• MAMA PLUS - My baby prefers her bottle

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    My baby is now 3 months old. I produced milk after 5 days of delivery,after that my baby refused to take my left breast because of  a small nipple,I breast fed for one month but my daughter lost even her birth weight,then I started formula with breastfeeding, She prefers the bottle and takes the right breast rarely but I would like to breastfeed her exclusively. Can I do that? I got training in hospital too at Lmc, but no success, pls help me

    This is a common issue for many women around the world. Breast refusal is distressing for a mom but the key is to find out the reason "Why".

    I can provide you with a few tips on this to ease your mind.

    · Is it really refusal or is he being a fussy eater?

    Sometimes your baby is not refusing to feed but rather is fussy or hard to feed.

    All babies have individual feeding habits. Some babies are easy-going, settle easily into feeds, feed well and come off satisfied until the next feed. Other babies take a while to get going but feed well once they start.

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  • MAMA PLUS - My baby is vomiting up her milk, how will she get enough

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    My second baby is one month & two weeks. After she drinks milk and even after she burps she keeps throwing up milk, this happens almost everytime I feed her & at times she throws almost half of what she drank.
    Then in no time she starts crying again I don't know whether it's because she's feeling hungry or for any other reason.
    I'm really stressed out..would like to know if any other mother have the same experience & any advice how to overcome this.

    Most of the babies vomit small amounts when they burb sometimes largely in first few weeks. Mainly because they are still getting used to milk. But in your case I feel it's not normal since the baby vomits every time a large quantity. if the baby is often sick and vomiting large quantities like you explained, its something to be cautious.

    This could be due to many reasons and below some of the reasons. But the best solution is to go and meet your doctor and discuss this further.

    1. Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux (GOR)

    the muscular valve at the end of food pipe which keeps food in the stomach are still developing in new born. Because of this when the tummy is full, food and stomach acid can flow back up his food pipe and the result will be vomiting.

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  • MAMA PLUS - My milk supply is very low and I'm not sure my baby is getting enough

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    I 've just had my first baby and I find I just don't have enough breast milk? Is there something wrong with me?

    First I would like to say that you do not worry as most  new mums think that their body is not making enough milk. Most of the time it's just in your mind as most of the mothers think their milk supply is low when it's not.

    There is a good way to track this by keeping track of your baby's weight gain. Naturally first few days baby's weight could go down from his birth weight but babies who feeding well tend to put on that weight again within few days.

    But if you really think you don't make enough milk it's not that you do not love your baby or care about the baby but more of a natural thing that could occur due to some stress.

    Sometimes a stressful birth could cause your milk to take slightly longer to come in but don't think that there's something wrong with you. Once you are settled milk will come naturally and baby will gain his weight.

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  • MAMA PLUS - Is it safe to have sex during the pregnancy period ?

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    Most women who are having a normal pregnancy may continue to have sex right up until their water breaks or they go into labor. There are some circumstances, in that case you can get clarified from your midwife or doctor whether you have – or develop – any complications that make sex a no-go. If you're uncertain, ask your practitioner.

    Normally intercourse does not hurt or harm the baby. a baby isn't hurt when a pregnant woman and her partner make love. The amniotic sac and the strong muscles of the uterus protect the baby, and the thick mucus plug that seals the cervix helps guard against infection. During intercourse, the penis doesn't go beyond the vagina, so it won't reach the baby.

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