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Doctor insights on: Breastfeeding And Alcohol Preemie Baby

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Can you give me advice!!! breastfeeding my preemie?

Can you give me advice!!! breastfeeding my preemie?

Great!: A premature baby has a much greater chance to be healthy if breastfeeding rather than formula feeding. I cannot easily give you further advice without knowing details or having a one on one consultation. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Premature Baby (Definition)

Any newborn infant with a gestational age of less 37 weeks- since most pregnancies other than in vitro fertilization cannot determine exact dates of conception, several methods such as early ultrasound, last menstrual period, and the Ballard gestational assessment can ...Read more


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If I had a preemie, should I breast feed? He is too tiny to drink from me.

If I had a preemie, should I breast feed? He is too tiny to drink from me.

Absolutely: You should pump the milk to use until he is old enough to suck from the breast.It is still the best way to feed him. ...Read more

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Is breastfeeding also good and sufficient for a premature baby?

Is breastfeeding also good and sufficient  for a premature baby?

Yes!: Breastmilk is the easiest food for a premature baby to digest, and the mother of a premature baby will actually make milk that is even better for the baby than the milk of a woman who delivers at term. A premature baby may need lots of other help to survive, but providing breastmilk is a great way the mother can help her baby. ...Read more

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What normal weight/height gain for 7 months premature baby boy who born at birth 1.67 kg and height at 41 cm. Breastfeeding and now 3.5 months old. ?

What normal weight/height gain for 7 months premature baby boy who born at birth 1.67 kg and height at 41 cm. Breastfeeding and now 3.5 months old. ?

Needs more calories: You haven't mentioned how premature was your baby,but my guess he was born at 31-32 weeks gestation,at 1.67 kgs,now at age 7 months he is 3.5 kgs,doubled his birth weight,but still needs more,hope his other developmental milestones are fine.Usually premature babies catch up with normal growth after 2-3 months,I am afraid breastfeeding alone isn't enough,he needs more nutrition,see his doctor ...Read more

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Can I breast-feed my premature baby in the nicu?

Can I breast-feed my premature baby in the nicu?

Typically: They will want you to pump and use your milk if the the child cannot be nursed. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid during the time that i will be breastfeeding? I've been told that alcohol, jalapenos, and onion are a danger to the baby?

What foods should I avoid during the time that i will be breastfeeding? I've been told that alcohol, jalapenos, and onion are a danger to the baby?

Not dangerous!: "classic allergenic foods:" cow's milk; eggs; peanuts; tree nuts; wheat; soy; fish. Some breast-feeding women say that avoiding these items or other spicy/gassy foods, such as onions/cabbage, can help — but this hasn't been proved through research. If your baby becomes fussy or develops a rash, diarrhea or congestion soon after nursing, these signs could indicate a food allergy & need to avoid. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink a beverage with 8 percent alcohol while breastfeeding?

Is it okay to drink a beverage with 8 percent alcohol while breastfeeding?

Not a good idea: At one time alcohol was suggested to relax moms for feeds.Yet further research shows it reduces prolactin, the hormone that helps you make milk.It also can enter the milk and surpress babies blood sugar. It is one of thoes things you give up if you want to breast feed. ...Read more

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Is it ok for breastfeeding mom to use skincare products with alcohol in the ingredient list? The alcohol is the second ingredient in the list.

Is it ok for breastfeeding mom to use skincare products with alcohol in the ingredient list? The alcohol is the second ingredient in the list.

Should be OK: The amount of alcohol absorbed through the skin would be pretty small and any harmful effect to the infant is very unlikely. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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