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How to treat nipple leakage in a 3 weeks old infant?

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I am a lactating mother with a 3 week old baby and I am feeding her for 15min on each breast and still the breasts are leaking and they seem heavy should I feed her more though she refuses?
Posted Mon, 20 Nov 2017 in Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. Soumya 59 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Feed more and discard some

Detailed Answer:

I understand your concerns.

Yes you need to feed her more. If breasts still leak, it is advisable to pump out and discard some milk. Minor amount of pumped out milk will reduce excess leak.

Some amount of leak is common. Dont worry about it.

Let me know if you need anymore help.

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