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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

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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I am a breastfeeding mom for a 9 month old .Can i take the famous cabbage diet soup(wondersoup) as my everyday dinner to shed those extra calories.

Eat right food: As a nursing mother , you have to eat right healthy meals , containing enough proteins , carbohydrates, fats , vitamins and minerals , shed your calories by daily exercises and healthy habbits in order to keep the baby healthy, please see your doctor or nutritional consultant , starving on cabbage and soup is not the answer. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some good breastfeeding tips for new moms?

What are some good breastfeeding tips for new moms?

Hard work: Breastfeeding is hard work. Don't let yourself get discouraged. If you are not getting a good latch it will hurt more. If you have questions, see a lactation consultant! ...Read more

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What are common breastfeeding problems among new moms?

What are common breastfeeding problems among new moms?

Variable: Common problems include anxiety about milk supply, sore nipples, difficulty latching the baby and fatigue. Less common problems include breast infections (mastitis) or problems with milk supply. Most of these problems are temporary and surmountable - hang in there! ...Read more

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Which are the best foods for moms to eat while breastfeeding?

Which are the best foods for moms to eat while breastfeeding?

Good, balanced diet: All over the world, women breastfeed their babies just fine. These women have very different diets from one another, yet as long as they eat balanced diets with a good variety of foods, they should do well with their breastfeeding. A breastfeeding mom may choose to avoid a food that she suspects is causing a change in a baby's behavior, and should discuss this with the doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal for breastfeeding moms to be having trouble with sex?

Is it normal for breastfeeding moms to be having trouble with sex?

Often: There are many factors here. A nice article can be found here: http://www.bellybelly.com.au/breastfeeding/libido-and-breastfeeding-whats-happened-to-my-sex-drive-now-i-am-breastfeeding#.U8pk8mK9KSM ...Read more

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Is collagen safe for breastfeeding moms?

Is collagen safe for breastfeeding moms?

Collagen...: ...Is a significant ingredient in all types of meat, and the primary protein in jello. All of these are safe to eat in pregnancy and lactation. ...Read more

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What are the foods that breastfeeding mom should avoid?

What are the foods that breastfeeding mom should avoid?

Breastfeeding : Actually not many. Best to avoid chemicals, pesticides, etc. I am would choose a whole foods, plant based diet, minimizing processed foods and going organic as much as you can. ...Read more

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Are there some things mom should avoid eating if breastfeeding?

Are there some things mom should avoid eating if breastfeeding?

See below:: Shark, swordfish, tilefish, king mackerel should be avoided due to high mercury content. Fresh water fish that come from places that are known to be contaminated. Artificial sweeteners like saccharin. Alcohol is allowed in small amounts.Coffee (limit to two cups a day) or other caffeinated foods and drink. Processed foods with numerous additives. ...Read more

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