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Drink Breast Milk
Sure.: If you are not a nursing infant then you don't really require the nutritional composition of breast milk, but it's certainly not dangerous. It has a lot of fat, and antibodies/nutrients - but for a healthy, immunocompetent adult i don't think drinking breast milk is necessary for optimal nutrition. It's safe, just a little weird, ;-). Cheers! ...Read more
Yes: It is done in many cultures around the world. ...Read more
Many benefits: Breast fed infants have fewer allergies, have higher iq's, lower risk of heart disease and obesity and may have lower risk of type 2 diabetes (the jury is out on that one yet). These are just the things we know about so far. So you will be smarter and healthier - no bad, huh? ...Read more
None that I know of: Any potential benefit of the immune factors are diluted by other ingested foods . This is an interesting fad but should go the way of cabbage patch dolls in time. ...Read more
Am not aware of: Any immune effect bestowed to an adult by drinking human breast milk. No of no specific benefits. ...Read more
What did your pediat: Pediatrician say, there are many different types and sometimes you have to try a few before u find the right one, but you should be using what your baby's doc recommends. ...Read more
Joelle has not passed motion for one day she cries. She is 15 days old she is drinking breast milk?
It's ok: Babies need to learn how to poop just like they have to learn how to do almost everything else they can do as they grow. Breast is best. Keep going. ...Read more
Is it true that if a baby did not drink breast milk in infancy, his immune system becomes weaker later in life?
5 days old new born baby, crying during night, most of the time, even having drink breast milk, may know the cause, is it ok if we give gripe water?
3mos baby often straining, and just now passing greenish liquid stool with mucus and foamy. Only drink breast milk. Should I concern?
Not particularly: What you consider straining may just be baby dealing with the issue at hand.Weak belly muscles, needing to poop without sitting upright where gravity helps, and making any sound they want because they don't care what they sound like.Sounds pretty normal. ...Read more
Baby has mucus in stool. Taking ranitidine and only drinks breast milk. No solids or formula. Could this be from ranitidine? Should he see a doctor?
My baby boy age 1 month 10 days. He got constipation recently. He is drinking breast milk and formula. What can I do for him?
Breast milk: Yes it is safe. But it is meant for the baby. ...Read more
My 6 week old baby is refusing to drink expressed breast milk. I've had to supplement with enfamil gentle ease formula. Is this normal?
Weaning: If your baby is nursing with no problem, then this should work. Add a very small amount of breast milk to teh gentlease. Wait a few days and add more.Repeat this process. If you start with a very small amount of pumped breast milk this weaning method usually works. Be patient however. ...Read more
No: Breast milk is very nutritious, and excellent for babies, so will be of no harm to adults (in small amounts). Breast milk is too rich, so will give an adult too much animal fat (yes, we are animals) and many extra calories. Most moms with excess breast milk just freeze it for use later when their babies are weaned off the breast, but surely some frozen milk gets wasted (thrown away). ...Read more
It is not healthy:
It is not healthy as it is high in chlesterol as babies benefit from high cholesterol levels in breast milk, nfant formulas are beginning to include fatty acids as well.But what is good for the babies is not good for adults.Secondly breast milk also is high in sugar which is lactose
if you drink to taste it, it will not hurt. ...Read more
Breast milk: yes but is better for the baby. ...Read more
No: This is not true. Cold drinks and foods have no effect on quality or quantity of milk supply. Copious fluids help increase the milk supply. Congrats, Nico on the baby :) ...Read more
Yes for both: Start with smoking; an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome, add 2-3x incerase in bronchitis& ear infections & other respiratory issues. Add decreased growth & exposure to nicotine in the milk alcohol decreases milk production & passes in small amounts to baby.Even small amounts are potentially toxic to babies growing brain.At least you are breast feeding, that's good. ...Read more
Never heard of this: I've never heard of monster energy drinks making breast milk turn green, but they probably aren't a good idea while you are breast feeding! energy drinks frequently are high in caffeine, sugar, and some herbal combinations that may pass into breast milk. Since most doctors recommend limiting your caffeine intake while breastfeeding, the energy drinks are not a good idea! ...Read more
Is it true that if a adult drinks his wife's breast milk that it has the ability to sapress cancer cells & is it safe to do?
Unlikely: No scientific studies have been done to look at this question. Breast milk does contain some immune cells that theoretically might help suppress cancer cells, but your own body have many, many more. If you wife does not have hiv, then it is generally safe for an adult to drink human milks. ...Read more
My 2 week old daughter has the hiccups after every feeding. She drinks 3 ounces of breast milk or formula per session in a bottle. How can I stop them?
My two week old baby drinks 4 ounces of breast milk every two hours I can only make 2 ounces . How can I increase my milk supply?
Increased lacation: You can increase your milk supply by nursing or pumping more frequently, staying well hydrated and rested, and by supplementing your diet with the herb fenugreek. However, four ounces per feeding is excessive intake for a neonate. Occassionally babies over eat because they have silent reflux. ...Read more
Daughter is 2yrs and has a blocked nose for 2 weeks now. Drinks alot of water & breast milk but doesn't want to eat. Scratches nose & stinky snot?
Stinky: May be refluxing into nose. See pediatrician and if necessary ENT ...Read more