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Had delivered, not having enough breastmilk to feed baby. What can be done? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 05-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good evening
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Hi this is XXXXXXX Wife of XXXXXXX . i have spoken to u previously ..
Doctor:I do remember
Doctor:Please proceed
User:Delivered a baby on Sunday morning...
User:It was c-section
User:it a healthy baby boy 3.5 kg weighing,
Doctor:I am happy
Doctor:Really nice
User:few doubts are their now...
User:still i am not getting Breast milk, i am feeding powder milk to baby
Doctor:I am sorry
User:pls tell wt can i do to get the brest milk..?
Doctor:Din't you get breast milk after the c-section?
User:only few drops i am getting, baby is not able to suck
Doctor:Is the baby sucking well at the breast?
Doctor:I got it
Doctor: XXXXXXX you need to learn the technique first
User:its not getting easily thats why its not able to suck
User:pls tell ..
Doctor:Are you still at hospital?
Doctor:Then it is easier
Doctor:Please ask your pediatrician to teach you feeding
Doctor:Also, let the nurse help you every 3 hours
Doctor:There is only one way to produce enough milk
Doctor:That is
Doctor:Your baby should suck at your breast
User:Dr. checked and told i dont milk in breast, she has given capsuels - Lacatare.
Doctor:That is fine
Doctor:You can take it
Doctor:But it is only suppportive
Doctor:Lactare is a herbal medicine
User:m taking but very less milk getting, so dr. saying to start bottle feeding
Doctor:You may go ahead with bottle feeding then
User:tip of breast is big, and breast is very soft, so she saying no milk in it
User:i prefer breast feeding......pls tell any other option
Doctor:See, breastfeeding is very important
Doctor:You should somehow learn the technique of doing it
Doctor:It is easy
Doctor:You just need some patience
Doctor:Even if you are not producing any milk, make the baby suck
Doctor:every 2 hours
Doctor:In few days time you will produce enough milk
User:ohh ok, m just trying 2 to 3 times a day
User:every 2 hour i'll do here after
Doctor:You should do it every 2 hours
Doctor:See XXXXXXX
Doctor:If you do not produce milk now, then you may not produce later at all
Doctor:So try and do it
User:it will suck few times when it dont get the milk it will start crying, then i am feeding powder milk.
Doctor:Please try it again and again
User:shall i put some honey on tip and try to ...?
Doctor:Don't apply anything on your nipples
User:one more query pls...
User:Eyes of baby turned little yellow
Doctor:Please check the serum bilirubin of the baby
User:i serum bilirubin?
Doctor:It is a blood test done on the baby to check for jaundice
Doctor:You need to take the baby to the Pediatrician for that
User:ok...dr. checked baby's legs n told not to worry its common
User:today morning
Doctor:Then it is fine
Doctor:Yes, it is normal
User:ok then
Doctor:but some babies need phototherapy
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Is that all for now?
User:yes doctor
User:will talk to u again if i need anything
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:bye for now
User:thanks.....ok bye
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