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Do You Always Have A Let Down When Breastfeeding
I've been breastfeeding for about 3 weeks. Things went well the 1st 2wks but lately my production has been down. What could cause this & how can I fix?
Breastfeeding: A lactation specialist should be able to provide more recommendations. However, decreased milk production can be caused by stress, inadequate fluid intake, failure of baby to empty the breast during feeding. Try to nurse your baby every 2 hours for at least 24 hours and then resume previous schedule of every 2.5 to 3 hours. Make sure there is excellent latch and baby is gaining weight. ...Read more
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
I am breastfeeding 1,5 month old baby.at night have overabundant milk but during a daytime i dont have much(and feel let down just few times).
Pain inbetween the chest and im breastfeeding its causing difficulty to sleep sideways only option is to face down?
Stopped breastfeeding 2months ago now one boob is bigger then the other is there anything i can do or will it go down so embarrassing?
Time or exam: It can take a few months to see the breast revert back to "normal" after breastfeeding. I recommend you see your gynecologist for a clinical breast exam. You will want to make sure there is not a mass present. Unless there is an obvious lump, breast imaging may not be much help. You can try massaging the breast to express the remaining milk. ...Read more
Let down and oxytoci: Let down is the result of the release of a brain hormone oxytocin ( love hormone) which acts on the milk ducts in your breasts which ejects breast-milk. If you recently had a baby you have oxytocin release when you see or hold your baby. However if you are not breastfeeding and have not had a baby recently, this feeling would be very unusual and if it continues you may want to consult a physician. ...Read more
Baby reflux. I can lay down my 5 months old after breastfeeding as the milk just comes back out. Even after 1 or 2 hrs. It doesn't hurt him. Help!! ?
Baby reflux: Should be ok if he is growing well and he will out grow this by a year ...Read more
Hello, please help , my period didn't fall down last month until i took amedicin, istopped breastfeeding since4months, what's up wiith it?
I get sharp pains in my boobs mostly my left one on the side boob and sometimes down the middle, is it from breastfeeding or could it be heart?
What is the best way to slim your tummy down after you have a baby, if you are not doing breastfeeding?
Depends: If you are in your early 20's you should bounce back quickly. If you are around 40 then it is going to take dieting: low carbs and high protein dieting. You also need to add cardio 4-5 times a week to help speed the process: running, elliptical, or treadmill. Also add some abdominal exercises such as situps, crunches. You can use a basketball and do situps with twists to the sides. ...Read more
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