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How Long For My Food To Become Breast Milk Breastfeeding
Time to Wean: When the well is dry, it is time to wean your baby! this can be somewhat traumatic for both mom and baby, but he/she will eventually take to the bottle and/or solid foods, but might certainly experience some crankiness during the transition. This article offers some useful tips: http://www.Lalecheleague.Org/faq/weanhowto.Html. ...Read more
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
12-24 hours: It may take upto 24 hours to clear the system of gassy foods. ...Read more
How many minutes am i supposed to breast feed on each breast? For some reason my left breast is producing more milk. How can I even them out?
10-15 minutes: 10 -15 minutes on each breast is more than adequate to empty the breast. Baby actually gets 90% of the milk in the first 5 minutes.If one breast is significantly producing more, start your nursing always on the side that produces less. Baby's suck is more vigorous at the start of the feeding and will be more stimulating to that breast. Also can use warm compress to increase blood flow to that side. ...Read more
Breast milk: It varies person to person. Some things that you can do to speed things along: Wear a tight fitting bra 24hours a day/7 days a week. Best option is a sports bra. Do not express ANY milk as you will simply make more, Ice to your breasts when sore, avoid stimulation of breast tissue. ...Read more
How can I produce more milk for exclusive breastfeeding.Breast feels empty.Baby still cries after 2hrs of breastfeeding.
Fluids: Drinking plenty of fluids is the best way of encouraging breastmilk production as well as the baby nursing. The baby is at the breast too long if nursing for 2 hours. Of course your breast feels empty. Perhaps the baby is not crying because of hunger. Have the baby weighed, are the diapers wet, pooping 5-6 times a day, if the answer is yes, nurse no more than 20 min each breast and then console. ...Read more
I am currently breast feeding, i want to have 2 or 3 beers, how long does it take for alcohol to disappear from milk till next nursing?
Difficult issue: The alcohol actually transfers into breast milk as it is made and does not necessarily disappear before consumption.The rule of 1 hour/drink has been offered as enough to diminish transfer. Alcohol in any form decreases prolactin production and this can drop milk supply. It can sedate baby and will alter the taste of the milk. See: hale, t "medications and mothers milk" 15ed, 2012. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After several bottle feedings(pumped breastmilk) my 3 months old does not stay attached to breast.if i switch to pumping does it reduce milk supply?
Not really : Your breasts have a biochemical servomechanism so that if your kid (or the pump) sucks out say 2.5 ounces then the breast fills itself up with an additional 2.5 ounces. He may have a weak suck, he may have a tongue-tie. Best thing to do is just check weight gain. Can do that at doc's office. If growing well then child is getting enough food. ...Read more
How long does it take for breast milk to dry up ? My daughter is 2 and I stopped breastfeedin her at 7months and there's still milk!
??: I have had patients with breast milk leakage that lasted well over a year. I would suggest an exam and possible mommogram?Ultrasound to rule out other problems. If you stimulate the breasts as in when having sex or have a rare condition in your pituitary gland (brain) this is also something to consider. Talk to your pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It varies: The more nipple stimulation there is the more leakage you will have. Also, some women have small amounts of leakage for months or years after child birth. Using a tight sports bra with breast pads will help compress the ducts and dry you up. We used to routinely give Parlodel (bromocriptine) to stop breast milk production, but a small number of women had complications from this medication. ...Read more
Visit provider: Usually once you stop breastfeeding milk production will slow and eventually stop on its own without the stimulation of the infant. If certain hormones are elevated it could cause continued production. You can also have part of a duct system that did not completely empty and get intermittent release from there that is not due to continued production. An exam and labs will provide more info. ...Read more
About one year: After a baby is 12 months of age, and is eating a variety of baby foods, he can be weaned off formula and start whole cow milk. The weaning can be gradual over a week, in which more and more cow milk is mixed into the liquid formula each day. By the end of the week, the baby's drink will be mostly or all cow milk. Or one can wean suddenly, by making the formula disappear and just offering milk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lactation stop: One can dry up within a week. Applying. Cold compresses to breasts can help. ...Read more
How long does it take milk proteins to leave the body? I have to wait to breast feed again until dairy is out of my system.
No RAW meat/fish: Besides raw meat/fish (n minimize processed meats/cold-cuts), you should be eating a healthy, well balanced diet, and regular exercises just like everyone else should. You may need a bit more iron/calcium/folic acid which are provided in your prenatal vitamins. Consume about 500+ calories/day extra, to make milk for baby. Congrats on the new baby--a miracle of life. Good luck. ...Read more
For most people...: ...The question is moot -- they either stop lactating, or start a medication that is incompatible with breast feeding, and go straight to formula. Abrupt change does not seem to be any worse than any gradual change, as far as chances of formula causing a reaction. Breast is best, of course, but when you have to stop, there is no problem if you stop at once. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my 26 old son tends to breast feed for over 1 hour and i know I have enough milk, will this cause my milk to be less for next feed or increase?
>15min/side= nurture: Baby will extract 80-95% of the milk you have for a feed in 10-15min/side, so > 15min/side becomes a nurturing session. If you are making plenty this is fine. To increase volume you would cut the feeding time shorter so you could get more feeds in/day.Extended feeds can slow the movement of milk forward from the after-breast. ...Read more
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