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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
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?
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?
Infant crying: i would not suggest using anything until your infant has been examined. ...Read more
My 4 month old daughter has eczema & we went to the pediatrician in Nagoya & they gave us some ointment but after a few days usage it returns again.We are not sure if the formula is the trigger. She only drink breast milk and the formula. Please help?
Thoughts: Eczema is a chronic skin condition that is treated/managed with the goal of maintaining a good skin barrier & minimizing breakdowns/infection. It is rarely cured although many kids grow out of most of the problems by school age. Food allergies aggravates it in 1/3 of patients. You can look into the food allergy issue with blood tests, but a review of your expectations with the doc is needed. ...Read more
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
My baby daughter is 14 weeks old.
Her stool is very watery, it’s been like this for a while now.
She drinks breast milk.
She has a good appetite. She drinks every 3 hours.
She is picking up weight.
Is this normal?
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?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers