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Does my age affect my milk supply?

No: There are no indications that age has anything to do with producing an adequate milk supply. ...Read more

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Does getting my period back affect milk supply? My baby is 9 weeks old

Does getting my period back affect milk supply? My baby is 9 weeks old

No: At this point if your milk supply is adequate, i would expect it to remain so until you're ready to start weaning. Your period alone will not decrease your milk supply, but certain hormones will. ...Read more

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My milk supply is low.How can I improve it?

My milk supply is low.How can I improve it?

Improving milk: You should see a lactation specialist. They are typically in the phone book or your ob/ped can refer you. Many older moms can have difficulty with lactation. Help can include latching, pumping, freq. Occasionally medication can help. ...Read more

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Does my mother's drinking problem affect my genes?

Does my mother's drinking problem affect my genes?

If...: If she was drinking during the pregnancy, unfortunately yes.Ask your doctor for further information. ...Read more

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How does my diet affect my baby?

How does my diet affect my baby?

It depends: Some babies are very sensitive to what moms eat while breastfeeding, others are not. Some foods (dairy, soy, certain cruciferous vegetables) may cause gas or intestinal distress in some babies. Caffeine may overstimulate certain babies, as well. A healthy diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables, water, lean proteins and whole grains, can promote health in your baby. ...Read more

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Will my age affect my surgery?

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Will my age affect my surgery?

Effect of age on Sur: Yes, in many cases age plays an important part in the need or desirability of surgery as well as the outcome of any surgery. For instance, a positive diagnosis of prostate cancer requires serious consideration of surgery in a man of 40 years, but such surgery is not required if the same diagnosis is made in a man of 85 years. Advanced age also significantly increases the risk of surgery. ...Read more

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How can I increase my breast milk supply?

How can I increase my breast milk supply?

Pump or nurse more: Increasing milk supply is a classic supply vs demand. If you are also giving formula to your baby, and not nursing or pumping regularly, your milk supply will adjust accordingly. When you nurse or pump, make sure you are relaxed and comfortable and drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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What will increase my milk supply?

What will increase my milk supply?

Longer time and freq: Feed frequently every 2-3 hrs, feed longer duration each time (20 minutes/side). Try not to get uptight. Drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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Does dieting affect my breastmilk?

Does dieting affect my breastmilk?

Not much: As human women our bodies will leach nutrients from ourselves to preserve the nutrients in our milk. What this means is that your breast milk will have adequate proportions. What will happen, however is that your body will become deficient. This is particularly important for calcium. Try a supplement or even continue your pre natals. ...Read more

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How can I increase my breast milk supply after giving birth?

How can I increase my breast milk supply after giving birth?

Keep going!: Though your milk supply may take a few days to come in fully, keep pumping and breast feeding every 2-3 hours! it will come! the first portion of breast milk will be colostrum. While not as much in a amount as regular breast milk, it has a higher concentration of nutrients that the child needs. ...Read more

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Does my eating also contribute to my producing milk to breastfeed my baby? If I eat very ltttle does that effect my production of milk?

Does my eating also contribute to my producing milk to breastfeed my baby? If I eat very ltttle does that effect my production of milk?

Intake ==> output: There is one time in a woman's life when she can eat a healthy diet (plus healthy snacks) and not need to worry about gaining much weight. That is when breastfeeding a baby. See my comment also. ...Read more

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I'm 5f8 and 21 yo and dads 5f9. I think that my growth stunted. Not sure why: does losing my mother have connection to my poor growth? Or smoking?

I'm 5f8 and 21 yo and dads 5f9. I think that my growth stunted. Not sure why: does losing my mother have connection to my poor growth? Or smoking?

Poor or expected: The expected height of males based only on genetics is about 2.5 inches added to the average of his parents height. If your mother was 5'2 , this would suggest you reached your predicted height. (62+69= 131; 131/2=65.5+2.5= 68") if she was shorter, you are taller than expected, if taller, your growth was less.Many things go into growth patterns and poor diet, exercise, smoking can have that effect. ...Read more

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How may nursing my baby affect my sex drive?

How may nursing my baby affect my sex drive?

Nursing & sex: Of course, every woman is different, and many nursing mothers report that breastfeeding doesn't affect their libido one way or another. Some even feel more sexual than their bottle-feeding peers, finding breastfeeding an extremely pleasant, and even sensual, experience that can translate into amorous feelings for their partner. ...Read more

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Have a 3wk old @ 5days old we had to put him on formula w/my milk and now my supply is low what can increase my supply? I'm exclusively pumping

Have a 3wk old @ 5days old we had to put him on formula w/my milk and now my supply is low what can increase my supply? I'm exclusively pumping

Increase breast milk: There are several things to do to increase supply. Get plenty of fluid (>100 ounces a day), get rest (have hubby do housework), pump frequently, try to put baby to breast occasionally and try galactagogues. These are foods and herbs that historically have increased milk production and include fenugreek teas, papaya, beer, amongst other substances. Google galactogogues for sites with lists for you. ...Read more

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Does added iron my own diet help my baby through my breastfeeding?

Does added iron my own diet help my baby through my breastfeeding?

Iron supplementation: No. Additional iron in your diet will not increase the iron content of your breast milk . The bioavailability of iron from breast milk is excellent and iron deficiency is almost never seen in exclusively or primarily breast fed infants. ...Read more

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Will my pain medication after birth affect my babies feeding?

Will my pain medication after birth affect my babies feeding?

Depends: Most prescribed or recommended by an experienced OB will have little effect on baby. Even those with some hydrocodone will not pass into the milk in enough quantity to bother baby if used cautiously.Some sedation would be expected if you use the maximum amount prescribed. I've seen one baby admitted for low body temperature and weakness when hydrocodone containing med was taken every 4 hr. ...Read more

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