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How do I know if I should supplement with formula?

How do I know if I should supplement with formula?

Poor Weight Gain: Breastfeeding is the ideal nutrition for most infants. As long as your infant is gaining weight well and having wet and soiled diapers, you probably do not need to supplement your infant with formula. Occasionally, an infant might not gain weight or might become slightly dehydrated and formula supplementation might be helpful. Always speak with your pediatrician first if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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How do I know if I should supplement my breast milk with formula?

How do I know if I should supplement my breast milk with formula?

No: After a baby has learned to be a good breastfeeder, it is ok to supplement breastfeeding with formula. However, supplementation is not needed unless the baby is very hungry after breastfeeding and cannot wait until the next breastfeeding; or unless the baby is not gaining weight properly. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a food addiction and if so what should I do?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a food addiction and if so what should I do?

Consider speaking: With a therapist. Breaking bad habits of any kind takes work. Cognitive behavioral therapy, dieting apps on your phone, hypnosis, are just a few possible therapeutic options or a combination oc techniques can help. Because you must keep eating ending an eating addiction is complex. You need to learn to make peace with food and choose healthier ones. Ask additional questions if you need to here. ...Read more

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If I want to grow faster what should I do with my diet nutrition?

If I want to grow faster what should I do with my diet nutrition?

Balanced diet: Eating a balanced diet, rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains and low in saturated fats, will promote normal growth. Diet will not accelerate the growth and it is not a good idea to try to do that even though some medications have the potential of accomplishing that. ...Read more

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How often should I workout if I want to gain muscle mass, what protein supplements if any should I take?

How often should I workout if I want to gain muscle mass, what protein supplements if any should I take?

4-5 days/week: To increase muscle mass, strength training 4-5 days/week with 2 recuperative days is recommended. A diet high in protein should be sufficient nutrition, but if you are not sure about your protein intake, then a protein supplement should help. ...Read more

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Do I have a late puberty? I really need to know if I do and what natural products I can take.

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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Do I have a late puberty? I really need to know if I do and what natural products I can take.

Delayed puberty?: Puberty is delayed if secondary sexual development( breast development in girls, testicular enlargement in boys) has not started by age 13 in girls and by 14 in boys. If this is the case, you need to be seen to sort out the cause. ...Read more

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How can I know if i eat okay?

Consider: consulting with a nutritionist. Take care.

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What to do if I have heard about the diet supplements?

What to do if I have heard about the diet supplements?

Clarify: Please be more specific about what information you need. ...Read more

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I want to have a child. What supplement should I begin to take?

I want to have a child. What supplement should I begin to take?

Lifestyle change: You must prepare your body for pregnancy. Some european countries advocate detoxing your body from chemicals you can avoid, eliminate processed foods, if you can to consume organic milk and grass fed meats. Look up the " dirty dozen and the clean fifteen" for produce. Avoid pesticides and harsh cleaners in your home. Both vitamin deficiency and excess are known to cause birth defects. ...Read more

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I take midroine so I do not pass out and I do not want to take it cause i can not drop any weight i try everything what do you think I should do?

I take midroine so I do not pass out and I do not want to take it cause i can not drop any weight i try everything what do you think I should do?

Other options.: First, midodrine does not stimulate appetite. However, if you feel side-effects from it, one can try florinef (fludrocortisone). Some people respond to octreotide injections. Non-drug measures can help, such as sleeping with the head of your bed elevated (put plankets under the mattress at the head of your bed to raise the head 6-8 inches). ...Read more

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How much iron do I need if I am pregnant to be healthy?

How much iron do I need if I am pregnant to be healthy?

27mg daily: The typical diet confers 15 mg of elemental iron per day. The recommended daily dietary allowance of ferrous iron during pregnancy is 27 mg. Every patient will have a health screen questionnaire and blood tests at the beginning of pregnancy. Your ob/gyn will review these results and clarify your needs. ...Read more

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If i want to be taller what foods should I eat? What should I drink? And what exercise / sports should I do?

If i want to be taller what foods should I eat? What should I drink? And what exercise / sports should I do?

Some things to try:: Our height is mostly determined by our genes so your ability to influence this is limited, but a healthy diet, good sleep (esp. Before midnite) and exercise may help. There are several specific strategies that can increase your production of human growth hormone. See http://www.Thebodywellusa.Com/blog/dr-mike-carraghers-top-10-ways-to-increase-your-human-growth-hormone-hgh-levels for good info! ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby will not take a bottle?

What should I do if my baby will not take a bottle?

Cup: Many breast fed babies will not take a bottle. This is a challenge. For those who really will not take a bottle at all, then work with a sippie cup and practice practice practice. By nine months many children can actually drink form a straw..The small juice box size straws. It seems logical from your question that you are breastfeeding. If there is more that is a concern, discuss it with your md. ...Read more

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How do I know if I should up my dosage of dhea?

How do I know if I should up my dosage of dhea?

Guess: Dhea as a supplement is unfounded on any real clinical science or evidence; the pills or shots are also unregulated. There is no known disease of dhea deficiency so how much to take is anybody's guess. ...Read more

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What does a water pill do and how do I know if I need one?

What does a water pill do and how do I know if I need one?

Diuretics: Divided into classes by part of the kidney they act on. They are used for fluid overload as in CHF or to lower BP. There are weak diuretics like hydrochlorthiazide or stronger ones like metolazone. Consult your doctor before taking these medications. ...Read more

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What vitamins should I take if I someday want kids?

What vitamins should I take if I someday want kids?

Folic acid: With a healthy diet, taking vitamin supplements generally have not been shown to benefit your health. However, taking a folate (folic acid) supplement of 400 micrograms daily is recommended for women who can have children to prevent some birth defects. It is important to take it before getting pregnant as well. A good iphone resource for complete preventive recommendations is my health checklist 2012. ...Read more