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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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


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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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Can a woman with breast cancer breast feed?

Can a woman with breast cancer breast feed?

Yes: Prior breast cancer does not Prohibit a woman from breastfeeding, however, the affected breast may not prodice much milk if treated by radiation therapy. Furthermore, any medication that you are taking, including chemotherapy, may be transmitted in the breast milk and should be avoided. ...Read more

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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

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Can an hiv+ woman breast feeding her baby?

Can an hiv+ woman breast feeding her baby?

Bad, bad idea: In health, breast feeding has many benefits, and in the very poor nations, the lack of a good alternative may make it worth the risk. In the developed world, it is far safer to use a good substitute because of the risk of transmission to the baby. On this subject, there's an unanimity rare in real science. This is an emotional issue with militants offering misinformation -- be warned. ...Read more

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Can a nursing mother with high bilirubin breast feed?

Can a nursing mother with high bilirubin breast feed?

Yes: If you are talking about your infant's high bilirubin level-the answer is yes, you may continue to nurse. Speak with your pediatrician regarding the plan for probable coordination with possible phototherapy for your infant and taking breaks to feed. If your infant is severely ill, a premie, or carring an bilirubin level > 20, your doctor may have other recommendations. ...Read more

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My wife is breast feeding. She complains of itching breast?

May be an infection: If there is redness or a rash, this could mean that there is a yeast infection of the skin. Babies sometimes develop thrush in the mouth which mom can sometimes also develop on the breast. It can cause a very itchy breast. It can be treated with prescription ointments and creams, so i would recommend seeing your doctor or health care provider if this continues. ...Read more

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Can nipple piercings affect breast feeding?

Can nipple piercings affect breast feeding?

Possibly: If the piercing hits into the ducts, milk flow could be affected. Production should not be a problem, but you may be more prone to mastitis and/or have some minor problems with let down of the milk. That being said, I have known many women to breast feed without any problems who had history of nipple piercing, so I wouldn't rule it out just based on that. ...Read more

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Can breast milk make my baby fussy?

Can breast milk make my baby fussy?

No: Breast milk is warm and tastes yummy to a baby. So, breast milk should not make a baby fussy. If a baby drinking from the breast seems fussy, but drinking formula seems fine, then the baby might be impatient (try feeding breast milk from a bottle to see what happens). On the other hand, a young baby might fuss on the breast when the let-down occurs because the milk is coming too fast! ...Read more

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Can I feed my baby thawed breast milk?

Can I feed my baby thawed breast milk?

Yes: Only heat it once to thaw and then use. You can continue to use it from the refrigerator up to 24 hours. ...Read more

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Rash on breast during or after breast feeding?

Rash on breast during or after breast feeding?

Common problem: You may be very sensitive. I would suggest being very gentle to your skin as well as aggressive in its care. Put your milk onto your nipples to give it a coating for protection. In addition i would try a lanolin cream or ointment in between feedings, then wipe off gently before next feeding. Moisturize the surrounding skin for more soothing relief. ...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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Sushi is unsafe in breast feeding like pregnancy?

Sushi is unsafe in breast feeding like pregnancy?

Cooked foods best : Sushi or any uncooked meat has the potential of carrying bacteria or parasites. Such things may cause only gastrointestinal infections, but sometimes other organs are affected, and chronically. While the final call is up to the user/consumer, the 100% way to know something will not adversely affect us is thorough cooking or complete avoidance. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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Please could you recommend diet for breast feeding mothers?

Please could you recommend diet for breast feeding mothers?

Varied diet, fluids: It is important to eat a good variety of foods including all of the food categories - proteins, carbohydrates and fats. You need extra calcium to avoid your body stealing it from your bones for the milk. Most important, you need extra fluids - about 100 ounces daily. Calorie intake should be about a thousand calories more than your usual intake. ...Read more

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Can i take st. Johns wort as a new breast feeding mother?

Can i take st. Johns wort as a new breast feeding mother?

There's no good data: Because st. John's wort is classified as a dietary supplement, manufacturers do not have to prove safety or effectiveness of this product, nor is approval by the fda required. So, there is scant medical information about st. John's wort during breast feeding. Very limited data involving only a few nursing infants indicated that st. John's wort could be detected in infant blood samples. Ask your md. ...Read more

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Can i drink pepsi or 7up diet as I am breast feeding mother?

Can i drink pepsi or 7up diet as I am breast feeding mother?

Soft drinks: Watch the caffeine mom. Soda in moderation is ok. Water is better.I'd avoid the synthetic sweeteners.R. ...Read more

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Hi. Will it effect breast feeding baby if her mother is enamic?

