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Breast feed, baby not accepting breast milk, can a mixture of 1 glass of milk and 3 glasses of water be given?, - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi, my brother blessed with baby boy yestrday at 12.40pm, so its completed one day
User :   they are in remote place and i want to ask you what can we feed to the baby now
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Congratulations on that, first
Doctor :   Mother's milk is the best
User :   yeah but its only one day right, my brother told she can't give now..
User :   i mean milk production will not be much in one day for mother
Doctor :   I am Sorry, Mother's Milk should be given within half an hour of the child birth
User :   oh ok, actually now they are giving milk with mixture of (1 glass milk + 3 glass water mixed)
Doctor :   And it is essential for the newborn
Doctor :   Milk production will be adequate enough
User :   i understood that we should give mother milk, do you see any issues in giving the above mixture
User :   any complications*
User :   actually he is not taking mother milk..thats thre reason they are giving the above mixture
Doctor :   Nothing is to be given to the baby until 4 months except mother's milk unless there is some valid reason
Doctor :   No, it needs to be given properly
Doctor :   The baby needs to be trained on feeding as also the mother
User :   ooh! okay i will inform the same.
User :   thank you
Doctor :   So, mother can take the help of nurse to feed the baby
User :   i understood the we should give only mother milk upto 4 month, unless doctor suggest other
User :   oh okay..
Doctor :   Do not worry
Doctor :   It is just a technique
Doctor :   She will gradually learn and also the baby will feed better in 2 to 3 days
Doctor :   yes, you got it right
User :   okay, thank you so much.
User :   yeah i understood shanthi.
User :   k sure, bye for now
User :   no
Doctor :   Did you understand what I just said?
Doctor :   If not you can ask me again
Doctor :   Is there anything else?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
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