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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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

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

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

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 »

How to unplug blocked nipple pores?

Query: Hi doctor, My child is 4 months old. Since birth, he is on formula feed because my breast pores have been blocked. I really want to breastfeed him. Please suggest a way to feed my child.  Read Full »


Dr. Shilpi Rajnish Gupta

Homeopathic Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a common problem which women face. An underwired bra or any kind of pressure on the breast could have caused a plugged milk duct. It is recommended to position the baby's chin pointing to the lump and to change the baby's feeding position. Unplug the duct by ...  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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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

Paediatrician

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 »

Being a lactating mother, How can I manage PIH through ayurveda?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a lactating mother. I have PIH. My kid is just 16 days over. Now, I am taking VilwadiLehyam 5 gram, Jirakadyarishtam 15 ml, and Dasamoolarishtam 15 ml before food without medical advice. Can I continue this? Currently, I am taking tablet Labebet 100 mg, Shelcal 500 mg.  Read Full »


Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After delivery a mother needs care. She feels pain and tiredness. Also, an increase in metabolism help in the production of milk. To restore strength and stamina, you should take Jeevaneeya and Balya ayurvedic medicines. You need to do a regular massage. You are consu...  Read Full »

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

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

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 »

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

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

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 »

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

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter is 2 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 can I help her.  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please note the following points: Monitor the weight of the child to see if he/she is getting proper feeds and gaining proper weight. 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 regulate the ...  Read Full »

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