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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Will breast pain in a breastfeeding mother resolve on its own?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in my right breast. I have this pain for the past three days, and the pain is a kind of sharp shooting pain inside the breast from the armpit until the nipple. Currently, I am breastfeeding a 23-day-old baby. I am currently on postnatal vitamin C.  Read Full »


Dr. Payas Joshi

Child Health Specialist, General Practitioner, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinic.com. I would like you to examine and see if there is just pain or tenderness to touch. At times there is breast engorgement, which may cause pain. Are you feeding the child from both breasts? Both breasts should empty milk so that they do not get engorged. Also, see if...  Read Full »

How often can Bandy plus syrup be given to a 20-month-old?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 20 months old and her weight is only 10.5 kg. She is not increasing her weight. But, she is very active. We had given Bandy syrup for worm problem, but still she keeps her fingers near anus. I would like to know the reason for such behavior. Could you please suggest me wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Weight of 10.5 kg for 20 months old child seems a little bit less, but not that much of a cause to worry. Syrup Bandy (Albendazole and Ivermectin) can be given every six months once for worms. I would advise that all people living with the child should take a tablet or sy...  Read Full »

What food to give a 6 months old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 6 months old. I am a working mother and joining office soon. As a new mom, I am not sure about a healthy food and diet plan to be given to my baby at and after 6 months. Can you advise what all food can be given to a baby initially? Currently, she is having formula milk.  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Weaning with homemade mashed food should be started after 6 months of age. You can give the child mashed potatoes and other kinds of mashed fruits for at least four times a day along with mashed biscuits or other mashed snacks twice a day and breast milk. Please note t...  Read Full »

Can I continue breastfeeding for my 17 months old boy?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 17 months old. I am a working mom. My son was on breastfeed till two days back. Of late, my son has stopped eating breakfast, because he sucks milk the whole night. For the past few days, he eats only two mouths of food in the afternoon and night. We tried everything like changi...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mother's milk should be continued till 2 years of age. So, the breast milk is supposed to be continued. However, along with breast milk homemade food is also supposed to be given for weaning purpose. Please try and find out what he likes at home and provide him that, so t...  Read Full »

Please suggest the best formula milk for my baby.

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 5 months old. Since I had less milk, she was formula fed. But, she developed a gas problem. We keep on switching the brand of formula milk, but it did not suit her. Her doctor advised Colicaid, but she still has issues. Can you please advise which formula milk is good for ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, Paediatrician, Pediatric Allergy Asthma Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The problem is not with the formula milk and it is with the way you feed the formula. Generally, gas formation is more if the baby is on bottle feed and somewhat little when baby is breastfed. The problem of gas formation is a common thing as babies tend to take in air...  Read Full »

Should I be concerned about breast lump?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old mother of a 11 months old. Today, I found a red, inflammation on the surface of left breast on the lower side. It is a lump kind of stuff. I am doubtful whether it is cancer. I did not see any other symptoms of breast cancer as other things look normal. I am so worried....  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. An inflamed lump is unlikely to be a cancer. This is an often occurrence in women with babies being breastfed. It occurs due to an infection. However, any lump must be examined by a breast surgeon and if required a sample of the tissue taken in order to ascertain the ca...  Read Full »

How to know if your newborn is getting enough breast milk?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 2 weeks old and she is sleeping all day. I have to force her to breastfeed and she will drink less and sleep again. She is awake in the night and having a good amount of milk in the night. She makes on average five to six wet clothes. I am worried as she is sleeping 7 to 8 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, Paediatrician, Pediatric Allergy Asthma Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. I would say that what the other pediatricians have told you is true. This is normal with newborn babies till a few weeks. Yes, they tend to sleep a lot and you need not worry about the sleep. On an average, you have to breastfeed the bab...  Read Full »

Is it normal to not have periods for 10 months after delivery?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife had cesarean delivery 12 months ago. She has uterine tumor of 2.2 x 1.6 cm in myometrium. After delivery she had been continuing periodical discharge for two months. Period has been stopped since last 10 months. My wife is still breastfeeding our baby (son). The doctor has advised...  Read Full »


Dr. Anindya Das

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cessation of menstruation is called amenorrhea. Amenorrhea for six months following pregnancy is usual, but when it has continued for 10 months, it requires investigations. Breastfeeding may be a cause. If the period does not return after stopping breastfeed...  Read Full »

Is I-pill safe while breastfeeding?

Query: Hi doctor, Is I-pill safe while breastfeeding? If not, then what are the alternative measures?  Read Full »


Dr. Meeta Airen

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, if you want to use it as an emergency contraceptive, then it is safe during breastfeeding. You can take, but the best contraceptive during breastfeeding is copper-T insertion (intrauterine contraceptive device). For further information consult an obstetrician and gy...  Read Full »

Earwax coming out of the ear with a terrible odor can be a sign of infection of the eustachian tube.

Query: Hi doctor, I want to ask whether too much earwax in the baby's ear is normal. My daughter has a lot of earwax coming out from her right ear, and it has a terrible odor. Currently, I am not giving any medications, just vitamins. She is 4 months and 3 weeks old, height 64.5 cm, and weight 6 kilograms...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If there is foul-smelling fluid coming out of the ear, it cannot be wax but indicates an infection. The possible reason for this is due to improper posturing of the child while breastfeeding. The child's body should be in an oblique fashion while feeding to prevent the ...  Read Full »

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