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Doctor insights on: Does Breast Suckling Causes Long Term Problems

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How can long term breast feeding increase heart problems for the baby?

How can  long term breast feeding increase heart problems for the baby?

It doesn't...: Breastfeeding is great for babies in every way for babies...It would not increase the chances for heart problems in a baby. The only exception would be if the mother is taking a dangerous medication that could be transferred in the mother's milk. Ask the person who prescribed the medication or your pharmacist. ...Read more

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When breastfeeding, will the baby not feeding off one breast cause problems? 7 weeks old.

When breastfeeding, will the baby not feeding off one breast cause problems? 7 weeks old.

Decrease supply: Breast milk production is dependent upon stimulation (suckling) from the breast. The side baby nurses from will produce lots of milk and the unused side will produce little or none. Not harmful to baby, but could be very uncomfortable-lopsided!- to mom. If you're having problems getting him to feed on one side-see pediatrician or lactation specialist. They can help this common problem. ...Read more

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Is pumping the breasts for 12 months going to cause physical or medical problems for me later in life?

Is pumping the breasts for 12 months going to cause physical or medical problems for me later in life?

Breast pump: No pumping the breasts simulates actual breast feeding by an infant and is thought to be a healthy benefit to the mother. ...Read more

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How to have my baby latch correctly on my breasts? I have enough milk but his latching is wrong and he feeds long time. No lactation consult. In area

How to have my baby latch correctly on my breasts? I have enough milk but his latching is wrong and he feeds long time. No lactation consult. In area

Breastfeeding: A good latch is when your whole nipple is inside baby's mouth, passed the gum line. This way, the sucking takes place on the areola (dark skin around nipple) and you feel your nipple being pressed on the roof of baby's mouth. ...Read more

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Can large breasts cause back problems?

Can large breasts cause back problems?

BACK PAIN: See your doctor to have a discussion if your breasts contribute to back pain. Most of my ladies complain of shoulder and cervical pain, . ...Read more

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Is it common for women in 30s to have denser breasts as they age & even denser than pre-childbirths? Would having more baby cause even denser breasts?

Is it common for women in 30s to have denser breasts as they age & even denser than pre-childbirths? Would having more baby cause even denser breasts?

Breast density: Hi! usually breast density is greater in younger women. Once a woman goes through menopause, the breast tissue is often replaced by fatty tissue. Density after childbirth may be more related to lactation. ...Read more