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If I start using birth control for the first time can it mess up my breast milk?

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

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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


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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??

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

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Is it possible to get dried breast milk if you have never given birth?

Is it possible to get dried breast milk if you have never given birth?

Dried?: Well breast milk does not leave the body as dried milk. There may be some material expressed from the nipple without pregnancy. Galactorrhea can occur with certain medications & tumors. ...Read more

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How can I increase my breast milk supply after giving birth?

How can I increase my breast milk supply after giving birth?

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

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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

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

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Is retained placental tissue can effect on breast milk supply after child birth?

Is retained placental tissue can effect on breast milk supply after child birth?

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

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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.

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.

Why?: You should breast feed for six months, for your child's health. If social or work considerations are issues, you should breast pump. If this can' t be done, you may lactate 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Increase solids: A 10 month old child should be having more solids and with increasing solids his milk intake should decrease. That should obviate the need for formula and u can gradually wean him off breast feeding over weeks or months as per your choice. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more