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If a 15 year old gives birth to a baby, can she breast feed the baby?

If a 15 year old gives birth to a baby, can she breast feed the baby?

Yes: Being young puts you at increased risk of pregnancy complications including, severe pre-eclampsia and c-section, but breast feeding should not be a problem. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Breastfeeding seems to be insufficient for my 24 days old baby girl. What must I do beside formular feeding.

Breastfeeding seems to be insufficient for my 24 days old baby girl. What must I do beside formular feeding.

Frequent feeding: The laleche league will tell you to feed every two hours thereby stimulating milk production. In the old days the midwives suggested drinking beer. In any event push fluids. ...Read more

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My girl is 20 days old & I'm breastfeeding her but I noticed that my right breast is bigger than left. Is this because I'm feeding her from right more?

My girl is 20 days old & I'm breastfeeding her but I noticed that my right breast is bigger than left. Is this because I'm feeding her from right more?

YES, NURSE FROM BOTH: Both breasts should be used at each feeding at early weeks to encourage sufficient stimulation for maximum production of milk from both sides. After milk supply has been established, the breasts may be alternated at successive feeding. If one breast is not used/emptied, milk supply will eventually reduced with reduction of the size, which is your case. ...Read more

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My baby girl is 1year old some days ago she refuse bottle feed and always trying breast feed but breast feed not enough for her please help me?

My baby girl is 1year old some days ago she refuse bottle feed and always trying breast feed but breast feed not enough for her please help me?

If your daughter: Won't drink from the bottle and your breast milk supply has decreased compared to her need, you can try giving her a cup of whole milk or formula (either a sippy cup or a regular cup).She is old enough to introduce this. She probably won't drink as much from the cup at the beginning, but once she gets used to it, she will probably do well. If she still won't drink enough, please speak to her doctor. ...Read more

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My 2 weeks old baby girl makes some clicking sound while breastfeeding and 4rm bottle. Has it anything to do wit tongue tying?

My 2 weeks old baby girl makes some clicking sound while breastfeeding and 4rm bottle. Has it anything to do wit tongue tying?

Tongue tie: A tethered tongue can cause unusual sounds during breast feeding, but as long as she is gaining weight (feeding effectively) and not choking or gagging, this is likely not an issue that needs to be addressed in the short term. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My doc. Says my 3 days old girl has signs of Jaundice & kept under some kind of blue light & breastfeeding. Bilirubin level is 16. should I worry?

My doc. Says my 3 days old girl has signs of Jaundice & kept under some kind of blue light & breastfeeding. Bilirubin level is 16. should I worry?

Reason for jaundice?: This would make the big difference. Since we know that physiologic jaundice will increase the total load up to day number 5 on a full term baby. It is a good idea to keep the baby until bilirubin stops climbing under phototherapy. If the baby is acting healthy and eating good and having good bowel movements as long as there is no blood incompatibility seriousness goes down. ...Read more

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What's a neonatal physiological jaundice? My doc. Says my 3 days old girl has signs of Jaundice & kept under some kind of blue light & breastfeeding.

What's a neonatal physiological jaundice? My doc. Says my 3 days old girl has signs of Jaundice & kept under some kind of blue light & breastfeeding.

Jaundice!: I am somewhat confused. Physiologic jaundice is expected and doesn't require treatment. Peaks between 3-5 dats old and is <12.9 level. As a normal physiologic mechanism the fetal hemoglobin changes to adult hemoglobin after the baby start breathing. That blood destruction and formation releases the precursors of bilirubin the yellow pigment. Several pathologic conditions may increase it further as ...Read more

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Since yesterday my 7 days breastfeeding baby girl is not pooing. Does it mean?

Normal: Breast fed babies may have a stool with each feeding, once a day, or can go as long as week without stooling. All this is perfectly normal for breastfed babies. ...Read more

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I'm breastfeeding in 3months baby girl...i take buscopan...it is safe to feed her??

I'm breastfeeding in 3months baby girl...i take buscopan...it is safe to feed her??

Caution advised: As it is expressed in breast milk, you may want to find an alternative, ...Read more

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I was breastfeeding my baby girl, and I recently quit cold. What can I do to make my breasts feel better?

I was breastfeeding my baby girl, and I recently quit cold. What can I do to make my breasts feel better?

Cool compress: Do you mean 'quit breastfeeding cold turkey'? If you're describing engorged breasts, cold compresses inside your bra (form fitting is best) will help. It will take several days. Are you sure you want to quit? Breast feeding will help you to loose weight faster, reduce breast cancer risks, always available, no cost. Breast babies-fewer infections, alleries, myopia, less obesity, higher iq, more. ...Read more

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Is mizo therapy safe as I'm breastfeeding my 3 month's girl. I want to apply on my legs. What are disadvantages of it?

Mizo therapy: I am not aware of any studies of the effect of mizo therapy on nursing or what chemicals from the therapy are passed into the breast milk. I would advise against it ...Read more

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My niece is a 2 months breast feed baby girl. After each feeding, she's passes stool (watery or liquid form) or sometime bathroom in a excessive way.

My niece is a 2 months breast feed baby girl. After each feeding, she's passes stool (watery or liquid form) or sometime bathroom in a excessive way.

