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Date : 25-Mar-2014
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User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:how can I help you?
Doctor:Please go ahead with your question
User:This is regarding breast feeding
Doctor:Okay, please go ahead
User:My baby is on Formula and breast feed from the time she is born.
User:from a month or so, my supply is very low
User:so i have stopped feeding her completely from a week
User:as she is teething and bites badly
Doctor:oh.. okay
User:but my breast is hurt sometime
User:and told i can feel a clot that is poking and hurting
Doctor:Oh.. how old is your baby?
User:11 months
Doctor:where is this clot located?
User:upper left breast
Doctor:okay, can you feel any lump?
Doctor:and is there any pain now?
Doctor:what about the pain?
User:if i touch it will hurt
User:i can keep hot water pressure to reduce it
Doctor:okay, is the pain very severe ?
User:but i want to stop the supply
User:Not severe
Doctor:Okay, and the pain is only in that place or all over the breast?
User:only at that place
Doctor:Now you want to know how to stop the milk from getting secreted?
Doctor:Okay.. you don't have to do anything for that
User:i am not going to fed the baby anymore
Doctor:You have stopped breast feeding your baby
Doctor:that is enough
User:so i am scared if it leads to lumps
Doctor:It will take some time
Doctor:it will not lead to any lumps
User:so i dont have to take any medicine
Doctor:Once you stop feeding your baby, the breast milk production will stop automatically
Doctor:No, you don't have to take any medicine
User:ok so i just have to take care of the lump now
Doctor:it may take up to one month.. don't worry
Doctor:You can keep a warm water bag for comfort
User:surly need to do that
Doctor:or you can keep a ice pack also
Doctor:both will work
Doctor:anything else?
User:thats was a great advice
Doctor:You are most welcome
User:yes still have a question to ask on my childs food in take
Doctor:please go ahead
User:she is not eating anything from last week
User:not even one fourth of regular
User:she eats like 2 bites and spits out rest
Doctor:You can feed her everything
User:i have tried all new food possible
User:except sweets and spices
Doctor:this happens due to theeting
Doctor:don't worry
User:she is teething now and as cold now and then
Doctor:please feed her the regular foods that you prepare for everyone at home
User:ok she refuses after 2 bites
Doctor:You don't have to prepare anything special for her now
Doctor:she is old enough to eat everything
User:ok i cant start the spicy level like we eat
Doctor:you can start the spicy level now
Doctor:it will not be any issue
User:ok she is cry as her tongue burns
Doctor:In that case mix a little less of dal/curry
Doctor:let her eat whatever she likes the most
User:ok i did try couple of time
Doctor:Don't stop her from eating what she wants to eat
Doctor:she will be alright
User:no i have not done that
User:how long do i need to wait for her to get back to normal
Doctor:One or tow weeks
User:from tomorrow i will share my plate
Doctor:if she doesn't start eating normally by then
Doctor:then you should see her doctor
Doctor:that will be great
Doctor:she will be thrilled
User:even if she like something she is eating very little
User:so i was think its teething
Doctor:it is because of teething
Doctor:give her fruits if she likes
Doctor:and give her something that needs a bit of chewing
User:i even fasted today for her for the first time in life
User:i am just concern that she shouldnt go weak
User:Yes i give finger food
User:veggies and fruits
Doctor:She is your child... I can understand your worry
Doctor:don't worry, she will be alright
Doctor:and don't fast for anybody
Doctor:fasting will not help
User:Thanks for ensuring me which very much needed now
User:Yes, even i dont believe so but just prayed for it,so didnt want to break
User:Thanks a lot Dr. XXXXXXX
Doctor:You are welcome.. and please remember... fasting will not help
User:I can sleep in peace
User:I did have fruits
User:so didnt starve :)
Doctor:Okay.. now eat something and get some rest
User:I am good now. It was nice talking to you
Doctor:It was my pleasure answering your questions
Doctor:take care
User:Thanks again for your valuable time. Good night
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