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Is it enough to breast feed my baby 6 months then give her formula ? I don't want to but it takes time and i cant

Is it enough to breast feed my baby 6 months then give her formula ?  I don't want to but it takes  time and i cant

Every day helps: The superiority of breast milk over other feeds in infancy is well known.After 8-9 months as solids are added the benefit begins to diminish.For those moms whose life gets in the way with job or other conflicts, be comforted that ever the first 2-4 months of bf have placed your baby on a better course for good health.Bf to a year if you can, longer if baby needs nurturing, but do what you must. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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I am not able to breast feed my baby because I think my nipples are too small.?

I am not able to breast feed my baby because I think my nipples are too small.?

You should be fine: Most breasts, regardless of size or shape, are able to provide adequate nutrition and breast milk for your baby. If you have had any type of surgery to your breasts, breast feeding may not be possible. Have a lactation consultant assist you with latching so that your baby gets enough milk. ...Read more

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Hi doctors i decided not to breast feed my baby and was given a pill to dry the milk .now i want to breast feed what can i do.

Hi doctors i decided not to breast feed my baby and was given a pill to dry the milk .now i want to breast feed what can i do.

Start feeding and...: Congratulations on deciding to breast feed your baby as it will significantly improve your baby's health. Breastfeeding is a natural process; your body wants to do this, so start nursing your baby and the milk will come in. Certain herbs, foods & medicines can increase milk supply- see http://bit.ly/1gZvP0E Ask your doctor to prescribe Domperidone to kick-start the process. ...Read more

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I want to breast-feed my baby after birth.But with my previuos 2 boys, i didn't have enough milk n they got dehydrated n dr. Told me to give formula.?

I want to breast-feed my baby after birth.But with my previuos 2 boys, i didn't have enough milk n they got dehydrated n dr. Told me to give formula.?

Keep breast feeding : Medical studies show the huge benefit of breast feeding. Be patient as it takes a few days for full engorgement and milk let down. Unless babies are premature they rarely need formula because of "dehydration." make sure you stay hydrated with water and are eating healthy. ...Read more

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Why did the number of american women who chose to breast feed their babies drop so dramaticly after wwii?

Combination : I would think that it was because there were more women going to work outside the home, as well as the improved availability of infant formulas. Breast milk is still the best nutrition for babies. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how and when to wean a breast feed infant?

Can you tell me how and when to wean a breast feed infant?

Weaning: Weaning your child is a personal choice,but the American Academy of Pediatrics that you breastfeed for at least a year ...Read more

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At night times my 12 weeks old infant will not wake up to breast feed, 5 hours gap ll b there for last breastfeed. Any problem to baby's nutition?

At night times my 12 weeks old infant will not wake up to breast feed, 5 hours gap ll b there for last breastfeed.  Any problem to baby's nutition?

Not if baby is fine: We (doctors, moms, dads, neighbors, etc.) all want babies to sleep through the night by the time they are 3 months old. Parents with babies who sleep through the night are lucky parents. As long as a baby is growing fine on his measurements at the check-ups, and is healthy, parents don't need to wake up a sleeping baby at night. ...Read more

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Can women with invasive lobular carcinoma breast feed their babies?

Can women with invasive lobular carcinoma breast feed their babies?

Yes: Breast cancer cannot be transmitted to your baby in breast milk you are better off to treat your cancer sooner rather than continuing to breast feed your baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Yvonne Brouard
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Baby Feeding (Definition)

How one feeds a baby, botlle, breast feeding, solids etc.And the point ...Read more