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    Should breastfeeding be done often in an infant?

Posted on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 in Child Health
Question: my girls child is 4 month old since week time she is having milk when she is awake but have when she is. sleeping what to do
Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Try breast feeding at 3 hourly intervals or on demand

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. Let me ask whether the baby is exclusively breast fed or whether she is formula fed. Let me emphasize on the fact that breast milk is the best possible milk for a baby and there can be no alternatives for the same. Most formula milks are cow milk based and hence difficult to digest.

Give breast feeding at 2-3 hourly intervals. If the child has not fed for 4 hours and is still asleep it would be a good idea to try the baby on the mother's breast and hopefully the child would feed.

Let me know if I could help further.

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