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I'm a breastfeeding mom. When I look down at nursing baby I feel a sharp pain in neck that shots up the back of my head. What ciukd cause this?

I'm a breastfeeding mom. When I look down at nursing baby I feel a sharp pain in neck that shots up the back of my head. What ciukd cause this?

Irritated nerve?: If there is pain, tingling, numbness, or electrical sensations felt when a person moves her head or neck in a particular direction, she may be irritating or compressing a nerve coming out of the spinal cord. A neurologist or a physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation) doctor can figure out the problem and start therapy. Sometimes neck x-rays and / or MRI are needed. ...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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I am breastfeeding my son and I have fallen asleep with his head resting on my arms. I wake up with arm hurting. Am I doing long term damage to arms?

I am breastfeeding my son and I have fallen asleep with his head resting on my arms. I wake up with arm hurting. Am I doing long term damage to arms?

Unlikely: unless you have some sort of pre-existing nerve damage, it would be highly unlikely for a baby's head just resting against your arms to cause any permanent damage. Think of it as your leg falling asleep. Some sort of compression lead your nerve to tell you that something is wrong, so that means you should not leave your baby's head there for too long, but your body is giving you a sign. ...Read more

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What would cause me to feel light headed after eating? I have a three month old baby and exclusively breast feed

What would cause me to feel light headed after eating? I have a three month old baby and exclusively breast feed

Hydration: Breast feeding requires that you maintain your hydration , fat intake, calcium and overall calories. I suggest you review with your gyn. ...Read more

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I'm currently breastfeeding my 7 m/o. We have been passing sicknesses back and forth for the last 2 months is it normal how do I get better?

I'm currently breastfeeding my 7 m/o. We have been passing sicknesses back and forth for the last 2 months is it normal how do I get better?

Sickness: I congratulate you on continuing to breastfeed into the 7th month and beyond. Recurrent viral illnesses during this time of year is very common. Especially when you spend so much skin to skin time with your baby. As long as the baby continues to feed well and thrive, i wouldn't worry about it. Continue frequent and vigorous hand-washing, and of course, breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if on days I'm off she wants to bottle feed anyone know suggestion to help her get back to breastfeeding when I'm home?

Can you tell me if on days I'm off she wants to bottle feed anyone know suggestion to help her get back to breastfeeding when I'm home?

Keep trying: You can only try. Some babies prefer the bottle since it's easier. Some prefer the breast. You can try offering the breast in the evening and in the morning, when she's most likely to want to snuggle. It also helps if you give the breast and someone else gives the bottle. Don't worry too much. If she gets some breast milk, she will still get the benefits. ...Read more