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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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I am having low breast milk secretion. How can I increase it?

Query: Hello doctor.I am 36 days postpartum and my milk production is very low; my son is on formula and I need to improve my milk supply, according to his pediatrician. When I pump, I only receive 1.3 ounces in the morning and 0.33 ounces every pumping session the rest of the day. I drank plenty of water ...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is not too late to work on increasing your milk supply. Here are some tips to help boost your milk production: Frequent nursing or pumping: Try to nurse or pump every 2 to 3 hours, even at night, to stimulate milk production. Skin-to-skin contact: Spend time doi...  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 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 nee...  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 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 »

I am unable to breastfeed my 4-month-old son as I am on medications for my gallstones. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a mother of a 4-month-old. I have gallstones and I sometimes take Novaminsulfon to control the pain. Due to this medication, I could not breastfeed my baby for up to a week. When I try to breastfeed my baby he rejects my breast due to which my milk supply has reduced to what it was...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. It is understandable that you need to manage your pain, but it is also important to prioritize your baby's nutrition and bonding through breastfeeding. I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below. Skin-to-skin contact: Hold...  Read Full »

How to improve breast milk supply in case of an inverted nipple?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a query regarding my low breast milk supply. I delivered a baby boy last month. At first, he could not latch because of my inverted nipple. However, he gradually started sucking, but I felt my breast milk volume to be low. I am not feeling breast tightness. I checked with a brea...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Congratulations on your new baby boy. It is common for new mothers to experience challenges with breastfeeding, such as an inverted nipple or low milk supply. It is important to keep in mind that feeling breast tightness i...  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 It 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 ke...  Read Full »

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