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Breast redness while breastfeeding?

Breast redness while breastfeeding?

Check LATCH: It could be that your baby has an incorrect latch or his/her mouth is not open wide enough when feeding. See a lactation consultant or pediatrician to evaluate both the latch and your breast. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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Is breast feeding heatlhy?

Is breast feeding heatlhy?

Yes: Breast milk is the one material specifically designed for babies that is readily available, requires no refrigeration or mechanical assistance in use & will not trigger an allergic reaction. Many aboriginal populations that totally breast feed for the first 2 yrs have better muscle/bone indexes than american kids over the same period. ...Read more

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Will breast implants affect breastfeeding?

Will breast implants affect breastfeeding?

No: Women with breast implants are encouraged to breast feed just as any other woman and most do so without a problem. Some women may experience difficulty with breast feeding for various other reasons. Although typically breast gland function is minimally affected by implant surgery, there can occasionally be scarring which may lead to added difficulty with breast feeding. ...Read more

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Does breast cancer interfere with breast feeding?

Does breast cancer interfere with breast feeding?

Depends on treatment: The answer depends on the extent of cancer and the kind of treatment -- so it is best is to discuss your individual case with your physician. It depends on how much tissue is removed and the degree of scarring. If a woman is on chemotherapy or other drugs that are secreted in the milk and should be passed to an infant, then yes, during that time she cannot breastfeed. ...Read more

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Can nipple piercings affect breast feeding?

Can nipple piercings affect breast feeding?

Possibly: If the piercing hits into the ducts, milk flow could be affected. Production should not be a problem, but you may be more prone to mastitis and/or have some minor problems with let down of the milk. That being said, I have known many women to breast feed without any problems who had history of nipple piercing, so I wouldn't rule it out just based on that. ...Read more

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Can women breast feed after having breast implants?

Can women breast feed after having breast implants?

Breast feeding : Most women are able to breast feed after implants, but that can't be guaranteed. ...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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Breast milk supply worry?

Breast milk supply worry?

Not sure: What you are asking. If you are having a breast milk supply worry look for a lactation consultant in your area. Mothers milk tea also can increase supply as can chinese medicine. Find an acupuncturist/chinese medicine practitioner in your area. ...Read more

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Is it safe to breast feed after breast cancer?

Is it safe to breast feed after breast cancer?

Yes: As long as you are not receiving chemotherapy, you may breastfeed after breast cancer treatment. If your cancer was treated by radiation therapy, it is likely that you will not produce much milk, if any, from the treated breast. ...Read more

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Can breast message enhance breast?

Can breast message enhance breast?

Surgery: There is no pill, exercise or other "natural" enhancement aid that can give the same consistent, predictable results that breast augmentation surgery with implants can. ...Read more

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What are the cons of exclusively pumping breast milk and feeding baby using bottle versus breast feeding?

What are the cons of exclusively pumping breast milk and feeding baby using bottle versus breast feeding?

Efficency: It's more efficient to breast feed than to pump & then bottle feed. You also avoid any risk of less than perfectly sterile bottles causing the milk to carry an infection. In addition, baby's nursing tends to trigger you to produce more milk than pumping. That said, having breast fed both my kids, pumping when i was away & nursing when i was with baby was a very effective compromise. ...Read more

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Horse chestnut safe for breast feeding moms?

Horse chestnut safe for breast feeding moms?

No it is not safe: No it is not safe and not recommended during pregnancy or bresrfeeding and there is fda warning for not using it during pregnancy and breast feeding do not use it if you are pregnant or breast feeding. ...Read more

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Can a woman with breast cancer breast feed?

Can a woman with breast cancer breast feed?

Yes: Prior breast cancer does not Prohibit a woman from breastfeeding, however, the affected breast may not prodice much milk if treated by radiation therapy. Furthermore, any medication that you are taking, including chemotherapy, may be transmitted in the breast milk and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Is biotin safe for baby while breast feeding?

Yes: No problem with this medication.It achieves a level as one of the most benign medications taken during lactation. ...Read more