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I have few doubts about feeding style. I am a mother of 1yr old kid (Son)
My son wont drink milk from my left breast. He drinks only from the right one.
Is there milk letdown from left breast?
I have observed that the left breast is still small but the right one is big in size
See you need to check if there is milk in left breast
Try sqeezing with your fingers
If the baby does not drink milk for more than 2 or 3 days, then milk letdown diminishes
yes, mam. I have observed that. Whenever i squeeze its nipple, no milk comes out or sometimes only a few drops come after a very long time
Mostly the milk letdown starts decreasing after 8 months
You may still try and make the baby suckle from the left breast so that milkletdown happens
Is the baby growing appropriately for his age?
yes but his weight is only 9.5-10kgs.. I consulted pediatrician but he says, his height and weight is alright, nothing to worry!
Give me a moment to check the growth charts
His weight is normal for his age
So you are doing a good job at feeding him
In near future there may be time when your baby will wean off from breast and start drinking cow's milk
ok.. my son is 1 year 4 months old. Is his weight okay?
Give me a moment again
He could have been 10.5 kg that is median weight
But still his weight is in normal range
You may also add more solid food to his diet
May also start will milk offered in a cup to supplement and not to replace breast milk
Are you there?
I keep checking his weight every one or two months, whenever I visit pediatrician for vaccination. He weighed 10 kgs before two months & 9.5 fifteen days back & 9.3 last week.
Yes, mam. I am here. I am sorry, internet was down..
Yes we need to give him high calorie foods
He is going down the growth chart curves
No he is deficient in diet
His food schedule should be similar to an dults
His diet should also be similar to adults
I checked with couple of pediatricians but they told me not to worry, his weight is absolutely fine!! but he looks little weak to me, doctor
If we see just one reading then it is fine
But if we chk the last three readinsg,then he is going down the growth chart curves
We should take care of it in time
thats correct doctor, one more doubt i have. Shall I ask?
because I am chatting with u from a very long time..
My son wont sleep in day time like other kids. He sleeps hardly for 15-30 mins even after his bath or after his meals. This also scares me. He sleeps like adults only in night. 11.30PM to 7.30 or 8 in the morning.
It is normal
All babies have their own sleep schedule
It may also be because he is hungry during the day
A hungry child will not sleep
okay.. any medicine to be given for sleep in day time?
No need of medicines to induce sleep in a child
It is better that they sleep when they feel like
Doctor, we are vegetareans. what food will u suggest me to give him? pls explain the time also
* I mean, after 2 hours or 4 hours ... like that
In the morning breast feed or milk cup
In another hour give him the breakfast...breakfast should be the food that you take
After 3 hours some snacks like crackers, fruits etc..milk can also be given
Lunchtime comes 2 - 3 hrs after snacks
Lunch is again the same as that of adults in the house
Then snacks after 2 - 3 hrs
Then dinner time after 2 - 3 hours
Dinner again should be same as adults
Milk may be given after dinner
The baby should be given adequate amount of water as driven by his thirst
Should also include high calorie foods like milk products...cheese, butter, ghee, sweets, etc in the diet mentioned above
The total amount of milk intake should be around 500 ml
in a day
Total should be 500 ml (including mother's milk & cow's milk). right, madam?
You cannot measure the amount of breast milk
Most of his diet should be solid food
okay. mam, if we want to give milk from outside, I dont trust on packet milk, as we get only that in cities.
You can also get dairy milk in some parts of cities
Boil it nicely and then give
Tetrapacks are also reliable
But I personally like dairy's cow milk (not XXXXXXX milk)
okay, mam. thank you so much for detailed explanation.
Thanks for consulting me
If I have any doubt, I will get back to you. Is it possible that I can chat with u again?
Yes it is possible
If some other doctor picks the chat, shall I ask for your assistance?
If some other doctor picks the chat you can ask for me
Im usually available at this time
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