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Dr Mimansa Malhotra

Ease out breastfeeding: For you and your baby

Lactation Expert


Nov 17, 2017 | 3 : 00 PM to 4 : 45 PM

Breastfeeding is the time when mommy and the baby bond with each other; however, breastfeeding is a lot more than just this. It can cause anxiety and stress in the mommy. 



There are so many things going on in your mind – is my milk enough for my baby? Is s/he latching properly? Am I holding my baby the right way to ease breastfeeding?  



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hi my baby is 24 days old,i do feed him every two hours n i give him for an hour, but den too many t....

hi my baby is 24 days old,i do feed him every two hours n i give him for an hour, but den too many times he is not satisfied n wants more,also after breastfeeding i giv him lil ebm den he is satisfied,wt cn b the reason for same??

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my baby is 2 months old.she don't breastfeed directly.i feed her with my expressed milk only.will m....

my baby is 2 months old.she don't breastfeed directly.i feed her with my expressed milk only.will my milk supply stop as she don't breastfeed directly

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Mimansa Malhotra
If expressed bm is given through bottle babies might never directly suckle. So direct breastfeeding will never happen. For initiating breast feeding give the expressed milk through cup spoon pallad (diya). 2017-11-17 15:13:50
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hi my baby completing his 5th month nw fr

hi my baby completing his 5th month nw fr

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Sorry, your question is unclear. Please elaborate 2017-11-17 15:14:19
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how to increase breast milk my boy is 42 days old i think my feed is insuficient for him

how to increase breast milk my boy is 42 days old i think my feed is insuficient for him

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First thing is improve attachment/latch of baby on your breast. Secondly sufficient frequency of breastfeeding in a day--minimum 8 times of breastfeeding in 24 hours. third one feeding time through one breast so breast emptying happens only then it will be full. Alternative feed alternative breast Fourth way would be to try natural herbs like roasted cumin (jeera) and soaked fenugreek seeds (methi dana). 2 spoons each a day. 2017-11-17 15:18:15
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My baby is 38 days old...i am breast feeding her most of the time. when my milk is not sufficient.......

My baby is 38 days old...i am breast feeding her most of the time. when my milk is not sufficient...i am giving her around 50 to 60ml of fm....but i am very much worried that i don't have enough milk...i am taking 1 to 1.25 ltrs of milk along with mothers horlicks...taking garlic, fish, mutton frequently.... milk is not sufficient...please suggest me any advice....I am a new mom..

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First thing is improve attachment/latch of baby on your breast. Secondly sufficient frequency of breastfeeding in a day--minimum 8 times of breastfeeding in 24 hours. third one feeding time through one breast so breast emptying happens only then it will be full. Alternative feed alternative breast Fourth way would be to try natural herbs like roasted cumin (jeera) and soaked fenugreek seeds (methi dana). 2 spoons each a day. 2017-11-17 15:18:50
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Hi my 5 months old son sleeping at a stretch for 7hrs in night without any feed. is it normal?

Hi my 5 months old son sleeping at a stretch for 7hrs in night without any feed. is it normal?

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At this age demand feeding is done which means feed when the baby is hungry and feed to the baby's fullness. 2017-11-17 15:26:02
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my baby is 6 months running and she is getting her teeth becauase of that she is doing watery green....

my baby is 6 months running and she is getting her teeth becauase of that she is doing watery green motion about 12 15 times a day is it anything serious

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Hi, you cannot pinpoint why exactly the baby is getting watery stools. It is best to consult your pediatrician and get an expert opinion post examining the baby. 2017-11-17 15:27:58
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Hi.. My baby is 8 months old. We moved to USA from India recently. Back home when i get up morning i....

Hi.. My baby is 8 months old. We moved to USA from India recently. Back home when i get up morning i feel the bladder full , even i feed her twice during midnight. Then i have to clear some milk while i bath and then oly starts feeding her for that day. But here in USA i dont feel the bladder full in the morning. Is it because of the winter season? What can i do for this? Is my baby getting enough milk? Kindly answer...

