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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Hieber
Dr. Patrick Hieberanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Breastfeeding: The vast majority of health benefits to brestfeeding are acheived by 1 year of age. Breastfeeding beyond this point would be based on cultural norms a... Read More
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 39 years experience
No clear answer: When the mother & child find it mutually agreeable is the time to stop. It doesn't have to be all stop at once, some kids will just nurse once or twi... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 51 years experience
Highly seasoned: One should avaid highly seasoned food, caffeinated drinks, alcohol and foods generally not healthy for the mom or babe. Avaoid raw seafood and anythin... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Enough calories: A good variety is important, including some omega 3 fats (fish, nuts, olive oil), proteins and plenty of fluids. You should also take a multivitamin ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
You can do it!: Just remember women have been breastfeeding for millions of years! You want to get the tip of your nipple in the back of the baby's mouth, so he can ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Many benefits: Breast feeking has been shown to benefit the infants immune system, providing antibodies that will help prevent infectious diseases. In addition, bre... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Milk supy: she needs to drink at least six to eight bottles of water per day. There is a medication called metaclopramide that increases milk production
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Bonding/Safety: Marijuana does not have a proven direct effect on an infant's development. Second hand marijuana smoke is also a lung irritant for infants. Getting ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Breast milk is safe nutrition for an infant as long as you are not on a few medications that might transfer to baby. Re-lactation can often be accompl... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Chaga: While chaga seems to be very beneficial, i would not use it while breast feeding as we don't know what its long term effects are.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
How extensive?: Details matter. See a dermatologist. There is increased risk of other autoimmune disorders, especially Hashimoto thyroiditis. Easiest approach is to ... Read More

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