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New mothers' nursing fears

New mothers' nursing fears

Fasting is generally not advised for breastfeeding moms. However, if you choose to fast, make sure to eat and drink wholesome food in the right quantity during suhoor and Iftar. This keeps the body hydrated and healthy.

Sometimes new mothers worry that a milk duct is clogged, causing milk to back up and resulting in a painful lump. Here, if you don't spot redness or have a fever, you can continue breastfeeding as this keeps the milk flowing, thereby unclogging the duct.  Drain your affected breast every time you feed.

You can consult your doctor through our telehealth service for advice, and he will guide you if you need to come to the hospital for an Ultrasound exam or not.

Edited by:
Kinda Douaidari

Kinda Douaidari

Breast Interventional Radiologist

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