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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

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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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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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Can i eat sushi while breast feeding ?

Can i eat sushi while breast feeding ?

Type of fish: You may wish to ascertain mercury levels in the fish. Fda provides guidance on this subject. Consult this site for more info. http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/fishmercury.htm. ...Read more

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What foods to avoid when breast feeding for healthy milk?

What foods to avoid when breast feeding for healthy milk?

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

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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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Is Atkins diet good diet for breast feeding mom?

Is Atkins diet good diet for breast feeding mom?

No. Not safe: The low carb atkins during breastfeeding might not be safe, according to many experts. Risk of dehydration, low calcium, high fats, and other reasons. ...Read more

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Body cares slimimg tea during breast feeding is safe?

Body cares slimimg tea during breast feeding is safe?

Tea: Substances other then drugs are very difficult to determine whether or not they are completely safe. Most teas (especially herbal) have multiple flower components - you can find several books on breastfeeding and herbal compounds and see if safe.A. ...Read more

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What to eat while breast feeding for good milk?

What to eat while breast feeding for good milk?

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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Can a breast feeding mother of 6 months old baby eat food stuffs kept in refrigerator?

Can a breast feeding mother of 6 months old baby eat food stuffs kept in refrigerator?

Yes.: As long as you think the food is safe for your family members and not spoiled, it should not affect the baby's breastmilk any differently. Always remember to keep a balanced diet. ...Read more

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Is whole milk better to drink for breast feeding?

Is whole milk better to drink for breast feeding?

Confusing question: Cows do not drink milk to make it and humans do not have to either.Moms need a good source of calcium which can come from many sources and milk is an easy one, but cheese, yogurt, supplements can be used instead. ...Read more

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3 week old baby eats 2.5oz of breast milk every 2-4 hrs, with 2-3 supplemental formula bottles included in her daily feedings. Is she eating enough?

3 week old baby eats 2.5oz of breast milk every 2-4 hrs, with 2-3 supplemental formula bottles included in her daily feedings. Is she eating enough?

Hard to say: If she's playful, interactive and starting to fill out it is likely enough.Having her weighed to see is also an option but once a week is often enough to monitor weight.Most at her age will put on at least an ounce a day. ...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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Is drinking prune juice while breast feeding bad for the baby ?

Is drinking prune juice while breast feeding bad for the baby ?

Should be fine: Prune juice intake while breast feeding should be fine. Discontinue if your baby develops diarrhea, excessive gas or rashes. ...Read more

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Are beans bad while breast feeding?

Are beans bad while breast feeding?

Staple food group: Beans are a good source of nutrition and part of a balanced diet. If they make you gassy they can make baby gassy but i don't think that is a valid reason to avoid them. ...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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Is theraflu safe for breast feeding moms?

Yes: There are several components to this product but all are considered safe for breast feeding. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Berg
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Healthy Cooking (Definition)

Healthy cooking is cooking that is focused on making healthy food, including food that is low in saturated fat, ...Read more