Breast is Best- 2018: Live Chat
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This is our third live chat for this breastfeeding week with our expert Dr. Zinal Shah. She will be taking all your questions related to Breastfeeding, your Do's and Don't during breastfeeding.
If you have any questions in mind about whether you are doing it correctly or not, its the time to ask
Name: Dr. Zinal Unadkat Shah
Date: 6th Aug, Monday
Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Topic: Breastfeeding: Do's and Don'ts
Designation: mbbs. dch. ibclc
IMPORTANT: How to ask a question? Write all your queries under the comment section, our expert will answer your question here only.
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I have terrible burning sensation around my breast after feeding. Any remedies and reason behind it. I keep using ice pack but having cold so currently not using.

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Mam good evening,my bm is not sufficient for my baby so what shall I eat to produce enough breast milk

Hi.... Dr. Zinal.my baby is 3 months old.... She sleep in naps during nights.. Not more than 1 hour... She wakes up frequently for feeding... How to reduce frequencies... Although i used to massage her 2wice...before bed time and in morning... Give her silent and dim environment... Wot to do...

My baby is 2 and half month now....till nw my breast was ful sometimes I had pain due to breast engorgement...bt nw a days ...it won't full and my baby drink milk...how to know if my baby is getting enough milk or not..

Good afternoon Ma'am..
My baby is 3 months old. My breast milk isn't sufficient for my baby. What should I do to produce more breast milk.
And sometimes when bm is there my baby doesn't take it only.. sometime he takes and sometimes he doesn't. And he leaves it in 5 - 10 min..
He has been on formula milk since he was born..
Can you help me.. what shld I do?

Hi doctor...How to control fast let down..I don't feel it but when my baby cries or chokes or coughs or spills , I can make out..

And also What are the signs of fast let down

My baby is 15 days old. Since last two days during night she starts taking feed at around 11pm but then continuously cries for more than two hours for feeding her and do not sleep. I tried giving bottle feed with 25ml bt she still asks for breastfeed. How much feed should I give so that she gets full??

Hi Dr Zinal..my baby is 4 months n is exculsively on breastfeed. Last 2 days he is not drinking milk and has not pooped since 4 days.
I tried expressing milk n feeding him but he is not taking it

Good afternoon Ma'am..
My baby is 4.5 months old.i don't feel hardness. .no leakage ..may be full night off..is my supply less.
And sometimes when bm is there my baby doesn't take it she pull nipples n arches back. sometime she takes while sleeping and sometimes she doesn't. And she leaves it in 5 min..
I dont know whether she is getting enough..
Can you help me.. what shld I do?

breast feed kb tk karana chahiye

Thank you Dr zinal for the live chat

maine apni beti ko bottle nai lagaya h to kya use seeper se water dena chahiye

Hello Dr my baby is 3 month old
1.during day time feeding is very less and she pass urine 2 to 3 times and night 3 to 4 times. In night she wants to me feed continously. She hold the nipple and she sleeps
2. How long can I store breastmilk.
3. Can I feed her in sleeping position

Hi
My breast become dark brown from 6 month of pregnancy and still it is same. Is there any reason for the same? How it will be like before?

How to increase breast milk

My baby is 1 month old. I am breastfeeding him. Many times after drinking milk, he remain hungry. Is there any method to check if he is getting enough milk? Also can i feed him in sleeping position?

@ kusum some babies do cluster feeds and they sleep more in day so if baby is doing around 8 to 12 feeds in 24 hours it's fine

@ mamatha it's normal as body calibrates keep feeding as much if baby is satisfied and weight gain is fine don't worry

Thank u Swati Upadhyay ji for tagging us 😊

Hello Dr, My son got his little pearls two above n below by then bf is nightmare for me I feel like he has scratching blade running on my nipple he has bitten many times how to overcome this

My twin baby boys were born on 25 june 2018 through surrogacy.i have taken dom dt and yasmin tablet for 2 months in order to breast feed them but i hardly get 4-5ml milk.i also take shatavari and lacto granules but no results.can u suggest me any other medicine so that i can breast feed them

Mansi Shah u must be bottle feeding. so babies want more of what they are getting since beginning. u need to increase your supply and feed more often at least 8 to 12 times and feed as long as baby wants and at a time when baby is not really hungry

Hello Mam, can we consume alcohol in a small quantity ?

Gud aftrnun Dr if pssble plz provide me wid proper diet chart as I bf my 2.5 mnths baby

mamatha s if u feel too full can express little before putting baby to breast feel happy u hv too much milk keep feeding

@ shruti feed as much hydrate yourself well . could be baby is colicky

Hi, I BF my baby gal who is five month old now. Her weight gain is on lower side.. Her birth weight was 2.6 nd last time when I checked her weight was 5.1 pls suggest ways to help her gain more weight... I try to feed from one breast for twenty minutes from one breast to get both fore milk nd hind milk...also she does not drink at a stretch.... She takes her break also in between

how to increase my breast milk?

