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Is It Possible To Breastfeed An Adopted Child
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
Yes: Absolutely! if your milk supply is in but your are concerned you might not be making enough for your baby right now, try pumping for a brief period of time to increase your supply. If may take a few days to a week, but hang in there- your body will adjust to the increase demands. Be sure to drink plenty of water so that your body is well-hydrated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just found out today that I have chlamydia, but I breastfeed. Is it possible that my child could have it to?
YES: Absolutely. Your body will make the milk with the birth of the baby. Get the baby to latch on as soon after birth as possible and try to nurse for every 2-3 hours. Use the lactation consultants at the hospital to help you out with latch, position, and answer your questions. Breastfeeding is always best if you can. It is worth a try. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: While some babies are fed donor breast milk, the donors are screened for diseases that could be transmitted via breastmilk, such as CMV or hiv. Each mother's milk is perfectly tailored to her infant's needs, including the age of the baby. Breastfeeding is more than just milk production, bonding and emotional issues are involved. There's no right or wrong answer but consider all the implications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if a woman decides not to breastfeed her child? Will her baby still be well nourished?
Nourished, yes: Human milk is the optimum specialty item, designed so specifically that your own milk is better for your child than any other. There are transiently alive components, immune factors that reduce risk of infection that can not be replicated in the lab. We are blessed to have dozens of nutritious alternatives to help baby grow when BF in not chosen.You must do what you must do, but baby will do okay ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast feeding: That is a very personal decision, there's no real set time. Any amount of breast feeding is better than none. However, since children can start drinking whole milk, at a year of age, that's one time. Another is when the child can use a sippy, so they will never need a bottle. Some mom's nurse 2-3yrs, though. The benefits to mom, from breast feeding, are also found when nursing at least a year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should do fine: I've never had a breast baby be allergic to the mothers milk, which can be a problem with formula. However, today's formulas are balanced nutrition for a growing baby. These are much better than the bovine home made formulas of the 50's to 80's and will assure baby can grow. You miss some of the benefits of breast milk, but you must do what you need to do to get through parenting. ...Read more
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I havent had a child since February 2013. I didnt breastfeed at all I still made sure to stimulate them so i wouldnt get too full. I started lactating?
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