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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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What to eat while breast feeding for good milk?

What to eat while breast feeding for good milk?

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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What foods to avoid when breast feeding for healthy milk?

What foods to avoid when breast feeding for healthy milk?

Mom can eat: Nursing mothers need to eat a balance diet with plenty of fluids, if the baby is fussy and colicky, has rash or constant congestion, than you avoid certain foods and beverages too much caffeine spices(cinnamen, garlic, curry, chilli pepper) chocolate citrus fruits broccoli cabbage cucumbers &peppers onion cherries and prunes but i must say most moms can consume all these in moderation without ill effect. ...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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How do I stop breast feeding? I need to stop milk flow but don't know how.

How do I stop breast feeding? I need to stop milk flow but don't know how.

Breast Feeding: The best way to stop breast feeding is to wean your baby off of the breast. If you decrease the number of nursings per day by one every few days, your body will slowly decrease the amount of milk it produces. Depending on your baby's age, you can offer the baby either formula or whole milk to replace the decrease in breast milk. ...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

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My breast still make milk and I stopped breast feeding a year ago. Is this normal?

My breast still make milk and I stopped breast feeding a year ago. Is this normal?

No: You should not continue to make milk that long after stopping nursing, unless you are frequently stimulating your nipples. Also, it seems the problem is one sided. You need to see your doctor, and have some tests done to find out what is happening. This usually is not cancer, if that is worrying you. ...Read more

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How to lose breast milk for a two year old wont stop feeding not really milk in them?

How to lose breast milk for a two year old wont stop feeding not really milk in them?

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

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Is it normal for me to still have milk even after not breast feeding for over one year?

Is it normal for me to still have milk even after not breast feeding for over one year?

Yes: Many women continue to be able to express very small amounts of breastmilk for even years after having a baby and no longer nursing. It's best to check with your ob/gyn though to see if any tests need to be done to rule out any hormonal disorder that may cause you to be high levels of the hormone prolactin. ...Read more

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Hi, i'm breast feeding my son and today mu breast stop producing milk. What should I do?

Hi,  i'm breast feeding my son and today mu breast stop producing milk.  What should I do?

It depends.: Since i don't know how old your son is, a specific answer will be difficult. If he is old enough to be eating solid foods and has reduced nursing, you should do nothing. If you are pregnant again, your milk production may stop. If you are undernourished and dehydrated, or stressed your milk production will suffer. So consider these things and correct if your baby still needs to be nursed. ...Read more

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What to do if i still am producing milk 8 months after i stopped breast feeding is this normal?

Usually yes: Many women continue with a white discharge for even 1-2 years after stopping breastfeeding. If it continues and you are worried, see your gynecologist. ...Read more