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Deepti Mom of 2 children 1 Year ago
Very true...as it's more determination than milk production. I am mother of 8 months old boy & i had milk production issue when my baby was born. Being a first time mother i had so many questions, fear ,anxiety & constant guilt that i am unable to satisfy hunger of my baby.I looked for every possible solution to increase milk supply from internet ,family n everyone. Nothing was working and we had to choose formula milk for him. somewhere being in negative environment, being criticized for not having enough milk for him ..I almost lost hope..but about after 2 months we visited a pediatrician for regular vaccinations n he encouraged me for exclusive breastfeeding..said it's all in ur mind..n that changed my life...Gradually my baby started having more of my milk...n now I am happiest...he dosen't take a sip from bottle...so don't ever worry n discourage...be confident Moms..😊
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Anindita Mom of a 3 m old girl 1 month ago
In reply to Asma
Hello
My baby is almost two months old now.
I have had very much difficulties in breastfeeding ma baby. In the beginning everything was fine . All of a sudden nipples began to get sore and cracked, it was 4 to 5 cracks on a single one. It was very painful and i used to cry out loud while feeding ma baby. Anyhow i had to feed him as he is so small. I consulted with ma gynaec and she put me on medication and adviced to use breast pumps and nipple shields. The medics finally worked out but use of breastpumps and shields din’t. It was a challenge to apply oinments as i had to feed him very often. Initially while i used the shields it was good as there was little pain while feeding. But gradually ma nipples widened and cracked and actually bleeded and i stopped using them. Then my doctor advised me another way to deal with fuller breasts. She asked to apply heat to the breasts( by pouring adequate hot water) and then squeeze out excess milk. Trust me that worked miraculously than breast pumps and shields for me. I would squeeze out milk and bottle(sterilized in hot water for 15 min) it and feed ma baby and during the time would apply the oinment which now stayed for a longer time. I dint bottle feed him all the time as it would make him away from breastfeeding. When i had much pain i used to bottle feed and then i would feed him myself. And finally ma nipples got healed. And i recieved some tips from ma doc so that it doesnt come back again and those are:

1. Put your whole nipple into the baby’s mouth while feeding(all that dark portion around the nipple should go inside the baby’s mouth)
2. During pregnancy women should always massage breasts with oil(preferably coconut and olive oils) and pull out the nipples so that the breasts are always moisturised and there is no problem of retracted nipples.
3. Keep moisturising your breasts in a natural way(using oils) after childbirth also. As moisturised breasts have very less tendency to sore and crack.
4. Avoid wearing tight innerwears.

Those who are having difficulty in breastfeeding the baby , should never ever stop trying. The baby will first refuse to latch but eventually will learn to when you keep on introducing to feed.

Those who have the issue of low milk should cut out the intervals of breastfeeding as continous latching increases milk
Having foods like fenugreek( soaked overnight and add very little rawrice and add cook and add some salt and coconut milk to it- makes a porridge, best to increase breastmilk) ,milk, boiled egg, grinding almonds and milk together and having, oats etc have helped me alot

Hope this is helpful
I am having similar experience. Thank you for sharing your story it is so relatable.

