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“I have no milk!” : The myths and realities of breastmilk production

Jahn Kassim, Puteri Shanaz and Jamani, Nurjasmine Aida (2018) “I have no milk!” : The myths and realities of breastmilk production. The Malaysian Medical Gazette.

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Abstract

Every mother who has given birth will be able to relate the magical moment of breastfeeding her newborn. It is the moment when she feels fulfilled as a mother, and the immense joy of love as the baby sucks in every drop of the precious breast milk. The first few days after your baby is born, it is definitely the period of tremendous change of your life. You feed your baby every few hours, each time he or she demands for it. The “immense joy” may be replaced with an ‘overwhelming’ feeling in the next few days after birth: you could hardly rest or sleep as the baby cries to be fed every few hours, and even at night. At this time, these thoughts may cross your mind: “I have “no milk” in the first week. I need to give the baby something to feed the baby” “My baby cries too often. He is hungry. My breast milk is not enough for him” “Why does he cry even after feeding as if he is not satisfied? Am I not producing enough milk for him?”

Item Type: Article (Electronic Media)
Additional Information: 1830/64807
Uncontrolled Keywords: Breastmilk, newborn
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ245 Pediatric Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Islamic Law
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Depositing User: SR NUR FARHANA LATFI
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2018 14:05
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2018 14:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/64807

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