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Hi, your question is not very clear. Unable to understand the exact issue. Can you please rephrase the question? 2017-11-17 15:29:26
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What do you mean by bladder full? 2017-11-17 15:29:52
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hi my baby is 90 days old she is refusing to drink milk , even for 4 to 5 hours she is not crying fo....

hi my baby is 90 days old she is refusing to drink milk , even for 4 to 5 hours she is not crying for her hungry what can i do ? mean while per day how much milk will a 90 days old baby intakes ?

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It is not unusual for a 3 month old baby to not cry for milk for 4-5 hours. Babies understand their hunger better than anyone else. If you want to ensure that things are normal, just keep an eye out for the urine output, which should be more than 6 times in 24 hours. Regarding the amount of milk, it varies greatly by baby's height/weight percentiles. Hope this helps... 2017-11-17 15:32:51
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my baby is seven months now. he is on partially breastfeeding .nowadays in daytime he refuses breast....

my baby is seven months now. he is on partially breastfeeding .nowadays in daytime he refuses breastmilk. now at the night time he drinks .. if this is condition will i get sufficient milk . can i continue upto 2 years. i am worried pls help

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You can start expressing your milk twice a day with a good breast pump, which can be given to your baby with a help of cup and spoon. Continue the night feeds. With three feeds of breast milk (direct +EBM) No other milk is to be given to the baby. Continue this for 2 years. 2017-11-17 15:36:45
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hi my son is 3 mnths old and nowadays he is feeling uncomfortable in taking the Health Drink and sho....

hi my son is 3 mnths old and nowadays he is feeling uncomfortable in taking the Health Drink and showing interest in the bottle milk as my milk supply was low since last 15 fays i startedtop feed pls suggest something for increase in breast milk and the Health Drink bottle confusion

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Mimansa Malhotra
As I understand the question, you introduced your baby to a combination feed, which is why he is now favoring formula/top feed as opposed to breastmilk. This is why your milk supply has also diminished. What you need to do is to start using a good breast pump and express your breastmilk. Baby should only have breastmilk at this stage. A total of 8 feeds (breastfeeding directly and/or expressed feed) should be fed to the baby. This will keep him healthy and ensure healthy supply of your breastmilk. 2017-11-17 15:41:34
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hello my baby is 10 months old.. Starting from delivery, breast milk is not sufficient for my baby.....

hello my baby is 10 months old.. Starting from delivery, breast milk is not sufficient for my baby. I had to give formula milk to my baby. still my baby want breast milk and i also want to give. but due to lack of supply it is not possible. can u suggest any remedy??

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Mimansa Malhotra
Since the baby is 10 months old already now baby just needs two to three times of breast milk either direct or expressed breast milk, Baby is mostly dependent on complementary foods which should be 3 -4 meals and two snack meals. If this is followed then no formula feed/cow milk required. 2017-11-17 15:42:09
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Since birth my baby is taking formula (nan pro) as my milk supply was low. after trying so many thin....

Since birth my baby is taking formula (nan pro) as my milk supply was low. after trying so many things n herbal remedies my milk supply got increased but he takes it only sometimes. more dependent on bottle formula milk. But from some days he is spitting too much milk even after burping, even while slipping, after burp. what can be done and how i make him breastfeed more.

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Mimansa Malhotra
Hi Swati, can you please let me know how old your child is? It seems that you need to rebuild your milk supply, which can be achieved through pumping (30 minutes duration for 8 times a day) and/or medicines (consult your doctor for that). If your baby is accustomed to bottle feeding, you can still feed him your breastmilk through a bottle, instead of formula. 2017-11-17 15:44:50
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my son has complete 4 mnth tody i hve insufficient milk i use formula milk to her bt he is no....

my son has complete 4 mnth tody i hve insufficient milk i use formula milk to her bt he is not satisfy with them plz suggestvwat to do incresing milk

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First thing is improve attachment/latch of baby on your breast. Secondly sufficient frequency of breastfeeding in a day--minimum 8 times of breastfeeding in 24 hours. third one feeding time through one breast so breast emptying happens only then it will be full. Alternative feed alternative breast Fourth way would be to try natural herbs like roasted cumin (jeera) and soaked fenugreek seeds (methi dana). 2 spoons each a day. 2017-11-17 15:45:46
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Are you giving the formula milk through bottle and is the baby continuing to directly suckle easily. 2017-11-17 15:46:29
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my baby is 2 months old.sometimes she vomits some milk with mucus.is tis is any serious issue?

my baby is 2 months old.sometimes she vomits some milk with mucus.is tis is any serious issue?

