Although breastfeeding seems so simple and natural, often going “smoothly”, especially in the beginning.
Sometimes there is a deficit or a surplus of milk, cracked nursing nipples, mastitis, inflammation and other problems.
Well worth the effort.
And nature has here offered numerous solutions – in the form of tea, coating, plasters and other ways in which mothers could easily overcome the difficulties and continue breastfeeding.
1. Insufficient milk
At the beginning of breastfeeding, there is the first milk, colostrum.
It is in a little quantities, clearand is yellowish in color and has a very important protective role – gives the antibodies active child.
During this period, the child often asks her breast, but some moms may think they do not have enough milk, because the child is “always hungry”.
No, that’s not true, rhythm has yet to reconcile, and after a few days or weeks is straight, mature milk, which has a higher nutritional value.
The mother, exhausted from giving birth and caring for a new member, sometimes it can really notice that there is not enough milk for the little one.
A mixture of fenugreek, fennel, anise, nettle, elderflower, lemon balm and other herbs will stimulate milk production in a natural way. .
Greece Fenugreek acts as a natural oxytocin, which plays a major role in the release of milk.
It is rich in essential fatty acids, phytoestrogens and saponins that affect the increase in breast tissue and increased milk production. Traditionally used for centuries.
Anis with your estrogens, which stimulate the release of prolactin increases milk production, while fennel helps in the process of release of milk.
If your baby has colic, fennel and anise will act soothing through breast milk.
Nettle and elder acting as a herbal tonic to strengthen the resistance of the mother, quicker recovery and the fight against anemia, in addition to a positive effect on milk production.
Lemon balm and chamomile act against tension and nervousness, and beneficial to the digestive system.
Tea mixtures “While drinking tea mother, the infant is hungry is not”
Greece fenugreek (Foenugraeci seeds) 20 g
Anis (Anisi fructus) 20 g
Fennel (Foeniculi fructus) 20 g
Nettle (herba urticae) 20 g
Elder (Sambuci flos) 20 g
Lemon balm (MELISSAE folium) 20 g
Chamomile (flos Matricarie) 20 g
Place the plant in cold water, so that the hard parts of plants release their drug substances (bark, fruits, seeds, roots).
Two stuffed flat tablespoons milk tea put in a liter of cold water.
Heat the tea and when boils, let it cook on low heat for 1 minute.
Turn off the burner and then leave covered for 5-10 minutes
Tea then strain and drink throughout the day.
This tea mixture quickly and successfully improves lactation in mothers.
When the establishment of lactation, the dose of tea cycle must be reduced or discontinued.
You can take it again, if necessary – with a decreased secretion of milk that occurs in rebounds in growth, stress, disease, and in other situations when you feel that you have a shortage of milk.
Note: This tea is not for pregnant women, but only for breastfeeders.
Sometimes babies do not use all the milk or that does not readily pass through the clogged ducts, can remain trapped in the breast and cause swelling, heat, pain, and inflammation called mastitis.
Passion mastitis must have tried every nursing mothers.
Here are a few solutions to this terrible pain relief.
Cabbage wraps have proven to be very effective if symptoms immediately seriously.
List of cabbage mash lightly (to let the juice) rolling pin, and use as a covering between breastfeeding. It will reduce inflammation, warmth and swelling.
Also can help packs of tea lemon balm, fennel and marjoram. Towel soak in lukewarm tea from these herbs and apply to the painful area.
How to break the lumps and help unclog the canals, breast gently massage withthe calendula oil.
3. Damaged and sore nipples
Shortly after birth, a very common problem are damaged nipples (sores).
It can be very uncomfortable and make breastfeeding painful.
The cause of the abnormal position of the child to cover the whole of the halo around the nipple.
Ideal and handy solution for this is that a few drops of your milk let it dry on the nipples between breastfeeding.
Can help you and marigold oil.
For selection you can also use extra virgin coconut oil, which will help the wart care and healing, alleviating pain and disinfection that sensitive natural areas.
At the same time, protect the baby from fungi, viruses and bacteria in the mouth.
In case of serious ragada, make a tea bath with oak bark and roots of marshmallow.
Tannin from oak and mucus from the marshmallow will contribute to faster healing.
Do not give up on breastfeeding, although it is sometimes difficult and requires great sacrifices.
Take natural solutions that will help you to this important part of the maternity pass with a smile on your face, happy and relaxed.