What you should learn about foremilk hindmilk imbalance

Foremilk hindmilk imbalance is one of the most common issues among women who are breast-feeding. The breast-feeding problems occur due to wrong information and misconceptions about how you should breastfeed. Excess colostrum produced before and after giving birth, causes it. Cole strum is always good for babies because it is rich in antibodies and nutrients. The condition occurs when a women allows her baby to breastfeed for a short while in every side of breast. It will cause the baby to fill up on foremilk hence causing high supply of lactose, which will cause gas, green foam and a burning stool.

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Breast-feeding is good for the baby and the mother because it prevents ovarian cancer, diabetes, breast cancer and postpartum depression. While the baby will acquire good nutrients and eliminate diseases such as asthma, respiratory problems and diabetes

In order to avoid a situation mothers are advice to ensure and allow the baby to feed on one breast until it is empty before moving to the other breast. Doing so will ensure that the baby has receive both foremilk and hind milk. The hind milk is good because it will make the baby fill up for long and reduces explosive stools and colic symptoms. Allow your baby to feed when you have excess supply of milk. This will help to reduce fore milk imbalance problem.

High production or over supply of milk will cause your baby to fill up quickly with fore milk before the release of fatty hind milk. This will lead to baby experiencing lactose and lactase imbalance, leading to lack of enzyme use to break down lactose. The result will be too much lactose at a time and the baby will lack enough lactase responsible for digesting lactose.

The main difference between fore milk and hind milk is that foremilk is the first watery milk taken by the baby, which contains low fat content and high volume of lactose content. It acts as a thirsty quencher and is good for brain development and energy stimulation. While Hind milk helps in stimulating growth and development. It is high in cream and fat content and it is preserved in the cells use to make milk at the top of the breast.

Symptoms of foremilk Hind milk Imbalance:

  • Green foam and explosive stools with blood.
    • Gas, discomfort, and baby spiting all the time
    • Colic symptoms and rashes to acidic burning
    • Baby breast-feeding frequently without getting satisfied.
    • Mothers will experience the following breast becomes full all the time, painful and uncomfortable breast and it may cause mastitis infection.

    Preventive measures:

Mothers should only breastfeed using one breast until its empty then she will shift to the other breast. Also expressing the milk to feeding bottle until the breast becomes less full and tight is another remedy.

Another preventive measure is to ensure that babies are breastfeed from each separate side for 12 to 24 hours.

Mothers can reduce oversupply by taking sage tea and cabbage leaves.

Mothers should also breast feed frequently in order to reduce and relieve fore milk-hind milk imbalance. This is because taking too long to feed will lead to diluted breast milk and with left over milk will cause your baby to fill up fast before drinking fatty hind milk.

Easy and proven Techniques to Monitor Your Cycle

Women give signals when something is happening in their body. Before the start of ovulation you will find that they give signs. The position of the cervix and the cervical mucus you produce undergo changes throughout the menstrual cycle.

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To be able to know your ovulation, take note of the change in the texture of your cervical mucus and the change in position of your [cervix before period]. This will help you know your most fertile period of the month.

Cervical Mucus:
There are different types of cervical mucus during the menstrual cycle. They include.
• Dry. This will be experienced at the start of your cycle, prior to ovulation no mucous is produced. Before your period starts, you will notice also that the mucus is dry.
• Sticky: It is not uncommon to have sticky mucous before your ovulation. It should feel sticky at your fingers.
• Creamy: Just right before ovulation, you will get thicker mucus. It actually feels like the body lotion.
• Egg white: This is what you produce when you are ovulating. It’s very slippery, clear and stretchy.
• Watery: This can happens twice, it may occur during ovulation or just after having the egg white cervical mucus. It’s wet and stretchy.

Cervical Position:

Checking your cervical position is very important. You get to know your menstrual cycle and ovulation. It’s actually a good way to know if you have gotten pregnant or not. This is how you can check your cervical position.

