Doctor Q&A for Dr. Kathleen Forcier

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Forcier
Specializes in General Practice
Pump/feed often: Breastmilk supply does its best to keep up with demand so if you think your milk production is falling a little short increase the demand. A couple t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Forcier
Specializes in General Practice
Yes: Only pregnant women get morning sickness, but not all moms-to-be get sick. Your chances of feeling nauseated during pregnancy are higher if a) taking ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Forcier
Specializes in General Practice
No: Breastfeeding does demand a lot of your body (after all you have to share your nutrition with someone else), but as long as you're eating healthy food ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Forcier
Specializes in General Practice
Have dad try: To avoid a baby who will only eat from the breast start using a bottle every other day when the baby is about 1 month old. When using a bottle have da ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Forcier
Specializes in General Practice
Depends on age: Initially breastfed babies tend to lose weight but once mom's milk comes in they should gain about 30g (1 oz) a day! from 3-6 months they gain about 2 ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Forcier
Specializes in General Practice
Depends on age: If your baby is breastfeeding how long he is on the breast depends on his age. In the beginning he's still learning how to nurse effectively and your ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Forcier
Specializes in General Practice
5-8: Starting around 4 days old babies should have about 5-8 wet diapers a day. Poop is another story. Some breastfeed babies stool after every feed whic ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Forcier
Specializes in General Practice
Easy to do: When picking a bedtime ritual pick something that is going to be easy for you to do every night and doesn't require many supplies (that way it's more ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Forcier
Specializes in General Practice
No: Being able to prevent serious illness is one of the best parts of my job. My grandma told me stories of how she would worry every summer that her kids ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Forcier
Specializes in General Practice
Yes: Your baby can use special proteins in your milk called anitbodies to fight off bacteria and viruses. These swallowed proteins help protect your baby, ... Read More
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