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You need to show him to the paediatrician. 2017-11-17 15:49:31
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My baby is 13month old.I wud like to know more about weaning.How and when can i stop breast feed to....

My baby is 13month old.I wud like to know more about weaning.How and when can i stop breast feed to my lo.

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According to the latest WHO guidelines the baby should be completed weaned off the breast milk only after 2.5 years. If you choose to wean your baby from your baby you could still continue expressing your milk 2 -3 times a day and can give that to your baby. 2017-11-17 15:53:48
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Hi, my baby is 5 months old and he is on exclusive breastfeeding. This month he gained only around 5....

Hi, my baby is 5 months old and he is on exclusive breastfeeding. This month he gained only around 500 gms. But my ped says its ok and continue with exclusive breastfeeding till 6 months. Some times in the evening I feel he is not getting enough as he doesn't feel satisfied and cries for more feed. His birth weight was 2.96 kg and today he completed 5 months and his weight is 5. 7 kg. Please suggest.

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Hi Ananda, very happy to know you have been breastfeeding exclusively. Your Paed is right, and you are getting worried needlessly. Your baby is progressing well. 2017-11-17 15:53:33
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hello, my baby prefers to sleep by drinking my BM. he is in his 6th month now. is this a good habit?....

hello, my baby prefers to sleep by drinking my BM. he is in his 6th month now. is this a good habit? i need to go to office in another 2 months. will he outgrow by this habit. pks suggest how to make him sleep without above

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Hi Sumathi, you should try introducing other stimulation for the baby to fall asleep. Music, lullabies etc can help. Currently your milk is a psychological soother for your child which needs to be gradually weaned off. Most babies do outgrow this. But you will have to start trying new things from your end. 2017-11-17 15:56:06
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how much time should i feed my baby.....to fullfill my babys hunge

how much time should i feed my baby.....to fullfill my babys hunge

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You need to feed the baby to the fullness. We can’t decide on the time. Sometimes baby might require just a 10 minutes feed and sometimes the feed duration can go on till 40 minutes. So we will not remove the baby from the breast baby will self detach once the baby is full. To counter check for once more offer the breast again. If the baby is full he or she will not open the mouth again. 2017-11-17 15:57:20
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hi my baby is now 1 year 6 months can i continue breast feed him....???

hi my baby is now 1 year 6 months can i continue breast feed him....???

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According to the latest WHO guidelines the baby should be completed weaned off the breast milk only after 2.5 years. If you choose to wean your baby from your baby you could still continue expressing your milk 2 -3 times a day and can give that to your baby. 2017-11-17 15:57:40
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hi how to increase breastmilk production .my son is 10months old

hi how to increase breastmilk production .my son is 10months old

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Since the baby is 10 months old already now baby just needs two to three times of breast milk either direct or expressed breast milk, Baby is mostly dependent on complementary foods which should be 3 -4 meals and two snack meals. If this is followed then no formula feed/cow milk required. 2017-11-17 16:04:22
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Hi my baby is 17months old.. I want to stop bf..suggestions required how to stop

Hi my baby is 17months old.. I want to stop bf..suggestions required how to stop

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According to the latest WHO guidelines the baby should be completed weaned off the breast milk only after 2.5 years. If you choose to wean your baby from your baby you could still continue expressing your milk 2 -3 times a day and can give that to your baby. 2017-11-17 16:04:51
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if the baby is satisfied with fore milk only then next time baby must be fed from the same breast or....

if the baby is satisfied with fore milk only then next time baby must be fed from the same breast or from another side?

