Breast Milk

Breast milk is produced by the mammary glands present in the female breast. This process begins during pregnancy. Colostrum is the first breast milk, and it is used for feeding newborns. Breast milk is composed of protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and other hormones. Its composition varies from mother to mother.

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Does breastfeeding alone is enough for my 10-month-old baby at night?

Query: Hi doctor, Our baby girl is 10 months old, and so far, we have been only breastfeeding her along with semi-solid food. Sometimes, mother's milk is not enough, and we do not know any alternative food to give at night. Yesterday night also she was hungry and crying, we got confused and eventually gave...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, biscuits have to be avoided as rightly mentioned. Formula milk can be given, but only when other homemade stuff is not available readily. There is no such thing as addiction to formula milk. You can continue breastfeeding up to two to three years. There is no need to...  Read Full »

Is it dangerous if there is blood when breast milk is expressed three days after C-section?

Query: Hi doctor, I tried to express some breast milk out to reduce tenderness, but only blood came out. It was not colored milk, just blood. I can send the photos. No milk has come through since. It has been three days since I am out from C-section and tubal ligation. I have always had issues with breast...  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and will definitely help you regarding it. I have seen the images that you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Yes, it seems pure blood. The sight of blood instead of breast milk can be scary, but it is g...  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 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 »

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 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 »

How to make a 14-month-old baby eat after undergoing adenoid surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient's adenoids were removed before five days. He was taken to the recovery room and was so cranky. His breathing was funny, so he was put on oxygen. In about 45 minutes he was able to breathe on his own, he coughs and get a lot. We bought grape juice, ice cream, and milk. He is m...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please feed him breastmilk. Encourage him to suck, and the feed needs to be started after about 4 hours of the procedure. Also, to relieve the pain give him painkiller syrup say about 5 mL of Paracetamol (125 mg per 5 mL) given thrice or four times will alleviate the ...  Read Full »

Will packet milk cause gut problems in a 2-month-old child?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is 2-month-old, and she has been doing green stool since morning. She has done it 15 times so far. Which medicine should I give so that it becomes better? Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Samir Bhatia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Children have gastrocolic reflex, wherein they pass stool moment they feed. So it can be 20 times also. But I would like to know what feed are you giving to the child. Is she on exclusive breastfeeding? Is she passing urine atleast five times? Is she active and fee...  Read Full »

For how long do women lactate after delivery?

Query: Hi doctor, I gave birth to a baby almost two years ago and still have milk in my breasts. I do not breastfeed. I also have gained weight and have hair on my face. My neutrophil level is low, and bilirubin and hemoglobin levels are high. They said that my spleen is deformed. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from facial hair, weight gain, and continuous breast milk production. I have gone through your investigation reports (attachments removed to protect the pat...  Read Full »

How can I increase my breast milk?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2 months old son is 4.2 kgs now. At times, the baby is fussy on the breasts and not able to get enough milk. I tried changing breasts during feeding, but still, he starts crying and unable to settle him. It takes one hour for breasts to become hard and finally feed the baby without...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It may be possible that the breast milk may be less as per requirement, or there may be some issues with latching on. You need to find a balanced way to feed the baby. Please do the following: 1. Top feed the baby with a bottle and nipple after every breastfeed so t...  Read Full »

What to do if you cannot produce breast milk?

Query: Hi doctor, I am not getting adequate breast milk. I am taking Lactogag capsules. Even after taking it, I am not able to get enough milk. I had delivery a month back. But still, I do not have milk. Kindly suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. Sudhakar Palanisamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, I need to know the age of your baby, birth weight, and current weight. Please mention the amount of milk expelled by you every day. Kindly provide these details to guide you further.   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 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 »

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