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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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