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Does milk protect my child?

Does milk protect my child?

Memorial Sisli Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Department Op. Dr. Remzi Aydın, Nasıl How does 'milk' protect during lactation after pregnancy and what should be done to improve protection? Sonrası answers the questions.

Since the last months of pregnancy, the level of prolactin hormone in the blood increases and milk production begins in the breast tissue. This hormone is secreted from the pituitary gland located just below the brain in the skull. With the birth, both tactile stimuli and the baby's nipple sucking motions are released into the blood by releasing the hormone called ostocin which is released into the milk channels. Regular breastfeeding of the baby increases the level of the prolactin hormone in the blood, which is necessary for the production of milk. Another task of this hormone is to announce the existence of a baby to all organs of the body, of course to the ovaries. The ovary, which receives this announcement on a regular basis, terminates ovulation that may lead to a new pregnancy. Sexual desire is reduced. Vagen develops dryness. The main purpose of all this development is to protect the growing new generation. Therefore, it is possible to say “Milk preserves..


The way to protect with this method is reported to be success between 98 - 99%

However, in order to achieve this success rate;

  • The mother should not use additional food and water to feed the baby,
  • Breastfeeding intervals should not exceed 4 hours in the day and 6 hours in the night,
  • Menstrual bleeding should not have started after the postpartum hemorrhage.

Olojik Ecological Breastfeeding ”can increase your success rate

After the first 6 months, the success rate decreases significantly. Some criteria have been determined in order to keep the success rate high in the future. When these were met, the success rate after the first 6 months until the first menstrual period was reported to be 94%. The mean onset of menstruation was 14 months. The birth control method that meets these criteria is called as olarak ECOLOGICAL BREASTFEEDING ”method. The total 7 criteria determined are as follows.

There should be no vaginal bleeding except for the first 56 days after birth.
Breastfeeding should be the sole feeding source of the baby for the first 6 months. The pump should not be used, even water should not be given.
Pacifier should not be used. Breastfeeding should be preferred to calm the baby.
Breastfeeding should be as frequent and long as possible. Breastfeeding should not be applied at programmed intervals. Breast should be given whenever the baby wants.
The baby should sleep with the mother at night. However, since studies have reported that “sudden infant death syndrome artış increases with sleeping in the same bed, either the necessary precautions should be taken or placed in a separate baby bed beside the bed.
It should be ensured that the mother sleeps intermittently with the baby during the day. It has been shown that the tactile association of mother and baby increases the amount of prolactin hormone.
The mother should be primarily involved in baby care. Long-term care of a baby by a carer may cause the mother to move away from the baby.

However, it should be kept in mind that despite all these, the failure rate is at least 6%. While the sensitivity of each body may be different, sometimes the ovulation starts to work when the frequency of milking decreases for any reason (starting work, nipple cracks, infant diseases, etc.), which can lead to a surprise pregnancy. Therefore, if you do not want such surprises, you, in consultation with your doctor, use another method of contraception that will not upset you.

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