Lactation

Secretion of milk from a mother's mammary gland to feed her baby is called lactation. In humans, from the 18th week of pregnancy, the milk duct system develops with the help of hormones. After delivery, the high levels of prolactin and low levels of progesterone helps in milk production.

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What treatment is there for tongue tie in an 8 weeks old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My 8 weeks old baby girl has a lip tie and posterior tongue tie. She is gaining weight adequately as I have a good supply but I have noticed latching problem. Her latch is shallow and makes a clicking sound on breastfeeding. It pulls on and off frequently. As she is nursing frequently...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What do you mean by a lip tie? Is it a cleft? Is it possible that you take a picture and send? If your baby is taking breastfeeds adequately and gaining weight adequately, then do not worry about the tongue tie now. We shall wait. If there is any problem with speech...  Read Full »

Baby feeds only five minutes at a time. Is she getting proper feed?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is two months old. She feeds only for five minutes at a time. I am worried if she is getting proper feed, and if not, what should I do? My milk let down is too fast. So, every time she feeds, and gets choked. Please suggest how I can help her.   Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please note the following points: 1) Monitor the child's weight to see if he or she is getting proper feeds and gaining adequate weight. 2) You can feed the baby with a bottle or with a sipper to monitor how much feeds the child is taking, and this will also regula...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Why is there lactation after taking Unwanted 72?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex with fiancee a month back. I gave her Unwanted 72 in 48 to 72 hours bracket. She had her periods 10 days later. Today she is experiencing some lactation and also suffering from typhoid. The hCG tests and pregasure tests are negative. But still has lactation when presses her bre...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fact that hCG levels ruled out pregnancy now, of course, confirms the absence of pregnancy. The lactation or as we call it galactorrhea in absence of pregnancy is due to increased serum prolactin levels. Please get her serum prolactin levels checked to rule out h...  Read Full »

Which medicine can improve breast milk?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old married female. My baby is 40 days old. I am unable to breastfeed her. Please suggest me some medicine to improve my breast milk.  Read Full »


Dr. Shagufta Parveen

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you Lactare tablet (herbal capsule) thrice a day for 15 days, which will help to increase breast milk. Consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent. You can also take garlic regularly as it is considered as the best home remed...  Read Full »

Is there any medicine to induce lactation for feeding my adopted baby?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 36 years old and we have two male children. Now, we plan to adopt a baby girl in the next six months. As, I read an article of yours on internet about induced lactation for adoption, could you please help my wife breastfeed? Please note that one doctor prescribed Zandu satavar...  Read Full »


Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for corresponding and connecting through icliniq. Yes, I had a study, and it is lovely that you are adopting a baby girl. Perinorm (Metoclopramide) does cause increased intestinal motility. Well, every drug has some side effects. I recommend tablet Domperidone ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for inadequate breast milk secretion?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old woman. I have a three months old baby. I am giving formula milk for my baby from the first month, because from the beginning I did not have adequate milk secretion. Also, I am breastfeeding three to four times a day in between. As I had cold and light fever I stopped br...  Read Full »


Dr. Anindya Das

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You really have a serious problem. Lactation usually depends on sucking reflex. As the baby sucks the nipple it produces a hormone called prolactin in the mother's body which is responsible for milk secretion and this forms a cycle. As you have stopped breastfeeding, your...  Read Full »

My breast milk is not sufficient for my 33 days old son. Can I give him powder milk?

Query: Hi doctor, My second baby boy is 33 days old. I am breastfeeding him from birth, but now the breast milk is not sufficient for him. What should I do now? Shall I go for milk powders? Or is there any other way to increase breast milk production? Kindly advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two definite methods to ensure that the baby is getting adequate milk or not. They are: If the baby is gaining weight of 150 g or more per week, then the baby is getting sufficient milk. If the baby is passing urine more than 6 to 8 times a day (large amount), ...  Read Full »

How can I increase milk intake of a 6 month old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 6 months old and drinks only 200 ml of formula milk and unknown quantity of breastmilk per day. It is recommended to drink 600 ml per day. I am worried. How can I increase the quantity of milk in his diet?  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Do not worry about how much the baby is taking. As long as the child is getting adequate weight gain and is passing adequate amounts of urine the feeds taken by the baby are sufficient. The baby decides how much to take and how much not to. There are no set guidelines as pe...  Read Full »

There is dryness and cracks on nipple. How to get relief?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a mother of two - 1.7 months and 4 months old. I am currently breastfeeding the younger one. I have a problem with my right breast which makes me doubt if it is something related to cancer. Nowadays it is getting really dry and there appear cracks on my nipple. I used Avalon nipple...  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think it is related to anything serious issue. During breastfeeding, it is common to have nipple infection which causes cracks, pain, dryness, etc. So, it is better to avoid feeding the baby from the affected breast for three or four days and keep it clean...  Read Full »

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