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 is my 22 days old baby passing frequent stools after jaundice?

Query: Hello doctor,My baby is 22 days old. He suffered from jaundice when he was 7 days old. So, the doctor advised me to stop breastfeeding for three days. After that, breastfeeding did not fulfill his stomach so he was given powder milk a few times a day. He is passing stool more than 6 to 7 times in a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Modi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A baby can pass as many times stool as they are fed. The stool can be slight curdy in nature and may vary in color from golden yellow to greenish yellow in color. You should focus more on breastfeeding your baby. But if milk output is not adequate, you may give top f...  Read Full »

My baby is 7 months but her weight looks like a 5 months baby. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have a girl baby. She has completed seven months. Actually, my baby problem is weight. She has 7 kg now but she looks like five months baby structure like weightless. If anyone of them take my baby they ask (why baby like weightless and look like five months) but she eats well and breast...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Modi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A baby gains to be double the birth weight by six months of age and triple the birth weight by one year of age. The weight of your baby seems to be fine to me. Continue to breastfeed, give adequate complementary feed in the form of cereals, pulses, fruits, other prot...  Read Full »

Why is my baby having continuous watery stools?

Query: Hi doctor,My baby child is of one month and 10 days old. Actually, she had fever two days earlier but fever is fine now after consulting doctors. Now, she is having a continuous watery stool for last two days. But watery stool is continued. She is not sleeping at all.  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Modi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As your baby is only one month 10 days old, very less medication is recommended in this age. Continue to breastfeed, watch for adequate urine output. ORS (oral rehydration solution) solution to be only given if urine output is low. You can also give Econorm (Saccharo...  Read Full »

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