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My 3 mth old baby was getting breast &formula. I was supplementing because of jaundice. Now he's getting more breast and rejects formula. why?
Either he read the : American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations on breastfeeding the first year - see healthy children.org - or he is responding to body contact & an increase in your looking at him ~ 12" from his face, the distance at which he sees best, smiling & talking to him. Next he should read AAP guidelines on sleep consolidation before 5 months. Smart boy! ...Read more
My son age is now 2year 4 months, i stopped breast feeding at 8th month of my son. Still now i am getting milk from 2 breasts every day?
See ur doctor : The fact that u r still lactating after stopping breast feeding ur child so long ago suggests u shd see ur doctor as soon as possible to make sure u have no problems that may require early intervention. Of course ur obstetrician will also advise u about how to go about stopping the lactation. ...Read more
Unusual: The most common reason is persistent stimulation of prolactin reduction which may npbe due to breast stimulus or nursing. However, it may be caused by a prolactin producing tumor or related to ore medications. I would discuss with our gynecologist who may perform a prolactin level. ...Read more
Witches milk: You may be producing what's known as witches milk. ...Read more
I stopped breastfeeding for my 19 month old baby. Aftr 1 week its got normal..then two breast are itching .
Still going strong: Check your breast for any sign of yeast infection to cause itching around nipples, or mastitis with which you may have redness or tenderness also. Since after stopping breast feeding, your internal clock still needs a little time to send the signal to stop producing milk, you can expect to feel unease for a while. ...Read more
My 2month old baby popping a little every formula feeding .he is on both.i have changed his formula milk 2 days ago?
Son 3mnth 21day old.His birth wght&hgt was 6pnd&50cm.Now wght 12.98pnd.On breast feed, refusing to feed wel.No visible sign of sickness.Is his wght ok?
Why my baby pooping green . He is 6 month old breast feed baby just started having apple 2 week ago.
Relax: Poop color tends to preoccupy moms. But it rarely matters. Beware of red, black, and pale (chalky) stools. ...Read more
My 2 month old boy has brownish seedy normal stool, but when it's coming out it's foamy. Why? He is breast milk and formula fed mixed.
Recently started supplementing formula for a breastfed 13 week old. Dark green specks in normal yellow bf poo now. Poop seems more mucousy too.Normal?
My breast fed 3 months old's poo is green and stringy. Why is this happening. I breastfeed only. No formula.
Normal variation: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner. ...Read more
Galactorrhea: Small amounts of milk or serous fluid are commonly expressed for weeks, months, or years from women who have previously been pregnant or lactating. Galactorrhea can also occur as a side effect of hypothyroidism which sometimes happens after pregnancy. Schedule a visit with your physician if you are still producing milk at 16 months after weaning, to rule out other causes. ...Read more
6month baby.got my 1st periods aftr delivery 3days ago.breast milk got reduced now.how to increase milk production?
I have a 4day old newborn. She's been eatin well, but she has been asleep for about 7hrs now since last fed early this morin. Shud I wake her to feed?
Newborn sleeping: Yes, newborn babies should not sleep for more than 4 hours, At that age they should be feeding every 2-3 hours 4 max. If you get to 4 hours wake the baby up. If the baby is not feeding well and falls back to sleep the baby needs to be seen by the pediatrician asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 months old infant.. Recently changed formula from 'novalac' to 'NAN' pooping continuously after every fed. Is it normal?
Common: In infants it is common for them to have a bowel movement after each feed. Most important is to see if the child is behaving and responding well. If baby is sucking well, feeding well, has no vomiting, smiles and is active, there is no cause for concern. But if you remain worried take the baby to a pediatrician to have the baby checked. ...Read more
Normal : for up to 12 months. If it lasts longer, see you doc. ...Read more
No: You should not continue to make milk that long after stopping nursing, unless you are frequently stimulating your nipples. Also, it seems the problem is one sided. You need to see your doctor, and have some tests done to find out what is happening. This usually is not cancer, if that is worrying you. ...Read more
Can be: This can be seen, in particular if you are checking to see if there is milk, here and there by expressing, then you can stimulate the breasts enough to cause this phenomenon. In which case you simply have to stop checking. But if persists, see your OB or family physician for an evaluation. ...Read more
Dislike breast milk: The first question to be asked is are you taking any medicine or eating something or using something that is being secreted in the breast milk? Once this issue is addressed then the process can be resolved. ...Read more