No Breast Milk or Colostrum 60 Hours Post Delivery - Is This Normal?
What could be the possible causes and solutions to correct this situation?
In some mothers, for no apparent reason, the production and the secretion of breast milk or colostrum could get delayed for even 3 - 4 days. However, during this time, mothers should place the baby's mouth against the nipple and try to feed every 2 to 3 hours as stimulation is the best method of initiating milk secretion.
However, it is good to inform one's doctor regarding not being able to feed as the doctor then can assess the baby for dehydration and recommend other means of giving a feed. However, as newborn babies require only very small amounts of colostrum in the beginning, one should not worry much.
At the same time, babies can lose about 7% of their birth weight in the first few days of life. This is normal and it not something to be alarmed about.
The advice would be to continue feeding the baby and in case the milk secretion does not start even after 3 - 4 days, further advice should be sorted from the doctor.
Sometimes, Milk Production can be delayed even longer- possibly weeks.
I suggest speaking to a knowledgeable and experienced lactation consultant.
by Peeples3 years ago
Why do we refer to cow's milk as just milk, but a woman's milk breast milk?Why don't we say cow's breast milk, or cow's teat milk? Is leaving out the source of the milk making it easier for everyone to consume it? Why...
by kirstenblog5 years ago
Hi guys, my little boy has finally arrived, born 4:40 am sept 11th. They discharged us from hospital yesterday. We did have some troubles with feeding at first, poor little guy found it hard to latch on and we only had...
by Anjili7 years ago
Why ice cream or cheese made from your wife's breast milk? Is it healthy? Are we normal?Is this morally sound?
by kmergner18 months ago
after I've thawed frozen breast milk, how long will it be safe to give my babyI know that once refridgerated breast milk has been thawed, I can use it within four hours, but I"m wondering if this applies to thawed...
by Dame Scribe5 years ago
Some health recommendations are saying that 'freshly' pumped breast milk should be made available for mothers. Alright, I'm one for fresh milk and baby's health but isn't milk from 'mother' better than from a unknown...
by LOT2DO7 years ago
Can a girl have breast milk (lactating) before giving birth to a child?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.