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Eating Habits For Breast Feeding Mom
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
Yes: Breast feeding provides protection from disease but close contact with a baby if you have a cold will not prevent the spread of a virus to the baby. Careful hand washing and wearing a mask will help but often the baby is already exposed to the virus before you know you are sick. All the best and I hope the baby does not get sick. ...Read more
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Breast feeding/diet: If you breast feed you will lose wight naturally! you need to make sure you eat foods that will make ur breast milk nutritious for ur baby and include lot of dairy in ur diet so u do nto lose the calicium from your bonesnad teeth. Dont eaat lot of fat containg foods, eat more leafy vegetables and protein rich foods. ...Read more
Will it be a concern if hair dye of breast feeding moms flow onto their breast while washing hair?
Ok if rinsed clean: This should be fine as long as you rinse and clean the breast skin following exposure. ...Read more
What goodness comes from breast feeding? What are the specific benefits of breastfeeding for both the mom and baby?
Many for both: Breastfeeding has a multitude of benefits for both baby and mother. Breast milk is the perfect food for babies, the american academy of pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for at least the first year. Breastfeeding reduces infections, obesity, myopia, raises iq, and babes accept new foods better. Moms lose wgt. Faster, reduce breast cancer risk, save both time (no bottle prep) and $ on formula. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mom is 38 years old , breast feeding, and have pain in her breast with her body temperature elevated .. What is the diagnosis ?
Mastitis?: No way in which to diagnose this accurately without an exam. She should go back and see her obstetrician asap and get this taken care of. Good luck and hope she is better soon. ...Read more
I am going through depression and can't eat. I've lost 20 lbs and am down to 100lbs. I am a breast feeding mom.. What do I do? Should I see a dr?
YES, see a doctor: You have to stay physically and emotionally healthy to care for your baby (and yourself). Being a new mother can be incredibly stressful — you deserve help when you need it. There are many treatments for depression, including some that don't interfere with breast-feeding. Talk to your primary care doctor, or get a referral to a mental health professional (eg, psychiatrist or psychologist). ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Am breast feeding mom, my baby is 14 month , I never used contraceptive, for how long would be safe not to use contraceptive, I will still brestfeed?
I am a breast feeding mom my baby is six months old after 20 days is my sisters wedding i want to lose some weight my weight 74 my heigt153whattodo?
Im a breast feeding mom and I was wondering if it would be ok to have a couple beers if I pump & dump? Also how long should I wait to breast feed agai
My mom is breast feeding her new born but has a dry cough what can she take? She is allergic to penicillin.
Hi. Breast feeding mom takin thyroid medcine. Do this affect my baby. Lately i hav notice that her hair is fallin.help plz?
Hair: 1: I hope you have been prescribed the correct dose of thyroid. Have your thyroid level checked. 2: Please set up an appointment to take baby to your obstetrician. ...Read more
Hi there ... Our two year old son has picked up some kind of a bug, he's had it for about 5 day's now. Symptom's are: being sick once a day in the morning, he has a bit of a cough, he's drinking water, no food, he's breast feeding from mom still, and no t
The : The best ways to treat a cough are: -drink plenty of fluids -keep a glass of water by his bed at night -use a humidifier if the air is dry -eat a spoonful of honey, or drink apple juice, or chicken broth to help with any "coughing jags" -research shows that these methods are as effective as over the counter cough medicines which aren't safe for 2 year olds anyway. If he experiences any respiratory distress, he needs immediate medical attention. The signs of respiratory distress are: -rapid breathing (more than 60 times a minute) -grunting or gasping with breathing -flaring of the nostrils -working hard and using extra muscles to breathe such as sucking in at the neck or under the rib cage -blue or dusky coloring -change in speech or level of alertness reasons to call his doctor are: - fever - unable/refusal to drink - concern for dehydration - a cough that isn't improving after a week good luck! ...Read more