Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Nipple problems? Cracked nipples / Inverted nipples / Retracted nipples / Flat nipples how to manage breastfeeding
  • Engorgement?  How to manage & expression technique of breast-milk
  • Mastitis / Breast Abcess / Blocked Duct / Twins: How to manage breastfeeding?
  • Cleft lip /Cleft palate / Ankyloglossia (Toung Tie): How to manage breastfeeding?

Mother’s milk is a natural complete food for the baby. Human milk is for human babies while cow’s milk is for the calf. Breastfeeding offers many advantages to mother-infant pair. Baby and mother will not get these benefits if cow, buffalo or formula milk is used for feeding.

  1.  What are the advantages offered by Breastmilk and Breastfeeding for the baby?
  2. How should family give support to the mother for breastfeeding?
  3. What are the advantages offered by Breastfeeding for the mother?
  4. How should mother prepare for breastfeeding during pregnancy? Should she take some special care of breasts and nipples?
  5. When should breastfeeding begin after delivery and how?
  6. Mother does not produce milk for the first few days after delivery. What should be fed to quench baby’s thirst and hunger during this period?
  7. Is it appropriate to follow the tradition of giving honey, sugar water, etc. to the baby before the first breastfeed (Pre-Lacteal feeds)?
  8. Where should the baby be kept after delivery?
  9. How frequently and how long should the child be breastfed?
  10. How should the mother hold the baby while breastfeeding?
  11. How long should the baby be breastfed?  When should water, gripe water, balkadu etc be given to the baby?
  12. How to know that the baby is getting enough breastmilk?
  13. Should breastfeeding be stopped during mother’s illnesses?
  14. Is it correct to enforce dietary restrictions on mother with the fear that some food substances can affect baby’s health?
  15. Is it all right to use a bottle for giving water or milk to a child?
  16. How should a working mother manage breastfeeding?
  17. How to take general care of the baby?
  18. What food mother should start at the end of 6 months?
  19. What is a Baby Friendly Hospital?

Two important topics

a) Working mothers

b) Initiation of breastfeeding by Breast Crawl