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Is It Okay To Drink Diet Soda When Breastfeeding
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
Many: You are probably better off sticking with water and plain tea that has no sweetening agents in at at all sugar or artificial. I would suggest a variety of different herbal or flavored teas sweetened with a bit of honey. It is important to stay hydrated while nursing, really water is the best. ...Read more
I bought 3, 4 books on breastfeeding and how to produce more milk with nutrition and drinking water + milk. I hope to b/f for2+ yrs, does diet help?
Kind of...: The absolute best way to make milk is to breastfeed exclusively! As a doctor AND a mom, I can tell you that breastfeeding is supply and demand. Some days you will feel like you breastfeed nonstop, then others it will be sporadic. Lots of fluids will help keep you hydrated to allow your body to keep producing, so water is a must! Drinking milk will not help you make more milk, breastfeeding will! ...Read more
I took a sip out of a drink today before realizing it was diet with aspartame. I am a breastfeeding mom. Will this hurt my baby?
I take high fibre but drink little water. Can the diet of breastfeeding mothers cause their infants to constipated?
Is it okay to drink a lot more than what you normally do when you are breastfeeding? i feel like i drink a lot
Not a good idea: At one time alcohol was suggested to relax moms for feeds.Yet further research shows it reduces prolactin, the hormone that helps you make milk.It also can enter the milk and surpress babies blood sugar. It is one of thoes things you give up if you want to breast feed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I wouldn't: The alcohol in any drink you take will pass in the breast milk. After it passes to baby,it will eventually break down to formaldehyde and other toxic byproducts. Although most infants with alcohol effect were exposed to high levels during pregnancy, there is no level of exposure that is proven save to the developing infant brain.Much of the ADD we see today is thought to result from such exposur ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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