During lactation, can these six things be done?

With the full opening of the national [two-child policy], a new round of baby boomers is coming. No matter the new parents or senior parents, there will always be various puzzles and doubts in the process of raising the baby. I believe many mothers have a lot of doubts about breast-feeding.

1. Can I exercise during lactation?

Some mothers think that sports during lactation, especially intense sports, will increase lactic acid in the body and turn breast milk into [yogurt].

However, studies have shown that aerobic exercise does not increase lactic acid in breast milk. Although anaerobic exercise will cause lactic acid concentration in breast milk to rise temporarily, it lasts for a short period of time. After rest, lactic acid concentration in breast milk will return to its pre-exercise level. Therefore, mothers who like exercise at ordinary times need not worry about exercising during lactation.

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Can I nurse when I catch a cold?

In fact, even if mothers accidentally catch a cold during breast-feeding, they can still breast-feed.

Even if breastfeeding is not carried out, the mother and the baby may pass the cold to the baby when they are in close contact. Therefore, there is no need to give up breastfeeding because of the cold.

In addition, the antibody to the cold virus in the mother’s body can be transmitted to the baby through breast milk, thus enhancing the baby’s resistance to the cold.

However, it should be noted that when the mother catches a cold, she should try not to take cold medicine by herself. If bacterial infection occurs, doctors should also choose drugs that have little impact on the baby.

3. Can I dye and perm my hair during lactation?

The mother who loves beauty must be very concerned about this problem. On the one hand, she wants to be beautiful, on the other hand, she heard that [chemicals in hair dye will affect the baby’s development]. That tangle!

Phenylenediamine, ethanolamine and other substances in hairdressing products may indeed be detrimental to the baby, but the possibility of affecting the baby is extremely low because these substances are absorbed through the scalp and enter milk.

Therefore, the statement that [hair dyeing and perming cannot be carried out during lactation] is too absolute. However, when dyeing hair, it is still very necessary to choose regular and qualified products and do a good job in baby allergy protection.

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4. Can I have an X-ray during lactation?

Many mothers will encounter a physical examination or go to the dentist after giving birth, and often need to have an X-ray examination. At this time, they will worry again [isn’t there radiation in X-ray? Will it affect the baby? ].

This kind of worry is actually superfluous, the radiation of X-ray examination is only a matter of a moment, there will be no residue in the mother’s body, and it will not affect the baby. In addition, magnetic resonance, B-ultrasound need not worry, because these examinations also do not have radiation or residue problems.

However, when doing radioisotope scanning, it needs to be determined according to the specific situation. Because there are many types and differences of radioisotopes, it is necessary to consult a doctor face to face before the examination.

5. Can contraception not be used during lactation?

After a long wait during pregnancy and confinement, I believe many couples are eager for a [vigorous love]. In addition, ovulation and menstruation during lactation will be inhibited and menstruation will not recover. Parents have even relaxed their attention to contraception.

In fact, the first ovulation after delivery often occurs before the first menstruation, so if menstruation recovery is taken as a sign of starting contraception, it is easy to be recruited. However, if the interval between two pregnancies is too short, the risk of premature delivery, premature rupture of membranes, placental abruption, etc. will be higher.

Therefore, contraceptive measures should be taken even if breastfeeding and menstruation do not recover.

6. Can I drink alcohol during lactation?

This question is very simple and not simple. As we all know, it is certainly the best not to drink. But in real life, it is inevitable to touch a little wine. If it is inevitable, then there is what to pay attention to?

First of all, pay attention to the amount. Drinking too much alcohol will inhibit milk secretion and affect your baby’s health. AAP (American Association of Pediatrics) recommends that if you must drink, you should not exceed 0.5 g of alcohol per kilogram of body weight.

Second, breastfeed at least 2 hours after drinking. After drinking 30 to 90 minutes, the alcohol concentration in milk will reach a peak. Therefore, try to breastfeed 2 hours after drinking, after the alcohol concentration decreases. Of course, it is also a way to store some breast milk before drinking.

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