A METHOD TO INCREASE BREASTMILK INTAKE BY THE BABY 增加宝宝母乳摄入量的方法

We use a number of ways to help mothers and babies breastfeed better when they come to our clinic. One group of babies we see frequently are babies who cry or fuss, are not satisfied after breastfeeding, who need to start drinking more milk or who are already being supplemented.

当母亲和宝宝们来到我们的诊所,我们会采用多种方法来帮助她们更好的进行母乳喂养(请参阅《增加乳汁摄入量的计划》)。我们经常看到一类或焦躁或哭闹的宝宝,在吃奶后仍然得不到满足。他们需要吃到更多的奶,或者父母已经给他们添加了配方奶。

 

There are many steps we go through when we see a mother and baby at our clinic – one of them is to show mothers how to use, what I call, breast compressions.

当妈妈和她的宝宝来到我们的诊所,我们需要履行很多步骤 ——其中一项就是给妈妈展示如何进行乳房按压。

 

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Mother compressing her breast with her left hand to increase milk flow to the baby
妈妈用左手按压乳房来增加乳汁流量

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I learnt about breast compressions when I was working in Africa. I watched mothers compress or squeeze their breasts.  They did this almost automatically, but I never really understood why.  Early on, when the clinic was still in its early stages, a woman from Chile came for advice. She was doing breast compressions.  And so, I asked her why she was doing this.  She said “Because my mother said I should”.  I responded that this was a good thing, but why?  And she looked at me as if she was wondering why she came to me for help, and said “Because the baby gets more milk…”.  I truly felt that she left unsaid, “…stupid!”  And truly the penny did drop and I realized what all those African mothers were doing.  And we have used it successfully at the clinic ever since.  It is not the only method that we use to increase the intake of milk by the baby, but it is a simple one and one that is very easy to use.

我是在非洲工作的时候了解到乳房按压的。我看到母亲们按压或挤压她们的乳房。她们几乎很自然的都会这样做,但我从来没有真正理解为什么要这样做。在早期,我的诊所还处于初期阶段,有一位来自智利的妇女前来咨询。她喂奶时做乳房按压。我问她为什么这样做。她说“因为妈妈告诉我应该这样做”。我回应她说,这是一个好方法,但是为什么呢?她看着我,好像在想为什么她要来找我帮忙。然后这位妇女说:“因为宝宝能得到更多的奶… ”。 我真的觉得她有话没有说出口:“…笨!”原来如此!我这才真正弄懂了这位非洲母亲们都在做的事情。此后,我们就在诊所里使用了这种方法,很成功。 这虽然不是我们用来增加宝宝乳汁摄入量的唯一方法,但确实非常简单易用。

 

Compression of the breast is an easy and effective method of getting more breastmilk to the baby when the baby is latched on to the breast.  A baby may be on the breast, but not necessarily drinking milk.  A baby latched on, and making sucking movements, does not mean the baby is getting milk. Watch this video of a mother of a two day old baby doing breast compressions.

当宝宝含接住乳房的时候,乳房按压是一个简单而有效的方法让宝宝得到更多的乳汁(请参阅《乳房按压》。一个宝宝也许只是贴住了乳房,不一定在吃奶。宝宝含接住乳房也做出了吸吮的动作,也并不意味着宝宝吃到了奶。请观看视频:《两天大宝宝的妈妈进行乳房按压》。

 

If you need help with breastfeeding, make an appointment at our clinic.

如需母乳喂养方面的帮助,请在线预约我们的诊所。

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