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Benefits Of Breastfeeding For Husband
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Chia seeds: At this time the general recommendation is that chia seeds not be consumed during pregnancy or lactation (due to lack of research). Possible side effects from chia include ^ gas (flatus), bloating ; constipation (w inadequate hydration). Because of omega 3 fatty acids, use of Aspirin or blood thinners could be problematic. People w bleeding disorders or who may be undergoing surgery should d/w the. ...Read more
Breastfeeding is still considered "best" in most situations but you must choose what you feel comfortable with. There are several factors to consider and the last thing I tell my patient's moms is to do what is comfortable for their situation. I strongly encourage breastfeeding but support whatever choice a mother makes.
http://www. Webmd. Com/parenting/baby/your-babys-feeding-breast-vs-bottle ...Read more
My elder sister is on breastfeeding. Can her husband drink her milk? Or it will affect on her baby?
No problem, unless..: Unless a mom has too little milk, it doesn't matter at all that somebody else (such as a twin sibling or another person) is drinking some of the milk. The breasts will make more. So, as long as the baby is well-fed and happily growing, Mom is fine to share her breast milk. ...Read more
I have low milk supply but not giving up. How will my baby benefit from partial breastfeeding beyond 6 months?
Keep it up.: Breastfeeding beyond six months always gives antibodies - and that really special closeness that simply goes with the territory! Keep it up as long as it isn't exhausting or frustrating you to the point where it isn't worth it. Be sure you get plenty of fluids and adequate calories to make milk. A lactation consultant might be very helpful also. ...Read more
My elder sister is on breastfeeding. Can her husband drink her milk? Will it affect to her baby if she is feeding them?
Unusual practice: This is an unusual practice. Technically, it shouldn't affect the baby except that baby may not get enough breast milk. ...Read more
A friend wants to know if it's possible to get pregnant durin exclusive breastfeeding. Baby is 3months. Husband released in her by mistake?
Yes: If pregnant, by the time the second baby is born, the two kids will be a year apart. Many families have two kids 1 year apart. The siblings will play together and do similar activities because their ages are close to one another. Otherwise, a couple should start using a very reliable birth control method, and should check a pregnancy test in 3 weeks to be sure there is no pregnancy. ...Read more
Fully aware of benefits of breastfeeding, but made choice not to for personal reasons. Can I be forced to breastfeed? Hospital is "baby friendly".
What are the health benefits of Melatonin, what are the side effects if any? Can it be taken while breastfeeding?
Generally safe: Melatonin is a hormone found naturally in the body that seems to exert effect on the body's clock. It is used for jet lag, shift-work disorder, and insomnia. It has been tried for MANY other things: Alzheimer's, depression, headaches, fibromyalgia, and cancer. Reported rare side effects include headache, dizziness, irritability and daytime sleepiness. It's safety in breast-feeding is not known. ...Read more
I have a 7wk old & am breastfeeding. My hubby has been giving 1+ pumped bottle/day for a month. Can I give expressed milk sometimes w/o confusing him?
Yes, but...: Baby might not be confused, but he also might not take it. Speaking from personal experience, my daughter wouldn't take a bottle from me at that age - she knew I had the fresh stuff & insisted on nursing, but would take a bottle from anyone else. The best book out there for breastfeeding advice is "so that's what they're for: breastfeeding basics" by janet todaro. Good luck! ...Read more
What benefits are there in taking fenugreek, other than increasing milk supply for Breastfeeding mothers?
I add formula supplement to breastfeeding my 3 weeks old. Does formula neutralize breastmilk benefits? I have heard so
I am breastfeeding my 5month baby and until now my menstration is not coming? I never have sex with husband since delivery and not taking bc.
Baby is a month old and I have been exclusively breastfeeding her. Husband and I had sex and the condom slipped off. Can I safely take plan b?
Why is there brown flakes in my urine? No period because I had baby 9mo ago. Not breastfeeding. Sexually active with my husband
Had my baby September 27th it's been 7weeks when will I get my period? I am not breastfeeding but I have been having unprotected sex with my hubby
Pregnancy?: It is possible to get pregnant prior to having a period after you give birth. It would be prudent for you to do a pregnancy test. There are other reasons for the delayed return of your period but that would be the one to check first. If you don't want to get pregnant so soon, you should obtain contraception and start it asap if you are not pregnant. Best wishes! ...Read more
I am on a breastfeeding stage (2 day baby).at one night, my husband sucked my breasts and tested milk for one hour, is it okey for me?
Starting to breast feed 1 month after delivery been pumping but only get 1oz/day since I haven't been much. Will it benefit to mix w/ formula?
What goodness comes from breast feeding? What are the specific benefits of breastfeeding for both the mom and baby?
Many for both: Breastfeeding has a multitude of benefits for both baby and mother. Breast milk is the perfect food for babies, the american academy of pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for at least the first year. Breastfeeding reduces infections, obesity, myopia, raises iq, and babes accept new foods better. Moms lose wgt. Faster, reduce breast cancer risk, save both time (no bottle prep) and $ on formula. ...Read more
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