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Can breastfeeding help me with the baby blues?

Can breastfeeding help me with the baby blues?

Yes: It helps with bonding which will certainly make you happier. On the other hand, if you are in distress when you handle a baby, the baby will pick up on that and become unhappy, too, which will make your own distress worse. People with baby blues definitely need a lot of help and support, always from family members, and often from professionals. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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Postpartum anxiety with second baby. What can help with this?

Postpartum anxiety with second baby. What can help with this?

Please seek medical: Evaluation for these symptoms. Severe anxiety can impact bonding with your new baby. In the meantime, avoid caffeine & either eliminate or keep alcohol use moderate. Try deep breathing exercises and progressive muscle relaxation. Get out with your new baby in a stroller and walk. Physical activity in green spaces is especially helpful. ...Read more

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How can I help my baby socialize with other babies?

How can I help my baby socialize with other babies?

Lots of playtime!: Babies are social creatures- they love looking at human faces. Allow them to socialize with others by singing, smiling, and talking with them at a distance of 8-12 inches. Encourage others to do the same with them. This helps develop both their language and social skills. The more interactions they have the more social skills they will develop. ...Read more

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1wk post-partum, chose to breastfeed baby. What can I use to naturally relieve the soreness of breastfeeding in between feedings?

1wk post-partum, chose to breastfeed baby. What can I use to naturally relieve the soreness of breastfeeding in between feedings?

Lanolin: One natural remedy is lanolin ointment. It is produced from sheep skin and a very good protective barrier that helps sooth skin and is not harmful to your baby. ...Read more

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Can a baby with thrush cause me problems while breastfeeding?

Can a baby with thrush cause me problems while breastfeeding?

Possibly: Often time the baby & mom will 'ping pong' the infection back &forth especially if the mom has any cracks on the nipples. Often times the knowledgable physician will treat both mom & babe. Sometimes because the pediatrician will not write a prescription for the mom, & woman's ob/gyn will not write a script without a visit, and then sometimes not even then. Family drs. Don't have this problem. ...Read more

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How can I help my newborn baby sleep better?

How can I help my newborn baby sleep better?

Consistency: Consistent bedtime routines, even at this young age, will help your newborn sleep better as an older baby and toddler. Many parents find a warm bath, massage, songs, rocking and feeding are good bedtime routines. Try to start the routine around the same time each evening. It takes practice but eventually your little one will come to expect this and will associate this with going to bed easily. ...Read more

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How to help baby during teething?

How to help baby during teething?

Bagels!: I like frozen cocktail bagels. The cold numbs the gums, the hard bread helps push the teeth out, and the kids seem to like working on it. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding help my postpartum depression?

Can breastfeeding help my postpartum depression?

Yes: Every time a breastfeeding mom thinks about the baby, there is a surge of oxytocin, which induces milk "let down." oxytocin's nickname is the "love hormone, " and it produces feelings of calmness, warmth and affection. Fathers can secrete it when they look at their baby, too! it's safe to continue breastfeeding while taking most medications for depression -- consult your local lactation center. ...Read more

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What can you give a newborn nursing baby to help move bowels?

What can you give a newborn nursing baby to help move bowels?

Don't worry: Human babies are made to drink human milk. Their guts can be so efficient at absorbing all the nutrients there might not be much to eliminate. It is not unheard of to go 2 weeks or more without a bowel movement in a baby only getting breast milk. It is not considered constipation in this case. As long as baby eats, nurses, behaves, grows and acts normally baby is fine. ...Read more

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Will fenugreek now, before he's born, and will that help with breast-feeding in the future?

Will fenugreek now, before he's born, and will that help with breast-feeding in the future?

???: Good question. I do not think we know t5he answer to that one. But probably does not hurt. ...Read more

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How can baby aspirin help the heart?

How can  baby aspirin help the heart?

See below: The use of baby Aspirin has been suggested as it decreases platelet function. This means that clots cannot form as easily, specifically in the coronary arteries. It is not something a 34 year old should be trying unless suggested by a physician. ...Read more

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How to help my wife with postpartum depression?

How to help my wife with postpartum depression?

Find a therapist.: In addition to being supportive and listening to your wife, it is important to get her help from a professional. Postpartum depression can last for years if left untreated and can become quite severe. Find a therapist that is experienced or ask your or her doctor for a referral. ...Read more

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How to deal with flu while breastfeeding is there a safe medicine to take? And how can i protect my baby from infection ?

How to deal with flu while breastfeeding is there a safe medicine to take? And how can i protect my baby from infection ?

Influenza: A flu shot to help prevent flu is always a good choice. If you have the flu you can continue to breast feed but you may want to wear a mask and be careful to wash any areas that germs may have been exposed to. If your baby gets sick have her checked immediately. All the best and feel better. ...Read more

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Can bromazepam or pax harm my breastfed baby and can it dry up my milk production?

Can bromazepam or pax harm my breastfed baby and can it dry up my milk production?

Don't use: Breast-feeding considerations: bromazepam and metabolites are expected to be found in breast milk, therefore, use while breast-feeding is not recommended. ...Read more

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How can I make flying with a baby and toddler easier?

How can I make flying with a baby and toddler easier?

Distraction: This age group has a very small attention span. Bring new items to play with and you will probably need to get up and walk the aisles to keep them occupied. Many times all the things around them are a good distraction too. ...Read more

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Can I do harm to my baby by giving him vitamins while formula feed?

What kind of vitamin: You can't overdose of water soluble vitamins b and c. They leave the body in the urine. You can overdose a baby on too much vitamin a and d. Consult with your pediatrician for the amounts to give and the necessity to give. I don't think its necessary if the baby is formula fed. ...Read more

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Will sharing a bed with my baby make breastfeeding easier?

Will sharing a bed with my baby make breastfeeding easier?

Yes: Yes, but sharing a bed is more dangerous. Just use a bassinet next to the bed, instead of sharing a bed. A baby sleeping with an adult is at risk of suffocation from fluffy blankets and pillows, from getting his head trapped between the mattress' edge and the wall or headboard, and from getting squashed by a 150-pound adult. ...Read more

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