Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: mavis | 2009-03-12

Q.

breastfeeding

I just returned to work form maternity leave. I would like to know that since i spent 8 hrs at work without breastfeeding during the week.I then breastfeed her at night. Should i apply the same on weekend . Does it not affect the bonding between mother and child? Will my child feel neglected because i will have to avoid her for that duration? 4 months old baby.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Feed her normally over weekends. Do not keep her off breastmilk for any period at weekends.

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Posted by: Sue | 2009-03-13

Sorry, please ignore my question - I made a mistake and will post it again as a new question!

Reply to Sue
Posted by: Sue | 2009-03-13

Hi there Doctor
I have a friend with twins, now 16 months old (birth age). They were born at 28 weeks. They only weigh about 7.5kg each, and they are very petite (small heads as well) although their length is correct for their age. They get ill very easily and also get diarrhoea quite often. They are terrible sleepers, waking up 5-6 times per night and sometimes screaming for long periods. Their ped as well as a dietician says all of this is quite fine - they haven' t done any tests for allergies or milk intolerance. The dietician advised the parents to mix their Nan with full cream cow' s milk to help them pick up weight.
My friend is not 100% satisfied with their expanations. I also feel she should get a 2nd opinion and even take them for allergy and other tests. What do you suggest?
Thank you!

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