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Is the baby crying due to less milk secretion or strain in neck at the time of feeding ?

Hello Doctor! My new born boy baby is 45 days old. He uses to cry a lot, during night time (10pm-1am) at the time of milk feeding . I am not sure that whether my milk is getting demand or any strain at his neck . So, I collected my milk for half an hour into a cup and it was around 20 ml. He is normally drinking my milk during day time. Please tell me the reason for this. Thanks in advance.
Asked On : Tue, 20 Mar 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Welcome to HCM
First of all I would like to inform you that it is a common and usual behavior of a 45 days baby.The milk output is adequate when your babys urine output is normal(more than 6 times a day) and gaining weight.Another things is that baby loves to stay in laps of mother instead on beds.That is cause of crying and less feeding at night and this condition usually resolves at 3 months of age.
I also request you to feed your breast directly not from collection.
So do not worry any be confident about your breast feeding.
Thanking you.
Answered: Fri, 6 Apr 2012
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Pediatrician, Infectious Diseases Dr. Hema Yadav's  Response
Welcome to Healthcare Magic forum.
Please do not panic.It is a very common problem in infants less than 3_ 5 months to cry
inconsolably due to various reasons like colic, noseblock, inadequate intake etc.
But if he is feeding well during daytime and has adequate weight gain , then please don't worry.The condition will resolve on it's own as he grows up.Till then you may consult his pediatrician for evaluation and management of colic.Usually antispasmodics like dicyclomine and digestive drops (neopeptine, colimex, colicaid etc) may provide relief.
Your milk output is adequate, please do not consider the amount you pump as the usual output, as it may be far less than what your baby sucks.
Try to soothe your baby by rocking or walking with baby carried in upright positon, or try burping him frequently during and after feeds.
Do not stress yourself as maternal stress further reduces milk output.You may try Lactation stimulants like Satvarex powder, as prescribed by your doctor if problem persists.
Wishing you & your baby good health.
Answered: Wed, 21 Mar 2012
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