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Baby Flatulence Breastfeeding
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
Yes: Some foods in a mother's diet seem to be linked with increased fussiness or gas in their babies. Some culprits seem to be dairy, brussel sprouts, legumes and ither cruciferous veggies. The only way to see if this makes a difference in your baby is to try cutting one or more of these foods out of your diet and observing anh changes in your baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: gas can be uncomfortable for newborns and can cause them to wake. However, 7 week olds may not be sleeping for other reasons as well. First question is how often is your baby sleeping. You likely have an 2 month well check coming up with your pediatrician and this is a great time to discuss sleep in detail so your current feeding/sleeping schedule can be reviewed. ...Read more
My 5wk old baby doesnt poop all day but pass gas often n kinda uncomfortable, Im mix feeding but recently more on breastfeeding.. Shud i worry? Help
This sounds fine: This sounds fine. Its not unusual for a breastfed baby to have only once daily stool. As you increase nursing you may find that baby stools less often. Gas is normal in babies as long as he is not in persistent pain or having a distended abdomen. Enjoy your baby! Hope this helps! ...Read more
Instinct: Babies are born with the instinct to breast feed. Even in the womb they have sucking action. Some are born with sucking blisters on their thumbs! moms must learn how to hold their infants in a position that is conducive to the rooting reflex, and to resist the temptation to let baby suck on just the nipple, vs areola. A lacation consultant or pediatrician is invaluable in the early days of brf. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See below: There are no data on the excretion of Nexium into human milk. There is a potential for tumorigenicity with "omeprazole" -prilosec-administration has been seen in rat carcinogenicity studies. Because esomeprazole is the s-isomer of Omeprazole which is excreted into human milk, & because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, a decision should be made to discontinue. ...Read more
The proper diet...: ...For a breast feeding mother is the proper diet for anyone. Eat lean meats, lots of vegetables, plenty of fruit, and whole grains. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water. Continue your prenatal vitamins as long as you're nursing, and a lot of those vitamins will be passed through the milk. Breast fed babies, newborn or 20 months, should be on a vitamin d supplement daily. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why did the number of american women who chose to breast feed their babies drop so dramaticly after wwii?
Hello i'm breastfeeding can I drink chamomile tea ? And also when can you give directly to the babies ? Thanks
Chamomile Tea: Yes, you can drink it but limit the amount since some can be transferred through breast milk. And you should not give to the infant/baby. ...Read more
Is it safe to take "baby" asprin while breastfeeding? I am worried about increasing the risk of reye's syndrome in my nursing infant.
My baby is in his month six & doctor did not want to give him infant formula, can i continue breastfeeding him while fasting in ramdan now?
Breastfeeding/fastin: I am Jewish not Muslim. In Judiasm respect for preserving life is considered so high that you are allowed to break almost any commandment in order to preserve a life. If you came to me as a Jewess and I was your Rabbi, I would advice you to eat and breastfeed. But you should talk to your Imam and to Allah. That should be your guide. Happy Ramadan! ...Read more
Overlapping issues: This era saw many changes in family life.Many women worked outside the home & needed an easier way to feed the child. Soon after the first antibiotics (wwii), we had staph outbreaks in nurseries with germs that weren't killed by penicillin.Many thought breast feeding spread the germs so babies were wrapped in sterile blankets & bottle fed. A home made formula was promoted & the rest is history. ...Read more
Not necessarily: I leave it up to moms to decide if & how long they breast feed baby.You should update the doc at your next checkup & call in if you have concerns about your alternative methods. ...Read more
Is it terribly bad to take the depo shot while breastfeeding my infant? I am unhappy with the Camila mini pill.
Hi,breastfeeding my babies two times without stopping now when I stopped I have very small breast please tell me what I do to enlarge my breast safely?
Do you have twins?: If breast feeding the babies caused your breasts to become smaller, it probably means that the initial engorgement has been relieved. Since this is a physiologic process, your breasts should fill up naturally given the time, you should continue to eat and rest well and keep babies to suckle regularly. ...Read more
Reading up on breastfeeding + read that women w/twin pregnant will have enough milk for 2 babies. Then can I exclusively b/f my twins if that's the case?
Feeding twins: Provided that you adequately support your own body with nutrition, hydration, rest and stress management,you may very well be likely to successfully nurse twins. Frequent weight checks for your infants will reassure you if they are getting enough breast milk for adequate growth. Good luck, and good choice! ...Read more
Vitamin D: Breastmilk is a complete source of nutrition for infants with the exception of Vitamin D. Typically Vitamin D is obtained from sun exposure, but because dermatologists recommend avoiding sun exposure for infants, it is best to give them Vitamin D as a supplement. Infant Vitamin D drops or in 'tri-vi-sol' drops which also contain vitamins A&K are both available options. ...Read more