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Doctor insights on: Breastfeeding Machine To Produce Lactation

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Will enough breast pumping cause a nonpregnant woman to lactate?

Will enough breast pumping cause a nonpregnant woman to lactate?

Breast pumps, lactai: In non-pregnant women who are adopting a newborn, a combination of pumping, prolactin and a galactologue, such as domperidone, an orphan drug, will result in lactation after a few weeks. This should be done under the supervision of a physician who is a breastfeeding expert and follow one of the available protocols. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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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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Will enough breast pumping allow a man to lactate?

Will enough breast pumping allow a man to lactate?

No: The male breast does not have the same anatomy as the female breast. The female breast has tissue that is specialized to produce milk. The male breast does not. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use lecithin (up to 7.5 g daily) during breastfeeding for increasing the milk flow and to provide choline (via breast milk) to the baby?

Is it safe to use lecithin (up to 7.5 g daily) during breastfeeding for increasing the milk flow and to provide choline (via breast milk) to the baby?

Unknown: There isn't enough research to support the use of lecithin supplement as helpful to increase milk flow. There is research showing that supplementing in the range of 5 grams daily does increase choline in breast milk. But the risks and benefits of this is completely unknown. Mothers milk tea is a good product for increasing milk supply. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding an infant or giving them breast milk prevent jaundice?

Can breastfeeding an infant or giving them breast milk prevent jaundice?

Newborn jaundice : No breast milk does not prevent newborn jaundice which will happen to most of newborn. Usually breast feeding newborns may have more jaundice than formula feeding babies. Because breast milk is the best nutrition for infants it is recommended that babies fed with breast milk. Neonatal jaundice should be followed closely and treated with photo therapy (bili light) if needed. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding and pumping cause nipple inversion?

Can breastfeeding and pumping cause nipple inversion?

Nipple inversion: Yes breast feeding or pumping can cause nipple inversion because of loosening the tissue around the nipple. ...Read more

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Can we combine breastfeeding and bottle feeding?

Can we combine breastfeeding and bottle feeding?

Yes: Definately, although your baby may express a strong preference for which way they'll eat. It helps to have warm pumped breast milk in the bottle and have someone besides mom give it as babies "know" they are by the breast and may refuse the bottle. ...Read more

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Do surrogate mothers produce breast milk after delivering the baby?

Do surrogate mothers produce breast milk after delivering the baby?

Yes: Under most circumstances, women who give birth can produce breast milk (for that matter, some women who do not give birth can produce breast milk). The process is certainly aided by pumping or placing a baby on the breast. If a surrogate does not do anything to encourage milk production, there may be limited production and the milk supply will "dry up". ...Read more

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How to produce more milk for pumping or ways to help lactate?

How to produce more milk for pumping or ways to help lactate?

Several options: The more baby stimulates the breast by sucking the more milk will be produced. Also here are teas that are made to help increase lactation and are safe to take during breastfeeding like mothers milk tea. Fenugreek is a supplement known to increase milk supply ...Read more

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How can a breastfeeding and working mother increase her milk supply (other than nursing more often)?

How can a breastfeeding and working mother increase her milk supply (other than nursing more often)?

Breast milk supply: Natural ways to increase breast milk supply: drink plenty of water, reduce stress, Fenugreek Seeds. Mother's Milk Tea, pump (a pain but works), Blessed thistle; eat more carbs like oats/ drink beer; ; if absolutely need Rx: Reglan (metoclopramide) ...Read more

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How long for breadt milk to reproduce after pumping or baby nursing?

How long for breadt milk to reproduce after pumping or baby nursing?

Begins right away: Breast milk will begin reproducing right away after nursing or pumping. It may take 2-3 hours to produce enough for another feeding. ...Read more

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How to make 9months baby lay to sleep by himself., while breast feeding baby sleeps. How to make baby to sleep without direct breast feeding ?

How to make 9months baby lay to sleep by himself., while breast feeding baby sleeps. How to make baby to sleep without direct breast feeding ?

Sleep habits: Can start by teaching child to go to sleep by itself; Can feed but child should be put in crib tired but awake and allowed to go to sleep by itself; May involve some crying but habit of breast feeding to sleep can be broken. ALos child does not need to be fed during the nite. DO not subsitute pacifier or bottle to put infant to sleep. ...Read more

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Can the prolactin hormone be artificially produced for men who want to breastfeed?

Can the prolactin hormone be artificially produced for men who want to breastfeed?

Takes more: It takes more than prolactin to generate any significant milk production from a normal male. There would need to be adequate breast tissue "primed" with estrogen and progesterone, and then interaction of oxytocin and prolactin. ...Read more

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For working moms who pump at work how many times a 2,5 old baby must suck breastmilk in order to maintain milk supply ?

For working moms who pump at work how many times a 2,5 old baby must suck breastmilk in order to maintain milk supply ?

Not clear: One of the few problems with breastfeeding is that there is no dial on the breast which tells you how much the child has eaten. You can just say he sucked 25 minutes or so but that doesn't answer the question as to how much he has sucked from you. If at the end he is smiling he has probably gotten enough. There are meds which can stim milk production. Metoclopramide x 5 d freq works. ...Read more

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Can a nursing mother with high bilirubin breast feed?

Can a nursing mother with high bilirubin breast feed?

Yes: If you are talking about your infant's high bilirubin level-the answer is yes, you may continue to nurse. Speak with your pediatrician regarding the plan for probable coordination with possible phototherapy for your infant and taking breaks to feed. If your infant is severely ill, a premie, or carring an bilirubin level > 20, your doctor may have other recommendations. ...Read more

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How can you stop producing breast milk safely?

How can you stop producing breast milk safely?

Gradually wean: The best way is to do it very gradually, slightly reducing the number or length of feedings over weeks to months. However, if there is a reason you need to stop suddenly and quickly, wear a very tight bra, put cold/ice packs on breasts to reduce blood flow, minimize time spent in warm showers and minimize stimulation of the breasts with minimal touching and massaging. ...Read more

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Hydrochlorothiazide safety during breastfeeding?when pass in milk can cause sulpha allergy to baby?

Hydrochlorothiazide safety during breastfeeding?when pass in milk can cause sulpha allergy to baby?

Good question: The American Academy of Pediatrics states that it is safe to breastfeed while on Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), (compatible with nursing). As for it to sensitize the infant to sulpha drugs later on, unlikely, as even patients who are allergic to supha antibiotics can still receive diuretics as furosemide (lasix) and HCTZ, (hydrochlorothiazide) wish you and your child wellness ...Read more