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How to quit breast feeding ? Do I have to take medicine ?

How to quit breast feeding ? Do I have to take medicine ?

Maybe pain medicine: If a breastfeeding woman stops abruptly, she will still get engorged with milk. She may have to pump occasionally to relieve the discomfort, but cannot pump too often or she will keep making milk. She can take some tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for 2 or 3 days if needed to relieve pain. Quitting gradually (switching one feeding to formula, then 2 feedings, and then 3 feedings, etc...) is less painful. ...Read more

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Dr. Clarence Grim
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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 do I stop breast feeding? I need to stop milk flow but don't know how.

How do I stop breast feeding? I need to stop milk flow but don't know how.

Breast Feeding: The best way to stop breast feeding is to wean your baby off of the breast. If you decrease the number of nursings per day by one every few days, your body will slowly decrease the amount of milk it produces. Depending on your baby's age, you can offer the baby either formula or whole milk to replace the decrease in breast milk. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm so sick of breastfeedingi'm breastfeeding my life away. how do I get her to drink formula?

What do you advise if I'm so sick of breastfeedingi'm breastfeeding my life away. how do I get her to drink formula?

Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding is very good for your baby, but nothing is more important for your child than your mental health. Try to wean her off the breast slowly, gradually switching a number of feeds each day for formula. ...Read more

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How long before breast augmentation do I have to stop smoking?

How long before breast augmentation do I have to stop smoking?

Quit smoking: Smoking puts you at unnecessary risk for complications of surgery. Quit for 3 weeks before surgery and at least 6 weeks after surgery, for the best results. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/index.html. ...Read more

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I kind of want a 3 day mental evaluation. But im worried they will force me to take some drug. I only want to take what i agree to take. Suggestions?

I kind of want a 3 day mental evaluation. But im worried they will force me to take some drug. I only want to take what i agree to take. Suggestions?

See a psychologist: or psychiatrist. Why do you want this? Start with outpatient tx. Mental eval's can be given without hospitalization or forcing meds on you. Are you worried about the effect of STD's (mentions them in the "Conditions" section of your question)? Sounds like you might have significant anxiety... ...Read more

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How long will i need to use a breast pump? How many months am i going to need to be hooking myself up to a breast pump after i give birth? .

How long will i need to use a breast pump? How many months am i going to need to be hooking myself up to a breast pump after i give birth?

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Depends: On how long you plan to nurse and how often you will need to be away from the baby. Make sure you talk to a lactation consultant and other moms who have nursed to get lots of advice. The best part about pumping (besides knowing your baby is getting great nutrition when you are not there) is being able to nurse and not dealing with bottles when you are home with him or her. ...Read more

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How long will i need to use a breast pump? How many months am i going to need to be hooking myself up to a breast pump after i give birth? .

How long will i need to use a breast pump? How many months am i going to need to be hooking myself up to a breast pump after i give birth?

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Why use one ?: Simply letting the baby be your breast pump is one way to avoid it's use.They are mush better at emptying you than the pump & preparation for use is a lot less burdensome.If you want one around for any reason, use it as long as you wish. ...Read more

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Hi doctors i decided not to breast feed my baby and was given a pill to dry the milk .now i want to breast feed what can i do.

Hi doctors i decided not to breast feed my baby and was given a pill to dry the milk .now i want to breast feed what can i do.

Start feeding and...: Congratulations on deciding to breast feed your baby as it will significantly improve your baby's health. Breastfeeding is a natural process; your body wants to do this, so start nursing your baby and the milk will come in. Certain herbs, foods & medicines can increase milk supply- see http://bit.ly/1gZvP0E Ask your doctor to prescribe Domperidone to kick-start the process. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if i can use gum to quit over eating like i used it to quit smoking?

Wanted to know if i can use gum to quit over eating like i used it to quit smoking?

Give it a try: Give it a try with sugar-free gum. The gum can help stimulate your mouth, when u have the urge 2 eat. The cleansing taste of gum might prevent u from wanting more food. The key is 2 break up your routines/habits w/ new behaviors. Don't forget about your quit smoking accomplishment. That was not an easy task. Use the same mindset 2 overcome new challenges. ...Read more

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How do I need to stop my breast milk.suggest me some home remedies?

How do I need to stop my breast milk.suggest me some home remedies?

