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Doctor insights on: Are There Disadvantages Of Breastfeeding Past 12 Months

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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Please tell me if there are any benefits to breastfeeding past 6 months?

Please tell me if there are any benefits to breastfeeding past 6 months?

Immune benifits: Data supports the superiority of breast milk over formula until the infant begins to dilute feedings with alternative foods. This includes the addition of cereals, fruits and vegetables along with other solids. The IgA transferred in the milk helps reduce some forms of infection until their effect is diluted.Generally this works out as 8 months.Some babies prefer it for nurturing benefits. ...Read more

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My 4 month baby (breastfeeding) vomits small amount curdled milk for past 2 days 10 to 15 times even after taking domstal drops. Is it normal ?

My 4 month baby (breastfeeding) vomits small amount curdled milk for  past 2 days 10 to 15 times even after taking domstal drops. Is it normal ?

More than likely: Most babies have varying degrees of stomach reflex, causing frequent spitting up and abdominal discomfort. They get better on their own without any workup or medication. If your baby is otherwise acting, eating and growing OK,( established by weight/height checks at your pedi doc) and keeping most of the feeds down, there is nothing to worry about. Otherwise your pediatrician can evaluate the baby ...Read more

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Nutritionally, is it better or worse to introduce cow's milk at 12 months if the baby is still breastfeeding?

Nutritionally, is it better or worse to introduce cow's milk at 12 months if the baby is still breastfeeding?

No effect: I don't believe it is either good or bad for most babies, whether cow's milk is started at one year of not, if breastfeeding is continued. Breastmilk can't be beat easily as a perfect food but it is not enough alone and a nurtritious varied diet is best at this age. However breastmilk is an adequate replacement for cow's milk if still breastfeeding. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding my 3 (almost 4) month old and in the past 2 months have been spotting randomly almost every 2 weeks very lightly. Is this normal?

I am breastfeeding my 3 (almost 4) month old and in the past 2 months have been spotting randomly almost every 2 weeks very lightly. Is this normal?

Normal=Common, Not: Health. Intermittent loss of blood is not rare but also a sign of problems. Seek help worthy of your trust. Placenta Previa is one of many possibilities which are best sort out soon, e.g. by ultrasound exam performed by physician with your watching the images real time during the exam and learning. ...Read more

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I breastfeeding my baby he has 12 month and i'm pregnant in 6 weeks .Can i breastfeed my baby because he don't want to stop breastfeeding ?

I breastfeeding my baby he has 12 month and i'm pregnant in 6 weeks .Can i breastfeed my baby because he don't want to stop breastfeeding ?

Yes: You face the simple decision on how far into the pregnancy you want to bf or to just overlap.If this is a good nurturing time you both enjoy, continue.If you find yourself chasing baby down to feed & s/he makes it short & quickly gets off it is time to wean.The older baby is less likely to feel displaced/lost if he has moved on to a big boy feeding.Consult with your local la leche league chapter. ...Read more

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My 3 month daughter poos after taking formula not after breastfeeding.this happened only for past 2 days why?is nan pro better or dexolac premium?

My 3 month daughter poos after taking formula not after breastfeeding.this happened  only for past 2 days why?is nan pro better or dexolac premium?

Cause/effect? : May be not related. Most babies have loose stools on breast milk and stool consistency (more solid) and smell may change with certain formulas. Breast milk is always better for your baby but if you need or choose to use a formula and the baby looks happy and is healthy, you may do so. Most regular formulas nowadays are very similar. ...Read more

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Is Clomid safe to take while breastfeeding a 12 month old? (Nursing 1-3 times a day)

Is Clomid safe to take while breastfeeding a 12 month old? (Nursing 1-3 times a day)

Unknown: The excretion of Clomid in breast milk is unknown. Therefore, it's effect on your infant is unknown. I would be cautious and not breast feed while taking Clomid. ...Read more