A 37-year-old male asked:
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please provide some do's and don'ts on dealing with breast feeding.

21 doctor answers
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Ignore: Don't nurse for comfort, as that can lead to increase in biting of nipples.
Answered on Apr 27, 2014
Dr. William Coppola
45 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
After: After feeding, wipe the baby’s gums and teeth with a damp washcloth or gauze pad to remove plaque.
Answered on Jul 22, 2017
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
When: When dealing with a clogged duct, do try to massage the tender area.
Answered on Sep 8, 2016
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
When: When breastfeeding solely, supplement your baby with vitamin d.
Answered on Sep 8, 2016
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Ignore: Do stay hydrated, nurse on a regular schedule. Don't take medications before consulting a doctor.
Answered on Jun 5, 2014
Dr. Carrie Champine
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ignore: You make what you eat! A healthy diet is essential to produce high quality breastmilk.
Answered on Jun 9, 2014
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Will: Will Attach you to your child! Physically maturing & will attach your child to you!
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
19 years experience Pediatrics
Ignore: Don't be too hard on yourself, remember you and your baby are learning something new!
Answered on Jun 12, 2014
Dr. Neigatha Graney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Ignore: Eat a healthy diet, drink lots of fluids, and get as much sleep as you can. Baby will do the rest.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ignore: The difficulties are worth your efforts & sacrifices! Health benefits for both mother & baby 4 life.
Answered on May 20, 2015
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Your: Your breast is emptied in 10 minutes, so in 20 min done. Don't train babe that you R pacifier.
Answered on Jun 21, 2014
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
Ignore: BREAST feeding is vital due to benefits given to babies compared to milk formulas.
Answered on Jun 29, 2014
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
The: The best nutrition is breastmilk for 12 months but don't feel guilty if you can't. Formulas are grea.
Answered on Jun 28, 2014
Dr. Neigatha Graney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Breast: Breast milk or formula feeding exclusively is recommended for your baby's first 6 months.
Answered on Jul 1, 2014
Dr. Neigatha Graney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Feed: Feed baby when hunger signs appear: alertness, mouthing, rooting. Don't wait for crying to start.
Answered on Jul 1, 2014
Dr. Neigatha Graney
36 years experience Pediatrics
You: You know you are breastfeeding enough when a new baby has 4-6 wet and 3-4 poopy diapers in a day.
Answered on Jul 1, 2014
Dr. Neigatha Graney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Breast: Breast milk is low in Iron, Vitamin D & K. Vitamins are given in first year, introduce meats early.
Answered on Jul 1, 2014
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
No: No more perfect food has ever been created!
Answered on May 23, 2015
Dr. Manuel Spirtos
Specializes in Pediatrics
Start: Start with small intervals, feeding frequently there will be less soreness and still promote nursig.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. Heather Pearson Chauhan
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ignore: If you are beyond exhaustion, try pumping. Let someone else give baby pumped milk. Sleep is a must!
Answered on Dec 23, 2014
Dr. Kristin Beaver
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Make: Make sure to drink plenty of water, at least 8 glasses per day.
Answered on May 16, 2015

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