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Can mothers breastfeed adopted children?

Can mothers breastfeed adopted children?

Yes: I believe there have been cases where women gave birth to very premature infants whose condition prevented early feeding but went on to sucessfully breast feed later. The process took some harmonal manipulation to reverse the drying out process but did work. I would consult with an obgyn specialist to see if they could help or knew someone that could. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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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 drinking cow milk increase breast size in adolescent's development?

Can drinking cow milk increase breast size in adolescent's development?

Shouldn't : While cows milk is usually gotten from cows that have received hormones in their food it should not be in sufficient quantities to increase breast size. ...Read more

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How many male baby's breast fed?

How many male baby's breast fed?

Same as females: Breast feeding is the choice and work of the mother. The decision to bf is frequently determined long before the gender of the baby is known & is on the whole done equally for both sexes. ...Read more

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Do surrogate mothers produce breast milk after delivering the baby?

Do surrogate mothers produce breast milk after delivering the baby?

Yes: Under most circumstances, women who give birth can produce breast milk (for that matter, some women who do not give birth can produce breast milk). The process is certainly aided by pumping or placing a baby on the breast. If a surrogate does not do anything to encourage milk production, there may be limited production and the milk supply will "dry up". ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding an infant or giving them breast milk prevent jaundice?

Can breastfeeding an infant or giving them breast milk prevent jaundice?

Newborn jaundice : No breast milk does not prevent newborn jaundice which will happen to most of newborn. Usually breast feeding newborns may have more jaundice than formula feeding babies. Because breast milk is the best nutrition for infants it is recommended that babies fed with breast milk. Neonatal jaundice should be followed closely and treated with photo therapy (bili light) if needed. ...Read more

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Are more male babies than female babies breast fed?

Are more male babies than female babies breast fed?

Equal: Breast feeding is determined by the mother not the gender of the child.The process is equally distributed throughout the us. ...Read more

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Is biotin safe for baby while breast feeding?

Is biotin safe for baby while breast feeding?

Yes: No problem with this medication.It achieves a level as one of the most benign medications taken during lactation. ...Read more

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Could drinking cows milk increase breast size in adolescents development?

Could drinking cows milk increase breast size in adolescents development?

? exogeneous hormone: The milk itself is not an issue. There are concerns with the various hormones (growth hormones and estrogens) given to the cows to stimulate their milk production and how much of this may end up in the milk. Milk packaging today will often specify when it comes from cows that did not receive hormonal stimulation. ...Read more

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Will girls with fake boobs still produce their milk and breast feed their child?

Will girls with fake boobs still produce their milk and breast feed their child?

Yes but be informed: It is very safe but there are some concerns that I have addressed in the video link below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fybsihrevec&sns=em in fact it has been shown that women with silicone breast implants produce milk with less silicone than formula fed infants. There are other concerns about capsular contracture and ptosis which are discussed in the video. ...Read more

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Is theraflu safe for breast feeding moms?

Yes: There are several components to this product but all are considered safe for breast feeding. ...Read more

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Are only male baby's breast fed?

Are only male baby's breast fed?

No,of course not: The proper initial feeding for all infants is breast milk. Period! ...Read more

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What are the cons of exclusively pumping breast milk and feeding baby using bottle versus breast feeding?

What are the cons of exclusively pumping breast milk and feeding baby using bottle versus breast feeding?

Efficency: It's more efficient to breast feed than to pump & then bottle feed. You also avoid any risk of less than perfectly sterile bottles causing the milk to carry an infection. In addition, baby's nursing tends to trigger you to produce more milk than pumping. That said, having breast fed both my kids, pumping when i was away & nursing when i was with baby was a very effective compromise. ...Read more

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Is breast milk for adults healthy?

Is breast milk for adults healthy?

NO IT IS NOT: No it is not healthy for adults as it is high in chlesterol and it is high in cholesterol as babies benefit from high cholesterol levels, thats why synthetic infant formulas are beginning to include fatty acids as well.But what is good for the babies is not good for adults.Secondly breast milk also is high in sugar which is lactose. ...Read more