Breastmilk and The Pillars of Its Establishment

The week saw much hullabaloo over how #breastisbest and how exclusive #breastfeesing does sooooo much good. However, what we fail to realize, talking from my experience, is that vreastfeeding needs two pillars first--

Initial support and guidance at hospi

Prolonged familial support

The next thing is that hospis and docs must have ut in principle to avoid prescribing formula unless the mom medically is unable to breastfeed.

How has your experience been during the hospi stay? Did the doc introduce formula abs prescribe one to you? Or did the doc say no to formula asked to ebf? #kolkatamoms #babychakramoms #breastfeedingawareness

My doc from day 1 asked to feed. She even hold the baby and tried to feed as am unable to move because of Anastasia. I use to breast feed before feeding FM. Then baby started latching properly. I stopped FM from 3 rd day itself. Never gave again.

Vidya Rathod awesome. same with me.. Tagfwd .. want inputs from a looot of moms on this.

Nobody helped me that much in bf I am the one who made all the efforts to make it successfull because I want to. But he was formula feed In beginning

ritu singhal Prakash Satarupa B Kaur asha chaudhry Richa Chowdhary Revauthi Rajamani Neha Vij Khushboo Chouhan Priya Sood Sonam patel Nilofer M Akshaya Naresh Prachi Aditi Ahuja; Neha Mani Mishra Satarupa B Kaur Madhavi Cholera Khushboo Chouhan Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa Abhilasha Jaiswal Sania Bhushan Varsha rao Amardeep Singh Bhavna Anadkat Mrs Chhoker Richa Choudhary KritiVika asha chaudhry Priya Sood Vidya Rathod Taheseen Asif Priya Dubey Sriparna Banerjee Thakurta Mariyum Aaquib Kritz Shanaya Chandani Pathak Harshmita Walia Archita Bhattacharjee Kavita Sahany Resham Java Abhilasha Paul Rebecca Prakash Sriparna Banerjee Thakurta Cheni Adukia Amardeep Mann Akanchha Pandey asha choudhary Kritz KritiVika asha chaudhry Bulti Paul AMRITA MALLIK Akanksha Bajaj(ida_tales) Jayalakshmi Nair

My LO was formula fed on day one..then second day onwards I started latching her..again. Low milk supply fed her formula..and then totally breastfed n then again formula..n now ebf..
The doc prescribed formula ..but asked to breastfeed ..formula just to give occasionally when Mom is not well..Blah blah

Help was not provided by hospital but my aunt's and mom helped a lot..and finally I was able to start breastfeeding from 3rd day but proper latching and settling took time..

I have exclusively breast fed from day 1, initially first 2 days milk supply was less but my doc insisted on bf. After that my baby was diagnosed with high bilirubin due to which we had to admit her to get therapy. But during her therapy at hospital I breastfed her every 2hrs. Nurses helped me during that time. And till now I am breast feeding her.

Hospital mein no much help... but ya my parents helped me full on support... mom made sure I feed my kid as much as I can

My daughter came to the world via csec so I was unable to move on the first day,my DD was on formula..Then ,there came this paediatrician who was so stern in what he said..These were his words..' Today is an exception ,you can't feed but tomorrow onwards,you have to feed baby every hour,I will instruct the nurses to stop formula,A very strict NO..So,be it whatever,even if your baby screams,she won't get formula..Only mothers milk!..

Suggestions offered by doctors on BabyChakra are of advisory nature i.e., for educational and informational purposes only. Content posted on, created for, or compiled by BabyChakra is not intended or designed to replace your doctor's independent judgment about any symptom, condition, or the appropriateness or risks of a procedure or treatment for a given person.

Recommended Articles

Scan QR Code
to open in App