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When breastfeeding, will the baby not feeding off one breast cause problems? 7 weeks old.

When breastfeeding, will the baby not feeding off one breast cause problems? 7 weeks old.

Decrease supply: Breast milk production is dependent upon stimulation (suckling) from the breast. The side baby nurses from will produce lots of milk and the unused side will produce little or none. Not harmful to baby, but could be very uncomfortable-lopsided!- to mom. If you're having problems getting him to feed on one side-see pediatrician or lactation specialist. They can help this common problem. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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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Will motherlove breast milk increasing pill help keep my breastmilk abundant even when i go 6 hours without breastfeeding? ( baby is almost 3 months)

Will motherlove breast milk increasing pill help keep my breastmilk abundant even when i go 6 hours without breastfeeding? ( baby is almost 3 months)

100% unproven: I am going to answer 100% honestly, which I hope is what you want: there is absolute zero proof that these products do anything at all to increase breast milk. Look at their website, they even SAY the product is unproven. I recommend save your money and follow recommended nursing plans, talk with a lactation counselor, etc...These products do not help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm going to stop brestfeeding at 8 weeks, (3 weeks from now) how do I stop my milk supply? (currently exclusively pumping and bottling breast milk).

I'm going to stop brestfeeding at 8 weeks, (3 weeks from now) how do I stop my milk supply? (currently exclusively pumping and bottling breast milk).

Weaning: Breast milk is a supply and demand phenomenon. If you are exclusively pumping, gradually reduce the total amount of time you pump every day, and your production gradually will decline. If you need, you can stop abruptly, but there will be some discomfort. Cold compresses can help decrease the swelling and production. ...Read more

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Right breast feels heavy, is swollen and is leaking colostrum 9 dpo. Had baby 5 mo ago, didn't breast feed. Breast problem or pregnancy?

Right breast feels heavy, is swollen and is leaking colostrum 9 dpo. Had baby 5 mo ago, didn't breast feed. Breast problem or pregnancy?

Breast problem: If pregnancy, likely other symptoms and both breasts would be affected. Have your breasts examined, you might have an infection or cysts that can be treated. Do a pregnancy test, too, if there's a possibility of pregnancy. Be well. ...Read more

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Baby is 5 wks old I'm still producing milk been formula fed since day 1 is it too late to start breast feeding?

Baby is 5 wks old I'm still producing milk been formula fed since day 1 is it too late to start breast feeding?

Possible: Depending on how motivated u are u can still make an attempt to breast feed. There may be nipple confusion but if u breast feed when the baby is hungry then you may be able to persuade baby. Initially u may even offer expressed milk to make the baby familiar with the new taste of breast milk. Best wld be to discuss this with pediatrician and monitor weight gain to make sure baby is getting enough. ...Read more

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Had a c-section 7 months back. Bottle and breastfeeding . No periods yet. Worried.

Had a c-section 7 months back. Bottle and breastfeeding . No periods yet. Worried.

Don't worry, but...: This can definitely be normal, especially with continued breastfeeding. However, you should still be using birth control if you are sexually active and don't want to get pregnant again, since it is unpredictable when you will begin ovulating again. ...Read more

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1 month after giving birth I completely quit lactating. I'm now 3 months pp and my aerola is leaking a colostrum type substance but NOT my nipple. ??

1 month after giving birth I completely quit lactating. I'm now 3 months pp and my aerola is leaking a colostrum type substance but NOT my nipple. ??

Don't worry: Most likely it's from same duct complex near the nipple. To totally dry the milk production bind the breasts tight with sport bra etc. even sleep with it on. Also place ice to help. After 3 days they will dry up more. Also keep your post partum visit. ...Read more

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My 5 months baby still not pooping for 2 days now she's a breast feeding baby.

My 5 months baby still not pooping for 2 days now  she's a breast feeding baby.

Common finding: Breast babies can do a little smear every feed or a onsie filler every 7-10 days. Breast milk is a well designed food source compared to formula, where more debris is left over after processing. Bottle babies usually go at least daily if not more often. If it is soft when they go it is considered ok, even if delayed. ...Read more

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Had baby 12 weeks ago, bottle-fed him from birth. But there is milky white discharge from nipple when I squeeze, is this normal?

Had baby 12 weeks ago, bottle-fed him from birth. But there is milky white discharge from nipple when I squeeze, is this normal?

It may be: It may be normal milk still present in the ducts that has not yet been resorbed. If you are having pain or it looks like pus see your MD now. ...Read more

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How can I produce more milk for exclusive breastfeeding.Breast feels empty.Baby still cries after 2hrs of breastfeeding.

How can I produce more milk for exclusive breastfeeding.Breast feels empty.Baby still cries after 2hrs of breastfeeding.

Fluids: Drinking plenty of fluids is the best way of encouraging breastmilk production as well as the baby nursing. The baby is at the breast too long if nursing for 2 hours. Of course your breast feels empty. Perhaps the baby is not crying because of hunger. Have the baby weighed, are the diapers wet, pooping 5-6 times a day, if the answer is yes, nurse no more than 20 min each breast and then console. ...Read more

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My periods haven't started after seven months of c section delivery. my baby isn't exclusively breast feed. is it normal or something to worry about.

My periods haven't started after seven months of c section delivery.  my baby isn't exclusively breast feed. is it normal or something to worry about.

Not normal: and likely to cause lower fertility. This is not necessarily all that bad. There can be other effects secondarily to not having a period on the lining of the uterus, and is a reason to get it evaluated. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still be able to squeeze some milky looking liquid from nipple 13 weeks after giving birth when never breast fed?

Is it normal to still be able to squeeze some milky looking liquid from nipple 13 weeks after giving birth when never breast fed?

Milk 13 Weeks Later: Milk on expression (squeezing the nipple) is normal 13 weeks after giving birth even if you did not breastfeed. Do not continue to squeeze the nipple or you might produce even more milk. If milk begins to drain out of one of both breasts on its own, without expression, then you should see your doctor who will order some blood tests and perform a breast exam. ...Read more

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I am 24 weeks pregnant and my breast smell like breast milk, is this normal?

I am 24 weeks pregnant and my breast smell like breast milk, is this normal?

Priming the pump: Mother Nature is "priming the pump" for future production after delivery and this is indeed to be expected in pregnancy. You may even notice a breast milky discharge called colostrum upon breast expression. ...Read more

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Is there a med. To reduce breast milk for non pregnantive breast milk but im NT pregnant&it's making my breasts heavy&sometimes sore?

Is there a med. To reduce breast milk for non pregnantive breast milk but im NT pregnant&it's making my breasts heavy&sometimes sore?

Galactorrhea: What do you mean --- you have breast milk md you are not pregnant? Ok! if his is what you mean--- thn this could be serious. See your doctor asap as brain tumor needs to be ruled out. Well! once that is ruled out, then we need to worry about the meds to reduce the milk production. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Bernstein
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