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It is difficult for a mother to decide if the baby is on fore milk or hind milk. If the baby is gaining sufficient weight, follow alternative feed/ alternative breast. Also if the baby is giving you 2-3 hours of gap in between 2 subsequent feeds then baby is already taking hind milk 2017-11-17 16:06:37
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hi my son is 6months old. From the day he born i got very less milk but now i dont get a drop of mil....

hi my son is 6months old. From the day he born i got very less milk but now i dont get a drop of milk also. please suggest how to increase breastmilk. What i should include in my food to increase milk?

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You need to start the process of re-lactation which includes the following: need to go to a lactation expert and start medication. Secondly start milk expression using a pump and thirdly try to make the baby start direct feed. 2017-11-17 16:22:03
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how to increase breast milk...my daughter is 5 month old..

how to increase breast milk...my daughter is 5 month old..

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First thing is improve attachment/latch of baby on your breast. Secondly sufficient frequency of breastfeeding in a day--minimum 8 times of breastfeeding in 24 hours. third one feeding time through one breast so breast emptying happens only then it will be full. Alternative feed alternative breast Fourth way would be to try natural herbs like roasted cumin (jeera) and soaked fenugreek seeds (methi dana). 2 spoons each a day. 2017-11-17 16:16:18
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my baby 8 months old since from last month my baby is totally on top feed because i dont have milk s....

my baby 8 months old since from last month my baby is totally on top feed because i dont have milk supply upto first 5 months the supply is ok i had exclusively breast fed him but from 6 month suddenly the supply becomes less and aftet that stops completely i have done all possible remedies now i dont know what should i do? I really want my baby to feed bm but now if i am teying to express milk then he is not latching he is crying alot and milk is not coming plz help me doctor .

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Mimansa Malhotra
Try putting baby skin to skin just before the baby is hungry. Don't give up on trying for direct breastfeeding meanwhile do hot moist heat application through towel on your breast 3 -4 times a day followed by breast massage. And after that try pumping. Please don't take unnecessary stress and breastfeeding will happen. 2017-11-17 16:21:38
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I m a feeding mother,my left breast is engorged...

I m a feeding mother,my left breast is engorged...

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For the relief of engorgement – follow three steps – step 1: moist heat application using a towel and warm water as much warmth you could tolerate. Apply the steamy towel on your breast in a ring form. As soon as the towel becomes cold, dip it again in warm water and re-apply. Continue this for 10-15 mins Step 2: massage your breast softly with your finger tips and through knuckles, bring the milk forward towards the aerola. Massage duration 5 to 10 mins Step 3: immediately feed the baby/ or express. Express milk only until the pain disappears and don’t try to empty the breast Follow these 3 steps in every 3 to 4 hours until the engorgement is gone 2017-11-17 16:28:44
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my baby is 4 months old. he drinks milk only 5 - 10 mins every 2 hours. is that enough for him? shou....

my baby is 4 months old. he drinks milk only 5 - 10 mins every 2 hours. is that enough for him? should we continue to feed if he spits out some milk

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You will need to understand the fullness of your baby which would be when the baby self deataches from the breast and if offered the baby doesn’t even open the mouth. The reason for spitting could be insufficient burping. After the baby is fed to fullness, burp the baby for 5 to 10 mins 2017-11-17 16:35:43
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my baby is now 6+, she got little cold my pead recomend me delcon ambrocol...is it okay ?? n what fo....

my baby is now 6+, she got little cold my pead recomend me delcon ambrocol...is it okay ?? n what food should i give her now?? while feeding she sweats lot on forehead??

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Hi Shweta, You can take a second opinion from another paediatrician. As for the foods to give you can consult a good nutritionist. 2017-11-17 16:37:45
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helo mam..my baby is 3 months old..i want to ask afrer 5 -6 days of normal supply of milk..it get re....

helo mam..my baby is 3 months old..i want to ask afrer 5 -6 days of normal supply of milk..it get reduced after for one day..i dont understand why it happens..it very hard to manage without milk..

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Even when you are considering there is sudden drop in the milk supply – baby can still stimulate your milk production if baby is correctly latched on the aerola. So don’t go in for the analysis of your milk supply. Please feed your baby to fullness. Baby’s sucking is the trigger for milk production. 2017-11-17 16:39:58
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weight increase diet for 7 month baby...

weight increase diet for 7 month baby...

