5 Tips to Increase Breast Milk

The need to breastfeed your new born baby is emphasised over and again. But sometimes, in spite of correct guidance and knowledge of the fact that breast milk is best for the baby, the mother is helpless. That’s because she is unable to produce enough milk to satiate the hunger of the baby.

Dr. Neha Bansal, a paediatrician and new born-specialist considers this to be a very common problem and mostly can be dealt with some easy tips. The 5 tips she suggests personally are the following:

Nurse Frequently

Nursing your baby frequently is completely normal but is not preferred by some women thinking that they might over feed. But that’s not true. Breast milk is easy to digest and you can give it at intervals of every 1.5 to 2hrs.

A good Diet

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Include food in your diet that’s known to facilitate milk production. It includes oatmeal, selective fresh fruits and vegetables, and other natural spices.

Nurse both sides

Keep changing sides so that both breasts produce good amount of milk.

Latch properly

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The position in which you feed your baby does matter. Get in touch with your gynaecologist or new-born specialist to figure out the best way.

Don’t skip feeding

If you replace formula milk with your breast milk, your glands will get the signal that breast milk is no more required. So, don’t skip feeding.

Sometimes the above method wouldn’t work but that doesn’t mean that you give up on breast feeding. Consult your doctor to come up with the possible solution. Do not try hormonal or other medicines without prescription; it can be fatal to both mother and baby.

About Bansal Global Hospital

A world class private hospital located in North-West Delhi, the Bansal Global Hospital offers the best treatment possible and care to its patients round the clock (24×7). The multi-specialty Bansal Global Hospital provides specialist medical and surgical care ranging from simple day-case procedures to complex surgeries, blood and other tests in our state of the art pathology lab, digital X-rays, inpatient facilities. The hospital has dedicated inpatient facility, with all fully air-conditioned ensuite rooms. Our staff offer high quality services to ensure that your stay with us is as comfortable as possible in private and discrete facilities.

Bansal Global Hospital C-10 Ramgarh,, Near Jahangirpuri Metro Station, Delhi, 110033
Bansal Fracture, Gynae and Kids Clinic, E-1086 Saraswati Vihar, Pitampura, Delhi 110034
Neo Kidz Clinic, C-38 Raj Nagar, Pitampura, Delhi 110034

Tel:  011-27636400
Dr Suresh Bansal – Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr Bimla Bansal – Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Dr Neha Bansal – Child Specialist

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