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Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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My husband wants to try adult nursing is that healthy? And how can I start lactating again?

My husband wants to try adult nursing is that healthy? And how can I start lactating again?

A little is ok: Breast milk is very nutritious, and excellent for babies, so will be of no harm to adults (in small amounts). Breast milk is too rich, so will give an adult too much animal fat (yes, we are animals) and many extra calories (not good for cholesterol levels and one's arteries). A woman may have a hard time re-starting lactation if she had stopped weeks or months ago. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How can I start lactating for an adult nursing relationship?

Not sure: I don't know if there are physicians who would be willing to prescribe you medications in attempts to induce lactation for that purpose. We'll see what other panelists on healthtap say. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Bennett Dr. Bennett
Urology
26 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Are you more likely to get UTI if nursing home aides put adult diapers on you 24/7?

Are you more likely to get UTI if nursing home aides put adult diapers on you 24/7?

UTI: The absorbent garments are helpful to prevent skin infections and breakdown . Females are at more risk than males in a garment but if they are changed regularly the risk minimally elevated compared to that with a catheter. ...Read more

Dr. Tod Haller Dr. Haller
Ophthalmology
12 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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Why is my baby nursing less?

Why is my baby nursing less?

Lactation consultant: Insurances usually pay for lactation consultation with a lactation nurse. Often lactation nurses come to your home and teach you many great techniques. Ask your pediatrician which one he/she recommends. It can be invaluable....And covered too. Great combo. Good luck and congrats on the newborn. ...Read more

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Dr. Holly Maes Dr. Maes
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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How do I prepare for nursing?

How do I prepare for nursing?

Breastfeed prep: First thing is to find a local prenatal breastfeeding class so you know what to expect and some basic positioning and latching tips. Then, about a month before due date start some gentle manipulation of the nipples, including rubbing with a terry cloth towel to start to toughen the skin. Leave nipples open to air daily. plan where and how you'll handle nursing once you're home. ...Read more

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Dr. Liza Kunz Dr. Kunz
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
17 years in practice
State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine
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What is the best nursing cover?

What is the best nursing cover?

Preference varies: Many women have personal preferences in this regard, but i like the bebe au lait/hooter hiders brand. ...Read more

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera Dr. LaBarbera
Pediatrics
24 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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What are alternatives to nursing?

What are alternatives to nursing?

See below: There are multiple infant formulas, which will provide your child with proper nutrition. You can also pump, and give breast milk via a bottle. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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What is the nursing action for a mi?

Unanswerable: This question, asking for a "how to" manual on emergency nursing, is way out of bounds for this simple application. It would take a whole manual to respond to this broad question. This site is to ask about symptoms and specifics. Not sure what you wanted from us on this question. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Ahrendsen Dr. Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
35 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Is it true there’s a nursing shortage?

Is it true there’s a nursing shortage?

Not sure: I'm not sure if there is an actual shortage, but there will always be a demand for nurses either in the home care market, the nursing home industry, or hospitals or doctor's offices. ...Read more

Dr. Holly Maes Dr. Maes
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Can you eat cookie dough when nursing?

Can you eat cookie dough when nursing?

You shouldn't: Salmonella is a huge risk for infants as this is one of the infections that is very much dependent on how mature your immune system is. As much as i may be with you in enjoying cookie dough, the raw egg is way too risky for salmonella infection which may be nothing for you but could be a quite serious illness for an infant. ...Read more

Dr. David Vandersteen Dr. Vandersteen
Pediatrics - Urology
27 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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Dr. Marcus Degraw Dr. Degraw
Pediatrics
18 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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My baby is constantly nursing. Is this normal?

My baby is constantly nursing. Is this normal?

Yes: This is normal. Most of this is likely true feeding and necessary but some babies will use breastfeeding s a pacifier. Essentially true feeding is vigorous and consistent. Suck, suck, breath... Pacifying feeding is 30-40 minutes later and more like suck, snooooooooze, suck, snoooooze. During this phase of feeding baby isnt eating, just pacifying. That feeding can be stopped. ...Read more

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Dr. William Goldie Dr. Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
44 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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What is the best diet to be on if I am nursing?

What is the best diet to be on if I am nursing?

Eat healthy: Your overall health is most important. Eat healthy, sleep well and excercise. Do not smoke and light on alcohol. Your baby is bonding with you and needs you in good health. Breast milk is only a small part of that process. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Is it ok if my baby is only nursing on one side?

Is it ok if my baby is only nursing on one side?

Yes: As long as a baby gets enough milk, whether from one breast or both breasts, the baby will be happy. However, if a mom only feeds from one side, the unused side may lose its milk-making ability and dry up; or it may back up with milk, get swollen and perhaps develop mastitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez Dr. Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
36 years in practice
University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine
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What should I look for in choosing a nursing facility?

What should I look for in choosing a nursing facility?

Ask others: Check this page. http://www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving-resource-center/info-10-2010/ho_assessing_housing_options2.html. Ask people who live there and their relatives. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao Dr. Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
42 years in practice
Dr M.G.R. Medical University, Madras, Christian Medical College
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Where can I file a complaint on a skilled nursing facility?

Where can I file a complaint on a skilled nursing facility?

To the state: File a complaint either to the nh director, if you are not satisfied you can file to state health dept. They are the ones that regulate these nursing homes. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Lindor Dr. Lindor
Pediatrics
28 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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What support is recommended for women having nursing problems?

What support is recommended for women having nursing problems?

Please ASK: The best thing you can do for you and your baby if you have nursing problems is to ask for help and support! start with your pediatrician, obgyn, labor nurses and local lactation consultants or laleche league. Many town health departments or wic offices can direct you to resources. Enlist the emotional support of your partner and mother or support person as well. Other breast feeding moms too! ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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How can I prepare my body for nursing if my baby is premature?

How can I prepare my body for nursing if my baby is premature?

Pump 5 times a day: After a premature delivery, the mom can pump her breasts 5 times a day to get the milk flowing. She can drink plenty of fluids, and try to stay relaxed. Being very anxious or worrying about not having enough milk may cause her to have less milk output. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Pappas Dr. Pappas
Pediatrics
19 years in practice
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
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How can I make my husband feel included in the nursing process?

How can I make my husband feel included in the nursing process?

Help hold and burp: I can answer this as a father as well as a pediatrician. Sometimes, with a newborn you just don't have a lot of direct contact, because mom does most of the work. But, we can be a strong second string. We can make mom more comfortable, massage our babies during nursing, help with burping, and hold your baby right after he/she has it's belly full. ...Read more

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