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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Is it advisable to exclusively pump breast milk?

Query: Hello doctor, Why more mothers are choosing to exclusively pump their breast milk? How does it work for them? Kindly explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mostly breast pumps are used by mothers who need to prepare for the child in advance due to their business. Most of the working ladies are using breast pumps to empty the breast in advance and to have milk as per need. Breast pump helps to maintain breast production by ...  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 icliniq.com. 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 becau...  Read Full »

How does stress influence breast milk production?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby girl is around 15 days old. I have had a normal delivery. At first, when she was three days old till the eighth day, I had engorged breasts with full milk but later there was a sudden drop in the supply. What might be the reason? Will the hot summer influence breast milk product...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Rama Thute

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand the problem which you are going through. During breastfeeding period if there are any stressors (like excessive worry regarding the baby, sudden demise in the family) it decreases the prolactin reflex in the body and hence reduces the milk output. There are...  Read Full »

How to make raw and unpasteurized A2 milk safe before giving it to a one-year-old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, Our baby girl is about 1 year and one month old. We just started giving cow milk two days back. A packet of A2 unpasteurized milk was bought, boiled and cooled down. We gave about 300 ml per day once. Her motion looks affected a little. It is not solid. At night, she suddenly started c...  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Unpasteurized milk is not advisable to be given, as pasteurization is required to kill all the bacteria or germs in the milk. I think the baby does have some issues with cow milk and is crying due to colic (abdominal pain). Formula milk (any stage 3) is always better t...  Read Full »

My baby is having loose motions. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 7 months and 10 days old and initially, he was suffering from a runny nose, two weeks back. This week, he has loose motions, and he passes stools 5 to 6 times a day. We consulted a doctor, who gave him Sporlac and Zinc dry powder suspension. He is now pooping 2 to 3 times out ...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand the situation you are in. Loose motions once started in a child might take at least 7 to 10 days to subside. Passing two to three loose stools per day is not a big issue until your child is active, taking feeds well, and passing urine adequately. So continue...  Read Full »

How to increase breast milk supply?

Query: Hi doctor, What to do to increase breast milk?  Read Full »


Dr. Gowrimeena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, we have to objectively find out whether breast milk is really less than what is required for the baby as I find this to be uncommon. If the baby is active, wetting nappy at least four to six times in a day and gaining weight adequately, these are the indi...  Read Full »

Would you please tell me the difference between premium and plain formula milk?

Query: Hi doctor, Can you tell me the difference between Dexolac stage 1 and Dexolac stage 1 premium?  Read Full »


Dr. Srinivas Rekapalli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dexolac premium contains calcium to phosphorus ratio near to 2:1, which is more like breast milk and other properties too near to breast milk. It also contains more iron compared to plain Dexolac. It contains nucleotides, which are said to help neurologic development and ...  Read Full »

Is alcohol safe during breastfeeding?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old female. What is the risk of drinking alcoholic beverages while breastfeeding, if I pump and dump a few hours after?  Read Full »


Dr. Roli Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you had alcohol for the first time during breastfeeding, not take it regularly or take it in very less amount, then probably it will not have much of an effect on the baby. If taken in large amounts and frequently, the baby may have drowsiness, deep sleep, weakness...  Read Full »

My 1.5-year-old child keeps refusing food. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My child is 1.5 years old and he weighs 11.9 kg. He is playful and looks energized but refusing food. Is it normal? Kindly suggest any treatment if needed. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For a 1.5 year old, the weight is good. Usually kids of this age group tend to be more interested in their surroundings and play, so will refuse food and might be choosy. If child is healthy and growing according to his age norms such as able to walk by now, says few word...  Read Full »

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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