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Is it possible to breastfeed an adopted child?

Is it possible to breastfeed an adopted child?

Yes: It is difficult but possible with continued stimulation of the breast. This can be done with a breast pump. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

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


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Is it possible to breastfeed exclusively after feeding my child a mix of breast milk and formula?

Is it possible to breastfeed exclusively after feeding my child a mix of breast milk and formula?

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 more

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How long should I breastfeed my child?

How long should I breastfeed my child?

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 more

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Is it okay for my sister to breastfeed my child sometimes?

Is it okay for my sister to breastfeed my child sometimes?

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 more

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Can you breastfeed your second child even if you hadn't breastfeed the first child?

Can you breastfeed your second child even if you hadn't breastfeed the first child?

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 more

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What happens if I don't breastfeed my child? Will a baby be okay with just formula?

What happens if I don't breastfeed my child? Will a baby be okay with just formula?

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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What happens if a woman decides not to breastfeed her child? Will her baby still be well nourished?

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 more

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Should I still breastfeed my child that has gastroenteritis?

Should I still breastfeed my child that has gastroenteritis?

Yes: Breast milk is considered one of the best nutrition sources available during gastro, in spite of concerns about lactose malabsorbtion.It is available, accepted by baby& unlikely delivered in excessive quantity. It can be supplimented by other items;my favorites include apple sauce, banana & rice cereal. ...Read more

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Is it safe to breastfeed my child if he/she has colic?

Is it safe to breastfeed my child if he/she has colic?

Yes: By all means, breastfeeding will soothe your baby and there is nothing gentler for the infants digestive system than momĀ“s milk. Most babies have a certain amount of colic that usually subsides by itself by the time the baby is 12 weeks old. As with everything, watch your diet when you nurse. ...Read more

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Are the same natural saturated fats that come when a woman breastfeed her child vs formula? What do you think?

Not the same: Breastmilk is unique in that fat composition varies over the duration of the feeding as well as timing of the feeding. Infant formulas have been modified to approach breastmilk composition. Babies who are breastfed are less likely to obese as children and adults. Breastmilk is the gold standard. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to be able to breastfeed my next child with my hypoplasia? I couldnt make enough milk this 1st time around :(

Is there anything I can do to be able to breastfeed my next child with my hypoplasia? I couldnt make enough milk this 1st time around :(

Yes: Many women fail at breast-feeding because they are not adequately prepared. For example, you can avoid sore nipples by regularly tweaking them between thumb and forefinger to strengthen them in the months before delivery. Please contact the La Leche League, a non-profit devoted to helping women breast-feed successfully. The size of a woman's breast usually has no relationship to the amount of milkproduced. ...Read more

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Unable to breastfeed my child due to very little milk production. What should I do? I have tried lactonic granules and Perinorm tablet but no use.

Unable to breastfeed my child due to very little milk production. What should I do? I have tried lactonic granules and Perinorm tablet but no use.

Lactation consult: Call the nursery nurses at the hospital you used for delivery to find local lactation consultants. Good for you for not giving up! stay well-hydrated, get a rocking chair & a boppie for your comfort, & some nipple cream. Minimum calories for breast milk production =1500. Let your family do all the housework - kind of like the medieval lying-in period! ...Read more

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I just found out today that I have chlamydia, but I breastfeed. Is it possible that my child could have it to?

I just found out today that I have chlamydia, but I breastfeed.  Is it possible that my child could have it to?

Not from the milk: If the kid was born while you had chlamydia it could acquire the germ as a nasty eye infection or pneumonia. It would likely have been picked up & treated before that happened. Beyond that exposure your baby has little to worry about. ...Read more

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I have a 3 month old child to breastfeed, but I am losing to much hair.what should I do? Please help

I have a 3 month old child to breastfeed, but I am losing to much hair.what should I do? Please help

Telogen hair loss: Hair loss 3 mos after child birth often means new hairs growing and pushing out old, inert hairs. Probably it is self-limited and will be OK in a few weeks. Forget the omega-3 which is a waste of money. ...Read more

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What are the chances of passing eosinophillic esophagitis on to my child? Should I still breastfeed my baby since I have EOE?

What are the chances of passing eosinophillic  esophagitis on to my child? Should I still breastfeed my baby since I have EOE?

EoE: no known inheritance pattern, for the condition, and no problem nursing your child if you have EoE, best wishes to yourself and to your baby ...Read more

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What does it mean when your child is 3yrs old and your still lactating and you never did breastfeed with him but you did breastpump him milk ????

What does it mean when your child is 3yrs old and your still lactating and you never did breastfeed with him but you did breastpump him milk ????

Lactation: Your breasts provided milk whether you pumped or directly breastfed. I don't know how long ago you stopped pumping, but if it's been more than a year, you should have your doctor investigate possible pituitary concerns or beast related causes. Avoid any direct stimulation to the nipples, since that can restart milk production. ...Read more

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Im pregnant with my second child, and im at a bit of a loss as to what to do. I had planned to breastfeed my first daughter the whole time i was pregn?

Im pregnant with my second child, and im at a bit of a loss as to what to do. I had planned to breastfeed my first daughter the whole time i was pregn?

Whatever you choose: Breast feeding is both nurturing and nutrition. Data supports the superior feeding benefits up to 8 mo, which diminish as solids are added. If your kid needs the nurturing, continue as you desire. If you must track down the kid at feeding time and she makes short work of it, wean and prepare for no 2. I have mom's that feed both at the same time but it can lead to problems. ...Read more

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A woman should breast feed a child to what age?

A woman should breast feed a child to what age?

Depends: The american academy of pediatrics recommends to 1 year of age. However, she should nurse as long as she feels comfortable. ...Read more