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bromelain and breastfeeding

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Bromelain: Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple juice and pineapple stem. Not enough is known about use during breastfeeding. Best to stay on the safe side ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
39 years experience Family Medicine
No-Maybe 4 some: A mom/baby learning to breastfeed is like 2 teens at their 1st dance in jr-hi, they sort of know what they are supposed to do, but they don't automati ... Read More
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Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Breastfeeding is not hard, but like learning to walk, takes some effort and practice. If you are contemplating breast feeding, see you baby's future ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
Persistence!: Fill a pitcher of water and set it next to your breastfeeding spot with a glass. Drink a glass of water every time you sit down to nurse. Be sure to ... Read More
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
In addition to Dr. : H.'s good advice, use a boppy pillow, http://www.boppy.com/shop/category/boppy-pillows/. Alternate the breast you start with at each feed. Your birth ... Read More
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Dr. Linda Kondilis
9 years experience Clinical Psychology
Expectations: Great advice. I'll add that it can take a good month to get the hang of this new task. Many moms think they should be pros right away. If this sounds ... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
22 years experience Pediatrics
No: If you want to breastfeed, don't stop breastfeeding. It is the best nourishment for a baby and also the cheapest! pick an age when you would like to s ... Read More
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Dr. Melissa Arca
Specializes in Pediatrics
Feeding when hungry: Breastfeeding on demand means tuning into a baby's hunger cues and feeding her when she starts "telling" you she is hungry. Look for alert periods, sm ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Why ?: Breast feeding is both nutrition and nurturing and a kid gets something from both.After 8 months,the nutritional superiority begins to fade as other f ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
39 years experience Family Medicine
Ask a mom who has: As a male, i don't feel qualified to answer this question. Your best bet is to talk to a mothe who has breastfed her children and get her report. You ... Read More
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Dr. Zeda Amaya
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: No, none that can't be addressed and usually worked through. Pediatricians and lactation specialists have a wealth of resources that help moms navigat ... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
22 years experience Pediatrics
No: You should be eating a very well rounded, well balanced healthy diet for your health and your baby.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: This medication is considered safe during breastfeeding and provides no risk to the baby.

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