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Please visit a good child health educator. 2017-11-17 16:40:34
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Hello mam.. I want to ask for how much time can i store breast milk..? Nd can it be stored in the fr....

Hello mam.. I want to ask for how much time can i store breast milk..? Nd can it be stored in the fridge or outside. Since my son dont drink once it get can i reheat it nd how many times can i reheat the same milk

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If you keep your milk in the fridge, you can use it within 24 hours. If you freeze your milk, you can use your milk within 3 months. Whenever the milk needs to be brought on the right temperature for the baby’s feeding, it has to be in directly heated (by keeping it in a warm water bowl). Once you have thawed and used you can reheat. So express in separate containers for separate feeds 2017-11-17 16:43:13
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my daughter is 4 months old i had insufficient breast milk from starting so i had to give her FM. is....

my daughter is 4 months old i had insufficient breast milk from starting so i had to give her FM. is there any way i can just keep her on breast milk or increase breast milk.

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First thing is improve attachment/latch of baby on your breast. Secondly sufficient frequency of breastfeeding in a day--minimum 8 times of breastfeeding in 24 hours. third one feeding time through one breast so breast emptying happens only then it will be full. Alternative feed alternative breast Fourth way would be to try natural herbs like roasted cumin (jeera) and soaked fenugreek seeds (methi dana). 2 spoons each a day. 2017-11-17 16:43:36
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Hellloooo Mam .. my baby is going to complete 6 months by end of this month.. what diet need to foll....

Hellloooo Mam .. my baby is going to complete 6 months by end of this month.. what diet need to follow next along with breastfeeding?

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After 6 months complementary foods will be introduced to the baby so only 3-4 times breastfeeding in 24 hours is sufficient. No special diet is required for you 2017-11-17 16:45:16
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I am working mother.after 8hours i am breast feeding my son .is it safe.

I am working mother.after 8hours i am breast feeding my son .is it safe.

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Feeding the baby is completely safe even after 8 hours – if you baby is less than 6 months – express every 3 hourly. If your baby is more than 6 months then only 3-4 feeds in 24 hours is sufficient 2017-11-17 16:52:10
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hi, my baby is 45 days old. she is crying even after feeding and always want to be kept latched to t....

hi, my baby is 45 days old. she is crying even after feeding and always want to be kept latched to the breasts. i had c section and started feeding after 3 days of delivery.i feel my supply is low. she is not latching properly also. what should be the amount of milk she should consume in a day? i am supplementing with formula milk thrice a day. please advise

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How can I improve my milk supply. Which position is the best to feed her .She is weighing around 3.5 KGS 2017-11-17 16:48:47
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Also while expressing I am getting around 30-40 ml only 2017-11-17 16:49:26
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The main reason of your problem is incorrect latch please meet a good lactation expert. For the supplementation of milk please express your own milk. Follow the following to increase your milk supply First thing is improve attachment/latch of baby on your breast. Secondly sufficient frequency of breastfeeding in a day--minimum 8 times of breastfeeding in 24 hours. third one feeding time through one breast so breast emptying happens only then it will be full. Alternative feed alternative breast Fourth way would be to try natural herbs like roasted cumin (jeera) and soaked fenugreek seeds (methi dana). 2 spoons each a day. 2017-11-17 16:49:38
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Just don't stress yourself and work on improving your attachment that should resolve all your problems. 2017-11-17 16:51:55
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hi my son is 8 months old and i am a working mom.i used to pump the milk when i return from office (....

hi my son is 8 months old and i am a working mom.i used to pump the milk when i return from office (after 8 hrs) which i get only 30 to 40 ml and moslty of foremilk.so can i store it and feed the baby next day.along with that he is taking ot he r solid foods

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Yes, you can surely store the milk and feed the baby the next day. The shelf life of expressed milk in the refrigerator is easily 24 hrs. All the Best ! 2017-11-17 15:03:03
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i feed my baby in cradle position with a help of pillow and with the help of shield. however at the....

i feed my baby in cradle position with a help of pillow and with the help of shield. however at the end milk stops flowing into shield, but when i check without the shield the milk will still be there. hence please suggest best position for feeding with shield on.

