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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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

Paediatrician

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 »

Which medicine can improve breast milk?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old married female. My baby is 40 days old. I am unable to breastfeed her. Please suggest me some medicine to improve my breast milk.  Read Full »


Dr. Shagufta Parveen

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you Lactare tablet (herbal capsule) thrice a day for 15 days, which will help to increase breast milk. Consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent. You can also take garlic regularly as it is considered as the best home remed...  Read Full »

Is it mandatory to remove lump behind the nipple with mild mastitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a mammogram and ultrasound done for a lump behind my nipple. I am breastfeeding my ten months old and it does not appear to be a blocked duct. It is painful while feeding. It is present for two weeks and awaiting mammogram results. I would like to have clarification of films...  Read Full »


Dr. Ismail Kabakus

Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I totally understand your concern. First of all, there is no suspicious mass on the mammogram (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Secondly, breast tissue is more prominent on the right, which might happen during lactation depending on which side you use m...  Read Full »

I still did not get my periods after delivery. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have delivered a baby boy through cesarean. After delivery my bleeding continues for three months. Then, it stopped completely and till now I have not got my menses. Now, my baby is 9.5 months old. Is it normal or need any medication? I am currently on Eltroxin 100 mg for thyroid.  Read Full »


Dr. Jyoti Gupta

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you breastfeeding your child? If yes, then breastfeeding could be the reason for delayed menstruation Also, you need to understand that you could still be pregnant without getting your periods. Kindly rule out pregnancy first and start a contraceptive measure after co...  Read Full »

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

Query: I have a 4 month baby exclusively on breast feed. But from past more than a month, she refuses the breastfeeding when in active mood. Only drinks wen she is sleepy, (after a nap) not before the nap also. After birth she has latched correctly without any issues for 3 months. In past few days, her re...  Read Full »


Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Paediatric Surgeon, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, For normal babies, what we usually prescribe is - breast feeds ‘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 2 hours, but, that does not mean you try feed...  Read Full »

Please suggest the best milk for a newborn baby other than breast milk.

Query: Hello doctor, My child is one and a half month old. Which milk is better for him, cow's milk or artificial milk (as breast milk is not enough)?  Read Full »


Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Paediatric Surgeon, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please know that until the baby is 6 months of age, there is nothing better than mother’s milk. If you feel mother’s milk is not enough, there are medications to increase mother’s milk. Has it been tried? How frequent are you breastfeeding? What exactly is the mo...  Read Full »

Can I continue giving my 20-day-old baby vitamin drops?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 20 days old. She is having loose motion from yesterday night. She passed loose stools for about 8 to 9 times between 8 PM to 3 AM. Only a few days back, we started giving multivitamin drops and vitamin D drops. After having that she seemed to struggle while passing motion ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arun Kiran Malhotra

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Exclusively breastfed babies do not need medications. Continue vitamin D drops. Breastfed babies can pass 10 to 12 golden yellow stools in a day (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please do exclusive breastfeeding for six months and give its many advantag...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for newborn avoiding breasts while feeding?

Query: Hello doctor, My three months baby is avoiding breast while feeding. Is there any other option to make her drink breast milk without direct feeding?  Read Full »


Dr. Sumeet Sharma

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can express breast milk (either manually or by using a breast pump) and give that milk to the baby using a spoon. But the reason for avoiding breastfeeding needs to be evaluated. Nose block is a common cause for refusal to feed. If the child is having a nose bloc...  Read Full »

How to make my baby to take feed in both the breasts?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 7 weeks old and she is on exclusive breastfeeding. She prefers the right breast than the left and cries to latch on the left. So I started to pump and bottle feed from left and direct feed from the right. I pump three to four times a day and make around 100 ml from the left...  Read Full »


Dr. Farhana Yasmin

Paediatrician, Community Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is normal for a baby that he or she chooses any one side of the breast on its own. But if you feel that your breast lopsided then you need to take some tricks. Start to feed your baby from the small one. Let him suck more and more from the small one. After some days...  Read Full »

Please suggest medication for a breastfeeding mother with sore throat and mild fever.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old. I am a breastfeeding mother for 6 months baby. I have a sore throat from yesterday and feel difficulty in swallowing with light fever but not continuous. Today my right eye is slightly reddish and I had a cough again but not continuous. Currently, I am taking Azithrol...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushin Payravi

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for sharing your medical info with us. I totally understand your concern and I will try to recommend the best you can take to help you relieve your symptoms. Please do not take Montac and Rantac since they are not the best options for your current situation. You...  Read Full »

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