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Please do advise what can I do to solve my following problems:

1.)  I am unable to sleep well before and after my baby was born even though I am very tired.
2.)  Both of my hand palms feel numb once I turn on the fan or air conditioner.
3.)  How do I increase milk supply ?
4.)  How do I solve neck stiff and shoulder pain for long term?

Thank you.

Asked by SY Chai - Posted 5 years, 1 Month, 1 week, 6 days, 5 hours, 23 minutes ago.

Dear SY Chai,

As you have not given much detail on your condition such as ‘for how long you have had the stiff shoulder and neck, how old is your baby, is your baby gaining weight and have you seen your doctor regarding questions 1, 2 and 4,I will try my best to answer your questions.

Questions 2 and 4 may be related. you may have some muscular and nerve issue with your neck and shoulder and possibly your hand. I suggest you see your doctor and if need be , be referred to an orthopedic doctor to rule out any nerve issue and recommend the appropriate treatment.

As to your unable to sleep ‘well’ I do not quite know what you mean by “well”. Are you anxious or worried about some issues or maybe about baby? Do you exercise as that is a good stress buster and will generally helps one to sleep better.Have you discuss the issue with your doctor?

And to your question about increasing milk supply, regular and frequent direct breast feeding with adequate rest and proper diet will increase milk supply. From your questions, I think you may not be sleeping well due partially to your pain in your shoulder and neck. You sound like you could do with some help so that you may be able to have some time to yourself to relax .That will in turn help you to relax and may also help you to sleep better. Discuss your issues with your spouse and family members to see how they can help out.

All the best.

Ms Jennifer Hor
United Kingdom trained Nurse and Midwife
Specialty : Early Parenting Skills and Parentcraft Education

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