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Breastfeeding Problems After Frenotomy
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I had trigger point injections this morning due to chronic shoulder problems. What are side effects if I am still breastfeeding?
Can breastfeeding cause constipation? Have not been constipated since my pregnancy 2 years ago and normally have no problem.
Dehydration: More than likely your body might be running low on fluid volume if you are not monitoring how much you are drinking and losing a lot of fluid via breastfeeding. Dehydration can lead to constipation as your large intestin recaptures much of the fluid that makes it down that far and leaves you constipated. ...Read more
Decrease supply: Breast milk production is dependent upon stimulation (suckling) from the breast. The side baby nurses from will produce lots of milk and the unused side will produce little or none. Not harmful to baby, but could be very uncomfortable-lopsided!- to mom. If you're having problems getting him to feed on one side-see pediatrician or lactation specialist. They can help this common problem. ...Read more
Possibly.: Depending on the exact technique used to perform the breast reduction procedure, most patients who undergo this (highly pleasing) operation are able to breast-feed successfully. Unfortunately, there is no good way to predict exact which patients are not able to breast-feed after breast surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm currently 15 weeks pregnant. My mom had problems breastfeeding me. Does it mean I will have problems breastfeeding my baby?
My daughter had latching problems, so I just pumped and fed her that way. She is no 3 months. Is it to late to try to breast feed?
Hi i delivered my baby 8 months back n i breast feed her. Took Plan B pill today morn. Can i continue my feed? Does it create any problems?
No problems.: Plan b is a progesterone. We often use Progesterone only birth control pills during breast feeding. It's not harmful. Taking Plan B within 72 hours of the sex, decreases risk of pregnancy to below 1%. But also think about getting on a n effective contraceptive for the longer run. ...Read more
Unsure if problem is tendon, muscle or bone related. My radius is very painful to touch for past wk. Hurts mostly when breastfeeding or upon waking.?
Tendintis vs. CTS: Both diagnoses, dequervain's tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome can be seen in "new" moms. Dequervain's is more common with pain at the wrist below the thumb. It can be painful with breastfeeding due to sustained posture. Carpal tunnel would be associated with pain, numbness noted when awakening. It also can be caused by extreme wrist posture while breast feeding. Both can respond to splints. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have thiriod problem and 39 week pregnant but my thiriod control during pregnancy is baby affect and other thing is can I breast feed?
Treat it : Untreated thyroid disease can be a problem for a fetus. Treated thyroid disease is not a problem. Make sure your thyroid is under control. It is safe to breastfeed. ...Read more
At night times my 12 weeks old infant will not wake up to breast feed, 5 hours gap ll b there for last breastfeed. Any problem to baby's nutition?
Not if baby is fine: We (doctors, moms, dads, neighbors, etc.) all want babies to sleep through the night by the time they are 3 months old. Parents with babies who sleep through the night are lucky parents. As long as a baby is growing fine on his measurements at the check-ups, and is healthy, parents don't need to wake up a sleeping baby at night. ...Read more
Not usually.: Breastfed babies are less likely to have constipation than formula fed babies. If mom isn't drinking enough fluids and not producing enough milk, that could theoretically cause the baby to be constipated. But, many times people think their babies are constipated if they aren’t having a BM every day. Some babies stool less often; as long as the stool isn’t hard and the child isn’t in pain, it’s OK. ...Read more
Acute stomach pains after drinking room temp water. Need the water for breastfeeding. Recently started after 3months of bf. Possible problems?
My 6 w old baby recently had good rest only when fed with my pumped milk in bottle but when breast feed it takes hours and hours. Why? Is it problem?
Baby satisfied: Sounds like maybe the baby has latch issues on the breast and may not be getting as much to eat on the breast as when you gave the bottle. Baby may have some weak suck muscles that make breast feeding harder. Is there a lactation consultant in your area>? That would help so much! you may also benefit form an oral motor evaluation. Good question. ...Read more
Often/not always : Some women with breast implants do breastfeed successfully. The issue is that when the surgeon does the implant, he/she cuts into the breast tissue, which cuts through some of the milk producing and milk ejecting areas. Depending on how the surgery was done, and how much nipple disruption there was, a mom may or may not be successful. It certainly doesn't hurt to try, but tell your doctor. ...Read more
My wife had mastitis, then nipple thrush and then mastitis again while breastfeeding in a 2 month span. Does she have an immune problem?
Likely not: Thrush is very common illness. If her nipples hurt due to the yeast infection the first time, she might not have aggressively fed on that side as normal, lending to the mastitis. Since thrush is difficult to eradicate, it makes sense that it came back. If odd infections occur, it's good to think about immune deficiency, but unfortunately, or fortunately, these all make sense. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having a bump removed from my eyelid and will be given Xylocaine (lidocaine) with Epinephrine. I am currently Breastfeeding. Will this be a problem?
Anesthetic questions: no problem at allGet a more detailed answer ›
Can stress hormones from pain in a breastfeeding mother cause digestive problems in the nursing infant?
My three week old daughter has bad gas is that a problem?. Doing half breastfeeding. And half formula feeding and her poop is healthy its green
Gas OK: It is common for infants to be gassy. If she is stooping normally and has normal growth, it should not be a problem. ...Read more
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