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If I Start Using Birth Control For The First Time Can It Mess Up My Breast Milk
More complicated: We generally recommend staying away from estrogen containing birth control methods. They do not harm the breastmilk but they will decrease the production. Non estrogen containing methods are better choices like the "mini" pill, depoprovera shot, implanon, Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud and paragard iud. ...Read more
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
Hi..my friend gave birth yesterday and her baby is crying all the time and pases very less urine.is there any way to increase her breast milk??
Fluids, time: Do not panic. Babies are born with some extra fluid onot board to get them through until the milk comes in. Baby crying is actually very helpful to stimulate arts of the brain that regulate milk production, so the crying is actually good in those first few days. She needs to rest, put baby to breast ofen and drink LOTS of fluids. That's it- very simple and easy. RELAX- the milk will come! ...Read more
Keep going!: Though your milk supply may take a few days to come in fully, keep pumping and breast feeding every 2-3 hours! it will come! the first portion of breast milk will be colostrum. While not as much in a amount as regular breast milk, it has a higher concentration of nutrients that the child needs. ...Read more
Very: It is the natural food for all infants. ...Read more
Is it ok to give my 2 year old breast milk since i just birthed his brother a week ago? My son is 2 years and 2 months old and now that he is a big brother he wants to have what his brother is having when i breast feed him. I tried very hard to breast fee
There : There is nothing unhealthy about your breast milk for your 2 yr. Old. I would recommend that you offer it in a cup though, as there is no reason to encourage your toddler to believe he should be treated the same as a newborn. Some regression in behavior is common when a new baby arrives, but it should not be encouraged. Instead shower your 2 yr. Old with praise for being the very important "big brother.". ...Read more
Needs treatment : Retained placental tissue must be removed. It can not be safely left. Once it is removed though it will not have a lingering effect on breast milk. ...Read more
I gave birth to my son 12 days ago, how long will it take for the breast milk to dry up? I'm not breast feeding.
10m boy rejecting formula. Substituting 1 feed with Nan as low supply. He has been on bottle since birth and breast milk only. What should I do?
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