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How do I handle my feelings of guilt for not breastfeeding?

How do I handle my feelings of guilt for not breastfeeding?

Deciding not to: breastfeed might be the option that works best in your life. It doesn't make you a bad mother. Please don't judge yourself harshly. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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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How can I come to terms with my guilt feelings about quitting breastfeeding?

How can I come to terms with my guilt feelings about quitting breastfeeding?

See below:: If you're considering formula-feeding, do your research so that you can make an informed decision. Then focus on nourishing and nurturing your baby — instead of feeling guilty or dwelling on other negative emotions. You might also share your feelings with your doctors/friends/family. Remember, parenting is an adventure that requires choices and compromises. What counts is doing the best you can. ...Read more

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I have been exclusively breastfeeding my 6 month old, no bottles no pacifiers, and not yet started on solids. I had a tubal ligation as well. Lately I've been getting PMS symptoms, cramps, and wildly emotional. No breast tenderness though, and no bleeding

I have been exclusively breastfeeding my 6 month old, no bottles no pacifiers, and not yet started on solids. I had a tubal ligation as well. Lately I've been getting PMS symptoms, cramps, and wildly emotional. No breast tenderness though, and no bleeding

Great job!: Good job breastfeeding, it is very good for your child. Time to start solids. What is your question by the way? Not sure if you are asking something about you or the child. The breastfeeding is probably releasing enough oxytocin that you have not started your periods yet. If you think you might be depressed tallk to your doctor, many moms will have sad feeliings early in parenthood ...Read more

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What are the medicines i can't take while i'm breastfeeding?

What are the medicines i can't take while i'm breastfeeding?

Too many to list: As a rule, anything i would give to baby as a medicine can be taken by mom during breastfeeding. However, there are a large number of medicines that should be avoided & you should check with babies healthcare provider before starting medications. ...Read more

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How should I handle my relatives who don't approve of breastfeeding?

EDUCATE: There are a whole host of reasons why breastfeeding is best for the baby and the mother. Search on google and you can find scores of reasons. One suggested reply, " I have researched this issue and have decided that this is the best thing for myself and my baby. Besides it is the natural biologic function for my body." "this might not be right for everybody, but it is right for me and my baby.". ...Read more

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I would like breastfeeding advice asap my child can't have formula!!!?

I would like breastfeeding advice asap my child can't have formula!!!?

You can do it!: Just remember women have been breastfeeding for millions of years! You want to get the tip of your nipple in the back of the baby's mouth, so he can compress your milk ducts adequately. Make sure he opens wide before you bring him in to the breast. A slight pinch at the beginning of feeding is ok, if a feeding is persistently painful stop and reposition. Get help with a lactation specialist ...Read more

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Why shouldn't you breastfeeding when you are on neo penotran?

Why shouldn't you breastfeeding when you are on neo penotran?

Metronidazole: Metronidazole (a component of Neo Penotran) is excreted in the breast milk in high concentrations. While the studies are done on the oral version of metronidazole and not the topical version, it is unknown how much gets absorbed and then subsequently excreted in breast milk so it is recommended that milk be discarded while on therapy. ...Read more

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I stop breastfeeding at nine months milk everywhere tried cabbage that don't work?

I stop breastfeeding at nine months milk everywhere tried cabbage that don't work?

Chill out!: Milk production is supply and demand, so the less demand you put on it, the less you will make. Just like when you started it took a couple of days to come in, it's going to take a couple of days to ease away. Decreasing the blood flow with cold packs, cold towels, tight bras or even tight ace banage wraps will all help, but you also have to give it some time. Take pain med if it helps. ...Read more

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My daughter is 9months and she weight 7kg is she in normal weight and she take bebelac 2 she isn't breastfeeding?

My daughter is 9months and she weight 7kg is she in normal weight and she take bebelac 2 she isn't breastfeeding?

WEIGHT GAIN...: Her weight is little below average (about 20th percentile). Birth weight doubles at 4 months, triples at 1 year. At the age of one, 10 kg is standard weight for a full term baby. Give her more solid food with proteins. Breakfast cereal, lunch and dinner- jar/pureed food on moderation, formula 4-5 times daily. Her pediatrician should have shown you what percentile she is for her height and weight. ...Read more

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Is it ok to tan while breastfeeding? I know it isn't safe for you regardless, but would it affect your milk or baby?

Tanning Ok: Tanning won't affect your breast milk at all. You just need to remember that you probably need to drink extra for the water loss. You already stated that tanning is not good for you, do not forget the sun screen! ...Read more

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