Hi. Will it effect breast feeding baby if her mother is enamic?

No: Breastmilk is of the same composition regardless if the mother is anemic. The problem is the mother must be treating her anemia as well as keeping herself well hydrated in order to effectively breastfeed the baby. ...Read more

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Is Cerazette good for breast feeding mother or there is other contraseption more safe?

Is Cerazette good for breast feeding mother or there is other contraseption more safe?

Okay to take: Unlike taking a contraceptive that contains estrogen and progesterone, cerazette contains Progesterone only and is safe to take for lactating mothers. ...Read more

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Im a new mother that recently stopped breast feeding. Since I've stopped I've had sweet smelling brownosh discharge. What could this be?

When u R: Breast feeding the brain does not stimulate your ovaries thus no hormones. Your ovaries are are now starting to produce hormones and the uterus is making endometrial lining inside the cavity. It will likely improve after u have a period. Good luck, congradulations. ...Read more

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Can breast feeding mother can take ipills ?

Depends on the pill: Got to www.Lacmed.Com to see which medications are safe to take if you are breast feeding. ...Read more

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What effects has THC on breast feeding babies if mother consumes?

What effects has THC on breast feeding babies if mother consumes?

THC: Thc can impair a mother's judgment and child care abilities. There is concern that marijuana may have effect on neurotransmitters and nervous system development of the infant. For a more complete answer please refer to lactmed- from the us national institutes of health. http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/f?./temp/~sgjkqy:1. ...Read more

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Why can't i smoke when i'm breast-feeding? I see many mothers do it and their babies turn out to be fine, will i hurt my baby

Why can't i smoke when i'm breast-feeding? I see many mothers do it and their babies turn out to be fine, will i hurt my baby

Yes: Start with an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome, add 2-3x incerase in bronchitis& ear infections & other respiratory issues. Add decreased growth & exposure to nicotine in the milk, short of this you will teach this child to smoke as an adult. I am not aware of any health benefits of smoking to you or your child. At least you are breast feeding, thats good. ...Read more

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How long i can still take cerrazette pill(opp suitable for breast feeding mothers) and now i stopped breast feeding 3months ago?

Minipill use: It is preferred if you use a Progesterone only minipill for contraception that you are breast feeding every 2-4 hours to maintain its effectiveness. If not, then switch to a combination ocp for best protection frm pregnancy if you are able to use this . If you cannot use a combination ocp, then the Progesterone only pill is ok combined with backup contraception such as condoms. ...Read more

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Does sperm has any effect on a breast feeding mother?

No: It has little effect, other than possible pregnancy -- but breast feeding is generally a fairly effective contraceptive. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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How many extra calories are required for a breast feeding mother?

How many extra calories are required for a breast feeding  mother?

Extra calories: Rather than extra calories a breastfeeding mother should eat a healthy and balanced diet. A nutritionist can provide you with such a diet. ...Read more

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What food should a breast feeding mother eat to recent constipation for baby?

What food should a breast feeding mother eat to recent constipation for baby?

Constipation?: What is considered constipation? Sometimes a child may not have a bowel movement for a few days while breast fed. This can be normal. I don't recommend a change in your diet at this time. Please consult with your childs pediatrician to further evaluate his condition. ...Read more

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Am breast feeding mother, is it good for me to take one a day womens multivitamins?

Am breast feeding mother, is it good for me to take one a day womens multivitamins?

Absoutely!: Your system will do everything to give the best to your newborn. If you are not getting enough of all the different vitamins in your diet, it will steal them out of your tissues and bones to get some for the baby. It is difficult to get everything you need at this point just from your diet, so a vitamin is a must so you don't long-term weaken your body and bones. Take to boost both you and baby! ...Read more

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Can a breast feeding mother of 6 months old baby eat food stuffs kept in refrigerator?

Can a breast feeding mother of 6 months old baby eat food stuffs kept in refrigerator?

Yes.: As long as you think the food is safe for your family members and not spoiled, it should not affect the baby's breastmilk any differently. Always remember to keep a balanced diet. ...Read more

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How can mothers go out and have fun at the bar, if they are still breast feeding?

How can mothers go out and have fun at the bar, if they are still breast feeding?

Nonalcoholic drinks: Most bars carry non-alcoholic beers, or can serve juices or sodas with garnish such as lime in the same glasses that alcoholic drinks are served in. Check the local event calendar either online or in the newspaper to find bars that are hosting bands, games or other events, and invite some new friends to boost the fun factor. ...Read more

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