Hi, I am a working mom of 9 months old child. I can breastfeed him only during night time as and when he gets up. However; past few days, i have started feeling that my feeding does not satisfy his hunger during night time. Have introduced solid food to him. i give him simple mashed dal-rice or khichadi around 9-9. 30 pm and we get him to bed by 10 pm. He wakes up in every next 2-3 hours and i feed him. Please advise me if it is ok if i give him Cow's milk in bottle in night or what measure should I take in order to increase the milk-flow.

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Updated on Apr 22, 2016

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Answer:
you need to both relax and take care of diet to help in lactation. Few suggestions are take a balanced diet of cereals (esp dalia, bajra), green leafy vegetables (esp methi, mustard leaves), dals & legumes (masoor. black channa, soybean), fruits, milk products, eggs fish & poultry. Do take almonds, cashew, walnuts, sesame seeds, flaxseeds, dates, raisins, cumin seeds, methi seeds, ajwain, dried ginger, gaund, jaggery etc. You should also take ample fluids in the form of lukewarm water, zeera water, soups, buttermilk, egg nog, milk etc. You may also read a blog for ths on our website, link is given https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/-8-nutrition-tips-for-breastfeeding-mothers/539 If your milk doesn't suffice, then you may start with top feed-formula/pasteurised and not cow's milk. Use sterilised spoon & katori or a sipper to feed mil and avoid bottle,as it may cause nipple confusion. Hope this helps.

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