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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Feeding Support (Overview)

Addressing feeding issues is critical for children who have conditions that interfere with feeding, such as cleft lip and palate.


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What are the cons of exclusively pumping breast milk and feeding baby using bottle versus breast feeding?

What are the cons of exclusively pumping breast milk and feeding baby using bottle versus breast feeding?

Efficency: It's more efficient to breast feed than to pump & then bottle feed. You also avoid any risk of less than perfectly sterile bottles causing the milk to carry an infection. In addition, baby's nursing tends to trigger you to produce more milk than pumping. That said, having breast fed both my kids, pumping when i was away & nursing when i was with baby was a very effective compromise. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
7 doctors shared insights

Feeding Support (Overview)

Addressing feeding issues is critical for children who have conditions that interfere with feeding, such as cleft lip and palate.


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Will support bra prevent drooping?

Will support bra prevent drooping?

Yes: Breast droop or ptosis can be caused by many factors but the long term influence of gravity (especially in larger breasted women) is a significant contributor to breast sag. Wearing a bra that supports the breast through the day will certainly decrease the strain on the tissues and help maintain breast shape and position on the chest. ...Read more

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Will breast feeding mother consuming iron and calcium tablets go to the infant through feeding?

Will breast feeding mother consuming iron and calcium tablets  go to the infant through feeding?

Not exactly: Breastmilk is notoriously low in iron, even if you take supplements. Similarly, although breastmilk is usually hight in calcium, the concentration of calcium in breastmilk is not really related to your calcium consumption. A nursing mother should have adequate intake of these nutrients to maintain her own stores, not to affect the milk's composition. ...Read more

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Will breast feeding lead to sagging more than bottle feeding?

Will breast feeding lead to sagging more than bottle feeding?

For some women yes: Breast feeding does change the breast contour for most women in some fashion. The benefits far outweigh the vanity cost. Breasts were meant for this purpose and if a mom has the opportunity to breast feed i hope she would take it. Breast feeding also has health benefits for mom for decades...Reduced ovarian cancer risk, breast cancer risk, osteoporosis, etc. ...Read more

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Is breast feeding heatlhy?

Is breast feeding heatlhy?

Yes: Breast milk is the one material specifically designed for babies that is readily available, requires no refrigeration or mechanical assistance in use & will not trigger an allergic reaction. Many aboriginal populations that totally breast feed for the first 2 yrs have better muscle/bone indexes than american kids over the same period. ...Read more

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Breast milk supply worry about decline pumping at work?

Breast milk supply worry about decline pumping at work?

Common: Pumping certainly can be helpful to continue feeding babies breast milk for mothers that work but it is not the same as your babies direct sucking. It is not uncommon for the milk supply to decrease with pumping. You may need to supplement with formula to keep up with your babies needs. ...Read more

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Will formula provide my baby with adequate nutrition?

Will formula provide my baby with adequate nutrition?

Yes: In the first 9 months of life, breastmilk or formula is adequate food for the baby. Solid foods are started at 6 months of age, but they are not required for nutrition at that young age. After age 9 months, baby food intake has increased to the point that solid food becomes an important part of the diet (at which time breastmilk or formula alone may no longer be adequate). ...Read more

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Horse chestnut safe for breast feeding moms?

Horse chestnut safe for breast feeding moms?

No it is not safe: No it is not safe and not recommended during pregnancy or bresrfeeding and there is fda warning for not using it during pregnancy and breast feeding do not use it if you are pregnant or breast feeding. ...Read more

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Working mothers with stress and incontinence children?

Working mothers with stress and incontinence children?

Reword: Reword your question please. If you are looking for treatment options for incontinence.....there are many options www.voicesforpfd.org ...Read more

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Will breast feeding help you loose weight?

Will breast feeding help you loose weight?

Actually yes..: Making milk uses energy/calories and so if you balancing what you eat, breastfeeding certainly will help with increasing your energy-expenditure. Each oz of milk contains about 20 calories and during the milk-making process, you burn up more calories as well. Eat healthy, take your vitamins, and do some exercises as well will help! congrats on the baby and good luck. ...Read more

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Nutrition support for patient s/p Whipple.

Nutrition support for patient s/p Whipple.

Short term;long term: If no j-tube (feeding tube), oral diet will be started with clear liquids & slowly advance to solid food. Eating small, frequent (6-8) meals is usually a good idea as is avoiding greasy and fried foods. Gradually increase raw fruits and vegetables. 8-10 cups water/day, but limit liquids with meals. Consider high calorie beverages: smoothies/supplement drinks. Pancreatic enzymes/vits may be needed ...Read more

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What to avoid while breast feeding baby?

See below: Smoking, use of illicit drugs, and heavy drinking should be avoided. Consult either your doctor or pediatrician before you take any medication. ...Read more

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How to make 9months baby lay to sleep by himself., while breast feeding baby sleeps. How to make baby to sleep without direct breast feeding ?

How to make 9months baby lay to sleep by himself., while breast feeding baby sleeps. How to make baby to sleep without direct breast feeding ?

Sleep habits: Can start by teaching child to go to sleep by itself; Can feed but child should be put in crib tired but awake and allowed to go to sleep by itself; May involve some crying but habit of breast feeding to sleep can be broken. ALos child does not need to be fed during the nite. DO not subsitute pacifier or bottle to put infant to sleep. ...Read more

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How can a breastfeeding and working mother increase her milk supply (other than nursing more often)?

How can a breastfeeding and working mother increase her milk supply (other than nursing more often)?

Breast milk supply: Natural ways to increase breast milk supply: drink plenty of water, reduce stress, Fenugreek Seeds. Mother's Milk Tea, pump (a pain but works), Blessed thistle; eat more carbs like oats/ drink beer; ; if absolutely need Rx: Reglan (metoclopramide) ...Read more

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Why is breast feeding beneficial?

Why is breast feeding beneficial?

Breast milk: Because it has all the natural ingredients and antibody protection that a healthy infant requires to be able to thrive. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding an infant or giving them breast milk prevent jaundice?

Can breastfeeding an infant or giving them breast milk prevent jaundice?

Newborn jaundice : No breast milk does not prevent newborn jaundice which will happen to most of newborn. Usually breast feeding newborns may have more jaundice than formula feeding babies. Because breast milk is the best nutrition for infants it is recommended that babies fed with breast milk. Neonatal jaundice should be followed closely and treated with photo therapy (bili light) if needed. ...Read more

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Lose weight while maintaining a good supply of breast milk for twins ?

Lose weight while maintaining a good supply of breast milk for twins ?

Breastfeeding: It takes more calories to breast feed than it does to grow the babies while u were pregnant so just by breast feeding u usually loose weight and definitely breastfeeding twins.Eat a healthy diet and stay well hydrated.U will be getting exercise just caring for the twins but could add some walks and such.Be sure u get your sleep.Sleep deprivation changed glucose metabolism and can cause weight gain ...Read more