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Breasts Engorged Working Mother
Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 90 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more
Diet & exercise: Wake up 15 minutes earlier and go to bed 15 minutes later. You only needs 30 minutes of exercise a day - you can go to youtube for free exercise videos. Dont skip meals. Drink at least 5 cups of water a day, drink 2 cups of water before you eat. Any dairy shoud be fat free (yogurt, cheese, milk, etc). Avoid alcohol, fried foods, red meat, pork, soda and sweets. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was recently taking mother love more milk plus liquid capsule and now my breasts feel warm does that mean its working. Is it a good or bad thing??
Nobody knows: Motherlove More Milk Plus is advertised as a fenugreek extract. Sellers are claiming it is a breastmilk-production enhancer. Because such herbal supplements are not real medications approved by the FDA, nobody knows what the effects and the side effects are. Especially with plant materials, each batch, and definitely each company's product, can be hugely different in what it truly contains. ...Read more
Ready to eat foods: You can make food ahead of time to pack in your lunch. Boil a dozen eggs, bake some skinless chicken, make up a big salad without dressing and place these in smaller containers. Pick a meat/fish of your choice and cook it and store it in the fridge. Then you can toss the containers in an insulated bag and off you go! Small yogurt containers, string cheese, sliced lunch meat all travel well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Personal Question: Are there other factors that worry you? Choosing when to have your next child is a very personal question. If you are a working mother, can you afford time off from work or daycare/babysitting for 2 children. Is your health good? Are you stressed? All of these are things to consider. Most important is to consult your spouse or significant other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can a breastfeeding and working mother increase her milk supply (other than nursing more often)?
Breast milk supply: Natural ways to increase breast milk supply: drink plenty of water, reduce stress, Fenugreek Seeds. Mother's Milk Tea, pump (a pain but works), Blessed thistle; eat more carbs like oats/ drink beer; ; if absolutely need Rx: Reglan (metoclopramide) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clogged duct: Take a warm shower, then massage breast where clog is toward the nipple. Continue to nurse. If possible try to rotate baby's position so the nose is toward the clog. Call your doctor if fever. If getting them often, avoid tight or underwire bra and don't skip feeds. If pumping and getting often, increase the diameter of the phalange. It can take a couple days to get clog out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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