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Hi...my baby is 2 and half month old..sometime i feel my brestflow is low and sometimes I feel it's high..please tell me is it normal and if not then what can I do to make it high or good....infect in these 2 and half months i got leak only 2 to 3 times..m confused should i start giving him formula milk now or just continue with brestfeeding...he is only on my feed...my baby weight is 5.5kg



BabyChakra Expert

Hi Ritika,

First of all congrats on your new born. Do not worry at all and do not stress about it because the more you stress, the more it will affect you. So try and stay happy as much ! :)

As per Sonali Shivlani - a Internationally Certified Child Birth, Lactation and Pregnancy Fitness Educator ; here are a few tips:

1. Do not give the baby formula feed randomly. Formula is heavy and hence babies sleep longer. This reduces your stimulation opportunities. Remember your new born has a stomach capacity of only 5ml at birth and your milk is more than enough. Arbitrary use of formula causes the stomach to expand and hence baby demands more as well as is fussy at the breast.
2. Relax and destress. Oxytocin, which is one of the primary hormones associated with Breast milk production, is not released if you are in a state of stress. Always calm yourself, think positive thoughts and feed your baby. Make sure you eat a healthy and balanced diet and consume about 8-10 glasses of water every 24 hours.

Remember breast feeding concerns are minor and can be handled easily. However it is important that you seek help from a lactation counselor early and not allow the concern to manifest into a problem.

Thanks
BabyChakra Team

Ritika Kaushik

what about the flow...why sometimes it gets low

Priya

totally normal. just track. whenever you have excess try to express it

Neha Lalita Rawat

M facing same problem. my breast flow is low, my baby is always hungry n cry..so we give her top feed.. any suggestions to increase flow of milk

Nilsha Dadia

shatavari an ayurvedic product
but it completely depends on body to body
even coconut brown wala jiska chutney banaye he

Ritika Kaushik

@nilsha dadia...seriously this is normal

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