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Boob Milk Feeding
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
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
My son is seven week old and lately he pass out some breast milk after feeding. What coulld be the problem.
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
Breast milk overflow: Just stop as long as you have enough breat milk. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would it be unusual or concerning for me to still have milk even after not breast feeding for over a yr?
Possible: But better to check with your ob/gyn. ...Read more