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Hi, I have 5-month baby and I have low milk. I used many medicines but no effect is seen by me and I have a hairloss problem.

Hi Ms. lybrate-user, you can use homeopathic mother tincture ricinus communis 10 drops twice daily with half cup of water. With regards to your hair loss its due to hormonal changes in the body after delivery, its called as post partum alopecia.
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Breastfeeding Problems - How To Resolve Them?

Breastfeeding Problems - How To Resolve Them?

Breastfeeding has shown to have an incredible impact on the growth and development of an infant on account of the nutrients which are provided to the baby. The mental development which occurs due to breastfeeding is said to show even years from the time that a person was an infant. When a person considers just how important breastfeeding truly is, she would not want to make a mistake, would she?

A lot of new mothers are concerned, if their babies seem to fall asleep while feeding a lot quicker than they should. As a matter of fact, they worry that the babies will not get enough breast milk and this can stunt the development of the young ones. While this is true, it can be said that a few steps taken can make sure of the fact that there would be nothing for the mothers to worry about.

  1. Inadequate consumption: It is natural for a baby to have a tendency to fall asleep, after all, that rapid rate of growth is likely to consume a lot of energy. In order to make sure the baby consumes enough milk prior to falling asleep, what should be done is that the mother should transfer the baby from one breast to the other one when she notices that the rate at which the baby is consuming is slowing down. The effect this has is to make sure that the rate of transfer is maximised; as the fastest rate, the milk transfers is when the baby begins suckling, for the first few minutes.
  2. Risk of Infection: Taking into due account what a sensitive and important process breastfeeding is, it can be said that an infection is something which can disrupt the process. One of the infections happens to be thrush. This is one which can spread from the mouth of the baby to the breasts of the mother. The effects of the infection include soreness and possibly even a rash. A doctor would probably provide the patient with some anti-fungal medication in order to fight the infection off.
  3. Latching problems: Another issue which is faced by new mothers is that there is a pain when the baby is to latch on to the nipple. In order to reduce this, what can be done is that the mother can try keeping the baby in a position to cover as much of the area under the nipple than over and adjust the baby to cover the nipple when he or she yawns.

These are just some of the common issues faced by new mothers. However, following a few simple measures can ensure that the experience of breastfeeding is most satisfying for both mother and child.

My baby is 3.5 months old and I feel my milk supply is reduced now. I am taking galact powder 2 tablespoons * 2 times a day but still does’t feel heaviness in my breast and my breasts are loose. I offer him bm every time he cries but he feels hungry even after having it. What should I do? I am giving him aptamil 150 ml.

My baby is 3.5 months old and I feel my milk supply is reduced now. I am taking galact powder 2 tablespoons * 2 times...
What is aptamil? Baby is to be given nothing but mother's milk for six months. Your breasts do not need to feel heavy, as much sucking occurs, that much milk will be produced. You need to eat well and be totally relaxed when you are feeding your baby. Nature will do its work.
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Therapeutic Value Of Garlic!

Therapeutic Value Of Garlic!

According to Charaka Samhita, garlic has diuretic properties. Hence it acts as an excellent heart stimulant and is advised in rheumatic pains. Kidneys are flushed and swelling /dropsy prevented.

Garlic can help in reducing the serum cholesterol level. Daily intake of garlic is known to decrease the bad cholesterol, ldl and improve the good cholesterol, hdl. One clove of garlic a day can bring down cholesterol by about 10%.

Indian researchers have found that garlic contains anticoagulants which discourage clotting of blood, and hence can effectively prevent strokes.

Garlic has minerals like calcium, potassium, phosphorus and iron. It also contains vitamin a, b and c.

Due to its antiseptic properties, it helps eliminate bacteria, and is also beneficial in cases of tb. It even helps in killing viruses responsible for colds and flu.

In women, garlic can cure deficient lactation in nursing mothers.

Raw garlic consumption has anticancer properties too.

Garlic is useful in intestinal affections. It can be taken with meals to control acidity and flatulence.

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I am 24 years and having 2 and half months old son. I'm giving him formula milk as my milk supply is very low please tell me how to increase my milk supply?

I am 24 years and having 2 and half months old son. I'm giving him formula milk as my milk supply is very low please ...
You need to take capsules lactare for increasing milk and your mind needs to be calm and you have to be relaxed for good milk production.
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Meri devrani ki death ho gyi or usska beta 2 months ka hai or mujhe doodh nahi aata toh kya lacture capsules mere liye sahi hai or isski kitni dose leni hai din main.

Meri devrani ki death ho gyi or usska beta 2 months ka hai or mujhe doodh nahi aata toh kya lacture capsules mere liy...
Usse kuch farak nahi padega. Pilaneka prayatna karne me kisiko aa sakta hai, bahut logo ko nahi aata
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Breastfeeding - Pain And Discomfort!

Breastfeeding - Pain And Discomfort!

After carrying the baby for nine months and delivering it, the next big step for the mother is to learn to breastfeed. For a woman who has had her first delivery, this could be a thing that can scare her and put her at discomfort. In addition, some mothers can also experience physical pain, which is even more worrisome.

In the initial stages of breastfeeding, it is normal to have pain as the baby and the mother have not yet identified the correct method i.e. the mother in terms of holding the baby, while the baby in terms of latch correctly to get milk. However, in most cases, the mother detaches and repositions the baby. This often helps in relieving the pain and after some repetition of this exercise, both the mother and the baby would know the correct position.

Let down reflex, also called milk ejection reflex, is set off by hormone oxytocin which is released whenever your baby feeds, it stimulates muscle cells in your breast to squeeze milk and may cause pain. Oral thrush, which is a yeast infection, in baby's mouth, can cause sore nipples and pain. The baby’s oral features like a short mouth, short tongue, small chin, high palate, etc., can lead to improper suction and cause pain. However, this pain from suctioning will disappear within a couple of days. Another cause for breast pain could be engorgement. When the breasts are engorged, due to feeding after a long break, there is too much milk, which can cause pain as soon as the baby latches on. Pressing out some milk before the baby latches on can help reduce the pain. lmproper size of bra, too tight or too loose, can be a cause of breast pain.

Nipple pain, when exposed to cold weather, is another condition. This occurs due to constricted blood vessels and is known as Raynaud’s phenomenon. If required, pain medication can be taken, but this type of pain usually subsides.

Allergies such as poison ivy and eczema can also lead to nipple soreness. Even topical issues like use of creams, soaps and deodorants can cause soreness. These require no intervention and minute changes would usually suffice. It is important to remember that any medication taken can reach the baby during the breastfeeding and unless absolutely essential, it is best to avoid any medication for the mother. If a baby is being fed well after the 6th month of life, teething begins and this can be a cause for pain during breastfeeding.

Treatment:

In most cases, proper breastfeeding techniques usually take care of the issue. However, if there are other issues, for instance, the child’s oral features, they may require correction as they not only need to be addressed because of this problem but also otherwise.

Using warm moist compresses is useful in soothing the pain. Empty the breast properly after feeding the baby. Try to avoid chemicals like Linolin, hydrogel, as far as possible, if applied to cracked nipples, clean it properly before feeding the baby. Applying freshly squeezed milk from the breast is another wonderful option, given its antibacterial properties. The warmth of wet tea bags may also give a soothing effect. Remember to avoid chemicals like lanolin or hydrogel, as this pain is a temporary issue and usually disappears over a period of time.

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