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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. Erik Borncamp
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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
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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 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