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Please my baby sweats alot if I’m breastfeeding him, i want to know if its normal?
The case of excessive sweat (hyperhidrosis) is not so common but it does exist.. For your child I Believe it's due to the weather and then this weather.. It's hot everywhere madam and children are not spared from the heat. So I'll say relax, dress your child light, singlets and sleeveless bodysuit should be the wears for this weather. Keep your child hydrated, give alot of fluid preferably water.. Reduce the temperature of the AC more so as to make the room cooler.. There's no need reducing your child's activity.. They need it. If you are still bothered about the sweat, visit a paediatrician to confirm if it's a case of true hyperhidrosis
Please a colleague of mine has given birth 3days ago. Her breast is very tender painful but not flowing according to her, what mig...
Please note that breastmilk is produced based on demand. That is, the more the baby sucks, the more the breastmilk will flow. Let her keep putting baby to breast
Please am breast feeding, what's the cure for wounds around the nipples?
You can get the lasinoh lanolin cream over the counter at any good pharmacy or baby shop for the nipple sore. You can also express the milk from the sore breasts and feed baby till the sore heals.

Most complaints of sore nipples, engorged breast, pain when breastfeeding and eventual mastitis or breast abscess have to do with improper attachment of the baby to the breast. Painful breasts mostly has to do with the baby sucking or chewing on the nipple, painful for the mother and frustrating for the baby.

For a successful and painless breastfeeding session, the whole of the nipple and majority of the areola (dark part) must be in the baby's mouth. Sit comfortably and let baby come to meet your breast and not you slouching to meet the baby. Additionally, always alternate the breasts between feeds. Let one breast empty first before switching to another.

And if you still feel you are not putting baby rightly on the breast, complain at the hospital so as to be directed.
My baby is always hungry after breastfeeding, most times, she is always crying after feeding, always gesturing that she needs more...
Please try and empty one breast before giving the other, also you can express to be sure you are lactating well.
DewormingPlease, is it advisable for a breastfeeding mum to deworm?
Yes a breastfeeding mother can deworm herself
Breastfeeding mom with ChickenpoxGood day doctors and mummies in the house. My baby is 1 month old and my older son is 2 years old. I discover on Sunday I have chi...
Did you diagnose yourself? Please go to the hospital for proper diagnosis, health tips and treatment. Calamine lotion can help soothe itching.
Bowel movementWhy does the stomach of my 4months baby makes sound whenever he is breastfeeding?
Can you describe this noise?. Noise is not necessarily an indication that something is wrong. The sound you may hear is like a puff of air coming from the back of the throat, or "kha, kha," the sound of the baby exhaling after a swallow. If you hear that noise, it is a reliable indicator that the baby is swallowing.

If this persist, you might consider seeing a doctor
My 7 weeks old baby always get chocked whenever am breastfeeding him and at the end he ends up crying and won't eat again. Please...
Sorry about this mom,

It may likely be your breastfeeding position. Please, type "WHO recommended breastfeeding positions" on youtube.

If this continues after implementing the teachings in the youtube videos, please see a doctor
Is it right to doke a baby up when she is sleeping in the night to breastfeed her or to Wait till she wakes up any time in the nig...
You can wake your baby up to breastfeed.
What could be the cause for a six weeks old baby to pour out immediately after breastfeeding.
I want to believe you meant Regurgitation .....This is common in infant.
During this 2 years of breast feeding as approved by WHO,is it possible for a mother on this not to see her period?
It is called LACTATION AMENORRHEA ie Breastfeeding suppression of ovulation and menstruation as a form of Family planning is not 100% Full Proof.... YOU CAN GET PREGNANT even without any menstruation. Kindly USE PROTECTION or additional form of Family planning
My baby is 10 days old ,the clamped part of her navel is yet to rip off and she last poo 3 days ago. Is there any cause for worry?...
It can take up to 14-21 days in some babies before theirs cords fall off.
Is it good for a baby of almost 11months to take fried egg.
2. Is it good for a breastfeeding mother to take lipton tea.
Yes you can give fried egg but in moderation. It is okay for your child to be on family meals.
That's the best. Using the family food... Just make you are giving protein as well... Eggs, fish, beans (peeled), fruits and vegetables.

You can take Lipton tea sparingly not always.
1. Is it good for a baby of almost 11 months to take fried egg?
2. Is it good for a breastfeeding mother to take lipton tea?
Yes you can give fried egg but in moderation.It is okay for your child to be on family meals.
You can take Lipton tea sparingly not always.
Can I stop breastfeeding my child at 1 year and 1 month?
WHO recommends breastfeeding up to 2 Years and beyond.
Is there medicine to rub on the breast nipples to prevent it from being hurt when breastfeeding a child?
What do you mean by being hurt? Please do not apply any medicine on the nipples before breastfeeding the baby. Ensure your baby is well attached to the breast... All the nipple and areola should be in the mouth of the baby so as to avoid the baby sucking or biting on the nipples...this will prevent the nipple pain or sores.
Low lactatingPlease today is 15days after I delivered and my breast is not bringing milk I have tried everything (pap, palmwine, tea, kunu, coc...
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

A small number of new mums have difficulty producing enough breast milk due to medical reasons, which include:

Excessive blood loss (more than 500 ml) during the birth or retained fragments of the placenta can delay your milk coming in (which usually happens around three days after the birth).

A history of polycystic ovarian syndrome, diabetes, thyroid or other hormonal disorders. Mums with these conditions sometimes experience a low milk supply. The rare medical condition mammary hypoplasia, in which there isn’t enough milk-producing glandular tissue within the breast.

Previous breast surgeries or breast trauma – although many mums who have had surgery go on to breastfeed successfully. If any of these conditions applies to you, see a lactation consultant or breastfeeding specialist.
Do you recommend multivitamins like abidec to be given to a baby on exclusive breastfeeding?
You can give but not absolutely necessary especially if the mum is also taking postnatal multivitamins as well
If you are planning to get pregnant 14 months after your previous child, when are you likely to stop breastfeeding that child? Is...
We encourage you to space the children by 2 years.....so you can completely recover before embarking on another journey of pregnancy and breastfeeding
I stopped breastfeeding last week for my baby, He is 2 years. I have not seen my menstruation.
Its a NORMAL PHENOMENON.....IT is not a problem and it will eventually return...No need to worry but you can see a gynaecologist if still concerned.