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Panel Discussion on Insufficient milk.

Q. 1. Can you explain the process of milk letdown? How and when does it occur?

Q. 2. How much milk does a mother produce on an average, during various periods in the first year of lactation?

Q. 3. When does breastmilk start getting insufficient for the baby?

Q. 4. Many mothers start top feeding much before 6 mo. of infant's age with the belief that their milk is insufficient. What makes them feel that way?

Q. 5. How do we find out if milk is indeed insufficient?

Q. 6. What are the causes of inadequate milk production?

Q. 7. What are the points to remember when counseling a mother who says her milk is insufficient?

Q. 8. Can breastmilk production be increased? How? (Galactogouges?)

Q. 9. How do we feed the hungry & crying baby while we are trying to increase breastmilk production?

Q. 10. Would you advise formula milk or liquid milk? What about early introduction of
Complementary foods?

Q. 11. What is relactation? Is it possible for a woman who is completely dry, to restart lactating?

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