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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

Yes: Breastfeeding during pregnancy is perfectly safe. As long as you eat reasonably well, then your unborn baby will not be deprived of nutrients. Even if you suffer from morning sickness and find eating very difficult, your body will naturally go into overdrive to efficiently use all the nutrients it has access to in order to prevent you and the baby from being deficient. Once you are feeling better, then you can make up by eating plenty of nutritious food -- and lots of it!

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If I stopped breastfeeding a month and a half after my child was born, how can I start my milk production back to flowing?

If I stopped breastfeeding a month and a half after my child was born, how can I start my milk production back to flowing?

Nipple stimulation: Simple nipple stimulation and suckling will create milk production. It might take a while but it has worked since the days of "nurse maids".

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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.

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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.

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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, .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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