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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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 i eat sushi while breast feeding ?

Can i eat sushi while breast feeding ?

Type of fish: You may wish to ascertain mercury levels in the fish. Fda provides guidance on this subject. Consult this site for more info. http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/fishmercury.htm. ...Read more

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What to eat while breast feeding for good milk?

What to eat while breast feeding for good milk?

No RAW meat/fish: Besides raw meat/fish (n minimize processed meats/cold-cuts), you should be eating a healthy, well balanced diet, and regular exercises just like everyone else should. You may need a bit more iron/calcium/folic acid which are provided in your prenatal vitamins. Consume about 500+ calories/day extra, to make milk for baby. Congrats on the new baby--a miracle of life. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to eat and what not to eat while pregnant and breast feeding?

What to eat and what not to eat while pregnant and breast feeding?

No RAW meat/fish: Besides raw meat/fish (n minimize processed meats/cold-cuts), you should be eating a healthy, well balanced diet, and regular exercises just like everyone else should. You may need a bit more iron/calcium/folic acid which are provided in your prenatal vitamins. Only eat more to gain about 25-30lbs total during pregnancy. Consult doc or nutritionist if needed. Congrats on the pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was always a thin person... but from past 6 month I am gaining weight.. although I dont eat junk food.. recently from april i stopped breast feeding?

I was always a thin person... but from past 6 month I am gaining weight.. although I dont eat junk food.. recently from april i stopped breast feeding?

Thyroid: It is very common for women to have low thyroid and this can be a cause of unintended weight gain. If you feel that your diet and exercise have not changed in a way that would explain the added weight then see your doctor for an exam and blood tests to try and determine the cause. ...Read more

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Which books are good for advising what to eat and how to exercise when you're breast-feeding?

Which books are good for advising what to eat and how to exercise when you're breast-feeding?

Everything you need : Everything you need to know about breast by little brown and company is available on amazon.Com or any book store there are many other books about breast feeding on amazon.Com.But in my view the everything book is the best. ...Read more

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Is there anything that a nursing (breast feeding) mom should not eat?

Is there anything that a nursing (breast feeding) mom should not eat?

Breast feeding : Breast feeding mothers should eat a wholesome diet. She may eat whatever she wants but if she see it disagrees with the baby she should eliminate it from her diet. ...Read more

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What are some easy foods i can eat to help weight loss but still healthy for the fact that i'm breast feeding?

What are some easy foods i can eat to help weight loss but still healthy for the fact that i'm breast feeding?

Don't: Don't try to lose weight while breast feeding. You need extra calories for baby. There's plenty of time to lose the pregnancy weight after you finish breastfeeding. Talk with your ob. ...Read more

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My baby wont stop crying. All he wants to do is eat? I am breast feeding and u know he is getting enough milk but he is still fussy?

My baby wont stop crying. All he wants to do is eat? I am breast feeding and u know he is getting enough milk but he is still fussy?

Fussy baby: Is your baby crying every time you try to stop feeding him( or take him away from your breast? Or put him down?) it sounds like you know he is getting enough milk and what the baby wants is the closeness and non-nutritive sucking. You may want to try a pacifier to allow your baby to continue sucking when you put him down. That allowed me to finally be able to put my little fuss-budget down. ...Read more

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My baby suffer from constant constipation, he is 7/12 old on breast feeding and just started to eat solids . I don't know what to give him ? Plz help

My baby suffer from constant constipation, he is 7/12 old on breast feeding and just started to eat solids . I don't  know what to give him ? Plz help

Breast fed kids: Breast fed infants can stool a little every feed or overflow a diaper once a week. If it is soft when they go it is not constipation. If stools are getting hard, i often try full strength prune juice, 1oz once or more/d.Takes about 3d to get things moving. Solids like applesauce, rice cereal or bananas often slow things down & constipate a baby. Peaces, pears, & barley are less constipating. ...Read more

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What should I eat while breast feeding?

What should I eat while breast feeding?

A balanced diet: Be sure to consume enough fluids that you end up peeing at least 4x daily. Eat a balanced diet and avoid things that you find irritate baby.Things that make you gassy will likely do the same for baby.Avoid experimenting with spicy or hot foods and please don't try to restrict your calories. If you eat your pre-pregnancy needs some weight will come off naturally with breast feeding. ...Read more

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What are some good foods to eat while breast feeding and to also help you loose weight from pregnancy?

What are some good foods to eat while breast feeding and to also help you loose weight from pregnancy?

Balanced diet: Try to have a protein and some dairy at each meal, along with vegetables and fruit. Avoid large portions of starch and avoid sugar and processed food. More calories are used up than when not breastfeeding, so if you can eat regularly and sensibly and avoid snacking on junk and sugary foods, you will have a very good chance of losing weight. ...Read more

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I am going through depression and can't eat. I've lost 20 lbs and am down to 100lbs. I am a breast feeding mom.. What do I do? Should I see a dr?

I am going through depression and can't eat. I've lost 20 lbs and am down to 100lbs. I am a breast feeding mom.. What do I do? Should I see a dr?

YES, see a doctor: You have to stay physically and emotionally healthy to care for your baby (and yourself). Being a new mother can be incredibly stressful — you deserve help when you need it. There are many treatments for depression, including some that don't interfere with breast-feeding. Talk to your primary care doctor, or get a referral to a mental health professional (eg, psychiatrist or psychologist). ...Read more

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What food should a breast feeding mother eat to recent constipation for baby?

What food should a breast feeding mother eat to recent constipation for baby?

Constipation?: What is considered constipation? Sometimes a child may not have a bowel movement for a few days while breast fed. This can be normal. I don't recommend a change in your diet at this time. Please consult with your childs pediatrician to further evaluate his condition. ...Read more

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Is breast feeding causes the mother not the child diarrhea and fast metabolism? I don't eat much

Diarrhea: Breast feeding mothers usually don't have diarrhea unless they have an underlying condition. Your fast metabolism may indicate you have hyperthyroidism so vonsult your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a breast feeding mother of 6 months old baby eat food stuffs kept in refrigerator?

Can a breast feeding mother of 6 months old baby eat food stuffs kept in refrigerator?

Yes.: As long as you think the food is safe for your family members and not spoiled, it should not affect the baby's breastmilk any differently. Always remember to keep a balanced diet. ...Read more

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My breast feeding 3 1/2 mo baby has rashes on his face at times. Is it possible that's because i eat shell seafood?

My breast feeding 3 1/2 mo  baby has rashes on his face at times. Is it possible that's because i eat shell seafood?

Seborrhea: Seborrheic dermatitis is frequent in babies. It is usually caused by allergies. It usually resolves spontaneously only to recur after a few weeks. If it is itchy, topical steroid will clear it ...Read more