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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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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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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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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 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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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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Can breastfeeding cause constipation? Have not been constipated since my pregnancy 2 years ago and normally have no problem.

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

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When breastfeeding, will the baby not feeding off one breast cause problems? 7 weeks old.

When breastfeeding, will the baby not feeding off one breast cause problems? 7 weeks old.

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

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If i get a breast reduction will it create problems if i want to breast-feed my future kids?

If i get a breast reduction will it create problems if i want to breast-feed my future kids?

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 more

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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?

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

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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.?

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 more

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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

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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?

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

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Hi. Do breast feed baby get cositipation if the mother is havn that prblm or from her diet?

Hi. Do breast feed baby get cositipation if the mother is havn that prblm or from her diet?

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

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Acute stomach pains after drinking room temp water. Need the water for breastfeeding. Recently started after 3months of bf. Possible problems?

Acute stomach pains after drinking room temp water. Need the water for breastfeeding. Recently started after 3months of bf. Possible problems?

Water: the temperature of the water being room temperaure is unlikely related to your stomach pains. Was the water dirty or contaminated (i.e. someone put their hands in it?) If pains persist, see your doctor. Spill out the water and get fresh water instead. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can any doc explain if women who have breast implants have any problem breastfeeding?

Can any doc explain if women who have breast implants have any problem breastfeeding?

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

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My wife had mastitis, then nipple thrush and then mastitis again while breastfeeding in a 2 month span. Does she have an immune problem?

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 more

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Can stress hormones from pain in a breastfeeding mother cause digestive problems in the nursing infant?

Yes: Stress hormones can pass from mother to infant via breast milk. Other causes of digestive problems in infant can be due to mother drinking caffeinated beverages, eating cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower, dairy products. ...Read more