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Boob Milk Feeding
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son is seven week old and lately he pass out some breast milk after feeding. What coulld be the problem.
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
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
How long should i pump both breast after 6 hours of working so that milk will not decrease? (Baby is almost 3 months, drinks 4-5 ounces each feeding)
Long enough 2 'empty: hard to give a firm time. pump enough to get enough milk, and so that you can tell your breasts "feel less full". The more time your breast spend feeling engorged, the more signals that sends to your body to decrease milk production. It would be ideal if you could pump every 3-4 hours, that should help maintain your supply better than going 6 hours. ...Read more
My baby is 11 days old, breast milk not coming in satisfactory quantity so feeding him on NESTLÉ NAN PRO1, is it safe? Give tips to increase milk
Formula is safe: if you prepare with safe water and use refrigeration. To increase your breast milk, breast feed or pump and express milk every 2-3 hours. Make sure you are drinking enough fluids and nutrition and rest, as your body needs to take care of you before using extra fluids and calories to produce milk. Sometimes the baby is too weak to breast feed well and needs the extra calories to get stronger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time to Wean: When the well is dry, it is time to wean your baby! this can be somewhat traumatic for both mom and baby, but he/she will eventually take to the bottle and/or solid foods, but might certainly experience some crankiness during the transition. This article offers some useful tips: http://www.Lalecheleague.Org/faq/weanhowto.Html. ...Read more
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
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