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How long should I breastfeed?

How long should I breastfeed?

Up to 24 months: In the United States, a normal healthy baby who is growing well, will not see much added medical benefit from breastfeeding beyond age 1 year, compared to if he were to stop breastfeeding and just eat a variety of solid foods and drink milk or formula. The antibodies, white blood cells, iron, and miscellaneous chemicals in the milk are unlikely to make a visible difference in the toddler. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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 long should I breast pump and for how long if I took a 1mg xanex ?

How long should I breast pump and for how long if I took a 1mg xanex ?

Xanax (alprazolam) not recommend: Although adverse effects and data are scarce on infants breastfed by moms taking Xanax (alprazolam) as prescribed it is generally felt not to be the drug of choice since it has a relatively longer half life than other drugs as well as active metabolites. Depending on the age of the infant it can cause effects. Can you NOT use ANYTHING while breastfeeding? If not, consider Lorazepam or Oxazepam as substitutes. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me how often should I exercise and how long for?

Doctors can you tell me how often should I exercise and how long for?

Depends on intensity: High intensity, 30-45m, three times per week! moderate intensity, 45-60m, five times per week! ...Read more

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What should I expect for breast augmentation recovery time? How long does it typically take to recover from a breast augmentation? How long is it likely i would be unable to go to work if I am on my feet all day and how long do people tend to be sore?

What should I expect for breast augmentation recovery time? How long does it typically take to recover from a breast augmentation? How long is it likely i would be unable to go to work if I am on my feet all day and how long do people tend to be sore?

Varies w individual : Every person is different in how they perceive pain. Most will be sore for 3 days to 2 weeks. Same is true for work. Your are completely healed around 6 weeks. You should avoid upper body excercises for at least 6 weeks. Brignonimd.Com. ...Read more

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How often and how much should my newborn baby be eating?

How often and how much should my newborn baby be eating?

10 min per side: In the first month of age, if you are nursing, your baby should breastfeed about 10-15 minutes per side about every 2-3 hours. Breastfed babies typically feed about 8-12 times in a 24-hour period. If your baby is formula-fed, offer about 2-3 ounces (likely less the first few days to a week of age) every 3 hours on average. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to receive answers and how will I be notified?

How long does it usually take to receive answers and how will I be notified?

Hour or two, but...: If a question is not answered by the next day, just ask it again. The doctors on healthtap are volunteers who donate their time and expertise because they love to help people. Most questions are answered within a few hours, but some take longer. We volunteers choose which questions we want to answer (questions are not answered in chronological order). ...Read more

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How long and how often should I receive allergy shots?

How long and how often should I receive allergy shots?

1-6 months: Allergy shots help animal and pollen allergy sufferers the most to reduce their misery. Once a maintenance dose is reach (a process that can taken 1-6 months), injections are spaced out to a 2-4 week interval as part of a maintenance plan. Injections that do not seem to be effective after a year may be discontinued. Injections may be continued for 3-5 years or longer if they are effective. ...Read more

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If so how long will it take to cath myself and how often do I need to use it?

If so how long will it take to cath myself and how often do I need to use it?

? Original question: Your question is obviously follow up to an original question about self catheterization. ...Read more

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I'm getting braces soon. How long is it going to hurt and how much and how do I stop the pain?

I'm getting braces soon. How long is it going to hurt and how much and how do I stop the pain?

Depends on you: The healthier your mouth when braces go on the less the discomfort. Meme sure you're flossing every day to reduce soreness. You'll be sore a few days to a few weeks. Take 1 advil (ibuprofen) 4x/day w food or lots of liquids. Rinse 3-4x/day w 1tsp salt in 8oz warm water. Soft high-protein diet. Ask orthodontic specialist for wax. Dab orabase-b onto sore spots. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How long should I breastfeed for?

How long should I breastfeed for?

A mother and her bab: Should breastfeed for as long as they wish to breastfeed. The american academy of pediatrics currently (2005) recommends: "pediatricians and parents should be aware that exclusive breastfeeding is sufficient to support optimal growth and development for approximately the first 6 months of life and provides continuing protection against diarrhea and respiratory tract infection.At least one year. ...Read more

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How long will i be in menoupause?

How long will i be  in menoupause?

Menopause: Menopause is permanent. The symptoms from menopause vary widely from female to female. You will most likely have a similar course as your mother or other female siblings. ...Read more

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I have pcos and I am on menterform how long do they take to work and how long should i wait to speak to my doctor again ?

I have pcos and I am on menterform how long do they take to work and how long should i wait to speak to my doctor again ?

3 months: Metformin can help women with PCOS in several ways. It can help regulate periods, help with weight loss and it can lower sugars if they are elevated. It takes several months to work so make an appointment for follow up in about 3 months after you start the medication. ...Read more

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When im treated for gonnorhea how long would i wait to have sex and how long am i not contagious?

When im treated for gonnorhea how long would i wait to have sex and how long am i not contagious?

Repeat testing: I would recommend waiting until you have finished your treatment and have a repeat test showing no infection. Remember also to practice safe sex and use condoms in the future. ...Read more

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How long do I have to stay out of work after a bronchoscopy and how will i feel afterwards?

How long do I have to stay out of work after a bronchoscopy and how will i feel afterwards?

Minimal: Agree with dr. Arenberg. Barring complications, other than the day of procedure, you should not require any additional absence from work. This includes both flexible and rigid bronchoscopy with or without biopsies (endobronchial and flouro guided, ebus guided, em-nav guided transbronchial biopsies). ...Read more

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How much should I be eating and how often if I am pregnant?

How much should I be eating and how often if I am pregnant?

ASK YOUR OB: That is the job of your OB to answer your questions about that after you have had an exam and your OB has done an assessment of you, but generally eat 3 normal meals or some people eat smaller meals and a snack in between your doc can go over your eating and refer u to a nitricianist if necessary. ...Read more

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