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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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Early Breast Development (Definition)

Is the technical name and means breast development earlier than "normal". Breast bud development can begin as early as 8 years old in some girls and is more usually between 10 and 12 years old. If there is actual breast development before age 8 then it can indicate a hormone problem (precocious puberty) and an endocrine appointment ...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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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 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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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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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

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How to gain weight whilst breast feeding?

How to gain weight whilst breast feeding?

Weight/Breastfeeding: While you are breastfeeding and you feel like you need to gain weight, do it by adding healthy calories to your meals. It's a good time to evaluate your diet for the health of you and your baby anyway. Add healthy calories like low fat greek yogurt, sweet potatoes, avocados, fruits, and low fat or nonfat milk. Remember to know your family medical history and still exercise and eat healthy while bf ...Read more

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Is taking ensure while breast feeding safe?

Is taking ensure while breast feeding safe?

Absolutely: It is an excellent source of additional nutrition that is needed to provide optimal milk for your child. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Does breast feeding has long term benefits?

Does breast feeding has long term benefits?

Yes for baby/mom: The lifetime risk for a variety of health issues is improved for both mother & baby.This includes the risk for diabetes in both, intestinal health for baby & many more. The details are far too many to list in the space allowed. The basic fact is it is better if they can, though it requires work,commitment & support of their family/friends. ...Read more

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How do u know when to stop breast feeding ?

How do u know when to stop breast feeding ?

Mutual, NoClear Time: When your child increasingly wants to eat like adults, especially more than breast feed, would be one of many clues. However life is always complex; what you can manage, still manage life's many demands, including managing little ones, always another big/bigger issue. ...Read more

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Can i take alka selter while breast feeding ?

Can i take alka selter while breast feeding ?

No: Significant amounts of the three active ingredients do pass through to the breastmilk, so it is not recommended while breastfeeding. ...Read more

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How to keep baby awake when breast feeding her?

How to keep baby awake when breast feeding her?

Nursing: If your baby needs to eat and is sleepy then you can undress to the diaper, and gently tap on the soles of the feet. This will stimulate the baby to suckle. ...Read more

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Breast feeding is really painful, I need help!?

Breast feeding is really painful, I need help!?

Lactation consultant: Yes, breast feeding can be very painful and there are a number of common remedies. However, the best source for information on this topic is a lactation consultant. The hospital you delivered in should have lacatation consultants available. ...Read more

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How i can lose wight while iam breast feeding now?

How i can lose wight while iam breast feeding now?

Diet AND exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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Breast-feeding problem, please help. Who do I ask?

Breast-feeding problem, please help. Who do I ask?

Lactation consultant: Lactation consultants are available in most areas and are specially trained to help with breast feeding problems. They can sometimes help over the phone, or may need an appointment to see you and the baby. Your obstetrician or pediatrician should be able to recommend one. ...Read more

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Are there some foods to avoid during breast feeding?

Are there some foods to avoid during breast feeding?

Look here: http://www.breastfeeding-problems.com/foods-to-avoid-while-breastfeeding.html.

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What could be the cause of pain with breast feeding?

What could be the cause of pain with breast feeding?

Painful breastfeed: Two causes come to mind - poor latch and infection. If your baby is sucking solely on your nipples, this will cause nipple irritation and pain and baby is not getting any milk. This situation can lead to distention of the milk ducts causing breast pain and possible secondary infection. Make sure your nipple is past behind the baby's gums so that the sucking is on the areola where the milk sinuses. ...Read more

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Can cancer cells be transmitted through breast milk while breast feeding?

No: There are no proven instances of a mother transmitting cancer to her baby through breast feeding, even if she has breast cancer. Though breast feeding would not be advisable in someone with breast cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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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


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Breast Surgeon (Definition)

Generally speaking, a breast surgeon is usually a general surgeon who concentrates his/her practice performing breast surgery. He/she may have additional fellowship training and/or specialized ...Read more