My baby is 18days old & not gaining weight.. exclusively on my milk... what I can do for her to gain weight?

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Updated on Jan 18, 2016

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Answer:
please don't worry as initially for few days babies generally lose weight and then start gaining weight. But if weight gain does not happen at all in next few days then take advice of your paediatrician on this. You too need to 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 Hope this helpsY

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