Breastfeeding is every mother\’s wish. Although up to 70% of women mistakenly believe that breastfeeding will cause breast deformation, they still insist on breastfeeding without hesitation. Here is a tribute to the great old mothers! Of course, many problems will also arise during lactation, such as: Why is there suddenly no milk after delivery? What can I do to feed my baby better? How to recover milk shortage after delivery? Let’s follow Doudehui to find out the causes and solutions to these problems~ Why does the milk supply suddenly decrease during lactation? There are many reasons for a sudden decrease in milk supply during lactation, such as changes in the environment after discharge from the hospital, bad mood, physical fatigue, mental stress, etc. These reasons can affect the milk supply. Medically, this situation is called \”temporary insufficient breast milk supply\”, also known as \”temporary lactation crisis.\” Usually occurs within 3 months after delivery, sometimes later. The main reasons for this phenomenon are: ❶Too much pressure: after discharge from the hospital, due to sudden changes in the environment and excessive fatigue and mental stress from taking care of the child, or a lack of confidence in breastfeeding and insufficient support from family and society; ❷Deliberate weight loss: Nowadays, many young women lose almost all their normal staple foods in order to pursue a slim figure. In fact, this will lead to a serious lack of nutrients such as protein and fat in the body. If the body cannot return to normal levels in the year before pregnancy, lactation deficiency is inevitable. ❸Improper use of bras: Bras are an essential item for women. If used improperly, chemical fibers will block the milk ducts. It is recommended that mothers should not tie their bras too tightly during pregnancy, avoid direct contact of chemical fiber clothing with the skin, and wash bras separately. Pay attention to nipple hygiene during pregnancy, scrub the breasts frequently with warm water and massage the breasts. ❹ Adding formula milk too early: Lactation crisis generally lasts for 7 to 10 days and is only a \”temporary\” phenomenon. Since most of today\’s mothers are first-time mothers and have no breastfeeding experience, they become anxious when encountering a temporary reduction in breast milk supply. They even doubt their own breastfeeding ability and think that milk secretion cannot increase anymore, so they rush to feed their children. Adding milk, milk powder or other complementary foods can also cause reduced lactation function. ❺Reduced breast sucking: Many mothers rush to feed milk powder because of insufficient milk supply and worry that their babies will not be full. Who knows that once a baby is filled with other foods, he will never want to suck his mother\’s breast again. Because the nipples cannot receive enough stimulation, the breasts cannot be emptied, and the amount of milk secretion will decrease sharply. In the end, the temporary lack of milk will turn into permanent milk depletion, leading to the failure of breastfeeding. Lack of milk after giving birth? Remember \”4 more and 1 less\”! \”Four more\” 1. Feed more. Letting the baby suck more is the best way to induce lactation, because the sucking process can promote the secretion of prolactin in the lactating mother, and prolactin can promote the synthesis and secretion of milk, so as long as the baby wants to eat, the baby should be fed. Frequent breastfeeding without limiting the time and frequency after childbirth can stimulate the secretion of milk, make the milk come earlier, and also avoid the subsequent swelling of the breasts. In addition, let the baby finish sucking one breast. If the baby wants to eat again, let him suck the other breast, and then use the other breast for the next meal.Start feeding in both breasts. In this way, if both breasts are stimulated, more milk can be secreted. 2. Drink more water and light porridge and soup. Nearly 90% of milk is water, so adequate water intake is beneficial to the synthesis and secretion of milk. However, it would be a torture for a wet nurse to rely solely on drinking boiled water, so it is necessary to drink more water-rich soups and porridges, but be sure to remember that the soup should be less oily and less salty. 3. Lots of high-quality protein. Eat more fish, shrimp, lean meat from livestock and poultry, eggs, milk and soybeans. These foods can provide a large amount of high-quality protein. Protein in milk can account for 1.3%. Ensuring adequate high-quality protein intake can improve the efficiency of converting into milk protein, which is very important for improving the quantity and quality of milk. 4. Get plenty of rest. The synthesis and secretion of milk are affected by many hormones. Adequate sleep and rest are conducive to hormone balance, and hormone balance is conducive to the synthesis and secretion of milk. You should sleep regularly instead of staying up late and falling asleep the next day. \”1 less\” \”1 less\” means to reduce stress and relax. When you relax, the parasympathetic nerve is excited, and the excitement of the parasympathetic nerve can promote milk secretion. Family members should try to create a relaxed and comfortable feeding environment for the mother. There are many breastfeeding techniques that need to be learned. Young mothers are already prone to stress and anxiety. Family and friends should be more understanding and should not blame them indiscriminately, so as not to aggravate the tension and affect milk secretion. Breast milk is the most natural, safest and most complete natural food for babies to grow. However, mothers often lack scientific understanding of breastfeeding, lack of milk, worry that the baby will not eat enough or have insufficient nutrition, and the baby refuses to suck or feels pain when sucking. Factors such as lack of physical strength, sore or broken nipples, swollen and painful breasts, inconvenience at work, etc. make it impossible to insist on breastfeeding. In fact, breastfeeding is a natural process, and it is also an instinctive behavior of human beings. There is no need to put too much pressure on it, nor should you just listen to folk superstitions and traditions. Use the most confident attitude to create the most perfect ration for your baby.