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How To Deal With Loss Of Mother’s Milk Supply

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Loss of milk supply is a popular phenomenon to women that have babies for the first time.

The signs of it are breast erection, the feeling of pain and heat in breasts, in many cases, they’re high or medium fevers. Though it doesn’t cause death threat, but without timely treatments, it can cause dangerous breast abscess.

There’re many women lose milk supply.

There’re many women lose milk supply.

Reasons of loss of mother’s milk supply

Milk produced in milk capsule will follow the tract and go to the milk sinuses behind the areolas and by the effects of the sucking activities of babies, the milk will flow out. If the tracts are stuck by the effects from the outside or inside, the milk won’t be able to flow out. At the blockage, it’ll soon build up an obstruction due to the curd phenomenon. Meanwhile, the curd will get bigger and make the tract in front of it becomes more and more stretched. The phenomenon puts pressures in other milk tracts, cause a disease circulation and worsen the loss-of-milk-supply situation.   

Besides, there’re other reasons cause loss of milk supply, such as: not dwelling the breast after giving birth, not squishing the breasts after babies are full-fed; the cold will make the mother’s body regulate milk harder, not cleansing the nipples after feeding babies.

Loss of milk supply is a popular phenomenon to women who have babies for the first time.

Loss of milk supply is a popular phenomenon to women who have babies for the first time.

Signs

First of all, before having loss of milk supply, breasts will get tenser than normal. There will be some pain and no milk produced. Additionally, you can have the feelings of fever and the pain will get worse if the milk clotted inside gets thicker. The sooner you have the milk clots cleanse, the better the sickness situation. By the time, you can also prevent the results from long-term milk blockage.

How to cleanse the blockage

Use your hands to press and twist the breast

Use 1 hand to lift the breast up the chest wall or use both hands to press on the breasts at the same time to each one’s opposite side. While pressing the breasts, twist them to dissolve the blockage. You have to take notice that pressing and twisting are different from rubbing because only pressing and twisting can make effects on and dissolve the blockage deep inside the breasts. Pressing and twisting is painful, so you should just do the things under your endurance. You should slowly twist the breast around, gradually increase rhythm and repeat doing 20-30 then switch to the other side.

Pressing and twisting is painful, so you should just do the things under your endurance.

Pressing and twisting is painful, so you should just do the things under your endurance.

Fomentation

Despite twisting and pressing, your breasts are still in tension. In that case, you should foment your breasts. The heat of hot water (you must be careful not to make yourself get burned) will help dissolve the milk blockage. Within the effects of the massage, the situation will get better.

Breast pumps

This method should only be used in the early stage when the milk has just clumped and the blockage is in near nipples. It’s hard to apply this method to blockages in the deeper position or in the milk capsule because of its low pressure. If apply that method with high pressure, it can make the injury worse since the blood vessels and milk tracts are stretched out, especially when the loss of milk supply involves infection issue. At the late stage when milk has turned into big blockage, the method will become useless. Therefore, you should only use this method when the symptoms just appear.

Folk remedies

Treating losing milk supply is not simple. To the low cases, fomentation and breast pumps can improve the situation. However, there’re many cases that are applied those methods and have no result. The followings are some folk remedies that can treat the sickness.

·         Put hot jackfruit leaves on the hardest part of the breast (each leaf on 1 nipple). After that, rub and press the breasts up and down. When milk flows out, do the breastfeeding immediately. Do the method daily to get rid of loss of milk supply.

 

Putting hot jackfruit leaves on the hardest part of the breast can get rid of milk blockage.

Putting hot jackfruit leaves on the hardest part of the breast can get rid of milk blockage.

·         Boil sticky rice then put it in 2 soft cloths. Foment the cloths on the breasts and twist it from outside in until it’s cool. Do that method and the milk will be able to flow out from both breasts.

·         Slice young papaya and grill it then apply it on the breasts can bring the same result.

·         Slice shallots then put it on the breasts but the nipples, and cover it with tissues. Do it twice a day plus breast massage.

·         Crush yeast tablets and blend the powder with alcohol. After that, put the mixture on the breasts and cover the breasts with cloths. A few hours later, foment the breasts with warm rice and do the massage successively. You have to be keen on doing it for about 2 days to receive the result.

 

Yeast tablets can remove milk blockage.

Yeast tablets can remove milk blockage.

·         Cleanse cabbage leaves then let them dry. You can remove the soft parts of the leaves and leave the hard and curviform ones. Warm those hard ones till it’s hot (the hotter, the better) then put them on the breast, above cloths. Later, press and twist the breast. If the cabbage leaves are cool, use other ones and repeat the process.

·         Lettuce and Mint Aralia leaves: With a little of each kind of vegetables, cleanse the vegetables and crush them together. After that, supply the mixture on the breasts and bandage the breasts.    

·         Perilla and the top and leaves of water coconut: use a bit each, cleanse and crush it, apply the mixture and bandaging.

·         The leaves of dandelion and beetroot: Crush a little of both kinds of leaves then blend it with a little alcohol and bandage the breasts.

Ming Aralia helps get rid of loss of milk supply.

Ming Aralia helps get rid of loss of milk supply.

There’re 2 foods that are good for women who have lost milk supply issue:

·         Pumpkin and lean meat porridge: You need 100g rice, 150g pumpkin, 100 lean meat, spice and herbs. Peel the pumpkin and cut it to small pieces, wash the rice and hash the meet. Cook pumpkin and rice until it turns porridge then put the meat in. After the mixture is well cooked, spice it and add herbs. It’s better to be eaten hot.

 

Pumpkin and lean meat porridge is a good food for women who have loss of milk supply.

Pumpkin and lean meat porridge is a good food for women who have loss of milk supply.

·         Trotter and Ming Aralia porridge: you need 100g rice, 1 trotter, 25g dried Ming Aralia and spices. Cleanse the trotter. Put the dried Ming Aralia in hot water for 15 minutes then strain off it. Cook the liquid that was strained off, with the trotter and rice till it turns porridge, add the spices.

How to prevent loss of mother’s milk supply

Nipples are easily infected with bacteria which cause loss of milk supply. Therefore, the most important thing is that you always have to keep your breasts clean, especially the top of the breasts and the cleft on them. Use a clean towel and warm water to wash the breast. Before breastfeeding, cleanse the nipples and squeeze the breasts for some drops. After then, if babies don’t drink all of the milk, squeeze for the excessive milk to prevent clumping which causes milk blockage in the milk glands.

You can try applying some methods above when you have loss of milk supply. But if the situation doesn’t get better after doing that, you should see a doctor to receive right treatments and avoid making it worse and having dangerous breasts abscess.

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