Often cracks develop around the nipples, and sometimes there is swelling too. In some cases the breasts become hard and painful because of the formation of lumps. There is even a possibility of pus formation.

The main reasons for underproduction of breast milk are physical weakness, food lacking in nutritive value, excessive exertion, mental disquiet, worry, agitation, etc.

As far as mother-milk’s importance to the baby is concerned, the WHO, the UNICEF, the International Organisation of Gynaecologists

CLEANLINESS is absolutely imperative for the child. As he or she has no such consciousness on his or her own and the skin is very soft and sensitive, unclean nappies are bound to create some skin problems for the child.

1. It is as important as to make him learn breast feeding. As the child grows, its physical need for good also grows and after about for months he or she should also be given easily digestible other eatables like soup, dal-water and other liquid diets. Even some semi-liquid food can also be given at this stage.