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Child cries even after breast feeding. Is mother's milk insufficient?

hello sir. nice meeting you. my son is one & half months old . the first two days after his birth i could nt feed him milk secretion was too low for me . later due to bad advises i gave him nan pro 1 through bottles. i fed him about 2 & half ounces in a bottle. after 23 days from his birth he started taking my breast feed. he is sucking about for an hour or so , even then after taking out his mouth he is crying like anything . now my worry is that i dont know whether my milk is insufficient for him , & he is vomitting when ever he is taking the bottle drink and urinating a lot. crying so loudly when urinating. my query is how many times is it adviseable to give a bottle drink a day and is it k to give my feed in the mid of bottle drink .
Asked On : Tue, 2 Oct 2012
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Hello there,

Do remember that in the first 2 or 3 days, milk produced is yellowish and less and in fact known as colostrum which is very important for your baby's health and overall immunity. So even though it was less I hope you would have given it anyway. Milk production gradually increases over time and as a mother you should always nurse your baby with breast feeds as it is the complete "food" for the baby till the first six months of age. If you are unsure of the exact quantity, you can always express milk in a calibrated glass and check every 2 hours. If the quantity of milk is anywhere between 25 to 30 ml or more, it is adequate for your baby. If you are a working mother, you can express milk and store in refrigerator for upto 24 hours. A good urine output does not always indicate that breast milk is adequate as it could just be foremilk. So most probably the milk production is not adequate as the baby cries after feeds. There could be other reasons for his crying as well but you need to ascertain adequate milk production first before drawing any conclusion. You need to nurse your baby every 2 hours and your baby should get sound sound sleep for approximately 2 hours in between feeds.
Hope that answers your queries. Why I have deliberately not commented on bottle feeds is because I wish to motivate you on breast feeding your baby.

Take care.
Answered: Thu, 4 Oct 2012
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