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Why is it that during breastfeeding some come fat and when they stop breastfeeding they loss weight.

Why is it that during breastfeeding some come fat  and when they stop breastfeeding they loss weight.

Eating more: The opposite of what you said is generally true. Breastfeeding increases one's metabolism making it easier to lose weight. I suppose the people you are referring to just ate too much. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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Is fat under my armpit from stopped breastfeeding?

Is fat under my armpit from stopped breastfeeding?

Possibly: 'fat' is not from breastfeeding butwhat feels like fat may be accessory breast tissue in that area which only became apparent after breastfeeding. ...Read more

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After baby delivery how to get rid of fat during breastfeeding ?

After baby delivery how to get rid of fat during breastfeeding ?

Depends on you: If you look at the specifics, creating breast milk for baby requires metabolic work on your part ( that is quite passive).Over 1yr your breasts will use your body energy to create roughly 500-1000 cal/day for baby. If you only consume the diet you need for your pre-pregnancy weight, you could drop 1-2 pounds a week due to breastfeeding alone.If you eat more you loose less. ...Read more

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How long do i have to wait to start back breastfeeding after taking fat burner shot?

How long do i have to wait to start back breastfeeding after taking  fat burner shot?

24 hours?: I dont know whats in your fat burner shot, generally medications and foods are in breast milk, even significant exercise can affect the milk, I would give 24 hours, the La Leche foundation can help with questions. I would have to ask why a fat burner shot now, do after weaning from breast feeding. ...Read more

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Im so thin and im breastfeeding mom,what multivitamins should I take to gain my weight or to become fat?

Im so thin and im breastfeeding mom,what multivitamins should I take to gain my weight or to become fat?

One increases: calories to gain weight - one doesn't increase vitamins. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, Smoothies (w added silken tofu or powdered ...Read more

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Is 10mm endometrium lining too thick? Last period was 35 days ago, nursing my son. Still no sign of period. Can breastfeeding do this?

Is 10mm endometrium lining too thick? Last period was 35 days ago, nursing my son. Still no sign of period. Can breastfeeding do this?

See GYN: Nursing can often delay the re- onset of menses(periods) whomever measured your endometrial lining should be able to advise you regarding your condition. ...Read more

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If I am breastfeeding and recently had unprotected sex, should I be concerned for pregnancy? I had clear thick discharge and feel very tired

If I am breastfeeding and recently had unprotected sex, should I be concerned for pregnancy? I had clear thick discharge and feel very tired

Breast feeding : Does not necessarily protect you from getting pregnant. If you are sexually active during this period, you should make other arrangements for birth control. Discuss with your ob. ...Read more

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I've been breastfeeding for 6months and have no periods always use protection and I'm having watery and thick white discharge. What does it mean?

I've been breastfeeding for 6months and have no periods always use protection and I'm having watery and thick white discharge. What does it mean?

Next steps: 1. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. 2. It is common and normal to not have periods while breastfeeding but birth control should still be used 3. Schedule a visit to have your abnormal discharge evaluated for infections ...Read more

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I used about half a gram of cocaine last night at around 4am. How long till i can breast feed my 25 day old baby again? One time thing.

I used about half a gram of cocaine last night at around 4am. How long till i can breast feed my 25 day old baby again? One time thing.

At least 36-48 hrs: To clear from breast milk, 2 days. But for drug testing, most recommend 3 - 5 days to be absolutely sure. I'm so glad you say it's a one time thing. Probably until you are finished raising little kids, Cocaine use needs to become a memory. By then, many parents become anti-drug due to their new pov. For your own emotional stability and the benefits of breastfeeding you are correct to avoid it. ...Read more

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My two month old daughter has been throwing up thick clear mucous. It isn't everyday but has a few times. I breast feed, she also has acid reflux.

My two month old daughter has been throwing up thick clear mucous. It isn't everyday but has a few times. I breast feed, she also has acid reflux.

You should not: worry about it. Vomiting is a reflex especially for the little ones to get rid of mucus irritating the throat. Vomiting after coughing spells is ok . If concerned, get her checked out by her Pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is breastfeeding hard?

Is breastfeeding hard?

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 more

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Any tips on breastfeeding?

Any tips on breastfeeding?

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 more

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Should I stop breastfeeding?

Should I stop breastfeeding?

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 more

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How can you stop breastfeeding?

How can you stop breastfeeding?

Just stop it: There is a medicine used for patients who have Parkinson's Disease called bromocriptine which blocks the hormonal signals to your breasts and so "drys them up". Speak to your doc about it. ...Read more

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What is breastfeeding on demand?

What is breastfeeding on demand?

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 more

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When should I stop breastfeeding?

When should I stop breastfeeding?

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 more

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Afraid of stopping breastfeeding?

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

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How do I prolong my breastfeeding?

How do I prolong my breastfeeding?

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 more

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