Tips To New Mothers

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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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 »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi,Welcome to 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 »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Dr. Oliver Chiapco

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Does Perinom increase the breast milk output of a mother?

Query: Hi doctor, We have an 11 weeks old daughter whose weight is 6.7 kg and height of 63 cm. 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 bottle fee...  Read Full »

Dr. Sudhakar Palanisamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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 »

Dr. Vinodhini P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

My newborn spits up large amount of milk after feeding with no fever. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 14-day-old baby girl. She is exclusively breast fed, and has been known to spit up quite a bit after every feeding but her pediatrician said it may just be my milk flow is too fast and she is swallowing a lot of air. Her stools are usually orange with stringy bits in it, bu...  Read Full »

Dr. M.l.kothari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to me hold the baby in one arm keeping his head at the elbow joint and the buttocks in the palm of the same arm and feed the baby for 15 to 20 minutes. Hold the outer palm of the baby in between the thumb and index finger and press the palm whenever the ba...  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 »

Dr. Sandeep Rama Thute

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Please suggest a solution for a baby to sleep through the night.

Query: Hello doctor, My 18 month old baby is not sleeping throughout the night. How do I get him to sleep through the night? Also how do I get him to stop breastfeeding?  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Nagar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems your baby has not yet developed day and night cycle, or she might get hungry at night and gets up for feeds. I hope she is growing well and must have attained her normal mile stones for the age. No medication is required to make her sleep. You can continue b...  Read Full »

When can we expect baby to use sippy cups?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know the signs to notice in a baby when he/she is ready for a sippy cup. What are the milestones that a baby needs to meet before they can be ready for a sippy cup? Explain the reason for each milestone or give examples for each milestone and why it is important for a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Parmar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For sippy cup baby should have developed some gross motor and fine motor milestone. Baby should be able to sit without support so that it reduces the chance of aspirations and better suck swallow coordinations. For fine motor milestone, he/she should able to develop ...  Read Full »

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