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Can an women take 15 days break from feeding a 6-7 month old ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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User:Hi Doctor
User:Good morning
User:Small clarification required
User:Please proceed with your query
User:If a women want to take 15 days break for baby feeding, how can she proceed, baby age is 6-7 months
User:milk feeding
User:She can start taking break in between
User:It is not advisable to stop feeding once for all
User:She can gradually reduce the frequency of feedig
User:How often is the mother feeding the baby now?
User:due to some emergency she is going to abroad for 15 days and baby passport is not available kindly suggest for the best option
User:presently she use to feed for 5-6 times
User:When is her expected date of travel?
User:Are you there?
User:19th of April
User:There is still some time left
User:so ask the mother to reduce the frequency of feeding
User:no visa and ticketing will no happen,
User:Do you mean to say you want to stop the breast milk temporarily?
User:In that case, only medications need to be taken
User:can she get milk after 15 days
User:is it possible to stop the breast milk for 15 days and will milk comes after 15 days
User:That cannot be guaranteed
User:There are medications available to suppress lactation
User:please suggest the medications
User:There are medications like Bromocriptine
User:that can be taken
User:It is a prescription drug
User:Please get it prescribed by your family doctor
User:ok will it possible to get the milk after 15 days
User:Means it is available only with a prescription from a doctor
User:Yes, it is possible gradually once the medicine is stopped
User:Are you there?
User:Are you following me?
User:do she need to take any medice after 15 days
User:ok thanks
User:Thank you too
User:Is that all for now?
User:Do you have more queries?
User:only tht query is killing my sleeping
User:Please relax
User:You can take the right decision after discussing about this option with your doctor
User:will mother get the milk after 15 days or not? if baby wont get mother milk what will happen etc
User:Don't worry
User:Baby is more than 6 months
User:Even if the mother does not get the milk
User:yes baby is more than 6 months
User:You can start other supplements for the baby
User:but all people tells mother milk should be feeded for min 2 years
User:No, it is not that way
User:Baby needs mother's milk for the first 6 months
User:after that it is not a must
User:ok, will supplements helps my baby
User:please suggest some best supplements
User:You can try supplementary foods like NAN
User:At 9 months you can start home foods like porridge
User:thanks for your kind help and suggessions
User:Pleasure is mine
User:thanks you
User:Do you have more queries?
User:bye for now
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