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Dr. James Krick
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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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Can the prolactin hormone be artificially produced for men who want to breastfeed?

Can the prolactin hormone be artificially produced for men who want to breastfeed?

Takes more: It takes more than prolactin to generate any significant milk production from a normal male. There would need to be adequate breast tissue "primed" with estrogen and progesterone, and then interaction of oxytocin and prolactin. ...Read more

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What can a man do to be able to make milk to breastfeed?

What can a man do to be able to make milk to breastfeed?

Buy it... :-)): Well, a normal man cannot make milk to adequately feed a baby. Biologically a man does not have the type of breast tissues and appropriate hormones to make milk. Even taking hormones won't do the job! nor it is recommended. The easiest is buy the formula! or the mother can pump and the man can use that milk to feed the baby via bottle.... ...Read more

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Why should I breastfeed?

Why should I breastfeed?

Free milk: In addition to the prior mentioned health benefits and immune system boosters for baby, you can't beat the price! ...Read more

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Why should women breastfeed?

Why should women breastfeed?

Baby's immune system: Breast feeding helps the baby's immune system by sharing the mother's antibodies. It also helps with bonding. If you have a hard time with breast feeding, can't do it, or don't want to breast feed do not feel guilty. The baby will still be fine and you will still bond. ...Read more

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Why breastfeed is important?

Why  breastfeed is important?

Mom and baby: Breastfeeding is a natural physiologic process that happens after pregnancy. Not only does the breastfeeding have tremendous benefits for baby in terms of immunity, digestion, metabolism, prevention of diseases of infancy and later, but it also helps moms recover from pregnancy , heps prevent osteoporosis, helps prevent breast cancer, and many other benefits. ...Read more

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How long should I breastfeed?

How long should I breastfeed?

Up to 24 months: In the United States, a normal healthy baby who is growing well, will not see much added medical benefit from breastfeeding beyond age 1 year, compared to if he were to stop breastfeeding and just eat a variety of solid foods and drink milk or formula. The antibodies, white blood cells, iron, and miscellaneous chemicals in the milk are unlikely to make a visible difference in the toddler. ...Read more

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Why won't my baby breastfeed?

Why won't my baby breastfeed?

Breast feeding: Make sure baby is positioned right, latching correctly. If the baby still refuses to feed make sure that your nipples are not inverted as it may require a nipple shield. Some infants are tongue-tied and have difficulty latching and sucking. It is poosible that your baby's temperament is such that he/she refuses to be too closely held and needs to be calm before latching on. ...Read more

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Could I breastfeed if I am sick?

Could I breastfeed if I am sick?

Possible but depends: If you have a disease that you are supposed to be quarrantined, that's one thing, but a garden-variety cold, you're actually passing along some immunity in your breast milk. ...Read more

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How long should I breastfeed for?

How long should I breastfeed for?

A mother and her bab: Should breastfeed for as long as they wish to breastfeed. The american academy of pediatrics currently (2005) recommends: "pediatricians and parents should be aware that exclusive breastfeeding is sufficient to support optimal growth and development for approximately the first 6 months of life and provides continuing protection against diarrhea and respiratory tract infection.At least one year. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more