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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
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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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast milk: yes but is better for the baby. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There is a girl, 25yrs. Her mother, grandmother, mothers sister, grandmohters sister had suffered elephantiais. What about her & her children in future?
ELEPHANTIASIS: It is caused by nematode infection , spread by mosquitoes .Dx is by detection of microfilariae in blood, serology or ultrasound of worms. ...Read more
Imy sister is having a four months baby and she found herself pregnant, can she continue breastfeed her little baby?
Baby 3 months old. Why has my bottle-fed baby started to refuse the bottle? Started since 2month old
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My child has gastroenteritis, my breastfeeding increases his diarrhea. Should I stop breastfeeding?
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
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
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