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If I have heartburn and i'm breastfeeding can that hurt my baby?

If I have heartburn and i'm breastfeeding can that hurt my baby?

Take antacids: Taking antacids will help your heartburn but will not interfere with your breast feeding. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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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What can I take for heartburn while breastfeeding?

What can I take for heartburn while breastfeeding?

Dr Irizarry: made a medication recommendation. How about homemade ginger tea? Places slices of fresh organic ginger in boiling water. Place the top on the teapot and steep for five minutes . Slip slowly. Or consider crystallized ginger. ...Read more

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Can I take heartburn medication while breastfeeding?

Can I take heartburn medication while breastfeeding?

Yes: These are safe. For more information of breast feeding watch:
http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=bpnylbjilsy. ...Read more

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I would like breastfeeding advice asap my child can't have formula!!!?

I would like breastfeeding advice asap my child can't have formula!!!?

You can do it!: Just remember women have been breastfeeding for millions of years! You want to get the tip of your nipple in the back of the baby's mouth, so he can compress your milk ducts adequately. Make sure he opens wide before you bring him in to the breast. A slight pinch at the beginning of feeding is ok, if a feeding is persistently painful stop and reposition. Get help with a lactation specialist ...Read more

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What age should a child stop breastfeeding?

What age should a child stop breastfeeding?

No clear answer: When the mother & child find it mutually agreeable is the time to stop. It doesn't have to be all stop at once, some kids will just nurse once or twice a day. Obviously if mom's milk is gone then it has to stop. Look up some of the reasearch by kathryn dettweler about the "natural age of weaning" read full details on her website but from her research she gets an answer between 2.5 - 7 yrs. ...Read more

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Does breastfeeding your child stretch your breasts out, making the hang more?

Does breastfeeding your child stretch your breasts out, making the hang more?

Yes, it may: The milk stretches out the support ligaments which don't always return to their original size. ...Read more

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If i eat and drink a lot of sugar while breastfeeding can my child get diabetes?

If i eat and drink a lot of sugar while breastfeeding can my child get diabetes?

Infnat and sugar: Not really from doing that but there may be more nutritious food to eat instead. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding my son,and i have conceived with another child.Can i continue breastfeeding while im pregnant?

I am breastfeeding my son,and i have conceived with another child.Can i continue breastfeeding while im pregnant?

Many do: The superiority of BM over alternatives begins to wain around 8m.If baby #1 begins to make quick work of feeds and you have to catch him to do a feed, you might transition him . And have a simple break to prepare for #2.Newborn milk differs from later feed so the body can make the change.Yet many feed right up to delivery and beyond.If you stay healthy and feed well you can feed both in tandum. ...Read more

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I plan to breastfeed for few more weeks till my child turns one but ate some fish that might be high in mercury. Should i stop breastfeeding now?

I plan to breastfeed for few more weeks till my child turns one but ate some fish that might be high in mercury. Should i stop breastfeeding now?

It depends.: Breast feeding your child until the 1st birthday is in general good. If i were you, i would call your state health department and ask this question. If the mercury level in fish is very high potentially to cause long term organ damage, then you should stop eating fish whether breast feeding or not. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding my fourth child and i keep getting mastitis. I have breastfed all of my children and never had this before. What is causing this?

I am breastfeeding my fourth child and i keep getting mastitis. I have breastfed all of my children and never had this before. What is causing this?

I do not know: That is unfortunate for you. At times, we can never tell why things happen. We can do all in our power to try and prevent it though. Make sure your breasts and nipples stay clean as does your infants mouth, and that will decrease any issues. If you pump, make sure the pump is cleaned regularly. And don't let your breasts get too engorged so pumping may actually be required. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What food to avoid when breastfeeding for my child?

What food to avoid when breastfeeding for my child?

Highly seasoned: One should avaid highly seasoned food, caffeinated drinks, alcohol and foods generally not healthy for the mom or babe. Avaoid raw seafood and anything that could transfer any infectious agent to the mom or babe, . ...Read more

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What should I eat when breastfeeding for my child's health?

What should I eat when breastfeeding for my child's health?

