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Health Benefits Of Adult Breastfeeding
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
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
Many:): First, it contributes healthy bacteria to your digestive tract; it is the original probiotic! This can improve digestion as well as immune function. Yogurt is a dairy product and as such contains good amounts of protein and calcium. It also contains other nutrients found in dairy foods like vitamin B12, potassium and magnesium. Choosing non- or low-fat versions eliminates it's downside: fat. ...Read more
Shellfish: See: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=107Get a more detailed answer ›
Food Myths: There are no extra known health benefits from eating walnuts. The calories in a walnut are divided between proteins and fats. ...Read more
What vitamins should be taken for women's health of age 21? For overall health of nails, skin, bones, hair, teeth, eyes, heart, everything women's body
It depends...: This depends a lot on what your diet is like, exposure to environmental toxins, genetics etc. Vitamins are no substitute for a healthy diet, but for most i advise a quality multivitamin, ideally with natural e (avoid synthetic e) ; the 5-mthf form of folate, (folic acid) without additives like titanium dioxide or polyethylene glycol.Additional vit. C, about 1, 000 mg 2x/day is wise too, as well as d.See comment:. ...Read more
Not enough data: Here in usa to make a recommendation. It's big in east africa and arabic countries. It's suppose to be high in vit c. I will very careful drinking any unpasteurized milk of any class. Will see in the future. If you don't like cow milk try soy, rice and/or almond milk. ...Read more
Sea buckthorn: Sea buckthorn leaves and flowers are used for treating arthritis, gastrointestinal ulcers, gout, and skin rashes caused by infectious diseases such as measles. A tea containing sea buckthorn leaves is used as a source of vitamins, antioxidants, protein building blocks (amino acids), fatty acids and minerals; for improving blood pressure and lowering cholesterol; preventing and controlling blood ve. ...Read more
Infant circumcision benefits outweigh the risks according to the american academy of pediatrics (aap). What are other opinions?
Infant Circumcision: Recent research found that there was not enough evidence that circumcision definitely prevented UTI and STD and hence currently circumcision is considered to be more for religious or family preferences. The coverage for the procedure by the insurances has also undergone a slight change recently. But many still are strong in the belief that there is a definite benefit from circumcision ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Multiple: Daily weight lifting will eventually increase your muscle mass, which not only improves your strength and makes you more functional for daily activities, but also increases your baseline metabolism which makes it easier to lose weight. In addition, regular exercise has been shown to cause endorphin release, which improves mood. ...Read more
Yes, but...: There are advantages to eating a diet that minimizes unhealthy saturated fats, but a vegetarian diet does not limit processed goods that contain white sugar and flour and the diet also allows frying of food and trans-fats. So the plant based aspect of the diet is healthy, but not every aspect including excluding wild fish such as salmon rich in omega-3 fatty acids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the health benefits of Melatonin, what are the side effects if any? Can it be taken while breastfeeding?
Generally safe: Melatonin is a hormone found naturally in the body that seems to exert effect on the body's clock. It is used for jet lag, shift-work disorder, and insomnia. It has been tried for MANY other things: Alzheimer's, depression, headaches, fibromyalgia, and cancer. Reported rare side effects include headache, dizziness, irritability and daytime sleepiness. It's safety in breast-feeding is not known. ...Read more
My partner fancy to breastfeed, so i let him after baby finishes.Would my milk have any health benefits for him and r their any harmful effects 4 me?
Clarification...: If you are asking whether there are health benefits for an adult who drinks breast milk, i would say the risks outweigh the possible benefits. Certain infections (such the HIV virus and others) can be transmitted via breast milk. I would stick to my other milk choices (cow, goat, soy, rice, etc.). ...Read more
Breast feeding perks: For baby: improved immunity, superior brain & eye development, fewer allergies & GI problems, enhanced cognitive functioning, reduced risk of obesity/all obesity related diseases, etc. etc. etc. etc. Mother loses weight faster, saves time, money and environmental resources, bonds more readily, reduces risk of breast & ovarian cancer, and risk of multiple systemic diseases. Risks are minuscule. ...Read more
i got told by a health profesion worker that green coffee complex was safe to take while breastfeeding?
