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My daughter is 9months and she weight 7kg is she in normal weight and she take bebelac 2 she isn't breastfeeding?

My daughter is 9months and she weight 7kg is she in normal weight and she take bebelac 2 she isn't breastfeeding?

WEIGHT GAIN...: Her weight is little below average (about 20th percentile). Birth weight doubles at 4 months, triples at 1 year. At the age of one, 10 kg is standard weight for a full term baby. Give her more solid food with proteins. Breakfast cereal, lunch and dinner- jar/pureed food on moderation, formula 4-5 times daily. Her pediatrician should have shown you what percentile she is for her height and weight. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Wharton
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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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I have a daughter of ten months and till this day im still breastfeeding but lately my breasthurt. Especially my left side is that normal?

I have a daughter of ten months and till this day im still breastfeeding but lately my breasthurt. Especially my left side is that normal?

No: Breast pain after nursing for several months without pain is not normal. It may be from a plugged milk duct which can be treated with heat and gentle massage. It also could be caused by mastitis (infection of the breast) or a yeast infection. If heat and massage don't help, you should be seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been exclusively breastfeeding since my daughter was born so about 2 months now and i haven't last any weight since i had her, why is that?

I have been exclusively breastfeeding since my daughter was born so about 2 months now and i haven't last any weight since i had her, why is that?

Too many calories: Your are taking in more calories than you are putting out. Breast feeding, depending on the test, burns 300-700 calories per day. If you are taking in more than that in additional calories or you have decreased you activity level, then you will not lose weight. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding my daughter who is 10m old.when can I expect my pwriods again?does this mean that my health is poor?

Breastfeeding my daughter who is 10m old.when can I expect my pwriods again?does this mean that my health is poor?

Bf and menses: Many women do not get their period when they breastfeed. This is normal and has nothing to do with your overall health. You can get pregnant though, so if you do not wish to conceive again, use a reliable birth control method since you dont exactly know when you are ovulating and are fertile. ...Read more

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I ate jackfruit and baked seeds, I am breastfeeding and my daughter vomitted a lot right now. She is 11 months old. Thanks?

I ate jackfruit and baked seeds, I am breastfeeding and my daughter vomitted a lot right now. She is 11 months old. Thanks?

Jackfruit: Your daughter may be reacting to the seeds that you have eaten. In general, they are not recommended to be eaten ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Neo Penotran ovul while breastfeeding? My daughter is only 3 weeks old.

Is it safe to use Neo Penotran ovul while breastfeeding? My daughter is only 3 weeks old.

Metroniadizole: is secreted in breast milk and cause nausea,seizures and possible liver problem in the baby.and should not be used while breast feeding even though safe in later pregnancy ...Read more

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Should I avoid breastfeeding in front of my 6 yr old daughter? How should I explain breastfeeding to her?

Should I avoid breastfeeding in front of my 6 yr old daughter? How should I explain breastfeeding to her?

No, no, no!: No, absolutely not. You should not avoid breastfeeding in front of anyone, especially your daughter. You explain to her that the reason women have breasts is to feed their babies when they are born. Your daughter will have a positive role model and learn at an early age the purpose of her body. ...Read more

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My 3 month daughter poos after taking formula not after breastfeeding.this happened only for past 2 days why?is nan pro better or dexolac premium?

My 3 month daughter poos after taking formula not after breastfeeding.this happened  only for past 2 days why?is nan pro better or dexolac premium?

Cause/effect? : May be not related. Most babies have loose stools on breast milk and stool consistency (more solid) and smell may change with certain formulas. Breast milk is always better for your baby but if you need or choose to use a formula and the baby looks happy and is healthy, you may do so. Most regular formulas nowadays are very similar. ...Read more