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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 breastfeeding and still taking my prenatal (materna)vitamins and omega 3 and metamucil. Any other alternative vitamins that I should take?

I am breastfeeding and still taking my prenatal (materna)vitamins and omega 3 and metamucil. Any other alternative vitamins that I should take?

Good regimen: Sounds like a nice regimen! I would only suggest changing to whole food based raw organic type multivitamins if possible. High quality Omega 3 fish oils are molecularly distilled to remove heavy metals such as Mercury. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Breastfeeding Your Child (Checklist)

Avoid eating gassy foods
Once
Hydrate well
Once
Continue taking your prenatal vitamins
Daily
Take naps when baby does (if not working)
Once
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Is it ok to drink Metamucil while breast feeding?

 Is  it  ok to drink Metamucil while breast feeding?

Yes It is ok: with breastfeeding, as it is a bulk laxative, acts locally in the bowel, no systemic absorption, so won't be secreted in the breast milk, ...Read more

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Breastfeeding Your Child (Checklist)

Sit in a comfortable chair with good back support; footstool may help
once
Position baby on lap, fully supporting baby's body & head at breast
once
Baby's mouth should cover nipple and most of the areola
once
If painful, break suction and re-position breast in baby's mouth
once
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Should i take Metamucil once a day?

Should i take Metamucil once a day?

That is fine: Insure that you are hydrating adequately. ...Read more

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Is it healthier to take bulk former like Metamucil or eat lots of greens?

Is it healthier to take bulk former like Metamucil or eat lots of greens?

That's an easy one!: There is no substitute for fresh fruits & vegetables. No commercial fiber product can replicate the antioxidant, mineral, & vitamin benefits of produce. On the other hand, some people tolerate raw vegetables poorly with bloating, gasiness. For these people, or when vegetables may not be readily available, fiber supplements may suffice for bulk. Distinguish water soluble versus insoluble products. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding Your Child (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
every 4 hours
Rest
every 6 hours
Reduce stress
once
Join a breastfeeding support group
once
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Can Metamucil work and how long does it take to work?

12 to48 hours: It start working in 12 to 48 hours, but can take up to 3 days to work. ...Read more

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