Why are babies lazy to breastfeed?

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During the first years of life, breast milk is an essential source of nutrition for a baby's development. In fact, many cases of lazy breastfeeding make parents very worried about their baby's health. To have effective measures for this condition, it is necessary to find out the cause and have appropriate methods for the child.

1. Why are babies lazy to breastfeed?

Children are lazy to suckle from many different causes, some of the most common causes are:
Children's health is experiencing abnormal conditions: It may be diseases related to the digestive tract, or diseases that cause pain in children such as tearing the lining of the throat, .... These causes make babies uncomfortable so they can't comfortably breastfeed like other normal babies. These diseases can occur at any age in the first 6 months, can be 2 months, 3 months or 4 months baby lazy to breastfeed, maybe even 5, 6 months still have this condition. . Breast milk has a different taste compared to the previous days: Mother's nutrition has changed such as food seasoned with more spices, foods with a characteristic but spicy, strong smell, sour... all affect the taste of breast milk and babies can feel this, thereby leading to lazy babies to suckle. Abnormal mother's nipple: It is possible that the nipple is inverted too deeply or the nipple is too large for the size of the baby's mouth, causing obstacles that make the baby lazy to suckle. Incorrect breastfeeding position: This is one of the very common reasons why babies are lazy to breastfeed. Improper sucking position, or uneven breast milk on both sides will lead to lazy babies to suckle. Micronutrient deficiency: If the child has a deficiency of essential micronutrients such as zinc, calcium, and B vitamins. In specific cases such as children who are lazy to breastfeed and slow to gain weight, do not sleep deeply, sweat a lot, children often twist, they can think a lot about calcium deficiency in children, for an accurate diagnosis, parents Children should be taken to specialized medical facilities to check if the child's body is lacking any micronutrients, so that there can be a quick method of supplementation.
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2. Lazy child to breastfeed what to do?

Children who are lazy to breastfeed is a question that is asked a lot. First, the mother needs to find out and determine the reason why the baby is lazy to breastfeed, from which the most appropriate measures will be taken to help the child improve this situation. In addition to the methods of treating children who are lazy to breastfeed according to specific causes, some of the following methods also contribute to stimulating the baby's suckling, making them less lazy to suckle:
For children who are receiving formula milk. In order to improve the situation of children who are lazy to suckle, it is extremely important to choose the right type of formula, which must ensure criteria such as quality, palatability and provide enough nutrients for children to develop. develop according to his age. Another method for this situation is to choose a bottle so that the size of the tip as well as the quality of the tip of the bottle is suitable for the baby. An equally important note is that the amount of milk for the baby to suckle as well as the time between feedings should be reasonably adjusted according to the age and feeding status of each different child. For breastfed babies: Breastfeeding position is very important, so if the baby is lazy to breastfeed, the mother can change the position to bring comfort to the baby, thereby stimulating the baby to suck more. The baby should be fed several times a day, about 2 hours apart each time, to avoid letting the baby get too hungry. When there is a problem with the mother's nipple, the mother can express milk from the breast, then store it in a bottle and give it to the baby to drink or bottle-feed. Every day, mothers need to be provided with adequate nutrients through a scientific diet, with a variety of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals. Avoid eating foods that are too greasy or have too strong a taste because it will cause breast milk to have a different smell and make the baby lazy to suckle. Mothers should also regularly observe children and children's expressions to promptly detect the child's lack of nutrients. Lazy child suckling is always a problem that makes parents very worried and concerned about the child's development. Therefore, it is necessary to understand the reasons why babies are lazy to breastfeed so that they can come up with methods to help children overcome this situation.
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In case of suspecting that the child is lazy to breastfeed due to a lack of micronutrients, parents should take the child to a qualified medical facility to check what type of micronutrient the child's body is lacking, so that there can be a quick replenishment method. Currently, the Pediatrics Department at Vinmec International General Hospital is trusted by many parents to examine the diseases that infants and young children are susceptible to. Vinmec brings satisfaction to customers and is highly appreciated by industry experts by:
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