A member asked:

We got a newly born baby of seven days today but my wife does not have milk in her milk what should i do?

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck answered

Specializes in Surgery

Call your doctor : before you left the hospital your baby have been examined by a pediatrician and most likely you have a follow up appointment with him call him and get direction if you do not have his number call the hospital and talk to the nurse in OB floor where your wife had the baby any of these will be able to guide you

Answered 10/18/2014

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Dr. Erin Robertson answered

Specializes in General Practice

Feed the baby!: Newborns need milk at least every 2 hours. Don't give up on breastfeeding; colostrum can take a couple of weeks to show up. Frequent stimulation of mom's nipples is critical. Have the baby latch on, suckle for ~5 minutes a nipple (don't exhaust the baby!) & then give the baby formula (with omega fatty acids). Meantime, pump 10-15 min/breast. There are electronic machines worth the investment.

Answered 11/24/2014

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