- How to increase your breastmilk supply?
Experts recommended to give exclusive breastfeeding for a minimum of six months. However, as time goes by, it will be hard to maintain the milk supply due to factors affecting the decrease, some of these are stress, diet, smoking or even medication.
Here are the suggestions on how to increase your breastmilk supply.
- Ask for help. Household chores, groceries, not to mention work from home tasks are some of things that you need to tackle besides breastfeeding. If someone offers help, grab the opportunity! It may be your mom, or a relative, just remember that every time of relaxation can help you. Go take more naps or let others do the dishes for you.
- Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! As the saying goes, make sure to drink 8 glasses of water a day and drink more if you are breastfeeding.
- Diet. Go for healthy food choices, this will support your milk production. Make sure to add 500 calories a day that you can get from vegetables, fruit and protein foods.
- Exercise. Get your blood flowing and release your endorphins. Easy stretches or yoga poses can help you relax, de-stress and in turn will give more milk productions.
- Massage. Release the oxytocin thru massage! Oxytocin is a neurotransmitter that helps release breastmilk. You request your hubby to give you a relaxing massage!
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- Pregnancy during COVID19
How do you deal with pregnancy during COVID19?
It is very exciting to know that with all happening in the world right now, it is still a blessing to receive a good news that there is a baby growing in your tummy. But with the pandemic situation and COVID19, how do you deal with this, with a baby in your tummy?
Here are suggestions from various health organization on how to approach this condition.
1. Schedule appointments with the doctor.
With the help of technology, we are able now to consult with our doctors thru online call or teleconsultation. So make sure to connect with hospital or healthcare provider on how they can provide you this type of service.
2. Get your vaccines.
Pregnant moms are considered as immune compromised persons. It means the immune systems defense against viruses are low. Therefore, it is important to get vaccinated to protect you and your baby. Basic vaccinations needed are Flu vaccine. According to CDC.gov, it is also recommended to get a whooping (Tdap) cough vaccine, in order to protect your baby from the whooping cough.
3. Stock medications.
Pregnant moms have a regular medicine that needs to take valuable to their pregnancy. Keep your supply of medicines as much as 30 days, so that you will lessen the trips to the pharmacy.
Staying at home will be more productive if you get your body moving. Youtube.com has a lot to choose from! Just type, “pregnant moms exercise” and you’ll be seeing lots of options to choose!
5. Do not delay emergency care.
If you think that you need an immediate care and need to be brought to hospital, do not hesitate to go for immediate assistance. Our hospitals are equipped on how to deal with these situations especially for pregnant moms.
Being pregnant can be challenging especially in pandemic and COVID 19, but with the help of daddies, relatives and friends, and right information you will be able to conquer the hurdles of pregnancy.
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- Breastfeeding and COVID19
Should a mother continue to breastfeed while COVID19 positive?
As they say, breastfeeding is the best feeding! But how do you deal with the situation if the mother is suspected or confirmed positive of COVID19? According to WHO.org., if a mother is suspected or confirmed COVID19 patient, it is encouraged that breastfeeding should continue to give. Mother should be aware that the greater benefits of breastfeeding to newborn babies is much more important than the risk of transmission.
It can also be stressed that there are no studies yet that shows that COVID19 can be transmitted thru breastmilk. Here’s are the things to do if the mother is considering giving breastmilk while a COVID19 patient.
- Talk to your doctor if you have decided to continue to give breastmilk. Healthcare professionals are more experience in giving more information and can guide further on how to handle this situation.
- To help prevent the transmission, wash your hands before and after touching the baby.
- Wear a mask while nursing.
- Make sure not to cough or sneeze while nursing the baby.
- It is suggested to express the breastmilk to the milk bottle and let someone who is not sick to feed the baby.
- If the baby shows symptoms of COVID19, you should immediately call the doctor.
If you would like more information about breastfeeding and COVID19, you can check CDC.gov and WHO website.