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Hi everyone..I am a first time mom and my baby is one month old now and and till now I have not been able to breastfeed my baby properly as there is not sufficient milk production and there is also baby latching issues like she only keeps sucking the lower part of the nipple which is very painful for me. I have tried different sitting positions and latching techniques so that I am able to breastfeed her but in vain. We have to feed her more of formula milk. I really dont want her to take that..even she doesn't like it. Pls advise on some tried and tested methods on how I can make my baby latch on correctly. Thanks.



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Eat sesame seeds( till ladoo) for boosting milk supply. For latching issue, meet lactation consultant.

Neha Agarwal

Hi Vini. We can help arrange for a Lactation consultant for you. I personally think I really need one and u will benefit from it for sure. If you need to connect with one, write to me at nehaagarwal@babychakra.com asap. We shall get help ur way :) in the meantime marking some articles for you to read and also Sonali who is a Lactation consultant who can give some tips here. However, u should go for a one on one consultation.

Neha Agarwal

Sonali Shivlani pl advise

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Rebecca Prakash

Vini did you consult any lactation specialist? All you need here is patience, Yes the baby suckling only the nipples that's why it pains but you need to hold and give the aerola as well. Keep applying breast milk on your nipples and gently massage. Use a nursing pillow or ordinary pillow to hold the baby.. I'm tagging few moms for you who will give their ideas.

Rebecca Prakash

asha chaudhry ritu singhal

asha chaudhry

Hi vini! A very warm welcome to babychakra and momhood. First things first: u are not alone in this. All of us have gone thru bf challenges so pls hang in there. As already suggested by others pls do meet a lactation consultant. I m sharing a few detailed and helpful videos and articles and posts by lactating moms. Pls dont stress.

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ritu singhal

Hey Vini,dear just take a deep breath and relax! Its the first and foremost key to milk production. Okay,so have you tried putting the entire aerila in babys mouth and holding it there till he finishes eating? This is tried and tested and works,initially you will have to keep on holding it there for him to know what correct latch is. Later when he learns, you will have to just put it in his mouth and he will do the rest..for pain in nipples,keep them soft by applying ur own breast milk,air dry or apply home made ghee or a nip butter ( mom & co.,himalaya,mamaearth,they all sell it)..
Now,coming to your milk supply,see the more ur baby suckle,the better ur milk supply gets as this is the only way your body gets cues on producing more milk. Eat healthy protein rich diet,lots of fluids (atleast 8 glasses of water), sleep when baby sleeps to be well rested and feed! Dont abruptly stop formula,reduce 1 feed gradually..its all mind game,if u r determined to feed,your milk supply will increase..also try including oats,cumin,fennel, carom seeds,bottle guard,green leafy veggies. Shatavari jam is helping me a lot (twice daily with milk). Happy feeding..do let us know,we are here to help!

Sonali Shivlani

Neha is right you should meet with a lactation counselor as they will help you with the latch issues. In the meanwhile please do not use a bottle to feed the baby as that will cause the nipple confusion. Feed or pump often to increase the supply. Eat regular food and intake lots of healthy fluids like water butter milk coconut water soups as these help increase supply.

Vini

Thank u all for ur replies. Will def try following these. Also, a lot of people are telling me that as it is already a month and there is not enough milk so there's little chance that I would be able to get it now. Is it true? This is really discouraging me, though m still trying for it. In case of any suggestion on good lactation consultant in gurgaon please advise on that also. Thanks.

Neha Agarwal

No Vini that isn’t true. Try first and then decide ?

Neha Agarwal

Vini, can u email me at nehaagarwal@babychakra.com along with your contact number? We will surely find u a consultant.

Prachi Gaikwad

Hi vini.. Do u eat bajare ki roti..?; Its an easy n very effective way to increase milk production.. Take bajare ka aata..means bajara flour just 2 table spoons are enough.. Roast it with ghee.. Once it looks nicely roasted.. Add water in it.. 2 glasses are enough.. And stir it well.. It should have proper consistency.. Add jaggery (gud) n mix it well.. Keep stirring n once u see mixture.. getting thicker.. Turn off the gas n take it in a bowl add warm milk n have it before it gets cold.. N for latching issue.. Try to use nipples available at medical.. Those help baby's to hold a nipple in mouth properly.. After practicing for a week feed the baby without external nipple.. M sure it will help as I myself have tried this.. Don't worry.. U can breastfeed ur baby as long as u want..

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