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Try cross cradle and football position that will give you a better grip of the baby on your breast. No need to check the shield in between instead checking the swallowing signs happening in baby's neck. 2017-11-17 15:06:21
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my baby is 35 days and she vomits a lot .i feel shes hungry and when i start feeding her she panics....

my baby is 35 days and she vomits a lot .i feel shes hungry and when i start feeding her she panics and sometimes she has to burp .while i feel she s hungry..what should i do to stop her vomits.and what should be the average time gap ..between each feed

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The reason for vomiting could be fast milk expulsion rate. You need to keep the baby in a slightly upright position while feeding, preferably the Football hold, in which the baby's position is not totally horizontal. Feeding should be based on Hunger Signs-- Opening the mouth searching for Health Drink, baby trying to Health Drink the finger, and sucking mother's fingers if put in baby's mouth. Learn to read fullness signs of baby and burp her properly. Babies normally do not overfeed. If problem persists, please consult your paed for reflux 2017-11-17 15:11:35
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my baby is 10 mnths old..when should i stop hik breast feeding..

my baby is 10 mnths old..when should i stop hik breast feeding..

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According to the latest WHO guidelines the baby should be completed weaned off the breast milk only after 2.5 years. If you choose to wean your baby from your baby you could still continue expressing your milk 2 -3 times a day and can give that to your baby. 2017-11-17 16:52:30
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hi , my baby is six months old..although i have been feeding bresatmilk exclusively but since 2 mont....

hi , my baby is six months old..although i have been feeding bresatmilk exclusively but since 2 months i am facing the problem of engorgement on and off...i get milk blisters and mostly the problem is blockage of one of the milk duct...plz suggest what to do to avoid such condition

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Hi, this might be due to either continuing to breastfeed at the same frequency as when baby was younger, or not enough breastfeeding. You need to only continue breastfeeding the baby only 3-4 times a day and supplement with with 3-4 complimentary meals. On the other hand, if you have stopped breastfeeding, then please start it at least 3-4 times. If engorgement persists, then express the excess milk via a breast pump. It can be stored for later use or even donated to babies who don't have enough access to their mother's breastmilk 2017-11-17 15:24:31
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hi..my son is 4 months old..sometimes he wont drink ..there ll be a gap of 4 to 5hrs to bf again..sh....

hi..my son is 4 months old..sometimes he wont drink ..there ll be a gap of 4 to 5hrs to bf again..should i pump out some milk nd den feed??

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Express only If you feel your breasts are hurting or engorged. If the baby’s weight gain is proper no express breastfeeding is required. 2017-11-17 16:55:32
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hii my son is 29 days old he breastfeeds directly but slips easily so i fill he is not satisfied and....

hii my son is 29 days old he breastfeeds directly but slips easily so i fill he is not satisfied and i breastfeed via sheild. How do i know he is taking feed directly os enough for him?? And how shall i wean him from sheild??

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Please remove the shield and feed directly. Try this when the baby is less hungry and a little sleepy. The moment he accepts direct feeding without shield, do not use the shield again, else the baby will not get weaned off from it. Hope this helps! 2017-11-17 15:48:48
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my baby is 5 weeks n 2 days can feed him while lying at night with help of sleeping bag n what i sho....

my baby is 5 weeks n 2 days can feed him while lying at night with help of sleeping bag n what i should avoid to take so that he do not spit milk while burp sometime milk comes from nose too is it normal or i should see pedeac

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Try feeding in a sitting position so that baby is not horizontal while feeding. Preferably football hold position. If the problem of milk coming out from nose still persists on changing position, it is best to consult your doctor. 2017-11-17 15:51:20
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how many times should i breastfeed my baby after 6 months once i start introducing solids. kndly adv....

how many times should i breastfeed my baby after 6 months once i start introducing solids. kndly advice.

