Frequently Asked Questions

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Is alcohol consumption safe during breastfeeding

Alcohol consumption during breastfeeding is a bad choice. It gets into your breast milk in the same concentration as in your blood stream. After consuming 1 drink, it remains in the blood for an average of 2 hours. This increases with the quantity of alcohol consumed. It’s consumption leads to imp... (more)

When breastfeeding doesn’t work

There are loads of reasons if a mother can’t breastfeed. These include:

  1. Hormonal imbalances
  2. Excessive and persistent stress.
  3. Previous breast surgery
  4. Nipple issues.
  5. Hypothyroidism
  6. PCOS
  7. Medications such as chemother... (more)

When breastfeeding stops hurting

You may feel a little discomfort in the beginning but breastfeeding should not hurt. If it does, consult a health professional right away. It may be due to wrong latch (too shallow) and attachment or problems like mastitis, sing breast pumps carelessly, not removing your child from your breasts gent... (more)

When should you stop breastfeeding

WHO recommends to exclusively breastfeed the baby for the first six months and initiate complementary feeding along with breastfeeding for 2 years and beyond. Some babies may decrease the feed as they become comfortable with solid food and it becomes easy to digest.... (more)

Is it dangerous for a mother to breastfeed who is COVID-19 positive

Coronavirus has not been found to be transmitted through breast milk. If the mother is found positive with the disease, there are chances of transmission through droplet infection. Mothers should always follow the given precautions:

  1. Always wash your hands thoroughly.
  2. Wear a ... (more)

What are WHO breastfeeding recommendations

As per WHO guidelines:

  1. Early initiation of breastfeeding within 1 hour of birth;
  2. Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life; and
  3. Introduction of nutritionally-adequate and safe complementary (solid) foods at 6 months together with continued b... (more)

What breastfeeding does to your breasts

Breasts become functional for the very first time during pregnancy and lactation in a women’s life. The tissues become dense to produce and store milk. They may or may not return to their normal size after lactation. Some may remain large, others may shrink. But their shape will not change. Also, ... (more)

What breastfeeding does to your body

Breastfeeding has innumerable benefits to the mother.

  1. Breastfeeding creates a strong bond with the infant.
  2. It is an important birth control method. Prolactin which helps in milk production reduces the production of ovarian hormones which is a cost-effective method of family ... (more)

What type of foods should a breastfeeding mother consume

Breast milk is a storehouse of all vital nutrients. You should focus on consuming a nutrient and calorie-dense diet. If you consume a deficit diet, your own body reserves will start depleting. The body consumes 1100-1200kcal/d energy in milk production. Make sure your food is energy-dense too.Th... (more)


What is DHA

DHA stands for docosahexaenoic acid. It’s a kind of fat (called omega-3 fatty acid) that helps with growth and development. During pregnancy, you need 200 milligrams of DHA each day to help your baby’s brain and eyes develop. Not all prenatal vitamins contain DHA, so ask your provider if you nee... (more)

Will the pregnancy have any complications following a tummy tuck

All pregnancies have the potential to experience some degree of complications for known or unknown causes. Your OB-GYN can best advise you on any concerns you may have regarding pregnancy complications. However, when it comes to your tummy tuck’s effect on your pregnancy and your unborn child, in ... (more)

What are the most common causes of stretch marks

Thanks to rapid, concentrated weight gain across the belly, pregnancy often results in stretch marks on the stomach. Other common causes are fast growth during puberty or bodybuilding, oral and topical steroid treatments, and some medical conditions that affect hormones, such as Cushing syndrome and... (more)

What are stretch marks

Everyone has skin that’s genetically predisposed to withstand a certain tensile load or amount of stretching and tightening. If you gain weight during a growth spurt or pregnancy, your skin will stretch as far as it can and then begin to tear through the collagen and elastin fibers that give your ... (more)

How can I reduce hemorrhoids during pregnancy

  1. Eat a diet full of fiber-rich foods, like vegetables and fruits.
  2. Drink plenty of water to help keep your stools soft and your bowel movements regular.
  3. Avoid straining when using the toilet.
  4. Avoid sitting on the toilet for long periods of time.
  5. ... (more)

What is the treatment for hemorrhoids during pregnancy

There are many home remedies and lifestyle modifications you can try to reduce hemorrhoids.It’s a good idea not to ignore them, since untreated hemorrhoids may get worse with time and may cause complications such as increased pain, or in rare cases anemia from bleeding.You may also need to... (more)

Will pregnancy ruin breast reduction

Pregnancy will not change the outcome of a breast reduction. But despite its reduced size, post-reduction breasts will still experience some degree of engorgement, especially when producing breast milk.... (more)

Who posseses high pregnancy risk

Risk factors for a high-risk pregnancy can include: Existing health conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or being HIV-positive. Overweight and obesity. Obesity increases the risk for high blood pressure, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, stillbirth, neural tube defects, and cesarean ... (more)

How much weight should I gain during pregnancy

Weight Gain Recommendations For Women Pregnant With One Baby:If before pregnancy, you were…               You should gain…UnderweightBMI less than 18.5: 28-40 poundsNormal WeightBMI 18.5-24.9:    25-35 poundsOverweight... (more)

Weight Management

Pippali is a common spice also known as long pepper. It has several health benefits. Yes, it aids in weight loss because it contains the active compound piperine and also has antioxidant properties. It helps in removing toxins from our bodies.... (more)

Yes, you can. But what matters is portion size and physical activity.  its better if you opt for stuffed paratha (cauliflower, radish, spinach, methi, beetroot, paneer, and tofu, onion) to make it more delicious as well to make it rich in fiber and protein. Stuffed paratha is a complete meal in its... (more)

Only using a slimming capsule will not help you to lose weight unless and until you are not doing any physical activity following the calorie deficit personalized diet. And your diet should be planned in such a way that it is calorie deficit but not the nutrient deficit. In weight loss diet  itself... (more)

The biggest truth about weight loss is that one has to undergo a calorie deficit diet. So, any food item, in particular, will not decide that you will lose weight or not. It is portion size, calories, nutrients, and also some physical workout that matters. But table sugar should be avoided to lose w... (more)

Endomorph is a type of body shape in which a person has a higher percentage of body fat with less muscle mass. Only drinking water will not help you to lose weight. For weight loss one have to take an individualized diet plan followed by some physical activity. You must undergo a calorie deficit die... (more)