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"gudmrning doc, pls I seriously need help, I put to bed last week Thursday and I haven't been able to breastfeed my baby due to lack of breast milk is not coming forth and dis is the 5day already, is really disturbing me, the breast are jus big but nothing pls Wat can I do? "

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    A 27 years year old female asked:
    a year ago
    gudmrning doc, pls I seriously need help, I put to bed last week Thursday and I haven't been able to breastfeed my baby due to lack of breast milk is not coming forth and dis is the 5day already, is really disturbing me, the breast are jus big but nothing pls Wat can I do?
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    a year ago
    Good morning, We have to be sure there is no obstruction somewhere. Some times the nipple might not be of normal shape, you will need the help of a midwife if this is the case. Is there any pain?
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    A 27 years year old female asked:
    a year ago
    Yes I'm feeling pains nd De breast is big nd heavy. is it only the mid wife dat can help me?
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    a year ago
    Sorry about the pain. I only suggested the simplest and fastest means of getting the problem solved. Going to the hospital to see a doctor is actually a good idea but this might take some time. If your nipple is inverted it might be difficult for breast milk to flow, it will also be difficult for the baby to suck. However, I want you to try these and see if it will improve 1. Put your baby to breast very frequently. Even if nothing is coming out, let him suck it a minimum of 8 times in 24 hours, waking the baby by the third hour if necessary. 2. Apply heat to the breast for 5-10 minutes before nursing. Using warm, moist compresses or taking a warm-hot shower with gentle breast massage can help the milk flow. 3. Massage firm, lumpy areas of your breasts with your fingertips while the baby is nursing. Gentle massage or breast compressions can help with milk drainage. 4. A well-fitted, supportive nursing bra may make you feel more comfortable. 5. Take analgesic e.g Diclofenac, 50mg twice daily after food for the pain. If you have ulcer, take paracetamol. But you still need the help of a healthcare professional most especially to assess your nipple and make sure it's not inverted. Preferably you go to the hospital where you delivered. Take care
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