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  1. Hello Neelam and welcome to Medimetry.Hiccups are common in newborns.It is nothing to worry.If baby is having persistent hiccups then you may breastfeed baby.If baby is having hiccups while feeding discontinue the feed till hiccups stop You may resume feeding once hiccups stop.Burp baby after every feed.Very rarely persistent and recurrent hiccups can be a sign of gastroesophageal reflux disease.In that case a doctor's opinion may be necessary.Take care and do write back to us!
  2. User
    Thank you Dr Arti for the prompt reply. Much appreciated!
  3. User
    I wish to know if we can store breast milk and serve the same after sometime? Is there a procedure one has to follow in order to preserve breast milk and feeding? Do we need to refrigerate and heat before feeding the same? If yes, for how long? Thank You!
  4. Hi Neelam nice to hear back from you . You can store breast milk easily at home.Follow these simple tips.You may take a warm shower before expressing milk.That will help in letdown.With downward strokes start expressing in a warm dark room free from any distractions . Think of your baby and how useful breast milk is for baby.That will help enhance letdown reflex.Express milk in a clean container.You can store breast milk at room temperature for 4-6 hours.In refrigerator you can store it for 72 hours if you keep it at back which is coolest part of fridge.Take it out of fridge at least 20 minutes before giving baby for its temperature to normalize.Do not heat it.Heating can destroy the important antibodies of breast milk.Disinfect the utensils you will use for giving expressed milk.I sincerely hope this information helps you.Take care and keep us posted!
  5. User
    Dear Dr. Arti, I have gastric problem. will that affect my baby when i breastfeed? Also, if i suffere from flu and cold, will it be safe to breastfeed? Thank you!
  6. Hi you may feed during cold cough but do wash your hands before handling baby.Sneeze and cough with keeping hanky on nose and mouth.Gastric problem won't affect baby.
  7. User
    Thank you so much!