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Is Expressing Breast-milk With Hand And Storing It Safe For The Baby?

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Posted on Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Question: hello doctor, I think my breastmilk is not getting sufficient. my daughter is 15days young. she sucks for 30mins but still cries. am feeding her 30ml of formula milk for every 4hrs. can I express milk with hand and store and feed her?
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Answered by Dr. Sheetal Agarwal (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Hello user,Do not worry.

Detailed Answer:
Hello user.


Yes,you can express milk and give your baby as needed.You can keep express milk and keep in refrigerator till 12 hours and feed the baby when needed.Mothers milk is best for the baby.



Thanks.
You can ask if any further query.



Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Sheetal Agarwal (9 minutes later)
how to improve breastmilk, can I use any medicine?
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Answered by Dr. Sheetal Agarwal (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Hello user,Do not worry.

Detailed Answer:
Hello user


You can use satavari powder in milk twice daily.You can take tablet perinom after consulting your gynecologist.Hot fomentation of breast.Keep the baby beside you especially when the baby cries,it will help increase milk production naturally.



Thanks.
You can ask if any further query.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Sheetal Agarwal (15 minutes later)
am using gelact powder twice in milk. I am unable to express milk with breastpump, I tried with hand but I can't even express 10ml.
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Answered by Dr. Sheetal Agarwal (43 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Hello user,Do not worry.

Detailed Answer:
Hello user.


You can take the help of any lady to help you express the milk.Express from all the sides.You can use satavari powder.You can use perinom.Do hot fomentation twice daily.


Thanks.
You can ask if any further query.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vishesh Rohatgi
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Is Expressing Breast-milk With Hand And Storing It Safe For The Baby?

Brief Answer: Hello user,Do not worry. Detailed Answer: Hello user. Yes,you can express milk and give your baby as needed.You can keep express milk and keep in refrigerator till 12 hours and feed the baby when needed.Mothers milk is best for the baby. Thanks. You can ask if any further query.