Breast Feeding

Breastfeeding is the process of feeding a baby with milk from a woman's breast. WHO (world health organization) recommends breastfeeding your child exclusively for the first 6 months of their life. It reduces the risk of the child developing diarrhea, asthma, food allergies, diabetes, leukemia, etc., later on in their life.

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How to unplug blocked nipple pores?

Query: Hi doctor, My child is 4 months old. Since birth, he is on formula feed because my breast pores have been blocked. I really want to breastfeed him. Please suggest a way to feed my child.  Read Full »

Dr. Shilpi Rajnish Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is a common problem which women face. An underwired bra or any kind of pressure on the breast could have caused a plugged milk duct. It is recommended to position the baby's chin pointing to the lump and to change the baby's feeding position. Unplug the duct by ...  Read Full »

Why is my wife getting recurrent typhoid and UTI infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am asking questions on behalf of my wife. She is breastfeeding and we have a baby aged 3 months.¬†Every 2-4 months she keeps getting typhoid and UTI infection. Recently, she had fever, pain in hands and legs. For the third time she has been diagnosed with typhoid and widal test repor...  Read Full »

Dr. Neeru Bharadwaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for the detailed symptoms you have told about your wife. I have checked her reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As she is having tendency towards typhoid more, try to keep a check on her dietary lifestyle also along with other measures you ...  Read Full »

What can be done for irregular periods in a breastfeeding mother?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old breastfeeding mother. I have been having gas trouble for two months. I was taking allopathic medicines for this. I have almost normal periods that started in the third month. It was going almost fairly. The period falls between 27, 28, or 29th day. Two months back i...  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In breastfeeding ladies, periods can be irregular up to some extent despite getting normal periods after delivery. This can be due to hormonal changes and due to breastfeeding. So, there is nothing to worry. But if you do not get your period the next month the...  Read Full »

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