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Hi Sumathi 3 -4 times in 24 hours is sufficient because the baby will be taking complimentary foods through out the day. 2017-11-17 16:54:27
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3 -- 4 times of proper meals in the form of paste and if need be 2 -3 times of snack meals in a day. Along with your milk. 2017-11-17 16:55:19
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how to get Health Drink out for sucking

how to get Health Drink out for sucking

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how shall i know he is feeding well without sheild??

how shall i know he is feeding well without sheild??

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Whether with a shield or without it, urine output is the measure to sufficient bm is happening at the age above 6 days. Baby should pass at least 6 times urine in 24 hours. 2017-11-17 16:10:20
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my question is , everyone tells me i dony have enough milk to serve my 7 month baby coz while feedi....

my question is , everyone tells me i dony have enough milk to serve my 7 month baby coz while feeding he plays nd drink then play nd drink... but at night when he is asleep he drinks milk continuosly... is my supply of milk enough for my babh or not

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It is not about your milk supply but the baby is getting distracted while taking the feed. If the baby is taking your feed 3 times in a day no other form of milk is required for the day. Don’t worry about your supply. Your baby knows how to stimulate your supply. 2017-11-17 16:08:26
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my son is 6 month old and i started solid food . i m feeling that my breast is very soft and produci....

my son is 6 month old and i started solid food . i m feeling that my breast is very soft and producing less milk as compared to earlier. sometimes my son is also not sucking well. please tell me how to increase my breast milk so that my child Health Drink well.

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Because the baby has been introduced to the complimentary food now the baby's requirement for the breast milk is 3 -4 times in 24 hours. Don't worry on your supply just latch the baby properly even when the breast seems to be soft the baby can still stimulate sufficient milk to quench their hunger. 2017-11-17 16:14:15
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hi my son is 3.5 months old. when he is 1 month i used to feed him every two hours.now he take long....

hi my son is 3.5 months old. when he is 1 month i used to feed him every two hours.now he take long gap to each feed.3 to 4 hours.if i force him to feed he will cry loudly.is this long gap affect his growth.why he is refusing.his activities are normal.

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3 -4 hours for 3 months plus baby is not a long gap. Baby cries loudly because baby isn't hungry. Please wait and feed as per baby's demand. 2017-11-17 16:25:08
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hi am mother of 2 month old baby and i had c section....my baby is not latching properly so i starte....

hi am mother of 2 month old baby and i had c section....my baby is not latching properly so i started pumping.....but am getting only 2 ounces of milk per 3 hrs....please suggest me what can I do to increase my breast milk thank you

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You are already expressing 60 ml of milk what you need to add is direct feeding with a proper latch. Meet a good lactation consultant to learn this. The expression should be followed by direct feeding, which means that you should always go for direct feeding first and then follow it with expressing until you feel that your breast is empty. Follow this alternatively for both the breasts. One breast for one feed. 2017-11-17 16:32:47
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i have a 15months old daughter. i am still breast feeding. should i continue ?. or ahould i stop?......

i have a 15months old daughter. i am still breast feeding. should i continue ?. or ahould i stop?.. i stopped taking calcium tablets.. npw a days i am feeling week may be for the same. please help to stop feeding her.how can i stop?.. such me ways to stop

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According to the latest WHO guidelines the baby should be completed weaned off the breast milk only after 2.5 years. If you choose to wean your baby from your baby you could still continue expressing your milk 2 -3 times a day and can give that to your baby. 2017-11-17 16:35:25
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Hi..my baby is 10 months old...he is not gaining his weight..now baby's weight 8 kg...birth weight....

Hi..my baby is 10 months old...he is not gaining his weight..now baby's weight 8 kg...birth weight was 3 kg...now a days i feel my breastmilk is not suficient for him..i give food 4 to 5 times to my baby.... pls how to increase my breast milk...pls give ur suggestion..thanks

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Baby doesn't require that much of bm now rather than increasing your bm given to your baby please increase the complimentary food given which should be in sufficient quantity 3 --4 proper meals and 2 -3 snack meals. Please meet a good child health educator to understand the same. 2017-11-17 16:47:25

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