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Baby bites while breast feeding, increase milk flow - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   my wife has given birth
User :   the child is biting the nipples and it hurts
Doctor :   Ok
User :   the milk flow is slow
User :   what shall we do
Doctor :   What is the age of the baby
User :   3 days
Doctor :   Do not worry at all
Doctor :   The flow may not increase for next week to 15 days
Doctor :   So it takes some time for the mother to cope with the new role
Doctor :   as a feeder
User :   how can we increase milk flow
Doctor :   But remember the baby should be put to breast once in a while
Doctor :   to increase the flow
User :   does some food help
Doctor :   One of the important things for incresed flow mother and baby bonding shall increas
User :   she does feeding every 2 to 3 hours
Doctor :   yes continue
User :   her breast pains alot
Doctor :   Nursing is a supply & demand process. Milk is produced as your baby nurses, and the amount that she nurses lets the mom's body know how much milk is required.
Doctor :   Every time that your baby gets means that the body gets the signal to produce that much less milk.
User :   ok
Doctor :   The breast pain is because of the new role the mom faces
Doctor :   which is not done earlier
Doctor :   For breast pain she can put hot fomentation
Doctor :   on the breast
Doctor :   which reduces the pain
User :   the child bites the nipples with her gums
Doctor :   and makes the nipple softer
Doctor :   and prepares for the next feed
User :   what is hot fomentation
Doctor :   Hot fomentation is putting hot pads over the breast
Doctor :   Sometimes left over milk in the breast can cause micro organisms to
Doctor :   grow
Doctor :   and cause pain and tenderness
Doctor :   so doctors suggest to remove the left over milk and store it in a bottle
Doctor :   for future use
Doctor :   in Refrigerator
User :   ok
User :   what should be her diet
User :   how many meals in a day she should eat
Doctor :   The mom can take whatever food she likes
Doctor :   rich in Iron and Calcium
Doctor :   Green leafy vegetables, Jaggery, Milk
Doctor :   Fruits
User :   ok
User :   i hope the milk flow will improve
Doctor :   To be specific enough
Doctor :   550 Kcal per day
Doctor :   till 6 months
User :   becaz the baby demandsmore milk as it grows
Doctor :   later 440 kcal per day
Doctor :   sorry 400 Kcal per day
User :   ok
Doctor :   Drink plenty of water to help maintain your milk supply
Doctor :   No hot and spicy foods
User :   ok
Doctor :   Opt for nutritious snacks like yoghurt, sandwiches made with wholemeal bread filled with leafy greens
User :   ok
Doctor :   methi and spinach are also good as green leafs
User :   ok thanks
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User :   not at the moment
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