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Q:

My gynac says feed from one breast and alternate the other for next feed. However elders at home r saying feed from both the breasts each tym. confused !!! what to do ??



Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

hi suhasini..
my personal opinion is ur gynaec is ryt..
bcz by dng ths baby can have high calorie milk..
and abt feeding from both each tym ll b lil fussy fa both baby n mother..

Sheeba Vijesh

Dr.Shilpitha Shanthappa is right... when baby starts to suck milk from one breast, the milk will be first low calorie, and gets thicker as baby drinks, if breasts are switched in between, baby may miss out on the higher calorie milk...

Suhasini Vinod

thanx Shilpitha n sheeba.. that's what doc told hind milk is more nutritious.

Sheeba Vijesh

ya, exactly... 😊👍

Sonali Shivlani

It is important that baby feeds long enough on the first breast. Offering the second breast just increases the Stimulation and hence can lead to adequate milk supply. The breast should be completely emptied then baby should be held upright for a burp and if required second breast can be offered.

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