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Lactational failure: All you need to kno

About

A medical condition wherein lactation is insufficient

Approximately 10%- 15% of new mothers are unable to lactate due to various reasons. [1]

This technique of the production of milk in mammals is officially called lactation.
- It can be treated by a medical practitioner.
- Lactation failure can lead to neonatal jaundice.

There are several causative elements that could result in lactation failure such as low levels of physical exercises, a mother suffering from malnutrition, some psychological factors, an anemic mother, an inherent dislike towards the baby during and after the pregnancy, a mother undergoing severe stress, insufficient glandular development, a delay in the process of breastfeeding, and the advancing age of the mother.

Symptoms

A mother is experiencing lactational failure if:
- The new mother is unable to breastfeed the baby due to the absence of milk.
- Only a few drops are yielded after regular sucking
- The baby is not wetting six disposable napkins and having at least three bowel movements in a day that means they are not getting sufficient milk.

Treatment

Self-care: A strong willpower to breastfeed the baby, sufficient rest, nutrition and psychological support can help to restart the lactation process in the mothers.

Medications: Your doctors might prescribe medicines including prokinetic agents regularise this condition.
Specialists: It is important to meet with a pediatrician or a lactation consultant to resolve the issue or to find alternative methods of feeding. mfine caters to different areas of health issues, and the perfect course of treatment can be chosen according to your requirements.

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