Breastfeeding

Prenatal Preparation

  1. Why should I choose to breastfeed my baby?
  2. What are the health risks of using formula milk?
  3. After birth, how soon can I start breastfeeding? How much milk does the newborn need?
  4. How long should my baby be breastfed? Can I continue to breastfeed when I return to work after my maternity leave?
  5. Can I breastfeed immediately after Caesarean section?
  6. Do small breasts have adequate breastmilk? Can I breastfeed successfully if I have a flat or inverted nipple?
  7. Can I breastfeed if I am a hepatitis B carrier?
  8. What are the benefits of skin-to-skin contact with baby? How and when to do it?

The first 3 days after birth

  1. My baby only takes very small amount of breastmilk in the first 2 days. Do I need to give my baby formula milk as supplement?
  2. In the first few days after birth, my exclusively breastfed baby passes very small amount of urine. What should I do?
  3. My baby is 2 to 3 days old already. I still don't have breast fullness, am I producing enough milk? Is formula milk supplement needed?
  4. I have sore nipples, shall I continue to breastfeed?

Breastfeeding concern from fourth day onwards after birth of your baby

  1. What can I do if my breasts are engorged?
  2. How do I know if my baby is suckling well?
  3. How do I know if my milk supply is enough?
  4. How do I know when and how many times a day my baby needs to be fed?
  5. My baby cries after breastfeeding. Is my milk supply not enough?
  6. Do I need to let my breastfed baby drink water?
  7. If my baby has jaundice, should I continue breastfeeding?
  8. What can I do if my baby needs to be breastfed frequently at night?
  9. Is my breastfed baby having diarrhoea if she passes loose stool? Moreover, what should I do if my baby has no bowel movement for several days?

Expressing and storing breastmilk at workplace

  1. How to express or pump breastmilk?
  2. How should I prepare if I want to continue breastfeeding after returning to work?
  3. How to store breastmilk and how long can it be stored?
  4. How to thaw and warm breastmilk?
  5. My baby does not like to be bottle-fed when I am at work, what can I do?
  6. What can I do if my milk supply is lessened after I return to work?

Breastfeeding concern for baby aged 4 months or above

  1. Can breastmilk alone provide enough nutrients for my 4-months-old baby? When should the solid food be introduced?
  2. When will my baby quit night feeding?
  3. What can I do if my teething baby bites during breastfeeding?

Diet and nutrition for lactating mothers

  1. Should I avoid any food when I am breastfeeding? Should I take tonic food?
  2. Should I eat more to increase my milk supply?

Other problems encountered during breastfeeding

  1. How to manage nipple pain?
  2. How to manage white spots on the nipples?
  3. How to manage a blocked duct?
  4. Can I continue breastfeeding if I have mastitis?
  5. How do I wean my baby from breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding mother’s concern

  1. Can I breastfeed when I am ill? Can I take medicines if I am breastfeeding?
  2. Will I have less milk supply during menstruation?
  3. Will I get sagging breasts after breastfeeding?
  4. Can I dye or perm my hair if I am breastfeeding?
  5. Why do I still leak when I have stopped breastfeeding for a while?
  6. Do I need contraception if I am breastfeeding?
  7. Can I use insect repellent (mosquito repellent) if I am breastfeeding?