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Dr. Selby Jacobs
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Guilt (Definition)

to say Guilt is any way I can control you and make you feel anxious doing it. Its an atypical anxiety state that you feel when you are accused of doing something you should not have done, or you didn't do something you should have. The underlying feeling you have is resentment, but that remains unexpressed as you ...Read more


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Which medications should I wean off of to start breastfeeding?

Which medications should I wean off of to start breastfeeding?

Depends: It depends on what medications you're on and for what reason you're taking them. ...Read more

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Is it ok for my weaned 2 year old (weaned since 14 months) to start breastfeeding again?

Is it ok for my weaned 2 year old (weaned since 14 months) to start breastfeeding again?

Why: Weaning is a natural point of transition for infants/children.Like learning to self settle/sleep alone, toilet train, separate and go to school, it is part of growing up. There are no nutritional superiorities at that age, when they have a collection of table foods diluting the effects. If the kid needs comforting/nurturing i would look to a different way to accomplish that goal. ...Read more

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I just weaned my LO From breastfeeding, it's been a week and I'm still producing milk.. What can I do to help dry up?

I just weaned my LO From breastfeeding, it's been a week and I'm still producing milk.. What can I do to help dry up?

Cold compress: The best way is to do it very gradually, slightly reducing the number or length of feedings over weeks to months. However, if there is a reason you need to stop suddenly and quickly, wear a very tight bra, put cold/ice packs on breasts to reduce blood flow, minimize time spent in warm showers and minimize stimulation of the breasts with minimal touching and massaging. ...Read more

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How to wean an almost 2 yr old off breastfeeding she loves it iam ready for them to be mine again;) ?

How to wean an almost 2 yr old off breastfeeding she loves it iam ready for them to be mine again;) ?

Try: This is an old wife's recipe which works well, try smearing some garlic paste on your nipple before the feeds and then hope she does not like that. ...Read more

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Besides weaning off breastfeeding slowly so I'm not in pain. What else can help dry up my milk quicker??

Besides weaning off breastfeeding slowly so I'm not in pain. What else can help dry up my milk quicker??

Can't have both: if you want to have less pain simply follow the course you're on. Taking medication to dry up the supply is unnecessary and probably NOT less painful ...Read more

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How do you begin to wean when breastfeeding? He doesn't like bottles so i give him sippy cups and he only bf's when he is sleepy

How do you begin to wean when breastfeeding? He doesn't like bottles so i give him sippy cups and he only bf's when he is sleepy

Weaning: It's fortunate that your baby prefers to drink from a sippy cup. If s/he is less than 12 months, give formula; if more than 12 mos, give whole milk, in the cup. Start cutting breastfeeding one at a time every 3 - 5 days. If you have saved expressed breast milk, you can mix it with the formula/whole milk to give some taste of breast milk. ...Read more

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Attempting to wean my 21 months old from breastfeeding. How much cow's milk does he need instead? He's refusing the cup/bottle so far. Suggestions?

Attempting to wean my 21 months old from breastfeeding. How much cow's milk does he need instead? He's refusing the cup/bottle so far. Suggestions?

Weaning: Try to taper breast feeding gradually while training the child to use a sippy cup. 4 cups of milk 6 oz ea plus eating regular balanced diet including cheeses & yogurt should be sufficient. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does weaning from breastfeeding affect your period?

BREASTFEEDING: Your menstruation is suspended during breastfeeding due to secretion of prolactin but after weaning, menstruation will be restored to normal. ...Read more

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I weaned my baby from breastfeeding. What will i give my weaned baby to make him eat food and be strong and healthy. Thanks?

Depend on baby's age: If your baby is younger than 12 months of age, i would recommend baby formula till 12 months. After that you can give homogenized milk, but limit the amount to no more than 24 oz a day. If you give more milk, chance of developing iron deficiency is very high. The baby also should eat jarred baby foods, increasing the volume gradually. Start with vegetables such squash, green beans, and liver, beef. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

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


Dr. James Dukelow
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Feelings Of Intense Guilt (Definition)

Feelings of intense guilt are clinical findings in which a person feels severe guilt which may be due to depression ...Read more