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i was wondering what are s/s of lichen planus and what are the nursing interventions?

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Dr. Joel Doyon
Cosmetic Dentistry 36 years experience
Lacy white on cheek: Lichen planus is a lacy, white appearance on the cheeks and gums. Should not be a problem to nurse with lichen planus.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
S/S of LP vary: depend on where it appears on the body (oral, skin or vaginal). There is no cure for lichen planus, so management goal is to ease the symptoms and clear the rash.

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Is it ok if my baby is only nursing on one side?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: In many countries it's considered normal to nurse from only 1 side, then nurse from the other side the next time around. Babies can get plenty of milk that way. As long as your baby is growing fine, it's ok to nurse from only 1 side at a time.
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Is there a nursing supplement I can use?

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
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Yes: There are some supplements for breastfeeding moms which are generally considered safe. Before deciding to use one, please consult a lactation specialist or your doctor. Remember to continue taking your prenatal vitamins and plenty of fluid. Your nutrition is very important now, just like during pregnancy, so follow a healthy diet.
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My baby is constantly nursing. Is this normal?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: This is normal. Most of this is likely true feeding and necessary but some babies will use breastfeeding s a pacifier. Essentially true feeding is vigorous and consistent. Suck, suck, breath... Pacifying feeding is 30-40 minutes later and more like suck, snooooooooze, suck, snoooooze. During this phase of feeding baby isnt eating, just pacifying. That feeding can be stopped.
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Why is my baby nursing less?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
It depends: Depending on the age of your baby and what is going on, there are a number of possibilities. In a newborn, if your baby is sick, poor feeding may be a symptom. In an older infant who is eating solid foods, your baby may be getting more calories from the solids and more physically active (and also more efficient at nursing), so the feedings may be spreading apart. Good weight gain is a great sign.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

What can I do if my baby is not getting enough milk from nursing?

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Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Formula: Continue to breast feed, and use a supplement. The most common are soy or cow based formulas. Nurse first, then "top" your little off with formula. While i know you would like to nurse exclusively, sometimes mother nature needs a little extra. Please also refer my answer to using the herb fenugreek for increase milk production.

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