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Does breastfeeding affect jaundice?

Does breastfeeding affect jaundice?

Yes.: Two types of association between jaundice and breast feeding exist. During first few days of life, jaundice in a breast fed is from dehydration, which can be prevented by early initiation and 8 to 12 breast feedings a day. Late jaundice in a breast fed baby is because of lipase enzymes, ranges between 5 to 10 mg and may last from 3 wks to 3 mos. It's not harmful. Suggest a total/direct bilirubin. ...Read more

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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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My week old baby hasn't pooped in 4 days, he is breastfeeding and is jaundice, but his levels weren't high enough to go under light, should i be worr?

My week old baby hasn't pooped in 4 days, he is breastfeeding and is jaundice, but his levels weren't high enough to go under light, should  i be worr?

Normal i some: Your typical breast fed baby can have a little poo smear every feeding or one giant blowout every 7-10 days. If soft, i don't consider it constipation. As long as baby wets every 6 hours or more i would consider things within the range of normal. ...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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Can a pregnant mother with jaundice breast feed ?

Can a pregnant mother with jaundice breast feed
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Deeper thinking?: Patients with adhd are normally impulsive and inatentive.Thier working memory and processing speed and working memory at times affected;none of these factors contribute to deeper thimking....Of couse explain that to albert einstein, walt disney, and others that have been suspected of having this diagnosis.In other words is it likely, not really, possible yes. ...Read more

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My doc. says my 3 days old girl has signs of Jaundice & kept under some kind of blue light & breastfeeding. bilirubin level is 16..should i worry?

My doc. says my 3 days old girl has signs of Jaundice & kept under some kind of blue light & breastfeeding. bilirubin level is 16..should i worry?

Reason for jaundice?: This would make the big difference. Since we know that physiologic jaundice will increase the total load up to day number 5 on a full term baby. It is a good idea to keep the baby until bilirubin stops climbing under phototherapy. If the baby is acting healthy and eating good and having good bowel movements as long as there is no blood incompatibility seriousness goes down. ...Read more

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What's a neonatal physiological jaundice? my doc. says my 3 days old girl has signs of Jaundice & kept under some kind of blue light & breastfeeding.

What's a neonatal physiological jaundice? my doc. says my  3 days old girl has signs of Jaundice & kept under some kind of blue light & breastfeeding.

Jaundice!: I am somewhat confused. Physiologic jaundice is expected and doesn't require treatment. Peaks between 3-5 dats old and is <12.9 level. As a normal physiologic mechanism the fetal hemoglobin changes to adult hemoglobin after the baby start breathing. That blood destruction and formation releases the precursors of bilirubin the yellow pigment. Several pathologic conditions may increase it further as ...Read more

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Hello i got a babygirl on monday and she has jaundice (level 18). Also my wife has not enough milk to breastfeed, so i bought oat bran. Is this good?

Hello i got a babygirl on monday and she has jaundice (level 18). Also my wife has not enough milk to breastfeed, so i bought oat bran. Is this good?

Yes, also try...: As my colleagues advise, light therapy is advisable for your baby- it's safe ; effective. It's not unusual for there to be not a lot of breastmilk just 2 days after birth- it can take time to kick in. Oatmeal/oatbran often helps, but there are many other herbs/foods that can help- see see http://bit.Ly/1gzvp0e ; http://bit.Ly/1reclaw a lactation consultant can help to optimize nursing technique. ...Read more

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Why shouldn't you breastfeeding when you are on neo penotran?

Why shouldn't you breastfeeding when you are on neo penotran?

Metronidazole: Metronidazole (a component of Neo Penotran) is excreted in the breast milk in high concentrations. While the studies are done on the oral version of metronidazole and not the topical version, it is unknown how much gets absorbed and then subsequently excreted in breast milk so it is recommended that milk be discarded while on therapy. ...Read more

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My baby doesn't burp sometimes after breastfeeding, he is 1 week old, is it normal?

My baby doesn't burp sometimes after breastfeeding, he is 1 week old, is it normal?

Absolutely!: Not every baby burps every feeding. Burping is typically prompted by swallowing air during the feed. Perhaps you have positioned your baby at the breast such that there is little to no air being swallowed with your milk. Perhaps I should hire you in my pediatric office to instruct other mothers how to properly breast feed! (although, from alaska to texas would be a long commute!). ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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


Dr. Robert Rahimi
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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