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Latching of the baby to the mother's breast,starting menstrual periods - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Are you back ?
User :   yeah
Doctor :   Hi
User :   u there
Doctor :   Please proceed.
Doctor :   Yes
User :   you were telling me about lacthing
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Latching is the way a baby holds on to the mother's breast.
Doctor :   The latching should be correct as incorrect technique may lead to difficulty of feeding in the baby and soreness of the mother's nipple.
User :   is there any guide i can see on the web ?
Doctor :   Yes, there is a video I can send you.
User :   please
Doctor :   In addition to that, the child's back should be held diagonal.
Doctor :   with one hand the mother should support the head and with the other hand, the spine
User :   is there any pic ofr that u have
User :   got it
Doctor :   The mother should never pull of the baby from the breast
Doctor :   No.
Doctor :   We will send you further text matter
Doctor :   on this
Doctor :   please confirm your details
User :   yeah thats right
User :   but u can copy to
Doctor :   Ok
User :   are u a Pediatrician ?
Doctor :   No, I am a general practitioner
User :   ok
User :   what if need a help from a Pediatrician ?
Doctor :   As of now, we dont have Pediatricians on our panel.
User :   ohhh
User :   i thought u guys had one
Doctor :   The breast feeding should be continued for 6 months
Doctor :   and then the baby should be started on semisolid foods along with breast milk
User :   anyway i am sure if there is anything you will certainly get a query resolved ?
Doctor :   Till then there should be no other feeding to the baby apart from breast feeding
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   We will try our level best to answer all your queries
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   yeah
Doctor :   Ok
User :   my younger sister is 12 years old
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and she started menstruating 3 months Ago
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but now her cycles are happening 3 times a month
User :   for which she is loosing weight a lot
Doctor :   The first few cycles are irregular always
Doctor :   I suggest that she take more proteins in her diet.
Doctor :   And take plenty of fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, dates and mutton as they are rich sources of iron.
Doctor :   She should take a healthy diet
Doctor :   I also suggest that she gets her hemoglobin levels tested once
Doctor :   If there is low hemoglobin she may need iron supplements
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yeah
Doctor :   oK
Doctor :   There is no need to worry about the frequency of the cycles as they will become normal in a few months
Doctor :   The diet should be well taken care of.
Doctor :   And the hemoglobin levels.
User :   yeah couple of years ago she had platelet count damm low and i had to give my blood to make it normal...
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Hemoglobin levels are different from platelets.
Doctor :   Does she have any other health problems now?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
User :   except she is thin
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   She should take small meals at frequent, regular intervals
User :   is there a guide for this too?
Doctor :   Give her lots of dates and green leafy vegetables.
Doctor :   Just follow the diet pattern I explained to you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   And get her Hemoglobin levels tested.
Doctor :   If there is a low level then she can start on iron supplements.
Doctor :   That would correct her weakness.
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User :   not as of now
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User :   yes
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