My baby is 4 days old. I want to know for how much time I should feed my baby at one go? Should I do it from both sides or one at a time? My baby keeps feeding for long time (at times 1 hour at a stretch) and still doctors say she is not getting enough milk.. what should I do?

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Updated on Apr 02, 2018

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Answer:
you may feed around 10-12 times in entire day and night or as when the baby demands. You need to check the flow of your milk. If it is less, you take care of your diet. You should also feed on both the sides for equal duration, that is 10 minutes at one side and another 10 minutes on the other side. If the milk flow is good, 20-25 minutes would be sufficient. 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 this on our website, link is given http://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/-8-nutrition-tips-for-breastfeeding-mothers/539 Hope this helps.

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