Within one week after delivery, Many precious mothers have had the experience of “rising milk”: The breasts became big and heavy, At the same time, there is also a little acid swelling. After giving birth, The body goes from a pregnant state to a breast-feeding state, Hormone levels in the body have changed dramatically, Breast tissue produces a large amount of milk. In order to meet the needs of milk production, A large amount of blood and lymph gather here. The result of this series of changes is that breasts become [sour and heavy swelling]. Although this phenomenon is normal and common, it may cause discomfort to Baoma and make it very difficult for babies to suck milk. Below, Dr. Clove has prepared some measures for Baoma to prevent and reduce breast sour swelling. How to prevent milk swelling? The key to preventing milk inflation lies in, Establish the right nursing relationship with the baby. 1. Feed the baby as soon as possible. If possible, Start feeding the baby within one hour after the baby is born. 2. Don’t limit the time and frequency of breast-feeding. Some precious mothers may want to [set a regular breast-feeding plan for the baby, Like three meals a day, This will be better for the baby]. In fact, there is no need to be so regular at all. As long as the baby wants to eat, he should feed the baby. For example, if the baby cries and sucks his fingers, it means he is hungry. Need to nurse. 3. Always let the baby suck the milk. In the first week of the baby’s birth, The stomach is still very small, Eat very little at a time, Frequent breastfeeding is required to ensure sufficient energy, Generally, it is kept at the frequency of 8 ~ 12 times per day, i.e. Every 2 ~ 3 hours to feed milk. However, some babies may often be in a state of sleep. At this time, if there is a milk rise, they can also wake him up, let him eat enough, and then sleep again. 4. Correct breast-feeding posture the correct breast-feeding posture can help the baby suck milk more comfortably. What if there is a milk rise? When milk is swollen, breast swelling can be reduced by removing [excess] milk and cold compress. 1. Remove [excess] milk and take off underwear: Tight underwear may also affect the elimination of milk, Therefore, it is best to take off your underwear before breast-feeding. Clever use of warm compress: Hot compress with a warm towel for one minute before lactation, Relax the breasts, It is more conducive to milk secretion. It should be noted that too high a towel temperature may aggravate swelling discomfort. Make breasts soft: Breasts are too big, too swollen, It may cause the baby to be unable to absorb the nipples well. At this time, You can hold the breast with your thumb and index finger, Squeeze toward the chest wall side, Let nipples and areola soften. Of course, you can also use a breast pump to suck off some milk. Let the breasts soften. Gently massage the breasts: Gently massage the breast during breast feeding, Can effectively stimulate milk secretion. Skillful use of breast pump: If the increase in milk is still obvious after lactation, You can use a breast pump to suck out part of the milk (not completely empty). Relieve distending pain. 2. A large part of the reason for cold compress swelling is the filling of breast blood and lymph. Reducing filling can well relieve milk inflation. After lactation: Take out the refrigerated towel placed in the refrigerator and put it on the breast. Let the breasts cool down, Reduce filling and swelling. The specific time varies from person to person. You can stop when you don’t feel particularly swollen. Breastfeeding interval: Between breastfeeding, The breasts are likely to swell again, If the baby is unwilling to suck at this time, You can continue to use refrigerated towels for cold compress. Treatment of special circumstances 1. Paralactic acid swelling Some mothers will have part of breast tissue under their armpits. These tissues are called accessory milk. The accessory milk may not communicate with the main mammary duct, Therefore, when normal breast pain occurs, The accessory milk may be more distended and painful. When the accessory milk is distended and painful during lactation, The main relief method is still cold compress. 2. Mastitis a small number of mothers have very severe breast swelling during lactation. In this case, Effective lactation and correct sucking are still effective methods to relieve breast distending pain. However, if the above methods cannot relieve distending pain, even breast lump, skin redness and fever, mastitis may be considered and timely medical treatment is required.