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Producing insufficient milk after childbirth. Taken Lactare. Help - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Dr. XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:my wife delevered a baby girl on 17-3-2013.
User:sinec then my wife is having trouble producing sufficient milk
User:we consulted the doctor at her place and they tried tablets intially
User:which is lactare. Then switched to lactare milk powder mix
User:we have been following nutrition Conscious diet
User:still there is no improvement
User:i was thinking if there can be benefit if consulting a good guynecologist here in banglore could help improving the condition?
Doctor:May I know your wife's age?
User:could u please guide me in this situation
Doctor:Could you also specify your daughter's birth weight and her current weight now?
User:birth weight was 3 kg. current weight is 2.840 kg. (in a week after birth due to lack of milk and also due to improper guidance, baby went into dehydration state and was hospitalised for a week. her weight went down to 2.5kg then, now 2.840 kg is the weight after recovery)
Doctor:Is your daughter active now?
User:yes, we started feeding her with infant formula (Similac) along with breast milk
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:First, to answer your question about visiting a doctor.
Doctor:A pediatrician is more qualified to treat feeding problems. Since feeding issues are related to child's health and nutrition, a pediatrician is the best person to consult and not gynecologist.
Doctor:Second about her insufficient milk production.
Doctor:Nature has designed pregnancy and motherhood in such a way that all newborn mothers can secrete breast milk.
Doctor:However there are few factors that assist/increase it's production.
Doctor:On these factors, the method of feeding, ability of the child to latch and suckle and the amount of feeds are most crucial.
Doctor:If your daughter is receiving insufficient feeds, along with medical pills and proper nutrition to the mother
Doctor:the child's general condition and ability to latch and suckle needs to be assessed.
Doctor:Since she was hospitalized with a serious illness, it may be prudent that few of the functions were affected. These can be rectified by proper guidance and measures.
Doctor:This guidance can be received from a qualified pediatrician.
Doctor:So stop worrying and be possitive.
Doctor:Continue/trying feeding her as much as possible while you plan to consult a pediatrician.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:can I get any references of good pediatrician in bangalore whom I can reach and get he points which you mentioned, rectified?
User:my wife now staying in a village couldnt get proper experienced guidance till now
Doctor:You don't need a super specialist to identify and find solution to treat the problem. Therefore any pediatrician nearby with an MD qualification and good experience can be able to assess and treat the problem.
Doctor:Let me know which part of Bangalore you stay and I shall try finding one such pediatrician and give you the reference.
User:KR Puram
Doctor:I remember one Dr. Jayalaksmi who used to practice at ITI general Hospital.
Doctor:You can contact this hospital and check for yourself.
User:ok, sure I will check out
User:I have another doubt. My wife is travelling today, along with the baby (from Guntur to Bangalore). She is travelling by A/c sleeper bus. Should we take any specific precautions (other than keeping her warm )
Doctor:Let us know if you are not able to contact her, we can guide you further.
Doctor:If your daughter is hale and healthy, I think she can make this travel. Just make sure you pack all the things including her medication and feeds along.
Doctor:Seat her in a position where there is no direct exposure to the AC.
Doctor:Also make sure that her seating is at a comfortable position.
Doctor:I do not recommend any other specific precautions/recommendations.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
User:thanks a lot for your guidance
User:nope, thats all i have
User:have a great day
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:Wish you the same.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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