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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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When do I take an ovulation test if breastfeeding?

When do I take an ovulation test if breastfeeding?

Br. Feed contracept: Usually one is less concerned about ovulation when breast feeding, as it is an albeit unreliable contraceptive. ...Read more

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I have a question about breastfeeding and ovulation?

I have a question about breastfeeding and ovulation?

What is the question: What is the question
breast feeding can supress ovulation but not absolute and there can be ovulation and can make you pregnant in you are having unprotected sex, but chances are less than if you were not breast feeding. ...Read more

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Can I still ovulate if exclusively breastfeeding for 4mo and haven't had a cycle, what will be the signs of ovulation?

Can I still ovulate if exclusively breastfeeding for 4mo and haven't had a cycle, what will be the signs of ovulation?

Ovulation: Yes even if you are breast feeding you may still ovulate. So watch for the usual signs of ovulation like rise in body temp after ovulation, changes in cervical fluid or discharge, it may be egg white, and position of cervix, it us soft, high, open and wet. ...Read more

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Doctors, how much would you have to cut back in breastfeeding in an attempt to ovulate?

Doctors, how much would you have to cut back in breastfeeding in an attempt to ovulate?

There is no rule but: There may be many factors which can affect a brest feeding womens fertility, and may include frequency and amount of sucking, so if you decrease that you may start ovulating but how much and how can not be calculated. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding; no return of cycle yet. I may have ovulated 1.5 weeks ago. I have preg. Symptoms, but no positive test. Can bfing cause a false neg?

I am breastfeeding; no return of cycle yet. I may have ovulated 1.5 weeks ago. I have preg. Symptoms, but no positive test. Can bfing cause a false neg?

No: No. Not breast feeding. But after giving birth it can take a while for your HCG level (the pregnancy hormone measured in pregnancy tests) to return to 0. Taking a pregnancy test less than 8 weeks after giving birth is frequently positive. Check with your doctor if you are concerned. 2 blood tests two weeks apart can determine if HCG level is going up (pregnant) or down (non pregnant). ...Read more

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I have been on the paragard for 7months. I just recently stopped breastfeeding last week after 9 months. I had sex on my ovulation date I'm 5 days late?

I have been on the paragard for 7months. I just recently stopped breastfeeding last week after 9 months. I had sex on my ovulation date I'm 5 days late?

Paragard: If I understand correctly you have Paragard now making pregnancy very unlikely. Also you just stooped breastfeeding so one would expect some menstrual cycle irregularity. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding. Positive ovulation tests for the last 9 days. I have overactive thyroid. Why are I still getting + ovulation tests. I'm not pregnant.

Breastfeeding. Positive ovulation tests for the last 9 days. I have overactive thyroid. Why are I still getting + ovulation tests. I'm not pregnant.

You need to see: Your doctor. Firstly why are you doing ovulation tests?? if you have a thyroid issue then this needs treatment. Please see your local doctor for evaluation and treatment. The two issues may be related. ...Read more

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Could I be pregnant if I had sex on my ovulation day (April 3) my last period was March 20. I'm on the paragard, been on it for 7 month. I just stopped breastfeeding last week after 9 months. I've also had a yeast infection, it's gone now, but now I have a

Could I be pregnant if I had sex on my ovulation day (April 3) my last period was March 20. I'm on the paragard, been on it for 7 month. I just stopped breastfeeding last week after 9 months. I've also had a yeast infection, it's gone now, but now I have a

On Guard Paraguard!!: Think of it this way: the failure rate for a Paraguard IUD is about 0.8%, which means only 8 out of 1000 women using it will become pregnant. Pretty good. The failure rate of other IUDs is a lot more, up to 2%! Having sex on or shortly before/after ovulation will increase the chances of a sperm snagging an ovum, but still, your chances are pretty good of avoiding a pregnancy, but not 100%. ...Read more

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Is there a reasonable chance for me to conceive while still breastfeeding my fifteen month old baby? My cycle is regular and I ovulate.

Is there a reasonable chance for me to conceive while still breastfeeding my fifteen month old baby? My cycle is regular and I ovulate.

Breastfeeding: Yes, you are able to conceive so use protection, unless you'd like to have 2 kids in diapers at the same time. ...Read more

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Plan b ones step work when ovulation? I've been breastfeeding my daughter of 17 months haven't had a period. Took Plan B 40hrs after unprotected sex.

Yes: Plan b works best when taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex or contraceptive misadventure (failure) by preventing ovulation. Obviously, if you've just ovulated, then that doesn't help but it might prevent fertilization or implantation. Check out http://www. Planbonestep. Com/faqs. Aspx. If you don't want to have another child just yet, go see your doc to discuss your birth control options. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding my 8 month old, not had period since birth. No BC being used, have had white stringy discharge. Sign of ovulation? Or pregnancy?

Breastfeeding my 8 month old, not had period since birth. No BC being used, have had white stringy discharge. Sign of ovulation? Or pregnancy?

