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Body pain after C-section, breast feeding technique - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   this is regarding my wife case
Doctor :   Ok
User :   my wife delivered aug 8 2008
Doctor :   Please proceed.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   no she was suffering some back pain body pains
User :   and doctor asked us for Blood report
Doctor :   Ok
User :   which they tested CRP level
User :   CRP test Positive 1:6 dilutions
Doctor :   Ok
User :   crp level serum 2.4mg%
User :   after one week doctor ask for again the test and
User :   she get crp test as 1:8 and CRP level serum 4:8mg%
Doctor :   Ok
User :   doctor saying some blood infection
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i just want to find for which infection doctor was talking about
User :   what is crp levels
Doctor :   Were there any other abnormal parameters like high WBC count?
User :   and i just want to know is there any thing which we need to taken care
User :   no
Doctor :   Or does your wife have any other symptoms of infection like fever, cough?
User :   the test report doctor specifically mention these two CRP levels in the report
User :   based on this doctor saying some blood infection
Doctor :   C reactive protein levels are elevated in acute conditions like infection, stress, menstruation and some diseases. Their value is not always confirmatory of any condition.
User :   okay
Doctor :   Its value alone cannot be taken into consideration.
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Doctor :   I would need other values
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   right i don't have the report
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   but i can get the other values which you are looking from my wife
Doctor :   Does your wife have other symptoms like fever, cough or diarrhea?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
User :   past three days she was checking the temparature
User :   but it is normal
Doctor :   Since when did she have the back pain?
User :   she complainting i guess past 15 days
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What other tests were done? Was an Xray taken?
User :   she given some tablets which back pain some what less
User :   only the blodd and urine test
Doctor :   Is the pain going into her lower limbs?
User :   but she saying legs are some what paings
Doctor :   Is there any tingling and numbness of her limbs?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Lower limbs.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Was the delivery a normal delivery or a Caesarian section?
User :   Caesarian section
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Actaully waited for normal but she didn't get the pains and doctor given some medicne for pains still she didn't
User :   and doctor checked said there is no water needs be Caesarian
Doctor :   The cause for the back pain could be related to the stress of delivery most probably,
User :   okay
Doctor :   Does she have any burning in the urine or abdominal pain or white discharge?
User :   no
Doctor :   The elevated CRP levels are nothing to be worried about then as post pregnancy especially after caesarian section the CRP levels are markedly elevated.
Doctor :   That is a result of the injury during surgery,
User :   okay some times she saying legs and hands are shevring
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   while feeding milk to the child after some hands are shevring and unable to hold the baby
Doctor :   I suggest that she takes a healthy diet, try to rest as much as possible
Doctor :   Yes, that can happen due to weakness.
User :   okay
User :   what type food which she can recover
Doctor :   I suggest that she follows a healthy diet. Ask her to take more fruits, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, eggs
Doctor :   Milk
User :   and doctor saying mother milk not sufficient feed packed milk
Doctor :   She should take small frequent meals at regular intervals
User :   okay
Doctor :   The most common cause of insufficient breast milk is lack of confidence in the mother regarding breast feeding,
Doctor :   That has been proven
User :   ok
Doctor :   She should be given emotional support and she should be confident while feeding.
User :   k
Doctor :   The baby should be fed on demand and the position should be such that both the mother and baby are relaxed while feeding,
User :   genarally every 2-3 hours gap try to feed the milk
Doctor :   I suggest that you should avoid formula feeding for your baby as much as possible
Doctor :   The baby should be fed whenever it cries.
Doctor :   The baby should not be pulled out before it finishes suckling.
User :   yeah
Doctor :   Also if she feels uncomfortable while sitting and feeding, she should try to lie down and feed.
Doctor :   while sitting she can prop the baby up with pillows.
Doctor :   She should keep her nipples moistened with her own breast milk or with lanolin based creams, regular moisturizers wont help
User :   night times she doing the same but day time the baby is not drinking falling down all the milk then i have taken some breast pump which pull the milk to bottle and feeding from the bottle
User :   this some what helping to avoid the waste of milk
Doctor :   It is better to let her feed the baby rather than with a feeding bottle.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   yes some times baby is crying not ready to take from mother onthat time we are taking the milk from mother to bottle and feeding
User :   rather than from milk poweder
Doctor :   Ok, then the problem is probably that the baby is not able to latch on properly to the mother.
User :   yeah
Doctor :   There are some techniques to help latching on
User :   Ok
Doctor :   The baby;s mouth should be towards the lower side of the areola.
Doctor :   the baby should latch on to the areola and not just the nipple.
Doctor :   Your babyĆ¢??s ears, shoulder and hip should be in a straight line.
User :   okay
Doctor :   baby should take in a big mouthful of breast tissue. If latching on hurts,
Doctor :   break the suction - by inserting your little finger between your baby's gums and your nipple - and try again. Once your baby latches on properly, she will be able to do the rest.
Doctor :   So, the key lies in maintaining good position of both the baby and the mother.
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Doctor :   Yes
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