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1 Month old baby girl not drinking milk.

1 Month old baby girl not drinking milk.

From breast, bottle?: Is she not drinking from breast or bottle or both? If breast and latching problem see a lactation nurse. If the bottle, then make sure she is feeling healthy otherwise. Is the stuffed up, have stomach issues? ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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 wife is pregnant and breast feeding a 7month old child.Any consquences?

My wife is pregnant and breast feeding a 7month old child.Any consquences?

Breast feeding : Breast feeding while pregnant is fine as long as she is eating enough extra calories to both make milk and allow the fetus to grow. Pre-natal vitamins will be important as well. You wife may or may not notice a decrease in supply. By 7 months your baby should be on other foods in addition to breast milk which will help as well. Check with your wife's dr. & your baby's dr about growth. ...Read more

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My baby girl is now 3 years one month old, how do I stop breast feeding. She has been emotionally attached especially while sleeping.

My baby girl is now 3 years one month old, how do I stop breast feeding. She has been emotionally attached especially while sleeping.

Explain it to her: Three year old are able to talk with you about stopping breast feeding. Explain how you plan to cut back on giving her the breast and try to comfort her through the upset she is likely to feel at such times. Recognize that this is likely to be hard for her and to take some time. ...Read more

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My child has gastroenteritis, my breastfeeding increases his diarrhea. Should I stop breastfeeding?

My child has gastroenteritis, my breastfeeding increases his diarrhea.  Should I stop breastfeeding?

No: Breastfeeding is the best choice for your baby. However, if it persists, you should speak to the pediatrician to see if any further work up may be necessary to rule out any metabolic disorders. ...Read more

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My child is 2, I stopped breastfeeding her at 8 months old. My breast still leaks milk, why?

My child is 2, I stopped breastfeeding her at 8 months old. My breast still leaks milk, why?

Galactorrhea: Small amounts of milk or serous fluid are commonly expressed for weeks, months, or years from women who have previously been pregnant or lactating. Galactorrhea can also occur as a side effect of hypothyroidism which sometimes happens after pregnancy. Schedule a visit with your physician if you are still producing milk at 16 months after weaning, to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Can my 6 months old baby girl take soyamilk?

Can my 6 months old baby girl take soyamilk?

6mo old drink soy?: Ordinarily, a 6 month old needs a baby formula milk. It can be soy based and that is fine with a lot of babies. ...Read more

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My baby 6 month old her weight 6.5 i want to increase my baby weight she feed morinaga bf2 plz advice me some other formula milk?

My baby 6 month old her weight 6.5 i want to increase  my baby weight she feed morinaga bf2 plz advice me some other formula milk?

Weight seems fine: Although you have to monitor her growth over time, if she is otherwise healthy, developing normally, and tolerating the formula she is on, keep things as they are, just increase the formula amount to match her needs, simply put, if she is hungry, feed her more, at this age ~ 700 - 800 cc of formula /day are fine. Follow her immunization schedule and development with her Pediatrician, enjoy ur kid ...Read more

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Breast feeding my 3 months old baby want an abortion coz am pregnant?

Please see your doc: If you are already pregnant again with a three month old baby please please see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Can I take hairfinity vitamins while breast feeding my 10 month old baby?

Can I take hairfinity vitamins while breast feeding my 10 month old baby?

Overall the opinion: is No you do not need to be taking Hair vitamins while you are lactating, though any harmful effects on the baby is not immediately known. It IS known that any vitamins you take while breastfeeding WILL be transferred to the baby, especially the fat soluble ones (ADEK). Most women grow hair faster while they are pregnant or lactating anyway as part of the natural effects of progesterone. ...Read more

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My 2 month old baby has suddenly stop taking breastfeeding.But he is having formula.Whenever i try to give him breast feed he starts crying. ?

My 2 month old baby has suddenly stop taking breastfeeding.But he is having  formula.Whenever i try to give him breast feed he starts crying. ?

Keep trying: To have the formula from a bottle is easier for a baby because of the nipple opening is wider. It's much harder for them to get a milk from the breast. Keep on trying to breastfeed prior to the supplement infant with a formula. Be patient. ...Read more

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How come it's excepted for teenage boys to masturbate but not teenage girls?

How come it's excepted for teenage boys to masturbate but not teenage girls?

Um, it IS...: Not sure who you are talking to or getting information from, but masturbation is a totally normal human activity for both men and women. It is simply a part of life and normal and expected and not a horrible thing or something to be ashamed of. There is no difference in this behavior for men or women other than the mechanics involved. ...Read more

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I am a 22 years old girl and I am married to my mothers cousin sisters son. Is there any complication in sex?

I am a 22 years old girl and I am married to my mothers cousin sisters son. Is there any complication in sex?

.: Consanguinity are a risk factor for genetic problem in offspring. So when you are pregnant let your doctor know. So they can be more careful in monitoring for fetal abnormalities. ...Read more

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Should a teenage girl start birth control when she has her first period?

Should a teenage girl start birth control when she has her first period?

No: There is no reason for a teenager to start birthcontrol for her first period. The main indications for oral contraception at this age would be heavy bleeding, sever menstral pain and possibly for sexual activity( it would be advisable to still use a condom). ...Read more

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Male age-20 i am having gynocomastia (puffed nipples). will consuming soy milk affect it in any way?

Male age-20 i am having gynocomastia (puffed nipples). will consuming soy milk affect it in any way?

Should not: There are no studies to my knowledge indication that soy products will aggravate or cause gynecomastia. ...Read more

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I breastfeeding my baby he has 12 month and i'm pregnant in 6 weeks .Can i breastfeed my baby because he don't want to stop breastfeeding ?

I breastfeeding my baby he has 12 month and i'm pregnant in 6 weeks .Can i breastfeed my baby because he don't want to stop breastfeeding ?

Yes: You face the simple decision on how far into the pregnancy you want to bf or to just overlap.If this is a good nurturing time you both enjoy, continue.If you find yourself chasing baby down to feed & s/he makes it short & quickly gets off it is time to wean.The older baby is less likely to feel displaced/lost if he has moved on to a big boy feeding.Consult with your local la leche league chapter. ...Read more

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How to naturally prevent excess breast growth during puberty for 12 year old girl who has just got her first periods 5 months back?Excess growth seen

How to naturally prevent excess breast growth during puberty for 12 year old girl who has just got her first periods 5 months back?Excess growth seen

No way: To prevent breast growth that I am aware of. There is a condition called juvenile hypertrophy of the breast that may require surgical correction. I would make your pediatrician or doctor aware of the problem. ...Read more

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