Mengapa ibu menyusu perlu ambil kalsium??

By | August 13, 2011
Kalsium sangat penting dalam kehidupan wanita, terutama ibu mengandung dan menyusu. Kekurangan kalsium pada wanita selalunya dikaitkan dengan penyakit Osteoporosis.



Apakah itu Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis adalah keadaan di mana kepadatan tulang mula merosot, yang meningkatkan risiko osteoporosis. Risiko ini jauh lebih tinggi terhadap wanita kerana tulang-tulang wanita lebih tipis berbanding tulang-tulang lelaki.

Osteoporosis secara umumnya bermula sekitar umur 40 tahun, dan prosesnya semakin meningkat pada wanita pre menopause dan pasca menopause. Selain itu, perubahan produksi hormon pada wanita (penurunan hormon estrogen) turut menyebabkan deposit kalsium dalam tulang terganggu. Salah satu ancaman yang bakal di hadapi disebabkan osteoporosis ialah terjadinya patah tulang.

Wanita hanya akan menyedari terjadinya osteoporosis apabila sudah mengalaminya (retak tulang), terutamanya apabila telah menopause. Maka, tatkala itu, pesakit osteoporosis memerlukan kalsium yang cukup setiap hari, dan turut memerlukan sinar matahari dan vitamin D3, serta antioksidan seperti vitamin A, C, E dan selenium.


Apakah peranan Cal-Mag kepada ibu menyusu?
Kalsium sangat penting buat ibu menyusu kerana kalsium turut dialirkan kepada bayi melalui susu ibu. Selain itu, kalsium turut memainkan peranan besar kepada sesetengah ibu menyusu yang mendapati perahan susunya berkurangan tatkala sedang period (menses).


Kenapa hasil perahan susu ibu berkurangan apabila si ibu period?
Ini adalah kerana level kalsium dalam darah (blood calcium levels) turut berkurangan tatkala si ibu sedang period. Keadaan paling kritikal ialah dari permulaan hari ovulasi (hari ke-14 daripada hari pertama period yang terakhir) sehinggalah ke hari ke-2 atau ke-3 period.

Oleh itu, ibu menyusu digalakkan untuk mengambil makanan tambahan kalsium (calcium supplements) mengikut dos di antara 500 mg kalsium/ 250 mg magnesium sehingga 1500 mg kalsium/ 750 mg magnesium (lebih besar dos yang diambil, lebih efektif hasilnya). Jumlah dos makanan tambahan ini adalah bergantung kepada komposisi diet anda – lebih banyak protein daging (animal protein), lebih banyak Cal-mag yang diperlukan. Sekiranya anda adalah pemakan sayuran sahaja (vegetarian), dos yang lebih rendah sudah mencukupi.


Penting!!!
Perlu diingatkan bahawa kalsium tidak boleh diambil berasingan, perlu diambil dengan kombinasi magnesium (Contoh : Cal-Mag atau Cal-Mag-Zinc supplements). Jika tidak diambil secara kombinasi, dikhuatiri kalsium tidak akan dapat diserap dengan efisyen ke dalam badan kita.

Berikut adalah artikel daripada beberapa laman web yang menyokong penyususan susu ibu:

(1) Sumber : kellymom.com

Low milk supply associated with menstruation: Calcium/magnesium supplement
Some women experience a drop in milk supply from ovulation (mid-cycle) until the first day or two of the next menstrual period. A woman’s blood calcium levels gradually decrease during this period of time, and for some women the drop in blood calcium causes a drop in milk supply. For women who have this problem, calcium/magnesium supplements may be helpful. This practice has also been reported to eliminate most uterine cramping and some premenstrual discomfort such as water retention.
The recommended calcium supplement dosage is between 500 mg calcium/250 mg magnesium and 1500 mg calcium/750 mg magnesium (the higher dosage is generally more effective). Calcium dosages this high should not be taken alone, but as a calcium/magnesium (or calcium/magnesium/zinc) combination. Otherwise the calcium will not be adequately absorbed into your body. The amount of supplement depends on the composition of your diet — the more animal protein, the more calcium/magnesium needed. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, the lower dosage may work fine for you.
Start the supplement when you ovulate, and continue through the first few days of your menstrual period. If periods are irregular, then begin calcium/magnesium at 14 days after the beginning of your last menstrual cycle, or simply take the supplement every day.
The return of menstruation does not mean the end of breastfeeding. The milk does not sour or “go bad” when you are having a period. The milk is no less nutritious when you are menstruating than when you are not. Some women do notice a temporary drop in milk supply in the days just prior to a period and for a few days into one. This is due to hormonal fluctuations. Once the period begins and hormone levels begin to return to normal, the milk supply will boost back up again. Most babies can compensate well for this temporary drop in supply with more frequent nursing.


Some babies may detect a slight change in the taste of the milk just before a period, again, due to hormonal changes. These same babies may nurse less often or less enthusiastically during this time as a result.


For some women, the drop in milk supply and nipple tenderness associated with menstruation becomes more of a challenge. An effective treatment for these symptoms associated with the return of periods is to add a calcium/magnesium supplement to the diet upon ovulation and continue it through the second or third day of a period. The supplement should be 1500 calcium/750 magnesium but can be as low as 500 calcium/250 magnesium (the higher the dosage the more effective and quicker the results). It should be a combination pill. This much calcium should never be taken alone. If your cycles are not regular and you do not know when you ovulate, you can take the supplement the entire month until you begin to see a pattern to your flow. This type of supplement seems to work as it prevents the drop in blood calcium levels which occurs mid-cycle and continues through the second to third day of a period. It is this drop which is associated with the nipple tenderness and drop in milk supply as well as the uterine cramping so often experienced with menstruation. You only need to take one pill a day.

Siapakah yang perlu mengambil Cal-Mag supplements?
Ø      Semua individu sihat, lelaki dan perempuan.
Ø      Ibu mengandung dan menyusu.
Ø      Wanita yang sering sakit pinggang (cramp) ketika di datangi haid (period).
Ø      Individu yang tidak minum susu dan pengambilan kalsium lain.
Adakah Shaklee mempunyai Cal-Mag supplements?

Di Shaklee, makanan tambahan kalsium-magnesium (Cal-Mag) kami dikenali sebagai OsteMatrix. Pengambilan yang disyorkan ialah sebanyak 4 biji sehari, di mana akan membekalkan 1000 mg kalsium/400 mg magnesium. Ini bermakna, setiap sebiji pil Cal-Mag Shaklee boleh membekalkan 250 mg kalsium/ 100 mg magnesium.
Credit : genkimomma


** These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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