Q:

Hi can I use breast pump for feeding my baby. He is one week old. He is taking formula feed and is unable to take breastfeed. Please tell pros and cons of feeding through breast pump.



Richa Chowdhary

Why is baby unable to your feed ? Any specific reason..

Rebecca Prakash

I suggest you to first consult a lactation specialist who will help you. Does your son not latching? You can use breast pump but first try to feed him directly. Meanwhile stop formula and feed bm with katori chamach. Let him get the taste of bm alone. And you keep trying to feed him often.

Heena Sayed

If ur baby facing problem to suck ur breast us breast pump den feed him with small spoon bt don't use bottle his jaw is very sensitive nw he can't suck the bottle nippels.. I have tried wth my baby bt it won't work...

Sonali Shivlani

The correct breast pump which is comfortable for you to use can be helpful in extracting milk and feeding to the baby if baby is unable to latch. However if you use a bottle to feed then baby will get used to the bottle and latch will become more and more difficult. It can help to build up and maintain your supply as you work with a lactation specialist to resolve the latch issue. In the long run the baby is a better pump and most mom's see their milk supply reduce as for long durations of only breast pump usage the milk supply does diminish.

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