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Can adoptive mom breastfeed?

Can adoptive mom breastfeed?

Yes: You will need to follow a set of instructions, meds that a breastfeeding management friendly doc can give you. Remember that you may not have a supply sufficient for all your adopted baby's dietary needs. May need donated human milk ($$$) and/or supplement with infant formula. ...Read more

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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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My nephew is not feeding milk from hos mother, crying?

My nephew is not feeding milk from hos mother, crying?

Plenty of substitute: The crucial event is that your nephew is getting good nutrition and is growing. We believe human breast milk is best but there are plenty of acceptable substitutes. There also may be other problems that the child might have with the act of sucking or swallowing. Also might be digestive issues. If mom is worried she should discuss it with the doc. ...Read more

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Does mother having constipation affect baby, when mother is breastfeeding?

No: Well, i don't believe there have been any studies that demonstrate any adverse effect of constipation in a breastfeeding mother to her baby. It's not good to have it, though, for other reasons! ...Read more

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New mom. 3 wk old baby. Mom with shingles outbreak. What are recs for mom and baby ?

New mom. 3 wk old baby. Mom with shingles outbreak. What are recs for mom and baby ?

Baby likely immune: The answer depends on whether or not mom's antibodies got into the newborn before birth. If mom got shingles, that means she had chicken pox in the past, so mom does have antibodies. If baby is term and healthy, he received mom's antibodies and should not be vulnerable to chicken pox for at least 2 months. After 2-3 months of age, his "maternal" antibodies start fading away, and he is vulnerable. ...Read more

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My wife is pregnant and breast feeding a 7month old child.Any consquences?

My wife is pregnant and breast feeding a 7month old child.Any consquences?

Breast feeding : Breast feeding while pregnant is fine as long as she is eating enough extra calories to both make milk and allow the fetus to grow. Pre-natal vitamins will be important as well. You wife may or may not notice a decrease in supply. By 7 months your baby should be on other foods in addition to breast milk which will help as well. Check with your wife's dr. & your baby's dr about growth. ...Read more

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My friend is nursing her 7 month old since birth, is the baby safe from a sibling having chickenpox?

My friend is nursing her 7 month old since birth, is the baby safe from a sibling having chickenpox?

Do Not rely on That: Although the baby definitely gets an immunity boost from nursing, it is not a 100% guarantee for protection from specific infections. Thus one should minimize exposure, use good handwashing etc. Also keep in mind, if the nursing mom has not had a varicella (chicken pox) infection, she has no immune factors to pass thru the breast milk to the baby. ...Read more

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Hi. Will it effect breast feeding baby if her mother is enamic?

Hi. Will it effect breast feeding baby if her mother is enamic?

No: Breastmilk is of the same composition regardless if the mother is anemic. The problem is the mother must be treating her anemia as well as keeping herself well hydrated in order to effectively breastfeed the baby. ...Read more

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Imy sister is having a four months baby and she found herself pregnant, can she continue breastfeed her little baby?

Imy sister is having a four months baby and she found herself pregnant, can she continue breastfeed her little baby?

Yes: She may want to wean as the baby approaches 9 months or so to prepare for the new arrival. Breast feeding while pregnant will not harm the baby inside. Some moms can feed 2 babies at the same time,but I don't recommend it. ...Read more

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Two-month old baby refuses expressed milk in bottle, how to encourage her bottle feeding?

Two-month old baby refuses expressed milk in bottle, how to encourage her bottle feeding?

Get out of the room: When you try alternative feeding it is best to let someone else do the offering.If baby is use to BF they will hold out as long as they can smell you. If hungry and you are not there to confuse her, she may begin the transition easier. ...Read more

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Baby 3 months old. Why has my bottle-fed baby started to refuse the bottle? Started since 2month old

Baby 3 months old. Why has my bottle-fed baby started to refuse the bottle? Started since 2month old

See your doctor: There can be many reasons why young infants develop feeding problems, varying from the mild to the very serious. Please see your baby's doctor as soon as possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can mothers breastfeed adopted children?

Can mothers breastfeed adopted children?

Yes: I believe there have been cases where women gave birth to very premature infants whose condition prevented early feeding but went on to sucessfully breast feed later. The process took some harmonal manipulation to reverse the drying out process but did work. I would consult with an obgyn specialist to see if they could help or knew someone that could. ...Read more

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My cousin is married to her mother's brother's son. Now she is worried whether if she onceives , will her baby be having any genetic mutations ?

My cousin is married to her mother's brother's son. Now she is worried whether if she onceives , will her baby be having any genetic mutations ?

Maybe: We are all thought to carry a few recessive genes that do affect us because they are balanced by a normal one. If we marry a sib, they likely carry similar genes and we have a up to 25% risk of a bad pairing/gene with any pregnancy. A cousin would have fewer shared genes but some risk.The closer people are related the more at risk of a genetic disease. ...Read more

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My child has gastroenteritis, my breastfeeding increases his diarrhea. Should I stop breastfeeding?

My child has gastroenteritis, my breastfeeding increases his diarrhea.  Should I stop breastfeeding?

No: Breastfeeding is the best choice for your baby. However, if it persists, you should speak to the pediatrician to see if any further work up may be necessary to rule out any metabolic disorders. ...Read more

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My wife having irrigular periods? She breastfeeds 2.4 yrs daughter.

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My wife having irrigular periods? She breastfeeds 2.4 yrs daughter.

Stop the breast feed: Usually brest feeding is stopped before 2 years of age. After stopping breast feeding, period will be regularised by itself. ...Read more

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My elder sister is on breastfeeding. Can her husband drink her milk? Will it affect to her baby if she is feeding them?

My elder sister is on breastfeeding. Can her husband drink her milk? Will it affect to her baby if she is feeding them?

Unusual practice: This is an unusual practice. Technically, it shouldn't affect the baby except that baby may not get enough breast milk. ...Read more

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My 9 month old baby has tears when he is breastfeeding?

My 9 month old baby has tears when he is breastfeeding?

He has tears..: ...When he breast feeds, and when he doesn't breast feed too. Every time he blinks, a tear washes across his eye. If he is actually crying when he is feeding then something is bothering him (maybe throat or ear pain) and you should get him checked out. If it is just eye tearing and he is otherwise well, it might be from a little nasal congestion , so don't worry about it too much. ...Read more