Question: Reason for less secretion of breast milk
Answer: There could be many reasons such as poor diet,hormonal issue, lesser demand by baby.
Diet and nutrition play an important role in improving and maintaining a healthy breastmilk supply.
Try including these foods in your diet to increase milk supply.
This is an ancient remedy and is being used since generations to improve breastmilk supply. Methi is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and is a good source of vitamins, iron, and calcium.
Nuts and dried fruits
It is well known that nuts and dried fruits are high on calories, rich in vitamins and minerals, and a good source of essential nutrients. They can be had by themselves or added in several preparations.
Pulses and lentils
Pulses, such as Tur daal and Masoor daal are believed to improve milk supply since ancient times. They are high in protein and contain good amounts of iron and fiber.
Green leafy vegetables
Spinach,sarson ka saag,bathua are a few of the many green leafy vegetables that are rich in iron, calcium, folate, vitamin A and B12 which help to improve lactation. During winters theses vegetables are easily available so make sure you are eating adequate quantity.
Other remedies -
Utilizing the demand and supply equation, The more you draw milk from your breast, the more milk your body will produce. If milk is not efficiently removed from the breasts, it eventually decreases milk supply.
1) Shatavari kalp powder. This has known results when it comes to increasing milk supply. Take a spoon of powder with lukewarm milk once in a day.
2) Jeera- This is the most effective remedy. Roast jeera seeds then powder them and have 1spoon of this powder daily with lukewarm milk once a day.
By following these soon you ll notice difference in your milk supply.
Question: breast milk secretion is necessary before delivery??
Answer: The hormones in your body while in labor stimulate colostrum. Some women leak before going into labor, even as early as 27 weeks) but not every woman will leak early! Every body and every pregnancy/labor and delivery is different so try not to compare your situation to others'. Actual milk let down doesnt happen until 2-6 days after giving birth. Colostrum is pre-milk and really your baby only needs a few drops to sustain her - because her little stomach is so small! Definitely look into getting a lactation consultant to help you this time around.
Question: No breast milk secretion after 2 days of c section
You have to keep latching her. only latching will bring in milk. dont expect to have milk when u latch her.
Whenever she is awake, first breastfeed as long as u can. in most cases u cannot see the first thick foremilk. so just keep feeding the colostrum one or two drops is fine fr the tiny stomach.
more the latching/feeding- the earlier the milk will come in.
Stay calm and keep trying.