At CB Femi’s Health, our therapist helps postpartum mothers unblock their milk glands through special massage techniques.
One of the biggest fears for new moms is milk blockage. For new moms who are breastfeeding for the first time, the sooner the milk glands are opened, the better. Usually, it should take place within 16 minutes to 2 hours after labour. If you are receiving a cesarean section, you should also try to open the milk glands within 24 hours.
The most significant benefit of breastfeeding is for babies to obtain colostrum breast milk, which is good for the health of both mother and baby if the baby is breastfed in the first six months of life. Breast milk, especially “colostrum”, contains many rich nutrients that babies need and cannot be replaced by any dairy products. In addition to providing the perfect food for the healthy growth of the baby, breast milk has the following benefits.
After delivery, hormone levels change dramatically for new moms and the hormones that prevent milk production disappear. After 30-40 hours after the placenta is delivered, the hormone levels will adjust again and then the transitional period of lactation will begin.
When the baby sucks on the mother’s nipple, it stimulates the mother’s brain to secrete prolactin, which promotes milk production. More prolactin will be secreted with more sucking. If there has been no milk on the day of delivery, you can let the baby suck several times a day. A breast pump can be used only if the milk glands are still blocked after letting the baby suck for multiple times. Since lactation depends mainly on the baby’s sucking to stimulate the pituitary prolactin secretion to rise, it is important to insist that the baby sucks on the breast as soon as possible to promote milk secretion.
Our professional lactation consultants will pay close attention to the physical condition of the postpartum mother and help you to start breastfeeding as soon as possible. By providing a combination of hot compresses and professional massage sessions, we not only help to open up the milk glands, but also dissolve hard lumps.
At CB Femi’s Health, we teach new moms how to breastfeed the right way and answer questions related to breastfeeding. Together with professional equipment, we help mothers unclog their breasts as soon as possible, which not only helps to suck out sunken nipples through negative pressure but also helps to lengthen short, flat nipples so that babies can suck on them.
The first 48-72 hours after giving birth produces the precious colostrum, which is rich in antibodies to protect your baby. If you want more milk, let the baby suck on your nipples for multiple times after delivery. In addition, the following tips may also help with milk production:
Remember not to rush to feed your baby with sugar water or milk substitute products such as formula right after delivery. Newborns can stay healthy for 2 to 3 days after birth even if they don’t eat because they have stored enough energy in their bodies before birth for them to consume until breast milk produces. Plus newborn babies won’t take too much food to get full, the need for breastfeeding can be met by frequent sucking.
If you feed your baby milk substitute or sugar water before breastfeeding, baby may feel full and reduce the need for breast milk. If there is no sucking, milk production will not be sufficient. So after the baby is born it is recommended that the mother let the baby suck on the nipple more often.