Can you explain and elaborate how did to put heat to your breast ? The part where you mentioned pouring hot water, how did you do it ?
Esther Murry Mom of a 1 yr 4 m old girl 6 months ago
I had a very bad experience in my initial stage of feeding. my nipples became sore, cracked and hurt a lot. applied cream and kept clean always. but after few months things started getting better and now I am a happy breastfeeding mom with a nine month old.
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Harshita Guardian of 2 children 1 month ago
In reply to Asma
Hello
My baby is almost two months old now.
I have had very much difficulties in breastfeeding ma baby. In the beginning everything was fine . All of a sudden nipples began to get sore and cracked, it was 4 to 5 cracks on a single one. It was very painful and i used to cry out loud while feeding ma baby. Anyhow i had to feed him as he is so small. I consulted with ma gynaec and she put me on medication and adviced to use breast pumps and nipple shields. The medics finally worked out but use of breastpumps and shields din’t. It was a challenge to apply oinments as i had to feed him very often. Initially while i used the shields it was good as there was little pain while feeding. But gradually ma nipples widened and cracked and actually bleeded and i stopped using them. Then my doctor advised me another way to deal with fuller breasts. She asked to apply heat to the breasts( by pouring adequate hot water) and then squeeze out excess milk. Trust me that worked miraculously than breast pumps and shields for me. I would squeeze out milk and bottle(sterilized in hot water for 15 min) it and feed ma baby and during the time would apply the oinment which now stayed for a longer time. I dint bottle feed him all the time as it would make him away from breastfeeding. When i had much pain i used to bottle feed and then i would feed him myself. And finally ma nipples got healed. And i recieved some tips from ma doc so that it doesnt come back again and those are:

1. Put your whole nipple into the baby’s mouth while feeding(all that dark portion around the nipple should go inside the baby’s mouth)
2. During pregnancy women should always massage breasts with oil(preferably coconut and olive oils) and pull out the nipples so that the breasts are always moisturised and there is no problem of retracted nipples.
3. Keep moisturising your breasts in a natural way(using oils) after childbirth also. As moisturised breasts have very less tendency to sore and crack.
4. Avoid wearing tight innerwears.

Those who are having difficulty in breastfeeding the baby , should never ever stop trying. The baby will first refuse to latch but eventually will learn to when you keep on introducing to feed.

Those who have the issue of low milk should cut out the intervals of breastfeeding as continous latching increases milk
Having foods like fenugreek( soaked overnight and add very little rawrice and add cook and add some salt and coconut milk to it- makes a porridge, best to increase breastmilk) ,milk, boiled egg, grinding almonds and milk together and having, oats etc have helped me alot

Hope this is helpful
Too much helpfull it is please tell me how can i shift my baby from bottle to breast because i have same problem like yours but i started feeding my child theough bottle after pumping milk now he is avoiding my breast pls help
Asma Mom of a 2 yr 2 m old boy 1 month ago
In reply to rashmi rai
Green vegetables, soup including ajwain, milk to help increase breastfeeding
trust me oats in milk works like wonder
Asma Mom of a 2 yr 2 m old boy 2 years ago
Hello
My baby is almost two months old now.
I have had very much difficulties in breastfeeding ma baby. In the beginning everything was fine . All of a sudden nipples began to get sore and cracked, it was 4 to 5 cracks on a single one. It was very painful and i used to cry out loud while feeding ma baby. Anyhow i had to feed him as he is so small. I consulted with ma gynaec and she put me on medication and adviced to use breast pumps and nipple shields. The medics finally worked out but use of breastpumps and shields din’t. It was a challenge to apply oinments as i had to feed him very often. Initially while i used the shields it was good as there was little pain while feeding. But gradually ma nipples widened and cracked and actually bleeded and i stopped using them. Then my doctor advised me another way to deal with fuller breasts. She asked to apply heat to the breasts( by pouring adequate hot water) and then squeeze out excess milk. Trust me that worked miraculously than breast pumps and shields for me. I would squeeze out milk and bottle(sterilized in hot water for 15 min) it and feed ma baby and during the time would apply the oinment which now stayed for a longer time. I dint bottle feed him all the time as it would make him away from breastfeeding. When i had much pain i used to bottle feed and then i would feed him myself. And finally ma nipples got healed. And i recieved some tips from ma doc so that it doesnt come back again and those are:

1. Put your whole nipple into the baby’s mouth while feeding(all that dark portion around the nipple should go inside the baby’s mouth)
2. During pregnancy women should always massage breasts with oil(preferably coconut and olive oils) and pull out the nipples so that the breasts are always moisturised and there is no problem of retracted nipples.
3. Keep moisturising your breasts in a natural way(using oils) after childbirth also. As moisturised breasts have very less tendency to sore and crack.
4. Avoid wearing tight innerwears.

