Immediately Colostrum must be fed, then every 2-3 hours baby must be given breastfeed.
Keep baby with you, feed frequently. This will stimulate milk production. If due to illness or sleepiness baby is not taking, then too try to feed. Take care of your food and try not to be stressed. Ayurvedic preparations with shatavari help in increasing breast milk.
If baby is passing urine 4-5 times then tummy is certainly getting full.
During pregnancy and post delivery it is necessary to wear a comfortable bra. Breast remains shapely and hygienic. Wearing bra during lactation helps you to understand how full your breast is. There are feeding bras that provide good support to breasts which keep on getting full and empty every two hours.
Once you start top feed, baby starts weaning. With less frequent breastfeeding production stops. You need not take any medicine. Milk will gradually stop in 3-4 months.
14 month old baby won't get sufficient nutrition from breastfeed. Baby must eat full meal in a baby sized portion by the 1st year. Just for attachment you can feed 1-2 times a day.
It's absolutely fine to keep on exclusively breastfeed. Baby should not be fed Gripe Water, Janam Ghutti or even plain water. It's good if bottle is not liked. Solid food is to be started only after sixth month.
Keep baby close to you. Keep feeding every two hours from alternate breasts 20-25 minutes at least. Mother must eat highly nutritious food that is more than 600 kilocalories per day. Diet should include veggies, fruits and sufficient water. If it still not helps in increasing milk then there are supplements available in the market which can be taken by the mother.
If milk is more than baby can take then it happens. There are ducts in the nipples that release milk. Due to improper hygiene if those ducts become clogged or blocked then milk doesn't ooze properly. The milk held inside forms clots. If baby fails to suck due to weakness or illness then extract and feed with spoon.
No, pumping won't reduce milk quantity. Working mothers do it. But why your baby is not sucking needs to be found out. Some women have flat or inverted nipples which causes difficulty for the baby to latch on. In that case you can use nipple shield.
It is good to observe and note such things. There are some procedures to elevate such inverted or flat nipples. You gynaecologist will start it from 9th month. The shape of a nipple doesn't affect milk quantity. It causes difficulty for baby to latch on. You can wear nipple shield for that.
Mother should not eat spicy food or lots of chillies. After each feeding, baby baby needs to be put on the shoulder to burp. Neither keep long gap between feeds nor feed very frequently.
Absolutely no. You can feed baby if you have milk. It does not contaminate by body fluid.
Milk in breast starts getting formed usually in the 9th month. In some cases it can be 7th month. If it starts before baby's birth then clean breasts and keep putting on bra to stop milk oozing out.
While taking bath, clean breasts, nipples and the black area around nipples called areola. Use bra regularly. If there's excess milk which it secrets and wets your clothes then wear pads inside your bra.
Mother's breast produces sufficient milk even for twins. The most important thing is that you must take care of your food. Single baby takes feed every two hours. You must keep track that both are fed. Your frequency of feeding will be more ( every one hour to each alternate). This could be the reason why milk is less. Eat dink ladoos, jeera, methi, fennel seeds, garlic, papaya and dry fruit powders to increase breast milk. Your diet should be highly nutritious along with plenty of water. There are medicines to increase breast milk. At 4 months the babies weight needs to increase. You can consult with doctor and start formula milk.
Once a day is absolutely fine. Urine should be 5-6 times. Some babies who are only on breastfeed, may not pass stool everyday. It can be every 3 to 4 days. Check baby weight. If it is standard then nothing to worry.
No, it won't be so. Keep your thoughts positive and take care of everything that helps in producing good quantity of milk.
My 3 month old baby is on formula milk. No remedy like shatavari powder etc has helped to increase breast milk. What can be the reason? What can be done to increase milk?
If all remedy including medicines has not helped you then age could be the reason. In elderly mothers ( 37-38 above) milk production is less. Your doc can suggest something. Still do not stop feeding. Keep baby to breast at least for 5 minutes.
No. Rather mother should take iron and calcium. That passes on to baby through breast milk.
In that case baby's tummy may not become full. Try to touch and caress on baby's head and check to awake and feed.
There's no need to worry about it. Some babies pass 4-5 times a day and some pass once in in 4-5 days. If stool is green then you need to worry.
If you do not burp baby after feeding, the milk can sometimes collect near the throat and cause coughing and sneezing.