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Doctor insights on: 7 Weeks Postpartum Not Breastfeeding But There's Milk From Breast

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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I am currently 2 weeks postpartum, I did not breast feed...woke up this morning with a tender hard immovable lump in breast. What can this be?

I am currently 2 weeks postpartum, I did not breast feed...woke up this morning with a tender hard immovable lump in breast. What can this be?

Be examined: It may be a blocked milk duct but impossible to diagnose without an exam. See your doctor for an exam and consider an US. If it is red warm and tender it may be an area of infection. Try a cool pack and Tylenol (acetaminophen) for relief. All the best. ...Read more

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I'm 5 weeks postpartum and breastfeeding. I have a vaginal and breast yeast infection. How should I treat it?

I'm 5 weeks postpartum and breastfeeding. I have a vaginal and breast yeast infection. How should I treat it?

Diflucan (fluconazole): Ask your ostetrician for medication that should treat both breast and vaginal yeast infections. It should only require 1 or2 tablets without any side effects to your infant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use lecithin (up to 7.5 g daily) during breastfeeding for increasing the milk flow and to provide choline (via breast milk) to the baby?

Is it safe to use lecithin (up to 7.5 g daily) during breastfeeding for increasing the milk flow and to provide choline (via breast milk) to the baby?

Unknown: There isn't enough research to support the use of lecithin supplement as helpful to increase milk flow. There is research showing that supplementing in the range of 5 grams daily does increase choline in breast milk. But the risks and benefits of this is completely unknown. Mothers milk tea is a good product for increasing milk supply. ...Read more

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My kud is 5 month old as I have started my job I was not able to breast feed him. Twice a day I feed him. Now he is 7.7kg. I want to increase my milk?

My kud is 5 month old as I have started my job I was not able to breast feed him. Twice a day I feed him. Now he is 7.7kg. I want to increase my milk?

Increasing milk: There are several essentials when trying to increase milk supply. First, this is supply and demand, so as often as you can put baby to breast and/or pump when your not working, the better. Drink TONS of fluid - try to get at least 100 ounces a day. Then Google the word galactogogue - these are natural substances you can get in your diet that will help boost milk supply. GOOD LUCK! ...Read more

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What is clogged milk duct and can I still breast feed?

What is clogged milk duct and can I still breast feed?

See below: The milk duct becomes swollen and milk can't pass. You can still breast feed however. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between breastfeeding and bottle feeding breast milk?

Is there a difference between breastfeeding and bottle feeding breast milk?

Yes: While the baby will get the same nutritional value from breast milk in both ways, feeding from the breast itself has greater psychological advantages for both the mother and the baby with increased bonding etc. ...Read more

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How many day em I supposed to pump out my milk and not breast feed if I drink & or smoke?

How many day em I supposed to pump out my milk and not breast feed if I drink & or smoke?

Hard to say: Since milk is made continuously and the byproducts of drinking and smoking enter the milk, it is hard to be clear of any effort that would protect baby. Pumping and dumping for 4-6 hours after a night of drinking would likely clear the milk to a degree. The residual smoke you cannot smell remains in your hair and on your clothing. Baby will inhale ; be exposed regardless as long as you smoke. ...Read more

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How to dry breast milk I have mastitis and I decided to stop breastfeeding I need something to dry breast milk

How to dry breast milk I have mastitis and I decided to stop breastfeeding I need something to dry breast milk

Will stop: Once you stop breastfeeding, milk production will stop on its own. If you have mastitis, I recommend you pump to keep the ducts open and help clear the infection. Speak with your gynecologist or find a breast surgeon to help you. ...Read more

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My 9 month old baby doesn't drink adequate amount of milk and is too fussy upon eating too. I breast feed him?

My 9 month old baby doesn't drink adequate amount of milk and is too fussy upon eating too. I breast feed him?

Expand his diet: Avoid certain foods like eggs and sea food, and stay away from foods that are hard to chew and can cause choking. I was not sure if he is being breast fed or also takes formula, breast feeding is best, of course. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding and have an oversupply of breast milk. I heard sage tea helps decrease breast milk. Is this true?

I am breastfeeding and have an oversupply of breast milk. I heard sage tea helps decrease breast milk. Is this true?

This is not...: ...A bad problem to have. Most lactation problems I've seen involve an insufficient supply. What I would recommend is that you pump off the excess and freeze it. Breast milk keeps for up to 6mos frozen. That way if you are unable to feed for a while, for whatever reason, you have a supply. I don't recommend doing anything to lessen your milk supply until you are ready to stop nursing. ...Read more

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I stoped breastfeeding, still got some milk but wraping my breast to dry it, what are the chances of getting a cancer?

I stoped breastfeeding, still got some milk but wraping my breast to dry it, what are the chances of getting a cancer?

No Worries: There is no relation between the cessation of breast milk production and the development of breast cancer. Of interest, women who breast feed have a slightly lower incidence of breast cancer (the younger, the better). ...Read more

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Will the probiotic I take go into my breast milk and also benefit my breastfeeding baby? Or does he have to take his own probiotic?

Will the probiotic I take go into my breast milk and also benefit my breastfeeding baby? Or does he have to take his own probiotic?

Probiotics: These living organisms enter and stay in youe intestines if the survive the transit through the stomach (acid) and other digestive juices. They help balance what might be agressave bacteria and or yeast that are also present. They will not enter your breast milk and do not influence babies gut at all. There are a few commercial baby probiotics available but a little taste of yours will work fine. ...Read more

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I'm a week late for period all signs are there still neg peg test. I'm having milk come out of breast stop breastfeeding a year n 9 months ago?

I'm a week late for period all signs are there still neg peg test. I'm having milk come out of breast stop breastfeeding a year n 9 months ago?

False pregnancy: Modern urine pregnancy tests sold in drugstores are very accurate when used properly. Most report accuracy as early as the first day after your first missed period. Occassionally, hormone imbalance or tumors can cause false pregnancy symptoms, so a visit to your doctor is in order. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Bernstein
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