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Hair Dye And Breast Milk
Still nursing 11 mos old son -- I am a very anxious person and read that cortisol can enter into breast milk? Is this why he has very little hair?
Very unlikely: It is totally normal for an 11 month to have very little hair. Do talk to your doctor about getting help for your anxiety though. You sound like you really want to do the right thing for your son and there are lots of good treatments for anxiety. Best wishes to both of you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The hard way : There are many home remedies women in various cultures have been using for a long time, with variable suggest, but the most reliable way is to nurse every couple of hours from the first few days of life, and to pump after each nursing session. The body is meant to keep the baby alive based on the demands of the baby, but if you wish to store milk, you will need to pump afterwards. ...Read more
Follow CDC guideline: The CDC puts out breastfeeding recommendations with guidelines on storage. Follow these. Always store milk in the back of the fridge or freezer where it is coolest. Store in sterilized bottles or bags. Never refreeze milk after it has been frozen and never thaw in microwave. Briefly on countertop milk is good for 6 hours, fridge for 5 days and freezer for 3-6months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies with chemical: The chemicals that enter mothers body will end up in a variable amount in her milk.It may be continuously released into the milk as it forms.The time it takes to leaves mothers body depends on the chemical. Some leave in hours, some may stay days.If it is still in mothers mothers body, it can still show up in the milk. ...Read more