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Breasts Engorged Working Mother
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
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
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
Mother's diet: Depends on whether or not there are any problems e.g. Overweight, underweight, hormonal imbalances, thyroid problems, energy problems etc. If you do diet try to have the whole family eating more or less the same so you limit the time you are preparing meals. Jounal when you eat and how you feel to see if you are emotional eating. ...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
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
Can you please explain why breast cancer and female health are given more publicity and money than male and prostate?
Women: Traditionally women have be much better at organizing around health care issues. Men are traditionally less likely to be as active. ...Read more
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