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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. Andrew Berry
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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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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 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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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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How can I train my baby to stop breast feed ?

Not the baby...: ...Stopping breast feeding is more about training the parent not to overreact to a child's demands and behaviors. ...Read more

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I want to breast feed when I have my baby but I am not too sure if i can or can't. Does it matter ? How would you know if you would be able to?

Try it: Just try it. Most women can breast feed. It takes patience and you may not be successful on the first try. But try again. It is worth it for your baby and for you. ...Read more

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How long should you breast feed your baby. I was going for a year what is acceptable?

How long should you breast feed your baby. I was going for a year what is acceptable?

Partnership issue: There is great evidence supporting the superiority of breast to other feeds for at least the first 8-9m. After other foods begin to become part of the process, the data is less clear. But feeding is not just nutrition, it is a nurturing period. If your kid is quick to finish & wants to get off & explore the day, they may be ready to wean. If you have to chase the kid down to feed, time to wean. ...Read more

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How much time should a woman breast feed a baby?

How much time should a woman breast feed a baby?

? time: I'm unclear what you mean by "time". Do you mean minutes per feeding? Then you are talking about 10-15 minutes per breast for nutrition with any extra time being comfort suckling. If you mean to what age, we would like to see you nurse until baby's first birthday, but every day you do nurse is an extra day of optimal nutrition. Hope this helps... ...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