Those who are having difficulty in breastfeeding the baby , should never ever stop trying. The baby will first refuse to latch but eventually will learn to when you keep on introducing to feed.

Those who have the issue of low milk should cut out the intervals of breastfeeding as continous latching increases milk
Having foods like fenugreek( soaked overnight and add very little rawrice and add cook and add some salt and coconut milk to it- makes a porridge, best to increase breastmilk) ,milk, boiled egg, grinding almonds and milk together and having, oats etc have helped me alot

Hope this is helpful
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Asma Mom of a 2 yr 2 m old boy 1 month ago
In reply to Harshita
Same situation is mine but i introduce bottle because of bleeding nipple now he refused my breast feeding and enjoying taking milk from bottle
exactly the reason why i fed mine even while i was bleeding. can be a bit difficult but you can still manage him to breastfeed. keep trying.regards.
Harshita Guardian of 2 children 1 month ago
In reply to Asma
Hello
My baby is almost two months old now.
I have had very much difficulties in breastfeeding ma baby. In the beginning everything was fine . All of a sudden nipples began to get sore and cracked, it was 4 to 5 cracks on a single one. It was very painful and i used to cry out loud while feeding ma baby. Anyhow i had to feed him as he is so small. I consulted with ma gynaec and she put me on medication and adviced to use breast pumps and nipple shields. The medics finally worked out but use of breastpumps and shields din’t. It was a challenge to apply oinments as i had to feed him very often. Initially while i used the shields it was good as there was little pain while feeding. But gradually ma nipples widened and cracked and actually bleeded and i stopped using them. Then my doctor advised me another way to deal with fuller breasts. She asked to apply heat to the breasts( by pouring adequate hot water) and then squeeze out excess milk. Trust me that worked miraculously than breast pumps and shields for me. I would squeeze out milk and bottle(sterilized in hot water for 15 min) it and feed ma baby and during the time would apply the oinment which now stayed for a longer time. I dint bottle feed him all the time as it would make him away from breastfeeding. When i had much pain i used to bottle feed and then i would feed him myself. And finally ma nipples got healed. And i recieved some tips from ma doc so that it doesnt come back again and those are:

1. Put your whole nipple into the baby’s mouth while feeding(all that dark portion around the nipple should go inside the baby’s mouth)
2. During pregnancy women should always massage breasts with oil(preferably coconut and olive oils) and pull out the nipples so that the breasts are always moisturised and there is no problem of retracted nipples.
3. Keep moisturising your breasts in a natural way(using oils) after childbirth also. As moisturised breasts have very less tendency to sore and crack.
4. Avoid wearing tight innerwears.

Those who are having difficulty in breastfeeding the baby , should never ever stop trying. The baby will first refuse to latch but eventually will learn to when you keep on introducing to feed.

Those who have the issue of low milk should cut out the intervals of breastfeeding as continous latching increases milk
Having foods like fenugreek( soaked overnight and add very little rawrice and add cook and add some salt and coconut milk to it- makes a porridge, best to increase breastmilk) ,milk, boiled egg, grinding almonds and milk together and having, oats etc have helped me alot

Hope this is helpful
Same situation is mine but i introduce bottle because of bleeding nipple now he refused my breast feeding and enjoying taking milk from bottle
Tiara Sunil Gayakawad Mom of a 4 m old girl 2 months ago
In reply to Shyam Prasanna Babu
Hello.. Iam mother of 28 days old baby, I'm having saggy breast and my baby is not latching properly... Now a days iam having suffering with sore nipple... Need suggestions to get rid of these issues
baby will learn to latch slowly .try different positions. I had same problem. try ghee on your nipples. it's has miracle effects.
rashmi rai Mom of a 1 yr 5 m old boy 4 months ago
Green vegetables, soup including ajwain, milk to help increase breastfeeding
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