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Had premature delivery. Having depression, irregular periods and breastfeeding. Precautions?

May 2013
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I delivered on XXXXXXX 21 2013 .Baby is breastfeeding from me now.
I had my period on april 4 2013 after my Delivery
this month Till now I didnt had my periods started,
Is it normal to have this reereugar periods after Delivery?
Please let me know in details,so that I am aware of this process.

I wanted to know why this happened?
Is there any reasons why water breakage takes place?

I am going through lot of depression because of this premature delivery
He is a premature baby as he was born before 38 weeks.
He was in NICU for 25 days. Now he is at home.

I have a few queries related to my preemie Please let me know
•     Whether Diaper use has any side effects on my baby?
•     Should I use diapers or any other method?
•     Can I make him sleep with me in bed?
•     Can I massage him? If yes then how?
•     Which cream or lotion I can use on my Baby skin to make it smooth on a regular basis?
•     He is passing motion every 3-4 days, is it ok or need to consult doctor?sometimes he is having constipation also, please advice
•     Should I clean his mouth every morning?If yes then how?
•     Can I give him water to drink? If yes then how much?
Posted Wed, 29 May 2013 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. Sree Gouri SR 56 minutes later
Thanks for the query.

-Yes, some amount of irregularity in menstrual cycle can be seen during breast feeding due to hormonal imbalance.
Better to follow some contraceptive measure during this period.
-Leaking of amniotic fluid can occur due to premature rupture of membranes. That can occur due to infection, strenuous activity, excessive amniotic fluid etc.
-Usually diaper may not have side effects, if used properly and changed frequently.
-Better to use diaper only. Avoid continuous using, give some gap in between.
-Yes, you can make him to sleep with you. But keep additional cloth or small separate bed on your bed for him.
-Yes you can massage with baby oil. The procedure of massage will come with the pack.
-You can use any of the available brands in market, like Johnson's etc.
-Yes, if the consistency is normal no need to worry. Increase milk intake to reduce constipation.
-Yes, you can clean with your finger. Just wash your finger and gently massage the gums and clean tongue. Don't pour water in his mouth.
-No, only breast milk should be given.

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