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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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Why do my hands and wrist hurt so much before and after I breast feed? It's like a numb tingling feeling. They feel heavy and weak.

Why do my hands and wrist hurt so much before and after I breast feed? It's like a numb tingling feeling. They feel heavy and weak.

Carpal tunnel : The swelling that is common in pregnancy can crowd structures in the tunnel and lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, also handing your baby add more stress.
Your symptoms typical for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Talk with your doctor he will guide with treatment and you will get better.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do my hands and wrist hurt before and after I breast feed? It feels like a numb tingling feeling. They feel heavy and extremely weak.

Why do my hands and wrist hurt before and after I breast feed? It feels like a numb tingling feeling. They feel heavy and extremely weak.

Are you using a : Boppie for support & resting your forearms on the padded arms of a rocking chair? Somehow your position is pulling on the roots of nerves to these areas in your neck or you're developing thoracic outlet syndrome (pinching of nerve, vein & artery bundles as they leave your thorax, or chest). Other neurological disorders are less likely, but a neurologist can diagnose any or all of these. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my breasts to be bigger while breastfeeding?

Is it normal for my breasts to be bigger while breastfeeding?

Yes: Not just because the milk makes them balloon, but also because working milk glands are bigger just as working muscles get bigger. ...Read more

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How to help with sagging breasts after breastfeeding?

How to help with sagging breasts after breastfeeding?

Stay the course: There is not much of anything that can be done except stay the course. Months after you have stopped and your breasts have stabilized, autologous fat grafting is great for restoration of volume and form. ...Read more

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Does breastfeeding your child stretch your breasts out, making the hang more?

Does breastfeeding your child stretch your breasts out, making the hang more?

Yes, it may: The milk stretches out the support ligaments which don't always return to their original size. ...Read more

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Why do I have the sensations of my breasts letting down (lactating), but I'm not breastfeeding?

Why do I have the sensations of my breasts letting down (lactating), but I'm not breastfeeding?

Let down and oxytoci: Let down is the result of the release of a brain hormone oxytocin (love hormone) which acts on the milk ducts in your breasts which ejects breast-milk. If you recently had a baby you have oxytocin release when you see or hold your baby. However, if you are not breastfeeding and have not had a baby recently, this feeling would be very unusual and if it continues you may want to consult a physician. ...Read more

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What herbs can I take to help with lactating AND how can I tell when breasts are empty after breastfeeding?

What herbs can I take to help with lactating AND how can I tell when breasts are empty after breastfeeding?

Herbs& breastfeeding: Fenugreek seed-3 caps (580-610mg each) 3 times a day with food and Blessed Thistle herb 3 caps (325-390 mg each) 3 times a day with food. Increased frequency of nursing helps milk production more than increased duration. 10 minutes of vigorous nursing will empty most of the milk in a breast. I recommend that if this is a recently born infant, nurse 10 min a side, every 2-3 hrs days, 3-4 hrs nites ...Read more

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I stopped breastfeeding since 4mnths, yet still there is milk in my breasts. Should I take any medication to stop it plz?

I stopped breastfeeding since 4mnths, yet still there is milk in my breasts. Should I take any medication to stop it plz?

No Meds: Breasts are just funny this way! The trick thing about milk is that it just wants to keep coming... You certainly could put baby to breast here and there to give baby antibodies. If you want to stop altogether, you just have to stop checking for it. When you check, its enough stimulation to keep it flowing! There is such a thing as pituitary tumor causing milk production, but extremely rare ...Read more

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Is it better to or not to breast feed?

Better: Hands down — breast feeding is better. Human milk is designed for human babies. Formula is cow's milk, and while the formula companies have tried to get it to be the best it can, it's design is for baby cows, not humans. It has none of the protective antibodies breast milk does to protect baby from disease in the first months. And breast feeding protects mom from breast cancer and helps lose weight. ...Read more

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I want to breast feed but my breast are dry?

I want to breast feed but my breast are dry?

Talk to provider: You need to see your provider (OB, midwife) to see what's going on and find out what you can do. Fenugreek can help, which is OTC, or Reglan, (metoclopramide) which requires a prescription. ...Read more

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Is it ok that I am breastfeeding with only one breast?

Is it ok that I am breastfeeding with only one breast?

Yes: Yes- usually this is fine. Plenty of babies have a favorite breast to feed off of. But let baby be your guide — are they pooping and peeing well? Are they gaining the correct amount of weight? These are answers your doctor can work with you on. ...Read more

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I have a knot in breast & I'm breastfeeding. Should i be worried?

I have a knot in breast & I'm breastfeeding. Should i be worried?

