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Doctor insights on: How To Feed Breast Milk

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Can i feed my wife's breast milk to my other children?

Can i feed my wife's breast milk to my other children?

Yes,but: It is less beneficial to older kids on solid foods. There are many benefits of breast milk and the content is somewhat tailored to the specific age of the infant, changing as s/he ages. After 8 months, when most have moved into some table foods the superiority of bm over formula diminishes.In older kids it is nutritious but unlikely to boost immunity when diluted by other foods. ...Read more

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Can I save an unfinished bottle of breast milk for a later feeding?

Can I save an unfinished bottle of breast milk for a later feeding?

Yes: Saving it for the next feeding is fine, but check that the milk is not breaking down (if it has small clumps or smells like rancid butter--toss it out). Don't refreeze, and if you haven't used it several hours later, it's likely gone bad. ...Read more

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My son is seven week old and lately he pass out some breast milk after feeding. What coulld be the problem.

Need not to worry: Spitting in infants after feeding is very common. Try to avoid rapid feeding and large volume feeds. If too much spitting with fussiness, may be cow milk allergy. Check with your pediatrician. Dont forget, lots of burping ! ...Read more

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I'm usually careful but i ate hot dog yesterday night and have fed the baby breast milk this morning. What should I do now?

I'm usually careful but i ate hot dog yesterday night and have fed the baby breast milk this morning. What should I do now?

Not worry.: While I wouldn't condone eating hot dogs on a regular basis, there's nothing in a hot dog that would negatively affect your baby via breast milk. ...Read more

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Can I feed my baby thawed breast milk?

Can I feed my baby thawed breast milk?

Yes: Only heat it once to thaw and then use. You can continue to use it from the refrigerator up to 24 hours. ...Read more

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If infant pukes up breast milk should you feed them again?

If infant pukes up breast milk should you feed them again?

Most of the time yes: Infants often normally reflux small amounts of milk after feeding, while burping, with motion or for no reason at all. They then can be hungry again very soon, and you can go ahead and feed them. But if the amount is unusually large or frequent, or their urine is dark, see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Breast milk too less , baby is 16 days old and entirely formula fed is it safe?

Breast milk too less , baby is 16 days old and entirely formula fed is it safe?

Yes: while breast milk is the ideal form of nutrition for your baby, formula contains all of the nutrition he needs to grow and thrive. ...Read more

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I had my son 3 years ago and have never breast fed why do I still have breast milk?

I had my son 3 years ago and have never breast fed why do I still have breast milk?

Need prolactin level: B"sd thats an interesting circumstance. Are you having regular menses - if you are much less likely to be a significant issue such as pituitary tumor (prolactinoma). Certain activities besides nursing can sustain milk production. Even if prolactin normal, dopamine agonist therapy with bromcriptine, Dostinex (cabergoline) may be effective. glad to discuss in more detail ...Read more

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How to lose breast milk for a two year old wont stop feeding not really milk in them?

How to lose breast milk for a two year old wont stop feeding not really milk in them?

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