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Benefits Of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is feeding the child using breast milk. It lowers the mother's risk of developing breast cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, and diabetes. It also helps to recover the mother from childbirth quickly and can reduce postpartum bleeding. It reduces their risk of developing allergies, childhood cancers, respiratory illness, and type 1 and 2 diabetes in children.

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Why is my 5-week-old baby gaining weight slowly?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 5 weeks old. He is frequently urinating but slow weight gain. Is my breastfeeding enough for him or not?  Read Full »


Dr. Kausalya Mohanraj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Frequent urination is because of more of foremilk feeding. Poor weight gain due to hindmilk deficiency. Hindmilk is rich in fat which helps in baby's weight gain. Foremilk contains more of water which makes the baby pass urine frequently. Your feeding has to be assessed...  Read Full »

My kid does not take anything except breastfeed. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My 15 months old baby girl does not eat anything at all and does not take a bottle or sippy cup, only breastfeed. I have tried everything but all in vain. I am very much worried now because she is very weak.  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. It is a slow and painful process for weaning off milk. The best way is to keep trying. 2. In some instances,you may withdraw the milk completely so that the child is made to feel that she will not get any milk now and only food. Try to find out which particular fo...  Read Full »

My 45-day-old baby seems fussy. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor, My baby girl is 45 days old. She is fully breastfed. At many times, she seems to be fussy and aggressive while I nurse her. I rule out either the possibility of milk being too fast or too slow since on both occasions she seems to react the same. After being fussy, she appears to be on and...  Read Full »


Dr. Vijaykumar Mundeshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. This is a common problem most mothers will face. The success of breastfeeding involves the participation of both mother and baby. Both of you have to learn to feed. I suggest you a few tips for a successful breastfeeding. 2. Let your baby lie in a straight line. B...  Read Full »

Why is my daughter experiencing pain during bowel movements?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 1 month old. Her birth weight was 7.9 lbs. After 15 days, she weighed 3.8, and then later, she weighed 9.2 lbs. Now, her current weight is 9.5 lbs. She seems to pass drop by drop motion about 15 to 20 times a day, and she has some sharp pain followed by some intermittent...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the laboratory reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You need not worry. This is common in children of this age group. You need not reduce the amount of feeding, nor do you have to start any other medication. The report is als...  Read Full »

Can touching my baby's soft spot cause any issues?

Query: Hello doctor, I had accidentally pressed the soft spot in the head of my 40 days old baby while taking him out of the crib. He was crying before and after, and he had not made any special responses. Is there anything to worry? Please help. I am so tensed.  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Just pressing the soft spot on the baby's head would not cause any major problem. It is just an opening in the head bones. Baby's feel discomfort during handling, hence they cry. But be careful to notice if any excessive and inconsolable cry occurs. Thank you and have a...  Read Full »

Please suggest some medicine to delay periods.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old. I am breastfeeding (not exclusively) my 9-month-old baby due to which I am having irregular periods almost every month. They get delayed for 10 to 15 days. Now, I am on vacation and really do not want my periods for at least 10 days to come as there will be a lot of ...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In breastfeeding, serum prolactin increases. That helps in milk production. Even for increasing breast milk production, sometimes prolactin has been given. Prolactin depresses/reduces/disturbs the menstrual cycle. Before six months of age, it is better for breastfeed...  Read Full »

Why does my 3.5 months old vomit after taking formula milk?

Query: Hello doctor, Hope you are doing well. I want to ask a question about my 3.5 months old baby. I feed him both breast milk and formula milk. But whenever I feed him formula milk, after 20 to 30 minutes, he starts to cry a lot, becomes fussy, and vomits that milk. After vomiting, he feels relaxed. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. Breast milk is easier to digest, and as a result, there is no problem of abdomen pain or vomiting. The reasons of vomiting after formula milk could be the following: You are giving more than the appetite of the child. Since you are also gi...  Read Full »

My daughter passed stools very frequently. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is six weeks old and suffering from loose motion. Her stool is yellowish and watery. She is passing stools with a fart. She passed stools for more than ten times in four hours now. She is completely on breastfeeding. She is not pale and her lips are not dry. Also, she has s...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks to be your first child. Normally, children below the age of 6 months pass stools 10 to 15 times a day or once in two days. So, do not worry. Please stop using gripe water. It is not recommended. Nothing other than breastmilk is advisable in the first six months...  Read Full »

How can I make my 7-month-old baby drink formula milk?

Query: Hello doctor, Absolutely nothing is wrong with my baby. We went to the hospital and nothing is wrong. It is just that she is seven months and she has been eating foods. So now she does not like how her formula taste. We have tried every brand and every kind of formula and she just does not want it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Parmar Vishal Himatlal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just got your concern. Relax. I am here to help you. Follow advice. Just give her some time to accept the taste of the new formula. Do not rush to introduce many things at a time. By offering multiple tastes at the time you are confusing her so she is frustrated. ...  Read Full »

What should I do to stop loose motion in my newborn due to cow's milk?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 2 months old. He always cries and sleep very less and always demand milk as I produce less milk. I gave him cow's milk with a little bit of sugar into it. And from the last two days, he is having losse motion. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Hardika Kothari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suppose you are taking a lot of tension. Milk output has a correlation with maternal emotions. Positive outlook will stimulate the release of oxytocin that enhances milk production. You need to worry less. Have a good diet and maintain good hydration. Spend more ti...  Read Full »

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