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Is it ok to have cold breast milk?

Is it ok to have cold breast milk?

Yes: It's traditional to warm breast milk or formula before feeding it to a baby, but honestly there's no particular reason either can't be served cold. Babies might not take to it at first if they're used to the warm stuff, and i imagine warm milk is more like nursing, so maybe more comforting... But there's no crucial reason to warm the contents of a bottle. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink soy milk when you have a cold?

Yes.: Drinking soy milk (or cow's milk) is safe while you have a cold and will not affect the duration of your sickness. ...Read more

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Is it ok to freeze breast milk?

Is it ok to freeze breast milk?

Yes: You can freeze your freshly pumped breastmilk for up to 3 months. It is best to keep it the back of your freezer to keep it very cold. Some report that if you have a separate deep freezer you may even keep it for longer. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give cold breastmilk?

Is it ok to give cold breastmilk?

Sure: Many babies will drink it just fine. Give it a try and see how the baby takes it. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get a tattoo while breast feeding?

Is it ok to get a tattoo while breast feeding?

No: Please allow your infant the opportunity to bond while breast feeding without the risk of infection. Tatoos use needles under the skin which can cause infection with the potential to enter your bloodstream and thus the baby's milk supply. ...Read more

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Is it ok to supplement my breast milk with formula?

Is it ok to supplement my breast milk with formula?

Yes: It is fine to supplement breastfeeding with some formula, if the baby is very hungry after breastfeeding. To be successful in breastfeeding though, it is best to avoid supplementing during the first week of life, so the baby can learn to be a good breastfeeder. However, moms should give formula in the first week if the baby is having low blood sugar, excessive weight loss, or other problems. ...Read more

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Does drinking cold milk have any disadvantages? Can it be given to babies?

Not for babies<1 yo: Cold milk is a safe beverage for most above 1 years old.Infants under 1 yo should ideally get human breast milk: cow milk infant formulas and other infant formulas are an okay substitute. Check in with your pediatrician if you have other nutrition questions. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my breast milk is bad?

Is it possible that my breast milk is bad?

Maybe: If there are drugs in the milk from your own system, possibly. Otherwise, unlikely. ...Read more

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Is it ok to mix breast milk and formula?

Is it ok to mix breast milk and formula?

Yes: Sure. Just try to be sure you use just the amount of breast milk that you think your baby will need for the feeding as it should not be refrigerated or frozen again after it has been defrosted. It is not harmful to mix both together and feed the milk to your baby if you feel your baby needs more milk that you are able to provide for each feeding. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink milk of wife?

Natural curiosity: Many a movie or television show that jokes about drinking breastmilk. No problem to try it, but please leave it for your infant. As parents, we always want what's best for our children. The best thing to do with breast milk is to give it to your baby. The benefits are too numerous to list, but trust we medical professionals to show you the right thing to do - breast milk is best left for baby. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding and have low milk supply. Is it safe to take goat's rue?

I am breastfeeding and have low milk supply.  Is it safe to take goat's rue?

Try fenugreek : I would try fenugreek since it is safe and works for some women. Downside is that there is an odorin the secretions including urine. ...Read more

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Is it ok to reheat breast milk more than once? If the baby didn't use it? Or should it be does right away?

Is it ok to reheat breast milk more than once?  If the baby didn't use it? Or should it be does right away?

You could, but:: Previously frozen milk that has been thawed can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. While there is limited evidence to date that milk thawed for a few hours may be refrozen, this results in further breakdown of milk components and loss of antimicrobial activity. The accepted practice is not to refreeze thawed milk. No research about timing of room temp milk "shelf life" (some say 1 hr). ...Read more

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How important is it that a 12-mo-old gets milk? I want to wean, but he won't drink any other kind of milk (cow, goat, coconut, and almond).

How important is it that a 12-mo-old gets milk? I want to wean, but he won't drink any other kind of milk (cow, goat, coconut, and almond).

Not mandatory: Milk is an easy vehicle to provide calcium, protein, fat, sugar and fluid.All can be provided through alternative sources. Cheeses and yogurt can provide adequate calcium, or two ground up Tums (calcium carbonate) antacid tabs. The rest of the diet can provide the rest. You may find this is just a battle over the breast, and a week or two after you stop the kid may take anything. ...Read more

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Is it bad to drink your own breast milk?

Is it bad to drink your own breast milk?

No: Breast milk is very nutritious, and excellent for babies, so will be of no harm to adults (in small amounts). Breast milk is too rich, so will give an adult too much animal fat (yes, we are animals) and many extra calories. Most moms with excess breast milk just freeze it for use later when their babies are weaned off the breast, but surely some frozen milk gets wasted (thrown away). ...Read more

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I like to express milk in a bottle to see how much my baby is taking is that also breasfeeding or wil inot reduce my milk supply.

I like to express milk in a bottle to see how much my baby is taking is that also breasfeeding or wil inot reduce my milk supply.

Don't need to know: We don't need to know how much a baby drinks while breastfeeding, as long as the baby is growing normally, as shown by the growth charts that track height and weight at each visit to the doctor. If the baby gets sick, irritable, or is not making wet diapers, the doctor can evaluate. In a baby who is not growing, we can just weigh the baby before and after a breastfeeding to see how much he drank. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink Metamucil while breast feeding?

 Is  it  ok to drink Metamucil while breast feeding?

Yes It is ok: with breastfeeding, as it is a bulk laxative, acts locally in the bowel, no systemic absorption, so won't be secreted in the breast milk, ...Read more