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Small child, breast fed, feeling hungry, not enough breast milk. On lactogen. Cure?

my daughter is 15 days old. my breast feed is not enough for the baby. there is improvement but guess its not enough for the baby. i breastfed my baby and she keeps on sucking and falls asleep..if i put her on bed ...she wakes up and feels hungry. i give her lactogen thrice (total 60 ml), rest of the time i am feeding her. i want to know how much lactogen can i give her in a day. how many times she should be given lactogen diet . she is always hungry all the time.
Asked On : Fri, 2 Nov 2012
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Pediatrician, Critical Care 's  Response

Lactogen I is milk powder for the babies. Those mother who either can't find their baby or not having enough breast milk, can give it as much as needed.

However, it is important to take precautions in preparing Lactogen milk. One scoop powder should be dissolved in 30 cc water (boiled and then cooled water). The instructions are clearly given on the container. You've not mentioned how are you giving this lactogen milk to the baby.

You should try and not worry too much about it as stress itself can hamper milk production.

You should get her weight checked. If there is weight loss, then she needs more milk.

Things should settle soon.

All the best


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Pediatrician Dr. Sudha Shree Venkataraman's  Response

Till 6 months of age breast milk alone is the best for your baby.
First take care of your nutrition. Take a lot of pulses, eggs, fruits, vegetables, milk, adequate fluids, non veg (if your customs allow), saunf, dry fruits etc. Take your calcium supplements daily. Take adequate rest as early resumption of works will reduce your milk output. And be confident that you can feed your child exclusively on breast milk for 6 months.
When feeding sit in a calm and private place in relaxed manner and feed your baby. If she falls asleep when she feeds, wake her up by gently stroking her feet/ ears. If you feel she is hungry after she feeds from one breast, offer her the other breast.
Once you start supplementing with Lactogen etc, your milk output will automatically reduce.
You will deprive your baby of the benefits of breast milk if you start supplementing. And more problems are awaiting if you are using bottle to feed formula.
So till 6 months breast milk alone is best for your baby.
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It is only natural that small babies cry as soon as they wake up from sleep and they start to suck as soon as nipple/finger is offered to them. Do not confuse this with "baby-is-hungry-all-the-time".

I agree with Dr Sudha. You must feed your baby with breast milk atleast for six months - and to ensure the quantity and quality of the breast milk, the mother will have to take necessary nutrients. Start with milk, fruits (both dry and fresh). I would not suggest meat but you may take eggs.

Listen to some soothing music and calm yourself. Why not cherish motherhood rather than panic?!

I would also suggest DASHAMOOLARISHTAM" to mother. It is a safe Ayurveda formulation and excellent in this condition - meeting all the nutritional requirements. Mother may take 15-20 ml (3-4 spoons) twice daily, morning and night, after meals. It will work like magic.

Congratulations and the best.


Dr Gautham
Answered: Sun, 4 Nov 2012
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