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Doctor insights on: Breastfeeding And Chronic Body Odor

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Body Odor (Definition)

Body odor is a symptom in which a person has a strong, undesirable odor usually coming from the mixture of sweat, bodily oils, bodily chemicals, and skin bacteria in the warmer, moist parts of the body. Babies and young children should have little or no body odor ...Read more


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My breastfeeding breasts smell an odor like strong bo. My son is 7 weeks old. What is this stink?

My breastfeeding breasts smell an odor like strong bo. My son is 7 weeks old.  What is this stink?

Could be foods: Breast milk can be affected by maternal diet, garlic, curry, cabbage and similar vegetables are all potential causes. If there is any discoloration, breast redness or pain associated with the smell then get to a doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it ok to still give breastfeeding while bleaching my body and face?

Is it ok to still give breastfeeding while bleaching my body and face?

Should be ok: From the products i know about the absorption is very poor into the skin and/or breast milk but no definitive studies have been done for safety. I would advise to continue breastfeeding but if you can avoid the bleaching or decrease the frequency of bleaching this may be better. ...Read more

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I took a small amount of alcohol. How long do I have to wait for the alcohol to leave my body so that i can resume breastfeeding?

I took a small amount of alcohol. How long do I have to wait for the alcohol to leave my body so that i can resume breastfeeding?

Go ahead and feed: Small amounts of alcohol taken sporadically, like half a glass of wine or sips of a mixed drink hive minor effect.You can feed immediately. For a night of several, i would pump and dump as this has made it into the milk.Four hours later the level has dropped enough to resume. Over time alcohol exposure can decrease the milk promoting hormone and lead to decreasing production. ...Read more

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Advice on low body weight while breastfeeding. Should I give it up?

Advice on low body weight while breastfeeding. Should I give it up?

Breastfeeding and we: Breastfeeding and weight loss. Weight loss from breastfeeding is well-known and most women who breastfeed for 9-12 months are back at their pre-pregnancy weight. However it is very unusual to lose too much weight. This may be due to not eating enough food ( dieting) or a medical problem. If you increase your food intake and still losing weight you may want to consult your physician.. ...Read more

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Is becoming a vegan healthy while breastfeeding? Is it good for the body or bad?

Is becoming a vegan healthy while breastfeeding? Is it good for the body or bad?

It depends...: Many people feel a vegan diet is the healthiest diet, but while many people thrive on a vegan diet it is certainly not for everyone; we are all genetically unique and many people discover that they feel much better with at least some animal-derived food in their diet. While breastfeeding it is important to get adequate protein and essential fatty acids but this is possible as a vegan- see comment:. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding when pregnant? Should you stop breastfeeding if you find out your pregnant or can your body handle both?

Breastfeeding when pregnant? Should you stop breastfeeding if you find out your pregnant or can your body handle both?

Depends: I have had mothers tandem feed their newborn and their 1 yo at the same time and some that did not. I see no reason to suddenly stop because you are pregnant.If the kid you are feeding is at a point where they want to finish and play and don't value the nurturing as much, you can begin transitioning off. Your body can do what your diet,and rest support. ...Read more

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Just had 4th section, july 23 and bled few times since, I'm breastfeeding now w. brownish discharge - no smell, slight pain, is this normal?

Just had 4th section, july 23 and bled few times since, I'm breastfeeding now w. brownish discharge - no smell, slight pain, is this normal?

Most likely: Vaginal bleeding and brown-pinkish discharge are quite common after delivery The important post delivery precaution is to avoid pregnancy a syou are most fertile in the weeks after birth. Good to know oyur commitment to breast feed your new born. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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