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Can Breast Milk Be Bad For Baby
Yes: Absolutely! if your milk supply is in but your are concerned you might not be making enough for your baby right now, try pumping for a brief period of time to increase your supply. If may take a few days to a week, but hang in there- your body will adjust to the increase demands. Be sure to drink plenty of water so that your body is well-hydrated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great question!: Sorry, but no. Gassiness in a baby is more due to swallowed air rather than indigestible foods for which the enzymes in beano work. So even if it passed through, your baby would still be gassy. Ask your pediatrician about this, as lactose intolerance usually occurs after weaning. ...Read more
I am pumping to feed my baby breast milk but also using formula. (i'm not producing enough). Should I do breast milk only and formula only bottles?
I would: I don't have science behind this, but i don't know if mixing breast milk and formula will break down the good proteins in either liquid. I'm probably being overly cautious with this recommendation. So, if it was my baby, i wouldn't mix. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi Doctor I'm currently breast feeding my baby.so is there any skin product which I should avoid while breast feeding which can be harmful for my baby?
Can specific foods help increase breast milk? Could i not be producing enough milk days after delivery? Fear baby is not full as i feed her for 5 minutes
Breast feeding: Staying well hydrated and eating a well balanced diet is the best. There are no particular foods that will increase your milk production. Check to see if there is a la leche league near you. They are a group specializing in breast feeding and can be very helpful with questions like you have. ...Read more
Is it still possible to breast feed after not breast feeding for a month? I drank a milk suppresant then and I now want to breast feed.
I would like to know that for newly born baby, which milk is best, mother's milk or other tinned powder milk?
I can't breast feed my newborn baby. Is there a way to give him all the antibodies breast milk contains? Is it safe to buy breastmilk?
Not reproducible: Modern science has been unable to re-create human breast milk. If pumping your own breast milk and bottle feeding it is not an option, choosing an infant formula will still give your baby proper nutrition for growth and development. Many infant formulas now have probiotics, felt to be beneficial for the digestive tract. Buying breast milk is a personal decision, but know your source. ...Read more
How often and how many ounces should a 2 week old be eating? I'm giving her breast milk and formula in a bottle.
Great weight is key: A 2 week old will eat often, though each child develops his/her own pattern. For breastfeeding, a 20-30 minute session every 2 hours is typical for an infant this age. With bottle feeding, 2 oz every 2 hours is typical. Try breastfeeding first - often you don't need a bottle then. The best way to know you're baby is getting enough is if they're gaining weight - good weight gain means enough food. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The ink that is used in tattoos in the us is subject to fda regulation as cosmetics. None are approved for injection under the skin. However, the ink molecules are too large to pass into breastmilk. Local and systemic infections are the most prevalent risks after tatooing. It is suggested that mothers wait at least for your infant's 1st b-day to give your body a chance to recover from birth. ...Read more
Time to Wean: When the well is dry, it is time to wean your baby! this can be somewhat traumatic for both mom and baby, but he/she will eventually take to the bottle and/or solid foods, but might certainly experience some crankiness during the transition. This article offers some useful tips: http://www.Lalecheleague.Org/faq/weanhowto.Html. ...Read more
5mths post-partum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it okay to get a tattoo and can it cause any harm to baby via my breastmilk?
Bottle feeding: Breastfeeding is best for your baby but if you cannot breastfeed, bottle feeding with an infant formula is acceptable. It can be harmful if the bottle is propped up to feed (choking/aspiration), if the milk is old or if the baby is falling asleep with the bottle in their mouth (cavaties). There are other reasons the bottle may or may not be safe but these are the main ones. ...Read more
My 2 month old is constipated and is being fed both breast and bottle, is there anything I can do to alleviate the condition? Is mix milk responsible?
Constipation is....: Constipation really refers to difficulty in passng the stool.If it hurts to go then the baby is generally constipated. Not the frequency of pooping or the firmness of the stools. The effort ! it could be a reaction to the formula or something you eat or both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I avoid gas traped in my baby's stomach during feeding. It makes her uncomfortable. She is feeding on both breast and formula milk (nan 1).
Milk Only: This child is months too young for anything but milk. Please do not give this child food or anything besides their mild or formula. Your baby doctor will have the recommended schedule for when adding food is safe. Food too soon leads to a lifetime weakness in their immunities and to an elevated risk for obesity. ...Read more
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