Breast milk: You need to wear a very tight bra, and prevent stimulation to your breasts. It takes a few weeks sometimes and can be quite difficult during the process. ...Read more

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How should I prepare for fat transfer? What do I need to do to prepare for my fat transfer procedure? Do I have to change medications or stop smoking? .

How should I prepare for fat transfer? What do I need to do to prepare for my fat transfer procedure? Do I have to change medications or stop smoking?

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Yes stop and prepare: Several thousand of these procedures later, i can say that smoking will definitely spoil the result. You also risk the skin dying. Exercise daily, massage moisturising lotions into your skin daily, and be as close to your ideal weight as possible. Eat plenty i dig and leafy greens before surgery so that your vitamin k levels are good. Hydrate. Make sure your dr is up to the job. ...Read more

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How should I prepare for fat transfer? What do I need to do to prepare for my fat transfer procedure? Do I have to change medications or stop smoking? .

How should I prepare for fat transfer? What do I need to do to prepare for my fat transfer procedure? Do I have to change medications or stop smoking?

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It : It really is a simple and striagtforward procedure.I would avoid any substance that can cause bleeding such as aspirin, omega fatty acids and the like.This will minimize bruising.www.beautybybrueck.com. ...Read more

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How to take care of your breast i mean hygiene, before you breastfeed your baby? Do I have to clean nipple if yes how?

How to take care of your breast i mean hygiene, before you breastfeed your baby? Do I have to clean nipple if yes how?

Simple cleaning: Avoid using any soaps on your breasts as they can dry your skin, cause irritation and painful cracking. Your breastmilk has wonderful antiinfective qualities and is a great moisturizer to use. If you use a nipple cream, select one that has minimal scents and dyes as these products can be irritating. So a daily shower/bath suffices to keep your breasts clean. ...Read more

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I smoke weed to help with anxiety and insomnia for over 6 years. I want to quit but not get addicted to sleeping pills. How does it affect fertility?

I smoke weed to help with anxiety and insomnia for over 6 years. I want to quit but not get addicted to sleeping pills. How does it affect fertility?

Probably not good: Unlike cigarette smoking, there is little scientific evidence about the effects on female fertility. In men it lowers testosterone and does reduce sperm quality. We don't know if a women smoking weed also affects sperm in her body. It may affect female hormones and ovulation. Our bodies make cannabis-like chemicals (endocannabinoids) and we are finding out what they do for fertility. Best to quit. ...Read more

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My doc asked me to stop bf for 24 hrs to take 500 mg metronidazole oral, i don't pump enough milk so how can I do this? Do i need to stop bf to take it?

My doc asked me to stop bf for 24 hrs to take 500 mg metronidazole oral, i don't pump enough milk so how can I do this? Do i need to stop bf to take it?

Metronidazole: Breastfed babies get Metronidazole in doses less than used to treat infections in infants. Plasma levels of the drug and metabolite are measurable, but less than maternal plasma levels. Candidal infections and diarrhea have been reported oral and rectal colonization with candida might be more common, but doubt that 24 hrs of a single dose will be harmful to your baby. ...Read more

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Im going back to work and want to continue breast feeding baby on formula as well can i take fenugreek tablets how safe is it?

Fenugreek : Even though fenugreek is generally considered safe, there is no good evidence beyond anecdotal that it increases breast milk production (assuming that's the reason you're taking it). Would suggest discussing w/ your baby's Pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can I still breast feed if I smoke cigeretts? How long should I wait to breast feed?

Can I still breast feed if I smoke cigeretts? How long should I wait to breast feed?

Don't smoke at all: The nicotine you crave will readily pass through the bm as it forms & on to baby when fed .The half life of nicotine in baby can exceed 18 hours, meaning it will build up & effect babies brain causing irritability & may interfere with growth. Even if bottle fed the smell on your hair will increase babies crib death risk, double or triple respiratory illnesses. You have a choice, baby needs one too. ...Read more

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What can I do to produce more breast milk? How do I know if my baby had enough to eat?

What can I do to produce more breast milk? How do I know if my baby had enough to eat?

Answer to second par: The best gauge of the baby getting enough is the weight gain. Brest fed babiers are fed on demand and usually if you are only breast feedig the baby, the baby will let you know when he or she is hungry again. As the baby gets older, he or she will suck on the breasts longer. The most nutritious milk is the first 5-7 minutes of the feeding on each side. So be sdure to feed on each side each feedin. ...Read more

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