must wait about 2 hours after surgery. Besides, mothers can not do skin adjacent to their children immediately after the baby is born, so the milk glands are not stimulated.
  • Improper breastfeeding: For mothers who give birth to a cesarean section and give birth often if breastfeeding is not correct or breastfeeding instead of breastfeeding immediately after birth, the likelihood of difficulty having post-birth milk is very high.
  • Effects from incisions: After cesarean section and birth often mothers often suffer fromt-shirts. Besides, the pain in the incision and the biological layer makes it difficult for the mother to eat, the body does not have enough nutrients to milk the baby. Mother has difficulty sleeping, insomnia, mode of living is turned upside down due to the effects of pain.

In addition, post-surgery complications are at very high risk of losing post-birth milk.

4. How to have milk quickly after cesarean section

Cesarean section without milk usually takes place at various times, be it immediately after birth a few days or a whole month. At that time, most mothers were very worried because they did not know if they could get it back. However, mothers can rest assured that they can order milk quickly with some post-cesarean notes as follows:

  • Breastfeeding: Breastfeed as much as possible, pay attention to the breastfeeding position of the baby to ensure that the breastfeeding is more milky, comfortable, and the mother does not have a headache.

early feeding

Early feeding for fast milk after cesarean section

Cesarean section without milk usually takes place at various times, be it immediately after birth a few days or a whole month. At that time, most mothers were very worried because they did not know if they could get it back. However, mothers can rest assured that they can order milk quickly with some post-cesarean notes as follows:

  • Breastfeeding: Breastfeed as much as possible, pay attention to the breastfeeding position of the baby to ensure that the breastfeeding is more milky, comfortable, and the mother does not have a headache.
  • Maintain a scientific diet: For cesarean section and normal birth, in order for milk to be more concentrated, mothers need to maintain a scientific diet. The daily diet of the mother requires 200 grams of fish meat, eggs, 1 liter of fresh milk or powdered milk, 200-300 grams of fruits, 500 grams of vegetables. According to folklore, there are some food to improve breast milk such as: Spring legs or goat legs stewed papaya, porridge legs stewed with black beans, red beans, fish lettuce seeds, black sesame porridge, sweet potato leaves,…
  • Massage, warm compresses of the udder: Massage the two udders in a circular motion, directed from the inside out to the nipples. Mothers can also use soft towels dipped in hot water, squeezed and warmly pped for the breasts. The fact that the mother massages the udder or uses a warm towel to gently wipe the udder not only makes it easier for the milk to flow out, but also helps the baby to catch the breast properly and help her get the necessary amount of milk.
  • Drink plenty of warm water: This is an important factor to ensure the "milk factory" has enough water. The types of tea leaves, capital buds, roasted rice water are also folk experiences that are applied quite popularly and bring high efficiency.
  • Mental comfort: Stress-free is a medicine that helps mothers have a lot of milk. Mother should rest properly, avoid negative tired thoughts, mentally always stable, playful. Mothers can take advantage of their free time during the day to listen to music, watch movies, read newspapers,… keep a relaxed mental state, helping milk sources to be produced quickly.

Women should also note after cesarean section as follows: after birth a few days without milk or too little milk, please seek advice from a doctor. The doctor can conduct an examination to see if the mother has any factors that interfere with the production of breast milk in order to promptly come up with the best solution.

Dr. Pham Thi Xuan Minh has 30 years of experience in examination and treatment in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology, especially in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology, specializing in handling many serious and difficult surgeries.

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About: Minh Quynh

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