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What goodness comes from breast feeding? What are the specific benefits of breastfeeding for both the mom and baby?

What goodness comes from breast feeding? What are the specific benefits of breastfeeding for both the mom and baby?

Many for both: Breastfeeding has a multitude of benefits for both baby and mother. Breast milk is the perfect food for babies, the american academy of pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for at least the first year. Breastfeeding reduces infections, obesity, myopia, raises iq, and babes accept new foods better. Moms lose wgt. Faster, reduce breast cancer risk, save both time (no bottle prep) and $ on formula. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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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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I'm a breastfeeding mom and have cold. Will my baby also get cold if I breastfeed her?

I'm a breastfeeding mom and have cold. Will my baby also get cold if I breastfeed her?

Perhaps: Colds and viral respiratory infections are common, but does not mean a nursing mother has to stop nursing. Some mothers use masks during feeding if they are coughing a great deal. Others pump and have other family members bottle feed. In all cases wash your hands! hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Is it true that breastfeeding mom should avoid going out at night coz the fog and cold wind might make the baby caught cold?

Is it true that breastfeeding mom should avoid going out at night coz the fog and cold wind might make the baby caught cold?

Well, a baby: Should not be overly exposed to the weather, but properly wrapped and warm, the fog is not a vector of disease. Just be sensible, you can go out at night. ...Read more

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What kind of food should a breastfeeding mom eat more while breastfeed her g6pd baby?

What kind of food should a breastfeeding mom eat more while breastfeed her g6pd baby?

Vitamin E and Folic : Food high in vitamin e and Folic Acid help decrease red blood cell breakdown in g6pd. Definitely avoid fava beans since they are a known cause of red blood cell breakdown in the blood. Mom could be careful to chose for herself milk formulas which have no traces of soy or soya beans since soy and red wine, and blueberries could trigger g6pd. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding mom, my son is 3weeks old now.Can I have my hair rebonding already?Is this can affect my baby?

I am breastfeeding mom, my son is 3weeks old now.Can I have my hair rebonding already?Is this can affect my baby?

Hair rebonding: Your obstetrician can give you the best advice. Some will agree, others will not. If you are concerned you can discard your breastmilk on the day of your bonding. ...Read more

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Can baby get sick if breastfeeding and there is a skin infection in mom?

Can baby get sick if breastfeeding and there is a skin infection in mom?

It depends: There are so many skin infections it is hard to make a blanket statement that covers every variation. It would depend on what the infection is from, how bad is it, where exactly on the breast is the infection, is the infection partly treated and no longer contagious because it is partly treated but the mom is not yet fully recovered. Best bet is to get the opinion of a breatfeeding friendly dr. ...Read more

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I took a sip out of a drink today before realizing it was diet with aspartame. I am a breastfeeding mom. Will this hurt my baby?

I took a sip out of a drink today before realizing it was diet with aspartame. I am a breastfeeding mom. Will this hurt my baby?

No: There is no evidence that even with use of diet drinks containing aspartame throughout pregnancy and nursing, that this causes any damage. But clearly a sip will not hurt your baby. No problem. ...Read more