Breast Feeding

Breastfeeding is the process of feeding a baby with milk from a woman's breast. WHO (world health organization) recommends breastfeeding your child exclusively for the first 6 months of their life. It reduces the risk of the child developing diarrhea, asthma, food allergies, diabetes, leukemia, etc., later on in their life.

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Why does my 10-week-old baby refuse her feed after vaccination?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 10 weeks old, and I had her vaccinated yesterday (Pentaxim and Hepatitis B). Since the vaccination, she is refusing to breastfeed. She takes a suck and starts crying. Even when I pump and give her milk, she drinks hardly 15 ml and falls asleep. Is it normal? What can I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pentaxim is Diphtheria vaccine, which causes comparatively less pain and fever. But the same can cause pain and discomfort in few babies. Maybe your baby is having pain and discomfort due to which she is refusing to breastfeed. Sometimes, rotavirus vaccine can also cause ...  Read Full »

Why do I not get my periods for the past two years after my delivery?

Query: Hello doctor, After my delivery for the past two years, I had no period. I went for a checkup with a Gynecologist. She gave me Primolut N (Norethisterone) to start my period. The period came but then again, no periods in coming months. I visited two to three doctors, they gave me the same Primolut ...  Read Full »


Dr. Radha P H

Answer: Hi doctor, Welcome to icliniq.com. It will take some six months for your thyroid levels to become normal with medicines and your periods to resume regularly. After initiating thyroid medicine, you have to repeat thyroid levels to see if the dosage is sufficient after three months. Moreover, you ...  Read Full »

Is alcohol safe during breastfeeding?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old female. What is the risk of drinking alcoholic beverages while breastfeeding, if I pump and dump a few hours after?  Read Full »


Dr. Roli Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you had alcohol for the first time during breastfeeding, not take it regularly or take it in very less amount, then probably it will not have much of an effect on the baby. If taken in large amounts and frequently, the baby may have drowsiness, deep sleep, weakness...  Read Full »

My 28 days old daughter has been crying a lot since morning. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My 28 days old daughter has been crying a lot since morning. Even when she sleeps, she gets up within half an hour crying. Her body temperature is 98.4 F. She does not have a cough or cold. I have a minor throat infection. Is it possible that she might have caught my throat infection...  Read Full »


Dr. Prachee Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear that your little one is not in good spirits today. A neonate can be upset for a variety of reasons ranging from tummy upset, colic, nose block, ear ache, tiredness, etc.  Since you are having a minor infection and she is waking frequently, there may be ...  Read Full »

Does myomax help in stopping breastfeeding?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife wants to stop breastfeeding our ten months old daughter because our daughter is healthy and weighs 12 kg. We gave her store-bought milk so that she does not form a habit of sucking mother's milk. My wife's breast milk quantity is enough to satisfy our daughter's needs. But ou...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mymox (Amoxicillin) is an antibiotic and has nothing to do with lactation or milk production. Sudden weaning of baby may lead to both physical and emotional effects on both the mother and her baby. Gradual weaning is good. Medical suppression of lactation is not adv...  Read Full »

Will pityriasis versicolor worsen if the application of medication is not regular?

Query: Hi doctor,I have white patches. I could not take medication for the past three to four years, and it has become worse. Patches spread severely. Only in legs, I do not have it yet, except I have it all over the body. Am using Kz soap for the past year. I will attach the photos with the recent prescri...  Read Full »


Dr. B T Priya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From pictures, it is looking like skin condition pityriasis versicolor (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It is common during the summer months. But your infection is very severe and extensive. Are you having severe dandruff or psoriasis problem? ...  Read Full »

Is it good to use a breast pump simultaneously while breastfeeding?

Query: Hi doctor,Can one pump and breastfeed simultaneously? Why or why not? Please provide the explanation or suggestion on how this can be done. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In case you have nipple problem in one or both the breast, there is no harm in using the breast pump. Even if the mother has an excess of breast milk which is causing discomfort, then breast pump plays an important role. If the mother feels like storing the milk b...  Read Full »

Can a lactating mother take the COVID vaccine?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a feeding mother. My baby is 18 months old boy. Can I take the Covishield vaccine? Will this not affect my kid? Since the vaccine is not approved for kids, if I take will my kid not get any effect? Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Yes, you can go for the Covishield vaccination. It will not affect your baby (new guidelines of ICMR (Indian council of medical research) suggesting the same). I hope this was helpful.  Read Full »

How to wean naturally from breastfeeding?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 2.3 years old baby girl. She is still breastfeeding. It was my decision to breastfeed her till she turns 2 years. I can breastfeed her a few times a day, but she seems to obsess over it now. Especially when she is sleeping, while she is awake, I tell her the milk is not coming a...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your issue. It is common at this age. You may try the following methods. 1. Using a bottle at night- Let the child keep feeding on the bottle itself. Do not breastfeed the child at night, even if she keeps crying. The child may initially cry and get angry ...  Read Full »

Why am I getting severe hair fall after pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have great hair fall as I am breastfeeding my four months old baby.   Read Full »


Dr. Sunita Kothari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Taking insufficient vitamins and minerals can exacerbate hair loss. Eat healthy foods and stay hydrated in addition to your regular calorie intake. You need to take food in extra calories for nursing. You need to take extra calories of around 650 calories to produce...  Read Full »

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