Breastfeeding: Stools can be as often as every time the child eats. They look like french's mustard- liquid and yellow.
However, if mom is eating dairy or gluten and the baby is sensitive then they can be more liquid. I generally recommend mom stop all dairy first...These stools may be normal. If stopping dairy improves things then we know the child is sensitive. ...Read more

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What is the healthy wieght for a 5ft 4 inches 15 year old girl?

What is the healthy wieght for a 5ft 4 inches 15 year old girl?

About 120 lbs: A healthy weight in relation to your height is about 120. You can plug in your height (inch) and weight (lbs) in the formula below. As long as your bmi is between 19 - 24 you are within a healthy range.
Bmi = weight / (height/100)2. ...Read more

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How many calories should a 15 year old girl eat?

How many calories should a 15 year old girl eat?

It depends: Most 15 year old girls will do well on ~1400-1700 calories per day. Girls who are very active or have high metabolisms may require many more calories (olympic swimmers may eat 7000 calories or more a day). It is possible that some girls may remain healthy with fewer calories but a bare minimum is in the ~1100-1200 calorie range. ...Read more

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Is two pills of vicodin too much for a 15 year old girl?

Is two pills of vicodin too much for a 15 year old girl?

It depends: The amount of pain medication varies with the intensity of pain, weight of the patient, and strength of the medicine to name just a few factors. As the pain eases, the need for pain medication will too. Usually, one does not need to take a strong pain medication for more than a few days. ...Read more

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How much should a 15 year old girl, slim build, 5'7" weigh?

Target weight: The expected weight range for a 15yo girl @ 5'7" is 107 to 142 lb. Below 104 lb would be considered underweight. This is based on body mass index for age and actual standards must take into account the findings of an individual assessment by your health care provider. ...Read more

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Wim a 15 year old girl im 5"2 I weigh 132 should I lose weight?

Wim a 15 year old girl im 5"2 I weigh 132 should I lose weight?

You decide: Between 99 to 121 pounds is in normal range. But muscle weighs more than fat - so if you have large muscles that could make a difference. It is always helpful to talk to your physician if you are considering any weight loss plan. ...Read more

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Is 100.6 degrees high enough to be a fever for a 15 year old girl?

Is 100.6 degrees high enough to be a fever for a 15 year old girl?

Many definitions: There are many definitions of "fever", and in many children's hospitals, anything above 100.4 would be considered a fever. Other's would argue that for older children like your's, >101 is a fever. But by anyone's definition, this is only a slight elevation above normal body temp and may or may not be clinically important. If you are concerned about her health, see her primary doctor. ...Read more

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What is a suitable diet for a 15 year old girl who weighs 13 stone?

What is a suitable diet for a 15 year old girl who weighs 13 stone?

Teenager Diet: At 15 yrs, 180 lbs (13 stone) would be obese w a normal height, which is needed to calculate BMI. U should make sure she eliminate access fats and sugars in her diet, trims her serving sizes and limits number of snacks and junk foods, The basic formula is to replace bad food with less calorie more fiber diet. A diary of daily intake of food item over a few days will help her doctor to advise. ...Read more

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Can you help? Is 100.6 considered to be a fever for a 15 year old girl?

Can you help? Is 100.6 considered to be a fever for a 15 year old girl?

Mild fever: A temperature of 100.6 would be considered a mild fever, but if the adolescent girl is otherwise well, it isn't anything to be too worried about. ...Read more

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What are some great workout for a 15 year old girl to lose 3 stone in 3 months?

What are some great workout for a 15 year old girl to lose 3 stone in 3 months?

Workouts: Check out the info on this site:
http://exercise. About. Com/cs/exercisehealth/a/teenagers. Htm. ...Read more

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Please can I get some advice? Is 20mg/dl bun for diabetic 15 year old girl high?

Please can I get some advice? Is 20mg/dl bun for diabetic 15 year old girl high?

Diabetes and Labs: 20 mg/dl of BUN is the upper limit of the normal range so, in itself it should be a cause for concern. For a chronic condition such as Diabetes care needs to be exercised w regular checkups and needed labs to ensure normal blood sugars levels to avoid end organ damage, of which kidney is crucial. Therefore, an overall trend is imore mportaint of not only kidney function but Hgb A1C for sugar contr ...Read more

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What is the best pain medication for a 15 year old girl who just had an appendectomy?

What is the best pain medication for a 15 year old girl who just had an appendectomy?

Pain medication: It really boils down to what the patient can tolerate. They make liquid forms of most medications if needed. Typically a narcotic combination medication would be given such as hydrocodone/acetaminophen or coding/acetaminophen. Sometimes patients can get by with just an anti-inflammatory such as motrin. ...Read more

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What should be the weight of a 15 year old girl? Whose height is 5 feet 5 inches....

What should be the weight of a 15 year old girl? Whose height is 5 feet 5 inches....

125-130 #: Your ideal weight is 125 to 130 pounds, but there are other factors to take into account. If you've been following with a family practitioner or pediatrician, they should have been following your growth, and would know what is appropriate proportions for you. If you have stayed at certain percentiles for years, than your weight might be perfect for you. ...Read more