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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
If lactating mother stop breast feeding 25days can she start breast feeding again no medical cause for stopping breast feeding?
Tea isn't "needed": "Dieting" is not needed, as long as the breastfeeding woman eats only as many calories as needed to maintain her normal (pre-pregnant) weight. For example, if she was 120 pounds before pregnancy and is now 145 pounds, she should eat just enough for a 120 lb woman. Her 25 lb excess will be gradually used up in the production of breastmilk (25 ounces of breastmilk contains about 500 calories). ...Read more
Yes: Breast milk is the one material specifically designed for babies that is readily available, requires no refrigeration or mechanical assistance in use & will not trigger an allergic reaction. Many aboriginal populations that totally breast feed for the first 2 yrs have better muscle/bone indexes than american kids over the same period. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No RAW meat/fish: Besides raw meat/fish (n minimize processed meats/cold-cuts), you should be eating a healthy, well balanced diet, and regular exercises just like everyone else should. You may need a bit more iron/calcium/folic acid which are provided in your prenatal vitamins. Consume about 500+ calories/day extra, to make milk for baby. Congrats on the new baby--a miracle of life. Good luck. ...Read more
What are the cons of exclusively pumping breast milk and feeding baby using bottle versus breast feeding?
Efficency: It's more efficient to breast feed than to pump & then bottle feed. You also avoid any risk of less than perfectly sterile bottles causing the milk to carry an infection. In addition, baby's nursing tends to trigger you to produce more milk than pumping. That said, having breast fed both my kids, pumping when i was away & nursing when i was with baby was a very effective compromise. ...Read more
Varied diet, fluids: It is important to eat a good variety of foods including all of the food categories - proteins, carbohydrates and fats. You need extra calcium to avoid your body stealing it from your bones for the milk. Most important, you need extra fluids - about 100 ounces daily. Calorie intake should be about a thousand calories more than your usual intake. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Demand: Supply and Demand - the stimulation of the breast feeding signals the body how much milk to make. There are two breasts so many twin moms will feed with one on each side. Triplets take some juggling but can be done. Mom needs to drink lots of water, stay on prenatal vitamins, and relax. Stress and fatigue can reduce milk flow. See a lactation specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complementary med: Fenugreek is one herb which stimulate breast milk. It can be taken in seed form, or greens with your food ...Read more
To gain weight: Breastfeeding usually takes approx 500 extra calories per day (eg glass of milk and a peanut butter sandwich). Gaining weight requires eating more calories than your body needs to maintain its metabolism. If you are having appetite issues due to depression also seek out help. Here are two helpful websites http://ppdsupportpage.Com/ http://www.Postpartum.Net/. ...Read more
Breast feeding/diet: If you breast feed you will lose wight naturally! you need to make sure you eat foods that will make ur breast milk nutritious for ur baby and include lot of dairy in ur diet so u do nto lose the calicium from your bonesnad teeth. Dont eaat lot of fat containg foods, eat more leafy vegetables and protein rich foods. ...Read more