@ pallavi is your baby staring at food and trying to grab food? has colour of poop changed if yes visit your pediatricians

@ neha if baby is growing well don't worry . playway is common after 4 months
also there could be late onset milk supply drop for which u need to see a lactation consultant

Mam awaiting ur reply to my question. HVe asked ahead in the post

Can we have Baggrys museli while breastfeeding?
Pls let me know how to reduce weight while breastfeeding including diet plan so that BM is not reduced

@ chandni continue feeding till 2 years of age at least along with breastfeeding . u can start complimentary weaning foods after discussing with your pediatrician

#breastfeedingbasics hello Dr.shah, my baby was born at 24weeks, currently breastfeeding her along with semi solids.. Her lips are inverted inside while she latches . Though she does suckle and gets her milk out, I'm not sure if that's the right latch.. asking as the wrong latch might not help her suck enough milk or might lead to something else

@ nikitha if baby is managing minimum 8 feeds in 24 hours it's fine.
you can store milk for max 6 hours at room temp and 24 hours in normal fridge.
yes u can feed in sleeping position provides u won't go off to sleep

@ anameka it's hormonal related accept the changes
if u are really worried show your gynaec once

@ priyanka feed enough on demand at least 8 to 12 times in 24 hours rest enough hydrate your body
still if supply is less consult lc

@ neha if baby is growing well don't worry . playway is common after 4 months
also there could be late onset milk supply drop for which u need to see a lactation consultant .....mam there is no one understanding it..please u suggest something or ny medicine

My baby is 4 months old n on BM only. Initially I was feeling heaviness in my breasts but now a days I don't feel that much heaviness in my breasts. So is it means I'm producing less milk now?

vidya negi eat enough rest have lots of fluids
fees on demand
if still supply is issue consult an LC

@ lakshmi u need to give deeper latch and try to be stern if he bites at 10 months they some times purposely bite more

My baby is two months running now, urinating very frequently like 15 to 17 times daily, is there any thing wrong with my baby??? He is feeding well.

@Tina u can call me

@ vivekey yes up to 30 ml if more do not feed for 6 hours after consuming

@ priyanka eat a balanced diet and everything what u normally have. have lots of fluids.
avoid outside food

My baby is two months running now, urinating very frequently like 15 to 17 times daily, is there any thing wrong with my baby??? He is feeding well.

@ shippra weight are only numbers don't worry
if her development is fine just keep feeding. njoy your motherhood

@ nibedita I alrdy answered
be positive be happy njoy your motherhood. eat enough have lots of water

@ priyanka yes for meusli

Vidhi Raval your latch needs to be checked and burning sensation could be candida though I can't diagnose on this platform
u can connect personally

@ priyanka yes u can have meusli . if u breastfeed 24 by 7 u would automatically loose weight. eat healthy eat enough

ramya if baby is satisfied don't worry but ya I need to see the latch

Hi mam my baby is 2.5 months old please suggest foods that can be easily prepared to increase breast milk

@ sukhada it's calibration of body don't worry

@ dipali it's normal

My son is 6 months old .May I give cow milk to him or not ? If not then which formula milk is best for him

My baby drink only formula milk..She is 5 month old since 1 month...I m nt able to produce milk...What food I can give to compensate this

My baby has green poop this is due to formula milk or what

My baby has 1 lite white patch near the lips....why

Hi, I m breastfeeding but not loosing weight at all... Pls suggest ways to reduce weight

Mam he also sucks his fingers often should I take it off or wht

Hello Dr zinal my baby is 6 month old now...he refused bf during day time and in night while she feels sleepy that time only she took bf
..for that purpose I expessed milk then I give to baby..but it is too difficult to me..how my baby gonna latch during day time also

Can we follow diet chart for reducing weight..my son is on breastfeed..he is 9 month old

Hello doctor
My baby girl is 7 n half months old n I'm breastfeeding her still but still my breasts are leaking milk n I heard that once we have period s this leakage will stops but I have got y periods in 7 months but still it's leaking when it will stop??

My baby sweat a lot during bf

@ suman jha animal milk after 1 year of age

@ nidhi did u try expressing at least express few ml for immunity .
u can start giving fruit pureed and veggeis after discussing with your ped

@ nidhi it's readiness of food your baby might be trying to grab food

shippra don't worry u would u can start walks or mild workouts

@ Aashi it's normal

@ rashmi could be your baby is ready for food

@ jyoti yes u can now but not too intense diet try and balance

@ sridevi njoy the milk u have it's normal

@ nikhita it's normal

Hi mam my baby is 2.5 months old please suggest foods that can be easily prepared to increase breast milk

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