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What age should a child stop breastfeeding?

What age should a child stop breastfeeding?

No clear answer: When the mother & child find it mutually agreeable is the time to stop. It doesn't have to be all stop at once, some kids will just nurse once or twice a day. Obviously if mom's milk is gone then it has to stop. Look up some of the reasearch by kathryn dettweler about the "natural age of weaning" read full details on her website but from her research she gets an answer between 2.5 - 7 yrs. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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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What food to avoid when breastfeeding for my child?

What food to avoid when breastfeeding for my child?

Highly seasoned: One should avaid highly seasoned food, caffeinated drinks, alcohol and foods generally not healthy for the mom or babe. Avaoid raw seafood and anything that could transfer any infectious agent to the mom or babe, . ...Read more

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What should I eat when breastfeeding for my child's health?

What should I eat when breastfeeding for my child's health?

Enough calories: A good variety is important, including some omega 3 fats (fish, nuts, olive oil), proteins and plenty of fluids. You should also take a multivitamin so you don't rob your body of calcium, iron and make yourself anemic or soft boned. The most important things are enough fluids to keep your milk supply flowing and enough calories to make the milk rich for optimal growth. ...Read more

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I would like breastfeeding advice asap my child can't have formula!!!?

I would like breastfeeding advice asap my child can't have formula!!!?

You can do it!: Just remember women have been breastfeeding for millions of years! You want to get the tip of your nipple in the back of the baby's mouth, so he can compress your milk ducts adequately. Make sure he opens wide before you bring him in to the breast. A slight pinch at the beginning of feeding is ok, if a feeding is persistently painful stop and reposition. Get help with a lactation specialist ...Read more

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I am due with my first child in August. What are the health bennifits to breastfeeding? Is it worth the trouble?

I am due with my first child in August. What are the health bennifits to breastfeeding? Is it worth the trouble?

Many benefits: Breast feeking has been shown to benefit the infants immune system, providing antibodies that will help prevent infectious diseases. In addition, breast milk is very easily digestible and avoids digestive problems that may accompany cows milk and formulas. There isalso the very important bonding that goes on between child and mother during the feeding process. ...Read more

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My wife is breastfeeding our child but her supply is very little so we have to top up with formula, is there any way to increase the supply?

My wife is breastfeeding our child but her supply is very little so we have to top up with formula, is there any way to increase the supply?

Milk supy: she needs to drink at least six to eight bottles of water per day. There is a medication called metaclopramide that increases milk production ...Read more

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Does smokin weed while breastfeeding effect the childs developement?

Does smokin weed while breastfeeding effect the childs developement?

Three concerns:: (1) Heavy weed smoking can lead to THC concentrating in breast milk, which has been shown to affect motor development in the child. (2) Weed can be laced with other drugs, which can also impose harm. (3) Heavy weed use in a mother could affect her parenting skills. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use chaga mushroom while still breastfeeding? My child is over a year and a half old.

Is it safe to use chaga mushroom while still breastfeeding? My child is over a year and a half old.

Chaga: While chaga seems to be very beneficial, i would not use it while breast feeding as we don't know what its long term effects are. ...Read more

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Hi i m Ayesha i m suffering from vitiligo since two years plz suggest me some medicine n ointments. i m breastfeeding my child?

Hi i m Ayesha i m suffering from vitiligo since two years plz suggest me some medicine n ointments. i m breastfeeding my child?

How extensive?: Details matter. See a dermatologist. There is increased risk of other autoimmune disorders, especially Hashimoto thyroiditis. Easiest approach is to relax and prepare to explain to others that it is not contagious nor due to anything you can control. You can use fake tan to darken the pale areas. ...Read more

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Is it true that breastfeeding my child will improve his immune system?

Is it true that breastfeeding my child will improve his immune system?

Yes: Research has proven that breast fed babies have fewer infections than those fed formula. But be aware it they are not immune to everything. So good handwashing and avoidance are still very important. ...Read more

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