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Hypogalactia is defined as the lack or low production of breast milk. This can be due to a large number of causes that can produce a hypogalactia permanently or temporarily.
We explain to you why some nursing mothers find problems when breastfeeding their child by producing 'little milk'.
1. Low breast development
The development of lactation begins at puberty and will not be over until breastfeeding. All those diseases or circumstances that produce a poor development of breast tissue, can hinder the production of milk.
2. Breast reduction surgery
In this type of intervention, a lot of breast tissue can be removed in addition to fat, and ducts can be divided and nerves can be damaged. The result regarding breastfeeding will depend on the percentage of breast reduction that has been carried out.
3. Shehan syndrome
It is a very unusual pathology caused by a pituitary infarction, which means that it does not produce the necessary hormones to be able to breastfeed.
4. Thyroid problems
The inadequate secretion of the hormones produced by this gland, especially T3, can interfere with the action of prolactin. Taking into account how common these problems are, it is very important to do a thyroid function study when the woman has a low production of breast milk.
5. Obesity / diabetes
In the case of these women with obesity problems, there is a delay in the mechanisms of colostrum and milk production, so special attention must be paid to these babies, so that they do not lose too much sugar or lose too much weight.
6. Placental remains
The placenta produces a hormone called placental lactogen, which keeps lactation inhibited. Once this disappears, the mother's body interprets that the baby has already been born and can start breastfeeding. If there are still remains of the placenta inside the uterus, this process does not occur.
7. Also the type of delivery
It also influences the cascade of hormones that breastfeeding will produce. Women with less intervened deliveries tend to have fewer problems breastfeeding.
Holding your baby, smelling it, touching it, holding it against your skin for as long as possible ... stimulates milk production. In addition, skin-to-skin contact prevents the baby from expending excess energy in maintaining body heat, reducing its caloric needs and encouraging it to wake up more to breastfeed.
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