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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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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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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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Eating a Healthy Diet (Tip)

Eating a Healthy Diet

Excessive alcohol increases the risk of breast, mouth, throat, rectal, esophageal, and liver cancer. ...See more

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Breastfeeding Your Child (Checklist)

Try to eat organic, especially lots of fruits and veggies
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What should I eat while breast feeding?

What should I eat while breast feeding?

A balanced diet: Be sure to consume enough fluids that you end up peeing at least 4x daily. Eat a balanced diet and avoid things that you find irritate baby.Things that make you gassy will likely do the same for baby.Avoid experimenting with spicy or hot foods and please don't try to restrict your calories. If you eat your pre-pregnancy needs some weight will come off naturally with breast feeding. ...Read more

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What is the benefits of breast feeding?

What is the benefits of breast feeding?

BreastFeeding: Benefits of breastfeeding extend well beyond basic nutrition. In addition to containing almost all the vitamins and nutrients your baby needs in the first six months of life (Vit D is the exception), breast milk is packed with disease-fighting substances that protect your baby from illness. It saves money (formula is expensive). Promotes bonding between infant and mom. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Do a breast self exam after your period ends
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Check daily in shower after soaping up
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Learn the architecture of your breasts by repetition
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Observe skin around nipples
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What can help with breast feeding pain?

What can help with breast feeding pain?

Several options: This is very common in the first week or two of breastfeeding, as the skin needs to 'toughen up.' A very common cause of nipple pain is an improper latch. Make sure that your baby opens his mouth wide when latching. There are creams with lanolin that soothe sore nipples. Also rubbing expressed breast milk and exposure to air helps. You might also have your doctor check for a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Any foods to avoid while breast feeding?

Any foods to avoid while breast feeding?

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