Created by Updated on Oct 05, 2015
My son is 22 days yr old, but he doesn't take my milk directly and m even not sure if the milk from breat pumps is enough for him as we have to give supplement to him.. kindly suggest what should I do so that he drinks my milk and we don't need to give him supplement..
| Oct 05, 2015
Hi Megha, If your child is just 22 days, then do not lose hope so soon but keep giving him breastmilk through direct latching or expressing. It is not advisable to put him on supplemental milk so soon else he will develop a habit for it. If you think, he is not able to feed, trying helping him latch on properly. Ensure the entire aerola is in his mouth and not just the nipple. Also, remeber the basic law of nature: each mother's milk is sufficient for her child. with some children, it may mean more frequent breastfeeding--say every 45 minute--but that in no way means that your milk is not sufficient for your baby. Your baby gets his entire health for life from your breastmilk. so dp not give up. I can understand it can be tiring, to sit down again to feed every 45 minutes or so, but exercise patience and do it for the benefit of your child. hope this helps.
| Oct 06, 2015
Hi Megha. It is very normal to feel that way when you start breastfeeding. But please please continue as it will increase your supply. Ensure that your baby is latching on properly. Keep nursing him every two to two and a half hours. The hardening of the breast and pain that you are feeling usually occurs when there is milk and it needs to be released. You may use boroline to soothe your breasts after nursing. I urge you to continue as it will get easier for sure. Good luck.
| Oct 07, 2015
Hi Megha, I had similar issue. When you say your milk has frozen, do u mean engorged? If u have a pump try emptying the breast if your baby can't help you emptying. Wherever you feel a lump, please empty that side as I ignored and had to visit doc for mastitis. I will suggest that you make your baby nurse as much as you can, it is tiring, very tiring, but nothing is better than your bm.