Mastitis: It could be early mastitis. You can apply heat to the knot and continue breast feeding. If it is not resolving, see the doctor. You might need antibiotics. Fever or warmth of the skin would be another reason to see the doctor. ...Read more

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Breast redness while breastfeeding?

Breast redness while breastfeeding?

Check LATCH: It could be that your baby has an incorrect latch or his/her mouth is not open wide enough when feeding. See a lactation consultant or pediatrician to evaluate both the latch and your breast. ...Read more

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Will breastfeeding make my breasts sag later in life?

Will breastfeeding make my breasts sag later in life?

Probably: Studies have shown that nursing will likely produce some degree of ptosis (sag). I have a youtube video showing the effects of nursing on normal and augmented breasts. Visit:. ...Read more

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Will my breasts lose a lot of size after breastfeeding?

Possibly: Many women notice a reduction in size of their breasts after breast feeding. You cannot predict ahead of time, however. ...Read more

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Will my breasts always be uneven after I stop breastfeeding?

Will my breasts always be uneven after I stop breastfeeding?

Yes: This is a very common and important concern. The short answer is yes, but the long answer is that the degree of "un-evenness" is minimal. It is common for most women to have a slight difference in size and shape of their breasts. Breastfeeding does stimulate changes in size and as the infant is weaned that size difference may be accentuated. This difference, becomes minutes as the months pass. ...Read more

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How can I make my breasts firmer after my baby stops breastfeeding?

Post Breastfeeding: Your breast tissue will change after breastfeeding- often less dense. The best thing for firmer breasts is toning the pectoral muscles supporting the breast tissue. Try doing upper body exercises to strengthen those pecs, also do core exercises and improve your posture. A great support bra will help and yes you might be a different size after breastfeeding. I certainly was:). ...Read more

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How long will it take for breasts to dry up after I stop breastfeeding?

How long will it take for breasts to dry up after I stop breastfeeding?

Depends: Some women will dry up after a week, some a month, some still leak drops of milk months later. It is all individual. Be prepared for engorgement discomfort when you stop. Binding the breasts with a tight bra, ace wraps, and sometimes cold cabbage leaves have been known to help. Resist the temptation to pump, as this only tells your body to make replacement milk. ...Read more

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Will my breasts remain large as long as I am breastfeeding?

Will my breasts remain large as long as I am breastfeeding?

Yes: While your body is continuing to act as the main food source for your baby, expect your breasts to remain increased in size. They will reduce in size once you have stopped the breastfeeding process. ...Read more

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My breasts have engorged again and it really hurts. How do you stop breastfeeding?

My breasts have engorged again and it really hurts. How do you stop breastfeeding?

You pick: You can drop one feeding every couple days (formula instead) until off. You can allow 2-3 min/side each feed (follow with formula). This signals your body to slow production. You can cold turkey= bind your chest with ace wrap/pre-pregnancy bra and tough it out for a few days. Each of these 3 ways has pro's/cons, in the end only youcan decide what would work for you. ...Read more

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My baby is 4 days old, and my breasts are engorged. It's very painful and I can hardly pick the baby up. I'm not breastfeeding, how can I ease this?

My baby is 4 days old, and my breasts are engorged. It's very painful and I can hardly pick the baby up. I'm not breastfeeding, how can I ease this?

Supportive Care: If your decision is not to breastfeed, then motrin and warm compresses can be helpful to relieve the pain. Remember it's not too late to nurse the baby! See a lactation consultant tomorrow to help with tips! ...Read more

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How long can a woman breast-feed for?

Depends: Most peopel breast feed for about 6 – 12 months, I have seen some women breast feed for up to 4 years you should discuss this with your baby's pediatrician for that doc's rec. ...Read more

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How much can I lose a week if breast feed?

How much can I lose a week if breast feed?

Some : Breast feeding is estimated to require an extra 300-500 calories a day which is bit more than needed by pregnancy. However, you should not limit your intake too much since the amount of breast milk may decrease if you eat too little. However, if you eat for a normal healthy adult you might lose about a pound a week. ...Read more

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With multiples how? Can a woman breast feed?

With multiples how? Can a woman breast feed?

Demand: Supply and Demand — the stimulation of the breast feeding signals the body how much milk to make. There are two breasts so many twin moms will feed with one on each side. Triplets take some juggling but can be done. Mom needs to drink lots of water, stay on prenatal vitamins, and relax. Stress and fatigue can reduce milk flow. See a lactation specialist. ...Read more

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How can I train my baby to stop breast feed?

Not the baby...: Not the baby stopping breast feeding is more about training the parent not to overreact to a child's demands and behaviors. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this ...Read more