• It takes time and practice to be perfect. Check your cervical position after shower.
• Have clean hands as you start checking
• Your nails should be short and trimmed so as not to injure yourself.
• Gently insert two or one finger into the vagina. You will feel the cervix at the upper front or top.
• You should do this while squatting or sitting on the toilet. If standing, you need to lift one leg on the edge of the bathtub. It is important that you maintain your original position in all then other checks that you do.

The position:

The position and the texture of the cervix are bound to change as you progress into your cycle.
• During period: The position of the [cervix before period] is usually lower and the cervix is hard, during the flow, it’s also low and hard to ease the flow of blood.
• After period: The cervix remains low and hard. The uterus remains closed.
• Prior ovulation: You will feel the cervix at the top of the vagina. It actually feels softer and wetter.
• During Ovulation: At this period, it feels like your lips, the uterus is open to allow sperms get in. It‘s not a wonder that at this period you don’t feel it. It gets so soft and blends with the vaginal walls and goes much higher that you cannot touch it. This is your most fertile time.
• After ovulation: You cannot feel the cervix as it drops lower and gets firmer. It feels like the tip of the nose.
• Pregnancy: If there is pregnancy, the cervix rises up and gets softer. The uterus remains closed.

There are other ways to monitor your cycle but this is the simplest. You can do it at home and can help you take control of your fertility. Knowing yourself is important. Some women use this to time intercourse for pregnancy.

12 DPO symptoms you should be familiar with

Symptoms differ for every woman. For instance, some experience many symptoms at early stage of pregnancy while other experience less or none. 12 dpo symptoms are often like the ones a women experience right before and during menstruation making it hard to differentiate. Therefore, the only way to tell is through pregnant test. Most of these symptoms are unpleasant but they play an important role in protecting women from doing something, which may harm the embryo. It is the most crucial early stage of embryo development so the symptoms act as alerts. Dpo symptoms alert them for example, to seek parental care and know their pregnancy status. The following are the 12 dpo symptoms.

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Fatigue:

Feeling exhausted is one sign of 12 dpo this is because of the progesterone hormones increasing rapidly hence contributing to sleepiness. It can start as early as a week after conception. In addition, fatigue is cause by lower levels of blood sugar, lower blood pressure and low blood production. Taking food rich in protein and iron may assist.

Spotting and mild Cramps:

This is because after conception, the fertilized egg attaches itself to wall of the uterus so spotting and cramping may be one sign of early pregnancy. It is normally known as implantation bleeding and it occurs 12 or even 6 days after fertilization. The cramps will be lighter than the one for menstrual. During this stage, most women get confused thinking it is menstrual cramps because it resembles it. Apart from bleeding, there is white, milky discharge from vagina and this starts immediately after conception. The discharge is always harmless and does not require any medication.

Bloating:

Due to changes in the hormones in the body which it cause bloating. 12 dpo symptom of bloating is no difference with the one before periods. It happens very early especially after conception.

Tender, sore and swollen breasts:

Another symptom is tender and full breast, which is cause by increase in the level of hormones in the body. The soreness and swelling of breast may feel abnormal and feels like when you are almost getting you periods. It is uncomfortable but it will get back to normal at the first three months when your body has adjusted to the changes in hormones. It will become swollen, sore and may feel so heavy and tender to touch. There is also darkening of the area around nipples areola

Frequent urination:

It occurs because of the hormonal changes causing increase in the blood flow through the kidney hence causing your bladder to fill fast. The symptoms may start immediately after 12 days of ovulation. Frequent urinations are because by increase in the volume of blood leading too much blood being produced hence ending up in your bladder making you to urine often.

Nausea:

Morning sickness for some women may happen month later after conception but others may begin almost immediately within a week or two earlier. It may not be only in the morning it can happen during the night, noon and it involves vomiting, headaches, or loss of appetite, mood swings and cravings. Nausea can continue throughout the pregnancy period or stops at the second trimester.

Back pain, dizziness and fainting:

It happens because of blood dilation, lower blood pressure and lower blood sugar. Most of this signs occurs to some women before and during menstruation period.

The 12 dpo symptoms may be unrecognizable but to be sure it is recommendable to visit the nearest health clinic or do home pregnancy test because it will save you from dilemma.