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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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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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At what age is a frenectomy performed for a “tongue tied” baby? If a baby is born “tongue tied, ” how early is a frenectomy performed to correct the problem?

At what age is a frenectomy performed for a “tongue tied” baby? If a baby is born “tongue tied, ” how early is a frenectomy performed to correct the problem?

Can be done at birth: If there are feeding issues it can be done at birth. Pediatric ents are often comfortable doing this if pediatricians aren't. I do them all the time for this reason in clinic. If there aren't symptoms, it's your choice to do it or wait and see if other issues develop such as speech problems, issues with brushing teeth or licking an ice cream cone. See http://lowmilksupply.Org/tonguetie.Shtml. ...Read more

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Can a baby with thrush cause me problems while breastfeeding?

Can a baby with thrush cause me problems while breastfeeding?

Possibly: Often time the baby & mom will 'ping pong' the infection back &forth especially if the mom has any cracks on the nipples. Often times the knowledgable physician will treat both mom & babe. Sometimes because the pediatrician will not write a prescription for the mom, & woman's ob/gyn will not write a script without a visit, and then sometimes not even then. Family drs. Don't have this problem. ...Read more

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My question is about lingual frenectomy (laser). I am having problems with my tongue when kissing. How much does this usually lengthen the tongue?

My question is about lingual frenectomy (laser). I am having problems with my tongue when kissing. How much does this usually lengthen the tongue?

Consult needed: See how far your tongue sticks out now. If it's about 2", then you may not get much added length with a frenectomy. If it's an inch or less there is more of a possibility. These things vary from individual to individual. The need for a lingual frenectomy would be apparent to a dentist who is familiar with normal anatomy. Have a consult to determine whether or not it's advisable in your case. ...Read more

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My baby is not breastfeeding since birth, I am feeding her lactogen no.1 is it good for him. He wil gain weight and he will not have problem in futhur?

My baby is not breastfeeding since birth, I am feeding her lactogen no.1 is it good for him. He wil gain weight and he will not have problem in futhur?

Formula: Lactogen is not available in the USA. I see, however, that it is a Nestle product. You may want to go to their website. Also, your pediatrician will also have this information. ...Read more

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Is having inverted nipples a problem for breastfeeding?

Is having inverted nipples a problem for breastfeeding?

It can be: Inverted nipples can make it difficult for the baby to latch properly. A good lactation consultant cand show you some things that might help. Many moms find the easiest way to get the all important breastmilk to the infant is to pump and then feed from a bottle. ...Read more

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What happens if a women doesn't breast feed will it hurt them will it cause problems?

What happens if a women doesn't breast feed will it hurt them will it cause problems?

Breastfeeding: Definitely a personal choice. Breastfeeding is by far the best way to feed your newborn. It also provides benefits to you and bonding. Is it bad not to breastfeed? No. Are there bad things that will happen? No. Is it better to breastfeed? Yes. But, it has to be your choice and your commitment. ...Read more

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My friend is eating 800-1, 000 calories a day and breastfeeding a toddler. Is this dangerously low? What health problems could it cause?

My friend is eating 800-1, 000 calories a day and breastfeeding a toddler. Is this dangerously low? What health problems could it cause?

Sad problem: I have seen babies hospitalized for just such maternal diets. Most would get by for a while, since the mom's body often extracts nutrients from her bones/muscles/etc to give baby at least a minimum. This kind of diet leads to bone loss and malnutrition for both eventually. I wouldn't think twice about calling child and family services (most keep reports confidential)To have a 3rd party investigate ...Read more

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Dr. Dale Tylor
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Frenectomy (Definition)

The suffix "ectomy" means removal. A fenumectomy is the removal of part of the frenum. The labial frenum is the muscle on the inner part of the upper lip. The lingual frenum is the muscle that attaches the under part of the tongue to the bone in the ...Read more