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How to make the baby have enough breastfeed?

How to make the baby have enough breastfeed?

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Published At November 7, 2016
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Our baby is 1 month old. My wife is facing problem in breastfeeding as the baby is not taking the feed properly. This is our first baby and my wife is using a breast pump to take off her milk and giving it in a bottle. I want to know whether the use of a breast pump for a long time cause any problem to the mother. What are the other ways to make the baby have milk directly through breastfeeding? Also, will bottle feeding cause any constipation problem?

Answered by Dr. Mohammad Aamir


Welcome to icliniq.com.Firstly, encourage your wife to breastfeed for at least 15 minutes. Although feeding the first baby might be challenging, with experience, it will become easier. Advise her to position the baby correctly by making a V-shape in her hand and ensuring the nipple is entirely in the baby's mouth. If breastfeeding becomes difficult, using a breast pump is an option. She can express milk into a glass and feed the baby with a spoon. Additionally, introducing top feed like formula milk is possible. The only concern with the breast pump is the risk of infection, so she should sterilize it before each use to ensure hygiene and safety. Remember, seeking guidance from a healthcare professional can provide further support and advice for successful breastfeeding and infant care.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Mohammad Aamir
Dr. Mohammad Aamir

Internal Medicine

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