Breastfeeding mothers return to the workplace, be sure to make these preparations! Come and copy the homework

time:2023-02-02 author:Common phenomenon
Breastfeeding mothers return to the workplace, be sure to make these preparations! Come and copy the homework

In most cases, when the baby is 4-6 months old, the mothers will return to the workplace after maternity leave, which is undoubtedly a huge challenge for mothers and babies. Especially for mothers who have been breastfeeding, they need to face many obstacles such as pumping and carrying milk, and babies not eating bottles. For a smooth transition, moms must prepare in advance! The first preparation to be done is to make the baby get used to the bottle. Some mothers go to work on the first day, but the baby does not accept the bottle and can be hungry for a whole day before reluctantly eating. In this case, how can the mother Safe to go to work? So for a smooth transition, it is recommended to start training your baby to get used to the bottle two weeks before going to work. What should parents do for babies who don't eat bottles?

I. What should I do if my baby doesn't eat a bottle?

1. Babies who are accustomed to breastfeeding by appropriately extending the bottle feeding time are basically resistant to starting bottle feeding. Therefore, it is undoubtedly a good way for parents to use a bottle when the baby is hungry. For example, the baby originally eats milk every 3 hours, but does not eat or only eats a few tens of milliliters during bottle feeding. In this case, you can try to lengthen the feeding time, and feed the baby once every 3.5-4 hours, and the baby is hungry. may compromise. But it should be noted that do not use the bottle when the baby is extremely hungry and in a particularly bad mood, so as to avoid the baby being more excited and resistant. 2. Ask a caregiver other than the mother to feed the baby Let the baby's father or the baby's grandmother, or other caregivers familiar to the baby, use a bottle to feed the baby. When a mother breastfeeds her baby, the baby will be more craving for breast milk and resisting the bottle. 3. Bottle-feeding breast milk You can bottle-feed breast milk first, or you can smear breast milk on the nipple. The baby is familiar with the taste of breast milk and may be more receptive to the bottle. 4. Change the bottle/nipple. Babies who are accustomed to breastfeeding will resist the bottle because of the huge difference between the bottle and breast milk. Different feeding bottles and pacifiers have differences in material, shape, softness and hardness, etc., which will also affect the baby's acceptance. For some babies who are very stubborn and unwilling to take a bottle, parents can try to replace the bottle, pacifier, etc., so that the baby can slowly accept the bottle. 5. Don't force the baby to eat the bottle When the baby starts to eat the bottle, but only a few tens of milliliters, don't force the baby repeatedly. As long as the baby starts feeding with a bottle, even a few tens of milliliters at the beginning is not bad. Next time, let the baby get familiar with it and give the baby a process of adaptation. 6. Breastfeeding mothers should let their babies suck breast milk frequently to go to work. If they want to continue breastfeeding their babies, mothers should be careful not to reduce their milk supply while transitioning their babies, and gradually adapt their babies to bottle feeding during the day. Continue to breastfeed at night, after all, the baby's continuous sucking is the guarantee of milk supply.

Second, how to carry breast milk for working mothers

How to carry breast milk after work? (1) First prepare the breastfeeding tool
  • Breast pump;
  • Blue Ice;
  • Breastfeeding bag;
  • Breast storage bag /storage bottle;
  • sterilizer.
Source: Original by Little Hanker (2) How to store breast milk?
  • If the company has a refrigerator, it is recommended to put it in the company's refrigerator for refrigeration. If there is no refrigerator, put it in an ice pack to refrigerate, and take the refrigerated breast milk home after get off work;
  • Monday to week Four-pumped breast milk is fed directly to the baby the next day, and can be refrigerated after going home, and bottle fed to the baby after being warmed with a bottle warmer the next day;
  • Friday pumped Breast milk, first put it in the company's refrigerator or ice pack to refrigerate, and then put it in the refrigerator to freeze after returning. It can be refrigerated and thawed on Sunday night, and then bottle fed to the baby after it is warmed on Monday.
  • If you haven't thawed in the refrigerator in advance, you can also use cold water to thaw quickly, and warm the bottle to feed your baby after thawing.
Storage time of breast milk at different temperatures: Source: Original by Little Hanker When storing breast milk, you need to pay attention to the following 4 points:
  • Mark the date of milk collection on the container before storage and time;
  • Do not add fresh breastmilk to frozen breastmilk;
  • Do not store breastmilk in refrigerator or freezer door storage compartments;
  • Thawed breast milk should be stored in the refrigerator and fed to your baby within 12 hours. If the baby can't eat it all at once, the rest of the milk should be discarded and the baby can no longer be fed [1].
  • (3) Precautions
  • Frozen breast milk cannot be re-frozen after thawing, so it is recommended to refrigerate the milk pumped in the company;
  • Pay attention to hygiene and wash your hands before pumping , After using the breast pump, wash and sterilize it in time. If the conditions are limited and the company does not have a sterilizer, you can scald it with boiling water after washing, dry it thoroughly, and continue to use it next time;
  • When warming milk , The milk warmer is adjusted to 42-45 degrees. After the milk is warmed, drip it on the back of the hand or on the wrist, it does not feel hot, it is warm, and the temperature is just right.
  • Source: Little Hanker's original back milk - behind every drop of breast milk is the selfless love and dedication of mothers. In this journey full of love and hardships, I hope mothers will You can deal with it calmly. While insisting on giving the best to your children, don’t forget to take care of yourself. References: [1] Zhang Silai. Zhang Silai's micro-interview on parenting: what parents want to know most. Parenting volume [M]. Beijing: China Women's Publishing House, 2014: 109-124.
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