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Q:

My nipples are very small. My baby can't suck milk from it. I have to give him nan-pro. I also take out milk squeezing my breasts but only little bit milk comes out by that way. I feel very guilty that I m unable to provide my baby breast milk. Is there any other way to provide him my breast milk(to take out more milk?)



Sonali Shivlani

The size of the nipple does not affect the quantity of the milk. You are just starting off and it is normal for milk to be less in the first few days. This does not mean that it is less for the baby since the newborns stomach is really small. Just feed frequently about 8-10 times a day and that will help to increase your supply. You may also try expressing milk if baby does not suckle for about fifteen minutes each time as that will also provide the Stimulation. Any expressed milk can then be stored and fed to the baby instead of nan pro.

Binti Gogoi

amita.plz use nipple shield.itz really help u.I had also same problem nd felt guilty.bt nw my baby can sucks my nipple

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