Reasonable: Whatever you consume crosses to the baby in various amounts, usually less than 5%. Caffiene or other xanthienes are no exception. Other chemicals good and bad are no exception. Artificial sweeteners are a good example. Because something hasn't been proven bad doesn't mean it's good. Some things, like green tea is better/safer, but good? No one can say. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Enough calories: A good variety is important, including some omega 3 fats (fish, nuts, olive oil), proteins and plenty of fluids. You should also take a multivitamin so you don't rob your body of calcium, iron and make yourself anemic or soft boned. The most important things are enough fluids to keep your milk supply flowing and enough calories to make the milk rich for optimal growth. ...Read more
I am due with my first child in August. What are the health bennifits to breastfeeding? Is it worth the trouble?
Many benefits: Breast feeking has been shown to benefit the infants immune system, providing antibodies that will help prevent infectious diseases. In addition, breast milk is very easily digestible and avoids digestive problems that may accompany cows milk and formulas. There isalso the very important bonding that goes on between child and mother during the feeding process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breastfeeding my daughter who is 10m old.when can I expect my pwriods again?does this mean that my health is poor?
Bf and menses: Many women do not get their period when they breastfeed. This is normal and has nothing to do with your overall health. You can get pregnant though, so if you do not wish to conceive again, use a reliable birth control method since you dont exactly know when you are ovulating and are fertile. ...Read more
I am 20 and breastfeeding my 11 month & am hoping to fall pregnant again soon. Im wondering if this would effect my own growing and health to much?
What are some statistics on the health of infants that were raised with bottle feeding and breastfeeding?
I sometimes drink about 4-6 cups of chamomile tea a day, can that be bad for my health and that of my child who I am breastfeeding?
See below: There will not be a problem with you, or your child. ...Read more
My friend is eating 800-1, 000 calories a day and breastfeeding a toddler. Is this dangerously low? What health problems could it cause?
Sad problem: I have seen babies hospitalized for just such maternal diets. Most would get by for a while, since the mom's body often extracts nutrients from her bones/muscles/etc to give baby at least a minimum. This kind of diet leads to bone loss and malnutrition for both eventually. I wouldn't think twice about calling child and family services (most keep reports confidential)To have a 3rd party investigate ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am breastfeeding and am getting a UTI. I can'tsee my dr. Until Monday. I came across cystex cranberry urinary health complex liquid. Is this safe?
Is there a proven link between breastfeeding and improved lifelong dental health? Do formula-fed babies get weaker teeth/thinner enamel? Thanks!
No direct link: Infants who fall asleep while either breast feeding and/or bottle feeding are both more prone to tooth decay as they don't swallow the last of thy milk or formula and it sits around their teeth all night causing decay. Bottles tend to be worse as the baby does not have to actively suck for liquid to keep dripping into their mouths. Either method used improperly will cause decay. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
After starting formula milk my daughter starts loose motion dark bluish in colour and order is fouling. Unable to Breast feed coz of her mother health?
Type of formula: Formulas have different bases - cows milk, soybean, and basic amino acids. Some infants can react to the protein in formula. Foul smell and dark stool are worrisome for a reaction that should be seen tomorrow by your MD to make sure the formula your child is on is causing intestinal irritation. If your child is in distress, fever, constant crying seek emergency care. ...Read more
Excessive sweating during sleep - no diabetes, high bp or other chronic health conditions. Sweat so much I have to change clothes at night. Stay hot and over heat easily. 5 months postpartum on zoloft not breastfeeding?
Contact your OB MD: These symptoms could be a rapid drop or change in your hormones normally post partum, or a symptom of a thyroid disorder. Please contact your OB MD for clarity. ...Read more
Immune benifits: Data supports the superiority of breast milk over formula until the infant begins to dilute feedings with alternative foods. This includes the addition of cereals, fruits and vegetables along with other solids. The IgA transferred in the milk helps reduce some forms of infection until their effect is diluted.Generally this works out as 8 months.Some babies prefer it for nurturing benefits. ...Read more
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