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

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

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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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Breast pumping is just as nutritious as feeding directly from the breast?

Breast pumping is just as nutritious as feeding directly from the breast?

Yes, but: Your pumping effort can never extract as much milk as baby can during a feeding.With less extracted, you run the risk of decreasing your supply and eventually needing to supplement. Breastfeeding is an event, where baby listens to your heart beating as it did in the womb. It finds this peaceful and endears baby to mom. Nutrition is equal, experience never can be. ...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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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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Cmv can be transmited by breast milk or urine?

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Cmv can be transmited by breast milk or urine?

Yes: Trasnsmission also occurs vertically (from mother to infant before or during birth) and through transfusion of contaminated blood or its product. ...Read more

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Can I pump breast milk by hand?

Can I pump breast milk by hand?

Yes: Absolutely! i used the technique of manual expression for both of my children and it was awesome. Most people who hear this think the concept seems very strange, however i found hand expression to be more efficient for me than a breast pump. Check out this video from stanford on the technique: http://newborns.Stanford.Edu/breastfeeding/handexpression.Html. ...Read more

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Sushi is unsafe in breast feeding like pregnancy?

Sushi is unsafe in breast feeding like pregnancy?

Cooked foods best : Sushi or any uncooked meat has the potential of carrying bacteria or parasites. Such things may cause only gastrointestinal infections, but sometimes other organs are affected, and chronically. While the final call is up to the user/consumer, the 100% way to know something will not adversely affect us is thorough cooking or complete avoidance. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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It true that milk production by breastfeeding a year later decreases breast size?

It true that milk production by breastfeeding a year later decreases breast size?

No unlikely: It is unlikely to decrease breast size by breast feeding, you may loose weight after birth of baby, that may reduce the size of breast. ...Read more

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Does breast sucking by husband increase breast size ?

Does breast sucking by husband increase breast size ?

Suckling>breasts: Not really because this would need high suction forces for 24 hours at a time for months. That means the "BRAVA" suction system to slightly increase breast size. ...Read more

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Could drinking cows milk increase breast size in adolescents development?

Could drinking cows milk increase breast size in adolescents development?

? exogeneous hormone: The milk itself is not an issue. There are concerns with the various hormones (growth hormones and estrogens) given to the cows to stimulate their milk production and how much of this may end up in the milk. Milk packaging today will often specify when it comes from cows that did not receive hormonal stimulation. ...Read more

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Is mastitis purely developed from breast feeding, lactation etc or just the sucking of nipple that develops it and therefore infects?

Is mastitis purely developed from breast feeding, lactation etc or just the sucking of nipple that develops it and therefore infects?

Mastitis: There are 2 types of mastitis: 1- lactational, breast feeding related 2- non lactational: could be related to trauma to breast, infections elsewhere in the body, e.g. Uti, teeth work, sinusitis, etc. ...Read more

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Can drinking cow milk increase breast size in adolescent's development?

Can drinking cow milk increase breast size in adolescent's development?

Shouldn't : While cows milk is usually gotten from cows that have received hormones in their food it should not be in sufficient quantities to increase breast size. ...Read more

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Is retained placental tissues effect on breast milk supply during feeding the baby?

Is retained placental tissues effect on breast milk supply during feeding the baby?

Yes: Retained placental tissue can decrease your milk supply. It can also be a source for infection in the uterus, and can lead to bleeding problems, so it is important to have the tissue removed as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can i lost weight by pumping my milk same as breast feeding?

Can i lost weight by pumping my milk same as breast feeding?

Yes: As long as you eat a balanced diet based on your pre-pregnancy weight and continue to produce milk for your baby, you should gradually lose weight. Baby is better at removing milk from the breast than any other extraction method. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding an infant or giving them breast milk prevent jaundice?

Dr. Que Chu Dr. Chu
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Can breastfeeding an infant or giving them breast milk prevent jaundice?

Newborn jaundice : No breast milk does not prevent newborn jaundice which will happen to most of newborn. Usually breast feeding newborns may have more jaundice than formula feeding babies. Because breast milk is the best nutrition for infants it is recommended that babies fed with breast milk. Neonatal jaundice should be followed closely and treated with photo therapy (bili light) if needed. ...Read more