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how do i prolong my breastfeeding?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
On demand: Breastfeeding operates by demand, the more baby demands milk, the more milk the breasts produce. Make sure not to supplement any formula. Depending on where you're at post partum, advice may differ. Here's a great website with lots of good information: http://www.Lalecheleague.Org/faq/increase.Html.
Dr. Bruce Pierce
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
As long as you: Keep breastfeeding regularly, lactation will continue.

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Can I eat nuts while breastfeeding?

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Yes: There's no evidence that nuts in a nursing mom's diet (or a pregnant mom's diet) can lead to allergies or other health problems.
Dr. David Toturgul
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Yes. Nuts are high in healthy oils and vitamins and can be an important source of nutrition. There is no contraindication to breastfeeding with eating nuts. And I also agree that there is no evidence whatsoever that it may lead to allergies in your breastfeeding child.
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Can I eat sushi while breastfeeding?

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What are some tricks for breastfeeding multiples?

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Be flexible: Tandem breastfeeding takes some work- but has great benefits. Don't be rigid about a schedule, especially in the beginning, but try to feed the babies at the same- let the hungrier one dictate the schedule. Take care to perfect your positioning of the babies- there are twin nursing pillows available which can be helpful. Alternate breasts with each feeding and don't be afraid to ask for help.
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What are some good tricks for breastfeeding?

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Get comfortable: First and foremost get yourself in a comfortable position. Make sure you are well hydrated and eating a well balanced diet. Bring your baby up slowly toward your nipple and let her open her mouth fully then roll as much of your nipple and areola into the mouth. Let her come to the breast not forced or pushing the nipple/breast into her mouth.
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What is breastfeeding on demand?

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Dr. Melissa Arca
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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, smacking lips, making sucking sounds, turning toward the breast, or sucking on her hand as hunger cues. Once a baby starts crying, she is usually really hungry. Breastfeeding on demand is a wonderful way to naturally build up a great milk supply.

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