Preparing the items needed for you and your baby, mandatory breastfeeding, regular trimming of nails of both yourself and your baby, soothing your baby, taking utmost care of your baby, choosing your baby products carefully, maintaining good hygiene, wearing comfortable clothes for yourself and your baby, seeking help from your partner, and understanding your baby's cry are few most essential tips for every new mom.
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Does Perinom increase the breast milk output of a mother?
Query: Hi doctor, We have an 11 weeks old daughter whose weight is 14.7 pounds and height of 2 feet. She was born full-term. She was breastfed from day one. Over her first eight weeks, she started rejecting direct breastfeeding. For the last two weeks, my wife has been only pumping, and we give her a bottl... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. It is a common complaint, but it is so frustrating for parents. First, we will try to improve breast milk output. 1. Baby sucking from the breast is the best stimulus, but few reasons when the baby does not suck, like flat or inverted nip... Read Full »
My 5-day-old daughter's vagina has been bleeding for three days. Is it normal?
Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is five days old, and we have seen blood from her vagina for the last three days. Doctors and midwife are saying that this is normal in newborn babies. I have attached a picture of it. Could someone please look into it and advise what can be done to stop the bleeding? Read Full »
Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. 1. Your doctor and midwife are correct. It is normal and physiological. 2. No need to worry and no need to intervene. 3. It usually subsides on its own. Once hormone influence decreases, symptoms automatically subside. The pictures (the a... Read Full »
I am concerned about newborn health, specifically shaken baby syndrome. What is it?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about newborn health. Specifically shaken baby syndrome. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The shaken baby syndrome may not be the correct term, I feel. The shaken baby syndrome is a form of physical abuse that may be done to the baby. As regards the discomfort from gas in babies, the best way possible without using medications is to reduce the use of bottle... Read Full »
My baby is not attached to me. What can I do?
Query: Hello doctor, I am not sure if this is the right category to post my question in. My problem is with my mother-in-law. Or maybe the problem is with me, after all.My baby boy is now 8 months old. He is a handful most days. He is not the type that plays by himself and he gets bored really quickly. He ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from an adjustment disorder. The anger and frustration are due to your new role as a mother. A mother-child bonding is unique. Nobody can separate your son from you. Of course, he belongs to you. But, he is also her grandchild and he... 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 »
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 »
Is it advisable to keep my newborn baby under a fan or AC?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a new mother delivered a 3.7 kg baby boy through C-section before three days. I stay abroad and came to my mom's place only for delivery. As it is getting hot now, I am feeling tough and dehydrated. People around me say that I should not put the baby in AC room, directly under the ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.You can use both fan as well as AC (air conditioner) according to your wish.Only thing is you need to keep your baby little away while using the fan as your baby's nose might get blocked. So, using AC is the best option.There is no special precaution required. As usual kee... Read Full »
Please guide on how to retract the foreskin of a 10-month-old boy.
Query: Hello doctor, My baby boy is 10 months old. He is healthy and active. My relative told me recently that the baby's penis needs to be retracted, so he should not face problems afterward. Being a new mother, I did not know this, and they said that the maid who does baby massages knows it, and she puts... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry so much. It is fine to bring back the foreskin gently. Do not use too much force. As long as it being done gently and baby has no issues passing urine, you need not worry. Read Full »
My baby starts crying even after breastfeeding. Why?
Query: Hello doctor,My baby is not sleeping after he takes 100 ml milk and mother's milk also. But still, he wants to drink and start crying. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am a US-based physician. Thus my answer to your query is based on the current standard of care in the US setting. Based on your baby's current weight, he really should not be taking more than 50 ml if feeding every two hours or 80 ml if feeding every three hours... Read Full »
How to shift my baby from bottle feed to breastfeed while sleeping?
Query: Hello doctor, My baby is six weeks now and born preterm at 35 weeks of birth weight 1.9 kg. My baby was in NICU initially, and she was fed with Katori and spoon. I tried breast milk feeding for a week, but the doctor advised me to continue Katori feed with formula feed. Then I got admitted for sec... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your issue. You can do for now to give the child the breast to feed on, and then also, if the child is hungry, then only give top feeds. This should become a usual practice for at least a week to two weeks until the child latches on. This way, the child... Read Full »
I am not able to achieve proper latch and quantity of my breast milk is also low. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am not able to achieve proper latch and quantity of my breast milk is also low. Need help for both, please suggest. My baby is 3 weeks old. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would be very glad to help you. Because being a mother of two, I could very well understand your state of mind now. This is a common problem that most of the new mothers face at this point of time. First of all sit back and relax, do not take too much of stress. Be... Read Full »