Top
20
Doctor insights on: Does Heartburn Affect Breastfeeding A Child

Share
1

1
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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
4 doctors shared insights

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


3

3
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

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
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

8

8
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

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
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

10

10
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

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
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

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
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

14

14
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

15

15
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

16

16
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

17

17
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

See 2 more doctor answers
18

18
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

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Charles Cattano
1,490 doctors shared insights

Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,254 doctors shared insights

Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion = Difficulty ...Read more