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My wife is breast feeding. She complains of an internal itch or biting sensation in her breasts?

My wife is breast feeding. She complains of an internal itch or biting sensation in her breasts?

Might be mastitis: This might be an early sign of a breast infection called mastitis. A lactation consultant can help your wife with breastfeeding concerns. If the itching continues or she has pain or swelling of her breasts, she should be seen by a physician has breastfeeding management knowledge. Many things can be done to relieve symptoms and continue breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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Why is breast feeding beneficial?

Why is breast feeding beneficial?

Breast milk: Because it has all the natural ingredients and antibody protection that a healthy infant requires to be able to thrive. ...Read more

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What should I eat while breast feeding?

What should I eat while breast feeding?

A balanced diet: Be sure to consume enough fluids that you end up peeing at least 4x daily. Eat a balanced diet and avoid things that you find irritate baby.Things that make you gassy will likely do the same for baby.Avoid experimenting with spicy or hot foods and please don't try to restrict your calories. If you eat your pre-pregnancy needs some weight will come off naturally with breast feeding. ...Read more

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Any foods to avoid while breast feeding?

Any foods to avoid while breast feeding?

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

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Are beans bad while breast feeding?

Are beans bad while breast feeding?

Staple food group: Beans are a good source of nutrition and part of a balanced diet. If they make you gassy they can make baby gassy but i don't think that is a valid reason to avoid them. ...Read more

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Can I take Azo while breast feeding?

Can I take Azo while breast feeding?

AZO…: Is a company that makes a variety of medications for urinary tract infections, yeast, pms, etc. Please specifiy to which product you are referring. ...Read more

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Am breast feeding and losing weight?

Am breast feeding and losing weight?

BF Weight loss: It takes a lot if calories to support breast feeding, at least 300-500kcal extra per day. If you are underweight for you height, perhaps even more calories are necessary. Work with your gyn or lactation consultant to determine adequate calories per day needed. May need to check thyroid and blood sugar to rule out metabolic cause of weight loss. ...Read more