Breastfeeding is an effective tool that helps in maintaining the health, well-being, and survival of a child. It also prevents the occurence of common childhood diseases, which is attributed to the presence of antibodies, and the safe and pure nature of breast milk. Breast milk provides the all essential nutrients ul until six months of age. After which it provides half or more than half of the required nutrients for the next six months. The next year it gives about one-third of the needed nutrients to the child.

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I am a breastfeeding mother, and I am pregnant with a second child. Can I take abortion pills?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my C-section ten months ago, and I am a breastfeeding mother. I have conceived again. Can I take abortion pills?  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. First of all, breastfeeding mothers are less likely to get pregnant because of hormonal changes. In breastfeeding mothers, hormonal changes can cause false-positive urine pregnancy tests. So my suggestion is first to confirm this pregn...  Read Full »

Is there any alternate for dairy milk for my 7-month-old kid?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby girl entered seventh month a few days back. Doctor here suggested to feeding my baby with Medolac apple flavor two times a day and dairy milk. We started the same for 10 days, and the baby did not have any allergy or problems. But still, I have a doubt. Is dairy milk good for my...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have asked an appropriate question related to weaning your baby girl. Her growth (height and weight) looks good. You may know that it is a usual practice to start weaning the baby after he/she completes six months of age. There are several ways of doing it. 1. I...  Read Full »

My baby and wife got their rabies vaccination recently. Can she breastfeed?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby got vaccinated today with OPV, Penta 2, and IPV, and my wife also got herself a rabies vaccine. Can she breastfeed?  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Yes, it is safe to breastfeed after anti-rabies vaccination. The baby is also vaccinated with Penta so that he might get a fever as an immune response. I suggest giving a tablet Paracetamol 15 mg/kg for 24 hrs post...  Read Full »

What should I do to make my little one take breast milk?

Query: Hello doctor, My 10 months old baby is refusing to breastfeed suddenly. What can I do to feed him again?  Read Full »

Dr. Hardika Kothari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Since when is your baby refusing breastfeeding (specify the duration)? Are there any other symptoms associated with refusal to feed? If yes, please specify. How is the activity of your baby? What are the complementary feeds you are giving to your baby apart from your br...  Read Full »

I am still breastfeeding my 20-month-old daughter. What can be done to stop her breastfeeding?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 20 months old and still breastfeeding. She did not fall asleep without breastfeeding, even though she had some solids. Her weight is 11.1 kg. So is there any easy way to ween off toddlers abruptly, like any gel or balm that mums can apply on their breasts, and toddlers ...  Read Full »

Dr. Jeffrey Aaron

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly I would like to appreciate that you are bread feeding up to 20 months because it is the best gift for your child. Change the place you are breastfeeding. Find a new place and time to breastfeed so that the child is not used to it and does not want to feed anymo...  Read Full »

My 34-year-old wife is breastfeeding and is having diarrhea. How to cure?

Query: Hello, My wife is 34 years old, breastfeeding, and has had diarrhea since morning. What medications can she take to cure diarrhea that should not harm the baby, who is six months old? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Your wife can take Imodium every eight hours, together with a tablet of Metronidazole. This will stop diarrhea, but she needs to hydrate herself well to compensate for the lost body fluids caused by diarrhea. In addi...  Read Full »

I have had inverted nipples in the past, and now they have become normal. Can I switch to breastfeeding rather than expressing and feeding?

Query: Hi doctor,I have an eight-week-old baby. Initially, I had inverted nipples, so I could not breastfeed my baby. In addition, I have a good milk supply, and I am expressing and feeding the baby. However, my nipples have become fine due to pumping, so I want to switch to breastfeeding. Also, I consulte...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. 1. Yes, you can switch over to direct breastfeeding. 2. Make sure the baby latches the mouth to the breast properly. 3. Hold the baby and be seated in a comfortable position. 4. Initially, there will be discomfo...  Read Full »

I am a breastfeeding mother to my baby of 4 months and have not gotten my periods yet. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a breastfeeding mother to my four months old second baby. My partner and I had sex, and after one month, I checked for pregnancy, but the test was negative. My concern is I have not got my periods yet. What could be the reason? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. A hormone called prolactin causes the breast to produce milk, and this hormone prevents the release of eggs from the ovary. So as far as the return of the period is concerned, your baby is entirely dependent on br...  Read Full »

My seven-month-old baby is not drinking enough milk. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is seven months old. I have noticed that she is not drinking enough milk as before. Earlier, she drank about 700 ml, but now she only drinks up to 400 ml. I have also started feeding her solid foods, but she only eats up to four to five spoons and closes her mouth tightly after...  Read Full »

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Baby's feeding requirements vary, and they may not need as much as they previously required. In this case, according to your observation, she has symptoms of a mild cold, which can cause feeding refusal. In addition, she may have a nose blo...  Read Full »

What should I do to make my baby latch and suck milk properly?

Query: Hello doctor, My 20-days-old daughter has a problem with latching. She is unable to draw milk from my breast. She bites on my nipple for ten minutes and sleeps without getting full. I am having a tough time feeding her. Please help me out of this stress.  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. This is a common problem that most new mothers face. The child is unaware of how to take the nipple in the mouth and has to be shown or trained. It is important that the baby takes the areola (the dark area around the nipple) and...  Read Full »

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