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Does Breastfeeding Help Prevent Sids
SIDS stands for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It defines as a group sudden death to newborns up to one year of age without an identifiable cause. If a cause of death can be identified, this cannot be defined as SIDS. Certain factors in the US are believed to contribute to a decreased rate Of SIDS, including sleeping on the back instead of the stomach, breast feeding, ...Read more
Absolutely.: Optimal weight for height, fitness, cessation of cigarette smoking/drug/alcohol use, control of any chronic health conditions (e.g. Hypertension, ibd, diabetes mellitus, lupus, thyroid disorders, anemia, etc) and Folic Acid supplementation (1-5 mg daily throughout reproductive life) can all dramatically improve your chance to achieve a minimal risk for perinatal mortality. ...Read more
Perhaps briefly: As dr. Ali says, dark chocolate may help lift mood briefly. However, at least one study in san diego showed that people who ate the most chocolate had the most likelihood of depression. http://www.webmd.com/depression/news/20100426/more-chocolate-means-more-depression-or-vice-versa also if you use a product containing artificial trans fat, it may interfere with healthy omega-3 fat metabolism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes; many things:: Yes, it is safe ; usually helps. It occ. Causes loose stools. See http://kellymom.Com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/herbs/fenugreek/#effect other herbs like milk thistle, changes in feeding techniques, stress reduction, adequate rest etc. Also will help. See http://www.Breastfeedingbasics.Com/articles/increasing-your-milk-supply ; http://kellymom.Com/bf/got-milk/supply-worries/low-supply/#increase. ...Read more
Breast feeding is ok: With the help of time & gravity all breasts will eventually sag. Factors that contribute to breast sagging include smoking cigarettes, a woman's body mass index, number of children she has given birth to, breast size prior to pregnancy & genetics. Breast feeding is not considered a major factor when it comes to breast sagging. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: 3 of every 100 babies born have a serious malformation that will require surgery or will have a major impact on their lives. Much of this risk can't be changed. But good prenatal health definitely does help - beginning before conception: no alcohol, no drugs, good nutrition, proper care of diabetes, early visits to your doc, & prenatal vitamins that include folic acid. http://www.marchofdimes.com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: while smoking may have adverse effects of women's fertility, that effect is highly variable and generally quite modest. What prevents pregnancy is adequate contraception - ideally long-term like provera (medroxyprogesterone) injections or other reliable hormonal contraception, barrier protections like condoms and spermicide or diaphragms and spermicide (not as good) and IUDs (almost as good or equal). Don't gamble!!! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Camilia: Camilia is a mixture of 3 homeopathic remedies commonly called for in babies who are fussy and irritable from teething pain. There are also many others. Complex remedies can help, yet may not provide as reliable a result as an individualized homeopathic evaluation would. If your baby's sleep problem is due to teething pain, and the remedy s/he needs is 1 of the 3 in camilia, it could help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: It helps with bonding which will certainly make you happier. On the other hand, if you are in distress when you handle a baby, the baby will pick up on that and become unhappy, too, which will make your own distress worse. People with baby blues definitely need a lot of help and support, always from family members, and often from professionals. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
SIDS is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old. SIDS is sometimes known as crib death because the infants often die in their cribs. To prevent it babies should sleep on their back, no blankets, bumpers or pillow, no stuffed animals in cribs, avoid second hand-smoking, avoid co-sleeping in ...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
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