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Breastfeeding Flash In Public
I have hot flashes for 3 weeks (starting from week 4 after deliver baby). My thyroid/hemoglobin is fine, stopped breastfeeding recently. What can caus?
Nursing: Estrogen levels drop while you are nursing (that's why the vagina is very dry in a nursing mother). Patients often experience the other symptoms of low estrogen, including hot flushes and night sweats. It may take several weeks for your body to 'bounce back' after you stop nursing. Give it a few more weeks. If no improvement, see your healthcare provider. ...Read more
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
A sudden flash of warmth comes & goes for 1-2 secs under my right foot since a week. Im 39 yrs old, 7 kids: breastfeeding a 4 month old ?
Flash dance step..: Flashes of warmth, lasting for seconds, are usually due to a nerve inflammation . In your case , the nerve is located in the bottom of the foot. Depending on the area of the warmth it could involve a nerve in the ankle. Perhaps a straining of the arch area causing a stretching of the tissues on the bottom of the foot. To remove all doubt, have your foot examined by a specialist. ...Read more
No: Breastfeeding is not hard, but like learning to walk, takes some effort and practice. If you are contemplating breast feeding, see you baby's future pediatrician early in the 2nd trimester, for a breast exam and guidance tailored to you. Pediatricians will be working with you and baby, and it can be a great advantage to utilize their expertise proactively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Expectations: Great advice. I'll add that it can take a good month to get the hang of this new task. Many moms think they should be pros right away. If this sounds like you, adjust your expectations and give yourself time. Lactation consultants are also a great resource. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Only if there are medical reasons to. If you discover you have an underlying medical problem (such as hiv) that can be transferred to your baby through breastmilk, it is wise to discontinue nursing. Certain medications may also enter the breastmilk and pose a health risk to your baby. Otherwise, unless physically or emotionally unable to, breastfeeding should be continued despite minor illness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Feeding when hungry: Breastfeeding on demand means tuning into a baby's hunger cues and feeding her when she starts "telling" you she is hungry. Look for alert periods, smacking lips, making sucking sounds, turning toward the breast, or sucking on her hand as hunger cues. Once a baby starts crying, she is usually really hungry. Breastfeeding on demand is a wonderful way to naturally build up a great milk supply. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No "deadline": There is no "deadline" for breastfeeding. Breastfeeding and breastmilk have numerous benefits for you and your child. At least 6 months is desirable and if you can make it to one year, that is even better. That being said, many women may only be able to breastfeed for a few months while some will continue to breastfeed into toddlerhood. The choice is up to you and your baby. Wean on your timeline. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why ?: Breast feeding is both nutrition and nurturing and a kid gets something from both.After 8 months,the nutritional superiority begins to fade as other foods are added.The nurturing may fill a need for you both, and you can take cues from baby on when to let go.If you have to chase baby down to feed,or the kid finished quickly and wants to leave, its time to wean.If not, continue. ...Read more
On demand: Breastfeeding operates by demand, the more baby demands milk, the more milk the breasts produce. Make sure not to supplement any formula. Depending on where you're at post partum, advice may differ. Here's a great website with lots of good information: http://www.Lalecheleague.Org/faq/increase.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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