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How to increase the breast milk? Can I feed my newborn with formula?

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Please let me know what should be done
•     to increase my milk supply for my new born baby
•     anything in particular I should take to increase my milk supply
•     Can I give any other supplement /formula to mu baby
I am not getting enough milk to feed my new born baby
Posted Sat, 13 Apr 2013 in Child Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth 30 minutes later
Hi new mother!
Welcome to XXXXXXX

First try your best to feed your milk up to 6 months at least even the small amount that comes.Do not feel discouraged.

For Increasing the milk
Do the following

1 complete emptying of the breast is essential
Alternate the breasts in each feed-that is if you start with rt side first,finish rt side first and then left side completely.
Next time strategy with left side first.

2 frequent suckling helps to increase milk milk is let down by the sucking reflex of the baby.

3 take plenty of fluids,milk and little fatty food like ghee.

4 there is herbal preparation called Lactaire in the market to add to milk and drink

5 there is a new complan also for breast feeding mothers.


If by all these your milk still not enough,you can start on Lactogen 1 and alternate with your milk.

Good luck
God bless
Dr Uma
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Follow-up: How to increase the breast milk? Can I feed my newborn with formula? 16 hours later
Hi Dr Uma,

Could you please let me know the 4th point you have mentioned

4 there is herbal preparation called Lactaire in the market to add to milk and drink

What is this Lactaire ? and what is it called in Hindi?Where can i get it?

Regards,
XXXXXX
 
 
Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth 5 hours later
Hi,
Lactare is a powder like com plan,yo be added to milk.
Comes in 2-3 flavours.
Manufactured by TTK pharmacy.
It is a herbal preparation.

If not available in your place,there is a new complan for pregnant and breast feeding mothers . You can try out!
Dr Uma
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