No Breast Milk or Colostrum 60 Hours Post Delivery - Is This Normal?

  1. Shil1978 profile image93
    Shil1978posted 6 years ago

    No Breast Milk or Colostrum 60 Hours Post Delivery - Is This Normal?

    What could be the possible causes and solutions to correct this situation?

  2. pandula77 profile image82
    pandula77posted 6 years ago

    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.

  3. rochelj profile image66
    rocheljposted 6 years ago

    Sometimes, Milk Production can be delayed even longer- possibly weeks.

    I suggest speaking to a knowledgeable and experienced lactation consultant.