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Enteral Feeding Pumps
Depends: It depends on the age and the weight of the child as well as on where you are going to use them, what are you using them for and for how long. ...Read more
Doc prescribed me proctosol for enteral hemorrhoids.i can't get cream to go in rectum and I'm on a lot of pain. How do I get cream in?
10 minutes each: Pumping up to 10 minutes each breast is a good place to start. It really depends on how long your baby nurses. Pump until your breast feels empty, then pump the other side. Excessive pumping may make you sore. Pay attention to your body you don't fatigue yourself. ...Read more
Starting to breast feed 1 month after delivery been pumping but only get 1oz/day since I haven't been much. Will it benefit to mix w/ formula?
Better than nothing: Any breastmilk is better than nothing. Good job, keep up the effort, it is best for your child. You might want to pump every 3 hrs or so to increase your BM supply and consider supplementing with fenugreek which may augment breast milk supply. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I nurse my baby when she gets hungry in between feedings, in addition to bottle feeding her pumped breast milk? Or is that feeding her too much?
Nurture vs nutrient: Don't assume that willingness to latch & feed every hour is necessary hunger. You can unwittingly create a snacking baby if you assume every mouthing or rooting response is a need to feed. Babies can do this for the comfort. Hunger is an empty stomach. ...Read more
Hard to say: Since milk is made continuously and the byproducts of drinking and smoking enter the milk, it is hard to be clear of any effort that would protect baby.Pumping and dumping for 4-6 hours after a night of drinking would likely clear the milk to a degree. The residual smoke you cannot smell remains in your hair and on your clothing. Baby will inhale ; be exposed regardless as long as you smoke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am I taking something away from my baby if I just pump and bottle feed her? Pumping is less painful for me.
Not really: Pumping although more difficult for you is okay. Your baby will get the same goodness from the breast milk. The major problem comes from being able to keep up with your babies demands. Long term pumping is not easy. ...Read more
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