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Breast feeding & only my left boob swells up with milk.. the right one is actually way smaller than it was before I was pregnant.

Breast feeding & only my left boob swells up with milk.. the right one is actually way smaller than it was before I was pregnant.

Lactation failure: Breast development starts during puberty and units that produce milk start early dev. during pregnancy and very rapidly complement dev. and function of all units for producing and storing milk after delivery. If there is no change in size of the breast during these stages a problem exists and needs evaluation. Baby's requirement can be met by the functioning breast in the meantime. Take care. ...Read more

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Can i feed my wife's breast milk to my other children?

Can i feed my wife's breast milk to my other children?

Yes,but: It is less beneficial to older kids on solid foods. There are many benefits of breast milk and the content is somewhat tailored to the specific age of the infant, changing as s/he ages. After 8 months, when most have moved into some table foods the superiority of bm over formula diminishes.In older kids it is nutritious but unlikely to boost immunity when diluted by other foods. ...Read more

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Can I save an unfinished bottle of breast milk for a later feeding?

Can I save an unfinished bottle of breast milk for a later feeding?

Yes: Saving it for the next feeding is fine, but check that the milk is not breaking down (if it has small clumps or smells like rancid butter--toss it out). Don't refreeze, and if you haven't used it several hours later, it's likely gone bad. ...Read more

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My son is seven week old and lately he pass out some breast milk after feeding. What coulld be the problem.

Need not to worry: Spitting in infants after feeding is very common. Try to avoid rapid feeding and large volume feeds. If too much spitting with fussiness, may be cow milk allergy. Check with your pediatrician. Dont forget, lots of burping ! ...Read more

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I'm just 18 years but I have breast lumps, so I want to know in my future will I be able to feed milk to a baby?

I'm just 18 years but I have breast lumps, so I want to know in my future will I be able to feed milk to a baby?

Yes: Breast lumps usually do not interfere with nursing. When you have your annual visit with your gynecologist, you should voice your concerns. Your doctor may send you for an ultrasound to determine is the tissue is just lumpy, or if there are cysts or actually lumps in there. ...Read more

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I always feed my baby off the breast that produces less milk and still see it smaller than the other one how can I get both of them the same size?

Breastfeeding: A breast that is not suckled as often will start producing less milk causing it to reduce in size. Does your baby latch on well, seems satisfied after nursing and adequately gaining weight, otherwise? If so, the only problem is cosmetic on your part; you can easily devise means to make the size of the breasts appear the same. ...Read more

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Can I feed my baby thawed breast milk?

Can I feed my baby thawed breast milk?

Yes: Only heat it once to thaw and then use. You can continue to use it from the refrigerator up to 24 hours. ...Read more

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If infant pukes up breast milk should you feed them again?

If infant pukes up breast milk should you feed them again?

Most of the time yes: Infants often normally reflux small amounts of milk after feeding, while burping, with motion or for no reason at all. They then can be hungry again very soon, and you can go ahead and feed them. But if the amount is unusually large or frequent, or their urine is dark, see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Is it normal still i have milk after 15 years i breast feed.. i wonder this one..

Is it normal  still i have milk after 15 years i breast feed.. i wonder this one..

Not normal: It is rare to have breast milk or galactorrhea this long after breast feeding, and is usually related to elevated prolactin, and may be associated with a benign pituitary tumor. Various drugs,( including BP, mood & hormone meds, herbal products, illicit drugs), thyroid dysfunction, emotional stress & frequent nipple stimulation are all causes. Please get PE from PF. Occ no cause is found. ...Read more