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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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 »

Kindly suggest the best mode of transport for two weeks old baby.

Query: Hi doctor,My baby is 2 weeks old. I want to know whether is it safe for my baby to travel after three weeks as I wish to drop mother and baby in my wife's place. Which is the best mode for the trip?  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.It is one the most common suggestions requested by parents. You can travel by any mode depending on where you want to travel if there are no specific contraindications for both mother and your baby such as in air travel high altitude sickness, etc.The only thing is to keep...  Read Full »

Why is my 4-month-old baby refusing to breastfeed while active?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 4-month-baby exclusively on breastfeeding. But for the past more than a month, she refuses to breastfeed when in an active mood. She only drinks when she is sleepy (after a nap), not before the nap also. After the birth, she has lactated correctly without any issues for three mo...  Read Full »


Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For normal babies, what we usually prescribe is - breastfeeds ‘on-demand.’ That is, feed the baby only when the baby cries with hunger or cries for milk. Do not attempt to feed by the clock. Normally, babies of this age feed once every two hours, but that...  Read Full »

What to do if you miss your periods after taking an emergency contraceptive pill?

Query: Hello doctor,We had sexual contact on the last day of her period without ejaculation, and after 48 hrs exactly, she took emergency contraceptive pills, and in the next expected period, it did not happen. Four days after, we did the quantitative and qualitative tests. Ten days after the scheduled tim...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. See let me explain that to you, for getting pregnant, and the sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female. The sperms then need to fertilize an egg which then should get implanted in the uteru...  Read Full »

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