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health benefits of adult breastfeeding

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: Mothers who breastfeed are less likely to develop osteoporosis later in life, are able to lose weight gained during pregnancy more easily and have a l ... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Generally safe: Melatonin is a hormone found naturally in the body that seems to exert effect on the body's clock. It is used for jet lag, shift-work disorder, and in ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: Probably no to both but make sure the baby is getting enough. There is probably no benefit for him as an adult.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Clarification...: If you are asking whether there are health benefits for an adult who drinks breast milk, i would say the risks outweigh the possible benefits. Certain ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Breast feeding perks: For baby: improved immunity, superior brain & eye development, fewer allergies & GI problems, enhanced cognitive functioning, reduced risk of ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
50 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Healthy; non-spicy: Drink plenty of fluids including milk if tolerated and eat a balance of fruits, vegetables and good sources of protein. Avoid condiments and spicy foo ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
food design/wt loss: Mothers milk has both nutrient balance qualities & immune factors that have never been reproduced even after 5 decades of formula research & t ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Bf and menses: Many women do not get their period when they breastfeed. This is normal and has nothing to do with your overall health. You can get pregnant though, s ... Read More
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