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Are there benefits for mother breastfeeding adopted child? My husband and i are wanting to adopt an infant, and i was told by a lactation consultant that i could begin re-lactating by a series of steps needing to take place before hand. I know the benef

Are there benefits for mother breastfeeding adopted child? My husband and i are wanting to adopt an infant, and i was told by a lactation consultant that i could begin re-lactating by a series of steps needing to take place before hand. 

I know the benef

Bonding, : I've assisted adoptive mom lactate; all felt it enhanced bonding. Adoptive moms who lactate don't usually have an adequate breast milk supply and will need to supplement with formula, which can be given via a supplemental nutrition device taped to mom's nipple, so baby receives breast milk and formula simultaneously. May reduce breast cancer, in post partum-wgt loss, shrink uterus. Congrats! ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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What are the benefits of breastfeeding?

What are the benefits of breastfeeding?

Where do I start?: ...Better development, less obesity, less asthma, less allergy, less infections, better bonding, no constipation, rare diarrhea (breast milk is actually the best diarrhea medicine there is). ...Read more

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What are the benefits of breastfeeding a baby?

What are the benefits of breastfeeding a baby?

See below: Breast milk is the gold standard for formulas. All formulas are made to mimic the nutritional benefits of breast milk. There are some benefits for reduced illnesses, ear infection, brain, and visual benefit. One other benefit is that it is free. The average cost of formula for the first year is around 2, 500 dollars. ...Read more

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How would breastfeeding more than a year benefit my baby?

Depends: This is more a baby nurturing issue than nutrition.By a year most have added solids & breast milk is less a factor in the diet. Some kids need the quiet snuggle time more than others & i feel that is an important part of their gradual move to independence. If you have to chase the kid down to get a feed in or they spend <10 min in the process, its likely a good time to wean.If not, continue. ...Read more

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What are the medical benefits to breastfeeding past a year?

What are the medical benefits to breastfeeding past a year?

Plenty: Breastmilk changes in composition as your child grows. The infection fighting properties of breastmilk are still present after a year; lysozyme, lactoferrin and secretory IgA are present in stable amounts. Plus we know that moms who nurse longer lower their risk of breast cancer. Human milk is specific for the needs of human babies. There's no cow out there making better milk than you are! ...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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Is there a study that verifies the benefits of breastfeeding over using formula?

Is there a study that verifies the benefits of breastfeeding over using formula?

There are many: Here are a few to get you started. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/breastfeeding/researchinfo/pages/articles.aspx ...Read more

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What are the statistics behind the benefits of breastfeeding compared to formula feeding?

What are the statistics behind the benefits of breastfeeding compared to formula feeding?

Many: First of all breastfeeding creates a special bond between mom and child. Antibody's pass over with BM and keep the child healthier. Studies have shown less asthma and food allergies in breastfed children. Not to mention it is cheaper. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of breastfeeding preemies?

What are the benefits of breastfeeding preemies?

Numerous: The sooner you can begin breastfeeding your premature baby, the better. Skin to skin contact will help your baby grow, regulate her breathing, and solidify your bond. Even if you can't breastfeed right away, pumped breast milk given to your preemie will aid in her brain development, decrease the likelihood of necrotizing enterocolitis, and provide her with much needed antibodies. ...Read more

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