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Doctor insights on: 7 Week Old Breastfeeding All The Time

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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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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Can gas be a reason 7 week old baby isnt sleeping? (Breastfeeding)

Can gas be a reason 7 week old baby isnt sleeping? (Breastfeeding)

Yes: gas can be uncomfortable for newborns and can cause them to wake. However, 7 week olds may not be sleeping for other reasons as well. First question is how often is your baby sleeping. You likely have an 2 month well check coming up with your pediatrician and this is a great time to discuss sleep in detail so your current feeding/sleeping schedule can be reviewed. ...Read more

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I have recurring tonsil stones and recurring tonsillitis. Currently breastfeeding a 7 week old. Will I need to wait till I wean my baby to be treated?

I have recurring tonsil stones and recurring tonsillitis. Currently breastfeeding a 7 week old. Will I need to wait till I wean my baby to be treated?

Not necessarily: Most treatments involving medications can be designed with breastfeeding in mind. Anesthesia required for surgical intervention could temporarily interfere with breastfeeding but storing enough breast milk for a few days while you recover is a viable solution. Hope you are feeling better soon! ...Read more

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I have a 7wk old & am breastfeeding. My hubby has been giving 1+ pumped bottle/day for a month. Can I give expressed milk sometimes w/o confusing him?

I have a 7wk old & am breastfeeding. My hubby has been giving 1+ pumped bottle/day for a month. Can I give expressed milk sometimes w/o confusing him?

Yes, but...: Baby might not be confused, but he also might not take it. Speaking from personal experience, my daughter wouldn't take a bottle from me at that age - she knew i had the fresh stuff & insisted on nursing, but would take a bottle from anyone else.The best book out there for breastfeeding advice is "so that's what they're for: breastfeeding basics" by janet todaro. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I am breastfeeding and my son is 3 1/2 weeks old and every time I feed him he spits up and I only feed him 5 min?

What to do if I am breastfeeding and my son is 3 1/2 weeks old and every time I feed him he spits up and I only feed him 5 min?

Check Weight: Definitely check your babies weight soon. Breastfed babies can take up to two weeks to return to their birthweight. At that point they should gain half an ounce to an ounce a day. You should definitely schedule a one month check with your pediatrician! Good luck! ...Read more

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3 month old baby doing green potty with mucus 4 times day after .Strickly breast feed but last week 1 time fed with formulae.

3 month old baby doing green potty with mucus 4 times day after .Strickly breast feed but last week 1   time fed with formulae.

It depends!: The frequency, color and consistency of normal infant stools vary a lot. Green is not abnormal. Mucous can reflect inflammation, as in bacterial stool infection or an allergic problem. If your baby's stools became more frequent and contained mucous only after a bottle of formula, it may be a milk protein allergy. If the baby is feeding and acting well, i'd keep nursing and talk to the doctor. ...Read more

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At night times my 12 weeks old infant will not wake up to breast feed, 5 hours gap ll b there for last breastfeed. Any problem to baby's nutition?

At night times my 12 weeks old infant will not wake up to breast feed, 5 hours gap ll b there for last breastfeed.  Any problem to baby's nutition?

Not if baby is fine: We (doctors, moms, dads, neighbors, etc.) all want babies to sleep through the night by the time they are 3 months old. Parents with babies who sleep through the night are lucky parents. As long as a baby is growing fine on his measurements at the check-ups, and is healthy, parents don't need to wake up a sleeping baby at night. ...Read more

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8 weeks into 2nd pregnancy and want to continue breastfeeding 8 mth old full time. Realistic? Feeling tired and eating well is hard a few days now.

8 weeks into 2nd pregnancy and want to continue breastfeeding 8 mth old full time. Realistic? Feeling tired and eating well is hard a few days now.

Depends: I have had several women in my practice who have been successful with nursing baby#1 until baby #2 is born. Most women, however, are very fatigued the first trimester, combine that with the demands of mothering an 8 month old, possible poor intake from morning sickness, maintaining your relationship with the father of the baby and your personal health, it sounds overwhelming. ...Read more