Enough calories: A good variety is important, including some omega 3 fats (fish, nuts, olive oil), proteins and plenty of fluids. You should also take a multivitamin so you don't rob your body of calcium, iron and make yourself anemic or soft boned. The most important things are enough fluids to keep your milk supply flowing and enough calories to make the milk rich for optimal growth. ...Read more

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Does smokin weed while breastfeeding effect the childs developement?

Does smokin weed while breastfeeding effect the childs developement?

Three concerns:: (1) Heavy weed smoking can lead to THC concentrating in breast milk, which has been shown to affect motor development in the child. (2) Weed can be laced with other drugs, which can also impose harm. (3) Heavy weed use in a mother could affect her parenting skills. ...Read more

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Is it true that breastfeeding my child will improve his immune system?

Is it true that breastfeeding my child will improve his immune system?

Yes: Research has proven that breast fed babies have fewer infections than those fed formula. But be aware it they are not immune to everything. So good handwashing and avoidance are still very important. ...Read more

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A woman should breast feed a child to what age?

A woman should breast feed a child to what age?

Depends: The american academy of pediatrics recommends to 1 year of age. However, she should nurse as long as she feels comfortable. ...Read more

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How many years can a women breast feed one child?

How many years can a women breast feed one child?

No real limit.: There is no medical limitation; practical difficulties and traditional practices have more to do with cessation than any possibility of harm. ...Read more

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Is there a time at which it becomes unhealthy to breast feed by child?

Is there a time at which it becomes unhealthy to breast feed by child?

No: The physical benefits , such as increased immunity, seem to max between 6-12 months. The emotional issues of prolonged breast feeding in our environment is what is not clear. ...Read more

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Does having GERD as a child cause women to have pregnancy complications?

Does having GERD as a child cause women to have pregnancy complications?

Doubtful: It may be difficult, but it would be helpful for an OB provider to have records of prior diagnosis and treatment even if in childhood. It is unlikely that gerd that occurred only in childhood would cause pregnancy complications. However, reflux might occur due simply to relaxation of muscles by hormones. That might require some changes in diet if OB approves to ensure proper nourishment. ...Read more

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My child has gastroenteritis, my breastfeeding increases his diarrhea. Should I stop breastfeeding?

My child has gastroenteritis, my breastfeeding increases his diarrhea.  Should I stop breastfeeding?

No: Breastfeeding is the best choice for your baby.
However, if it persists, you should speak to the pediatrician to see if any further work up may be necessary to rule out any metabolic disorders. ...Read more

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Please, my wife complains of something in her stomach after child dilivery which gives her pains anytime she's breastfeeding the baby. What that? Thks

Please, my wife complains of something in her stomach after child dilivery which gives her pains anytime she's breastfeeding the baby. What that? Thks

Likely uterus: Breast feeding stimulates a hormone (chemical) called oxytocin, which also stimulates uterine contractions. May be felt more acutely with breastfeeding a newborn, wife to talk to gyn, pediatrician. ...Read more

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I am prescribed 1 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) to take when needed I am breastfeeding my child is six weeks old. What is the best way to wein her off of breastmilk?

Immediately : Hope not taken during pregnancy the side effects to newborns can be severe as it comes thru in milk if you want to continue breast ask for different medications that would not hurt baby if continuing on xanax (alprazolam) do not breast feed the problem won't be with baby but with the pain in breast you should pump to relieve and wear tight bra as I am for breast try different meds. ...Read more

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Is a diabetic diet ok for pregnant or breastfeeding women? I am alil over 8 months pregnant with my first child. I am not diabetic but my fiancee is type 1. I want to make sure that i can do everything i can in my power to keep him healthy by cooking good

Is a diabetic diet ok for pregnant or breastfeeding women? I am alil over 8 months pregnant with my first child. I am not diabetic but my fiancee is type 1. I want to make sure that i can do everything i can in my power to keep him healthy by cooking good

It is likely ok: It is always recommended to eat healthy during pregnancy by taking in the appropriate and right amount of the different food groups. The underlying purpose of diabetic diets is to promote healthy eating. You should be fine to participate in a healthier lifestyle but if you continue to have concerns, review your pregnancy requirements with your doctor. ...Read more

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