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After starting formula milk my daughter starts loose motion dark bluish in colour and order is fouling. Unable to Breast feed coz of her mother health?

After starting formula milk my daughter starts loose motion dark bluish in colour and order is fouling. Unable to Breast feed coz of her mother health?

Type of formula: Formulas have different bases - cows milk, soybean, and basic amino acids. Some infants can react to the protein in formula. Foul smell and dark stool are worrisome for a reaction that should be seen tomorrow by your MD to make sure the formula your child is on is causing intestinal irritation. If your child is in distress, fever, constant crying seek emergency care. ...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 daughter one month old haven't passed stool four days ago till now , she was passing with each breastfeeding.Is it ok & what should I do.

My daughter one month old haven't passed stool four days ago till now , she was passing with each breastfeeding.Is it ok & what should I do.

Breast feeding: A breast fed baby may have a stool with each feeding, once a day or can go as long as a week without having one. All very normal as your baby is acting. He may also fo a lot of gruting when passing stool. Again, all normal. ...Read more

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Im breastfeeding my daughter is it okay to take papaya enzyme for divestive?

Im breastfeeding my daughter is it okay to take papaya enzyme for divestive?

Breast feeding : With breast feeding you should avoid anything that can harm your baby particularly if you don't know the exact active & inactive ingredient in the preparation . It is best if you show it to your pediatrician to find out for you if it will appear in your breast milk & if it is safe or not. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm breastfeeding and my daughter is allergic to seafood. Is it ok for me to eat seafood?

I'm breastfeeding and my daughter is allergic to seafood. Is it ok for me to eat seafood?

Breast milk &allergy: If the baby is definitely allergic to the seafood you wish to eat (meaning positive skin test and challenge, or recurrent reactions), I would advise that you not eat it . Allergens can be transmitted in milk. If the baby is allergic to shrimp (example), but not to other shellfish or fish, not all fish need to be avoided by mom, only the ones baby clearly has a clinical reaction to . ...Read more

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My daughter 3 days did not want to breast-feed, what to do with breasts because I feel pain? Help

My daughter 3 days did not want to breast-feed, what to do with breasts because I feel pain? Help

Lactation Specialist: You may want to see a lactation specialist from your birth hospital to help assist with breastfeeding. Many questions here? Is the baby stooling frequently? Is your milk in? Are your breasts engorged? Is milk flowing once baby latches on? Be sure to get comfortable first, wait till the baby's mouth is wide and bring him straight onto the breast, with the tip of the nipple in the back of his mouth ...Read more

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Can i get B12 or other weight lose shots while breastfeeding? I am still 50 pounds over weight and my daughter is 5 months old

Can i get B12 or other weight lose shots while breastfeeding? I am still 50 pounds over weight and my daughter is 5 months old

B12 for deficiency..: It is not a weight loss product. Don't need it as a shot unless there is a specific need, i.e. A specific kind of anemia caused by poor absorption. Of the vitamin.. Other injections for "weight loss" might get into breast milk, would avoid (unless you are talking about Insulin to treat diabetes). ...Read more

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Why is it that every time I start breastfeeding my daughter I suddenly start falling asleep yet when I'm not breastfeeding I'm wide awake?

Why is it that every time I start breastfeeding my daughter I suddenly start falling asleep yet when I'm not breastfeeding I'm wide awake?

Love hormone: Breastfeeding occurs with the help of a symphony of hormones working together. The two main breastfeeding hormones are oxytocin, the "love hormone" and prolactin, the "mothering hormone". The release of these hormones from the brain can cause sleepiness, relaxation and a feeling of contentment. Also ensure you rest during the day while baby is asleep, eat small, frequent meals and stay hydrated. ...Read more