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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. Ihab Ibrahim
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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 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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Benefits of chia seeds while breastfeeding?

Benefits of chia seeds while breastfeeding?

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

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What are some statistics on the benefits of breastfeeding over using baby formula?

What are some statistics on the benefits of breastfeeding over using baby formula?

Good question: 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

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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 health benefits to the mother of breastfeeding?

What are the health benefits to the mother of breastfeeding?

See below: Mothers who breastfeed are less likely to develop osteoporosis later in life, are able to lose weight gained during pregnancy more easily and have a lower risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer. Read more

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My elder sister is on breastfeeding. Can her husband drink her milk? Or it will affect on her baby?

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

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I have low milk supply but not giving up. How will my baby benefit from partial breastfeeding beyond 6 months?

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

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My elder sister is on breastfeeding. Can her husband drink her milk? Will it affect to her baby if she is feeding them?

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

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A friend wants to know if it's possible to get pregnant durin exclusive breastfeeding. Baby is 3months. Husband released in her by mistake?

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

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Fully aware of benefits of breastfeeding, but made choice not to for personal reasons. Can I be forced to breastfeed? Hospital is "baby friendly".

Cannot be forced: Of course you canoot be forced!
i hope you really are fully aware of the benefits though. It will save you lots of "headaches" later in life. You should still undergo an actual counseling session with a certified lactation consultant before you make your decision. Read more

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What are the health benefits of Melatonin, what are the side effects if any? Can it be taken while breastfeeding?

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

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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?

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

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