Rule out pregnancy: There is increased risk of pregnancy during the post partum period if no BC measures are taken. The convenstional wisdom that breast feeding is protective in this regard, is based on anecdotal experience.
While u can easily rule out pregnancy now with urine test, please use BC in the future to prevent pregnancy. Ideally you should have a minimal of 2 yrs interval between children. Congratulation ...Read more

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5 days late on period, I have the paragard for 7 months, stopped breastfeeding last week after 9 months, had sex on ovulation day, could I be pregnant?

5 days late on period, I have the paragard for 7 months, stopped breastfeeding last week after 9 months, had sex on ovulation day, could I be pregnant?

Why ask? Test!: Remember, IUD prevents implantation, not conception. Don't lose any sleep, just do home test, then you'll know. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Accuracy of home pregnancy test 21 days after intercourse? Or 31 days after? Breastfeeding. No periods. Spotted once. Ovulation pains. Light crampin.

Accuracy of home pregnancy test 21 days after intercourse? Or 31 days after? Breastfeeding. No periods. Spotted once. Ovulation pains. Light crampin.

Urine hcg: A pregnancy test depends upon the concentration of hcg, the pregnancy hormone, in urine. A negative test means the level of HCG is undetectable, but that can happen early in pregnancy. A positive test means pregnancy. Since you are breastfeeding, and are not having regular periods, you cannot rely on counting days if you are avoiding pregnancy. To prevent pregnancy, use birth control. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I am ovulating when I am breast feeding?

Very hard: Detecting breast feeding ovulation is very difficult. If you're trying to avoid pregnancy I recommend being on birth control. While breast-feeding ovulation is inconsistent and hard to predict. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if on days I'm off she wants to bottle feed anyone know suggestion to help her get back to breastfeeding when I'm home?

Can you tell me if on days I'm off she wants to bottle feed anyone know suggestion to help her get back to breastfeeding when I'm home?

Keep trying: You can only try. Some babies prefer the bottle since it's easier. Some prefer the breast. You can try offering the breast in the evening and in the morning, when she's most likely to want to snuggle. It also helps if you give the breast and someone else gives the bottle. Don't worry too much. If she gets some breast milk, she will still get the benefits. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant 9 weeks and I breastfeed my son I want to stop breastfeeding because he breastfeed all the day and night please tell me how?

I'm pregnant 9 weeks and I breastfeed my son I want to stop breastfeeding because he breastfeed all the day and night please tell me how?

Get help: You can start formula at any time but may need someone else to help. If you kid can smell you he will fight for the real thing. After he is hungry enough to start bottle feeding for your spouse or friend he may do it for you. Feed as he awakens and do not offer it again until after a sleep period, begin solids if he is over 6 mo and advance them as tolerated. He may reject this at first but keep tryng. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is safe to get juvederm while breastfeeding?

Please tell me if it is safe to get juvederm while breastfeeding?

Probably: Juvéderm is made of hyaluronic acid, a substance normally found in your skin. It is unlikely that you would have any problems while breast feeding. That being said, most physicians will avoid doing elective procedures on patients who are pregnant or breast feeding, just because of the liability.

For more on Juvéderm:
http://www. Omahacosmeticsurgery. Com/non-surgical-procedures/injectables/ ...Read more

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Can you tell me about it's like to take venofer while breastfeeding?

Can you tell me about it's like to take venofer while breastfeeding?

Venofer: The effects if venofer are unknown while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor for his opinion before use ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any negative effects that come with not breastfeeding a baby?

Please tell me if there are any negative effects that come with not breastfeeding a baby?

Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding has positive effects o child nutrition, immunity, teeth development, and other aspects. Bottle feeding, however, is a completely fine alternative and does not have negative effects. One of the most important things for your baby is keeping yourself as relaxed and happy as possible, and if bottle feeding will accomplish that, do not feel guilty about it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how have I affected my baby by eating so much junk food while breastfeeding?

Can you tell me how have I affected my baby by eating so much junk food while breastfeeding?

Baby likely OK: If you had a poor diet while breastfeeding, it more likely took its toll on you than on the baby. If the appropriate nutrients are not present while you are producing milk, your body will steal these nutrients out of your body's tissues in order to feed the baby. For instance, it will pull calcium out of your bones to ensure enough calcium in the milk for the infant. You need to get yourself back ...Read more

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Tell me what to eat when you are breastfeeding?

Tell me what to eat when you are breastfeeding?

Nursing mother: During breast feeding you have to eat a well balanced diet, which it should have proteins, fat, carbohydrates, minnerals and vitamines, drink a lot of water, fluids, and milk. ...Read more

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Please tell me what food to avoid during breastfeeding?

A varied list: Some people can eat everything, some can't. So you can cheat some with this list...
1. Cabbage
2. Onions and garlic
3. Spicy foods
4. Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli and cauliflower), radishes, asparagus
5. Caffeine
6. Dairy and tomatoes

you may find some of these foods are well tolerated, and you can eat lots, and find some foods you didn't know about (almonds, carrots). Comes with experience. ...Read more

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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more