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What is the difference between breast fed jaundice and breast milk jaundice?

What is the difference between breast fed jaundice and breast milk jaundice?

Same thing: Names and terms are often confusing.These are two terms used for the same condition. ...Read more

Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


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How long does breast milk jaundice last in newborn babies, my baby is 1 month old she is active feeds well but still have yellowish face?

How long does breast milk jaundice last in newborn babies,  my baby is 1 month old she is active feeds well but still have yellowish face?

Awhile: Breast milk jaundice which begins days after the infant is born can last 3 - 12 weeks. Continue to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter is only 24 days, her face always look yellow, we went to hospital nearby, doctor said it is the breast milk jaundice, how to deal with ?

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My daughter is only 24 days, her face always look yellow, we went to hospital nearby, doctor said it is  the breast milk jaundice, how to deal with ?

See below: Breast milk jaundice often causes noticeable jaundice up to 6 weeks. However, it will be prudent to monitor the level of bilirubin (yellow pigment in blood) not to reach above 25 mg/dl. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding an infant or giving them breast milk prevent jaundice?

Can breastfeeding an infant or giving them breast milk prevent jaundice?

Newborn jaundice : No breast milk does not prevent newborn jaundice which will happen to most of newborn. Usually breast feeding newborns may have more jaundice than formula feeding babies. Because breast milk is the best nutrition for infants it is recommended that babies fed with breast milk. Neonatal jaundice should be followed closely and treated with photo therapy (bili light) if needed. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between breastfeeding and bottle feeding breast milk?

Is there a difference between breastfeeding and bottle feeding breast milk?

Yes: While the baby will get the same nutritional value from breast milk in both ways, feeding from the breast itself has greater psychological advantages for both the mother and the baby with increased bonding etc. ...Read more

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How can I dry my breast milk, i want to quit breastfeeding because I have to work?

How can I dry my breast milk, i want to quit breastfeeding because I have to work?

Several options: You can start to wean your baby by offering 1-2 bottle feedings a day, gradually increasing the bottle feedings as he weans away from the breast. If you need to stop suddenly, you may have more fullness for a few days, but it will decrease when there is not the stimulation of nursing. If you wish, you can still breast feed in the evening and other times, while giving the bottle when you work. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding and have an oversupply of breast milk. I heard sage tea helps decrease breast milk. Is this true?

I am breastfeeding and have an oversupply of breast milk. I heard sage tea helps decrease breast milk. Is this true?

This is not...: ...A bad problem to have. Most lactation problems i've seen involve an insufficient supply. What i would recommend is that you pump off the excess and freeze it. Breast milk keeps for up to 6mos frozen. That way if you are unable to feed for a while, for whatever reason, you have a supply. I don't recommend doing anything to lessen your milk supply until you are ready to stop nursing. ...Read more

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What foods help produce more breast milk for breastfeeding or is there any vitamins that help produce more breast milk?

What foods help produce more breast milk for breastfeeding or is there any vitamins that help produce more breast milk?

Fenugreek tea: There is a herbal tea called mother's milk that works quite well: http://www.Traditionalmedicinals.Com/product/mother-s-milk-reg pumping regularly after breastfeeding will also increase milk supply. ...Read more

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How to dry breast milk I have mastitis and i decided to stop breastfeeding i need something to dry breast milk

How to dry breast milk I have mastitis and i decided to stop breastfeeding i need something to dry breast milk

Will stop: Once you stop breastfeeding, milk production will stop on its own. If you have mastitis, i recommend you pump to keep the ducts open and help clear the infection. Speak with your gynecologist or find a breast surgeon to help you. ...Read more

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How can I balance breastfeeding on demand and weaning my infant off of breast milk?

How can I balance breastfeeding on demand and weaning my infant off of breast milk?

Don't be in a hurry!: The simplest, most natural way to wean is when your child initiates the process, usually around when solids are started. But if you're ready and they're not, try slowly tapering the number of nursing sessions every two or three days by replacing a nursing session with an alternative meal from a bottle/sippy cup/other foods (if ready). With luck, she'll be too busy with new experiences to notice! ...Read more

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Do jaundice be in breast milk and is it life threatening to a baby my son Jaundice level is 13.7and he is 2 weeks old is that's okay?

Do jaundice be in breast milk and is it life threatening to a baby my son Jaundice level is 13.7and he is 2 weeks old is that's okay?

Normal: don't worry about it that is complete w/i normal limits. aside from that the breastfeeding jaundice is not harmful at all. to distinguish from regular jaundice you could take the baby off the breast milk for a day and it should clear up. once you are sure it is breast milk jaundice you don't need to worry about it anymore. ...Read more

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My breast are extremely sore and large from breast milk i don't want to breast feed just want milk out and soreness gone what can I do?

My breast are extremely sore and large from breast milk i don't want to breast feed just want milk out and soreness gone what can I do?

Bind/cool: If you ware a pre-pregnancy bra and bind your chest with an ace wrap (they come in big sizes OTC) the pressure and lack of feeding will eventually cancel out milk production. Cool compresses decrease the pain messages sent to the brain from the tissues.It may take a few days but will do the job. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use lecithin (up to 7.5 g daily) during breastfeeding for increasing the milk flow and to provide choline (via breast milk) to the baby?

Is it safe to use lecithin (up to 7.5 g daily) during breastfeeding for increasing the milk flow and to provide choline (via breast milk) to the baby?

Unknown: There isn't enough research to support the use of lecithin supplement as helpful to increase milk flow. There is research showing that supplementing in the range of 5 grams daily does increase choline in breast milk. But the risks and benefits of this is completely unknown. Mothers milk tea is a good product for increasing milk supply. ...Read more

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What can cause high Prolactin level in a woman who is not pregnant, not breastfeeding or producing breast milk?

What can cause high Prolactin level in a woman who is not pregnant, not breastfeeding or producing breast milk?

Hyperprolactinemia: Non pregnancy/breastfeeding reasons for high prolactin levels can be due to pituitary secreting excess prolactin (idiopathic prolactinemia), liver disease (cirrhosis), kidney disease, hypothyroidism, chest trauma and stress. Medications can also increase prolactin including psychiatric and gastrointestinal drugs. Estrogens and verapamil can also elevate prolactin levels. ...Read more

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I had a hida scan with cck on the 27th. How long should I pump and dump my breast milk before returning to exclusive breastfeeding?

I had a hida scan with cck on the 27th. How long should I pump and dump my breast milk before returning to exclusive breastfeeding?

2 days is plenty: Switching you baby to formula for 2 days after the hida is plenty. Your body excretes the tracer faster than its actual half-life. After 2 days, you can resume exclusive breastfeeding safely. ...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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Yellow Eyes And Skin (Definition)

Jaundice is a yellow color in the skin, mucus membranes, or eyes. The yellow pigment is from bilirubin, a byproduct of the breakdown of old red blood cells. Jaundice is also a ...Read more