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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.

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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, .

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ist dangerous to continue breastfeeding a child while having sore and on ones breast?

Ist dangerous to continue breastfeeding a child while having sore and on ones breast?

Use alternate: The answer really depends on what type of sore your have and where. Just to be on the safe side, consider nursing only on the unaffected breast. Pumping or manually expressing breast milk from the side of concern will help to prevent lactation issues. When healed, resuming feeds on both breasts should be fine.

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Does breastfeeding your child stretch your breasts out, making the hang more?

Does breastfeeding your child stretch your breasts out, making the hang more?

Yes, it may: The milk stretches out the support ligaments which don't always return to their original size.

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If I eat and drink a lot of sugar while breastfeeding can my child get diabetes?

If I eat and drink a lot of sugar while breastfeeding can my child get diabetes?

Infnat and sugar: Not really from doing that but there may be more nutritious food to eat instead.

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I am breastfeeding my son, and I have conceived with another child. Can I continue breastfeeding while im pregnant?

I am breastfeeding my son, and I have conceived with another child. Can I continue breastfeeding while im pregnant?

Many do: The superiority of BM over alternatives begins to wain around 8m.If baby #1 begins to make quick work of feeds and you have to catch him to do a feed, you might transition him. And have a simple break to prepare for #2.Newborn milk differs from later feed so the body can make the change. Yet many feed right up to delivery and beyond. If you stay healthy and feed well you can feed both in tandum.

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If I stopped breastfeeding a month and a half after my child was born, how can I start my milk production back to flowing?

If I stopped breastfeeding a month and a half after my child was born, how can I start my milk production back to flowing?

Nipple stimulation: Simple nipple stimulation and suckling will create milk production. It might take a while but it has worked since the days of "nurse maids".

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I plan to breastfeed for few more weeks till my child turns one but ate some fish that might be high in mercury. Should I stop breastfeeding now?

I plan to breastfeed for few more weeks till my child turns one but ate some fish that might be high in mercury. Should I stop breastfeeding now?

It depends.: Breast feeding your child until the 1st birthday is in general good. If I were you, I would call your state health department and ask this question. If the mercury level in fish is very high potentially to cause long term organ damage, then you should stop eating fish whether breast feeding or not.

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I am breastfeeding my fourth child and I keep getting mastitis. I have breastfed all of my children and never had this before. What is causing this?

I am breastfeeding my fourth child and I keep getting mastitis. I have breastfed all of my children and never had this before. What is causing this?

I do not know: That is unfortunate for you. At times, we can never tell why things happen. We can do all in our power to try and prevent it though. Make sure your breasts and nipples stay clean as does your infants mouth, and that will decrease any issues. If you pump, make sure the pump is cleaned regularly. And don't let your breasts get too engorged so pumping may actually be required. Best wishes.

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A woman should breast feed a child to what age?

A woman should breast feed a child to what age?

Depends: The american academy of pediatrics recommends to 1 year of age. However, she should nurse as long as she feels comfortable.