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Is It Safe To Freeze Breastmilk And Give It To Your Baby Months Later
5mths post-partum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it okay to get a tattoo and can it cause any harm to baby via my breastmilk?
My sister is 4 months pregnant is it ok for her to highlight her hair will it do any harm to the baby?
Is it safe to start dieting as my baby is breastfeed but only twice a day as trying to change to formula?
Probably: You didn't mention how many months you are post partum. In general you can "start dieting" around 3 months post partum. But if the baby is less than a year, I'd encourage you to get more calorie deficit for the buck, kill two birds with one stone, continuing your twice a day nursing till the baby is a year old or more. Those calories are coming out of your body, nursing helps you lose. ...Read more
My baby is 1week 1day old I been using formula is it to late to switch over to breastfeeding? Will I still be able to make milk? Formula make him sick
Yes but ....: You may want to discuss what baby is doing with the doc or his/her nurses. Babies often spit up/ become gassy with anything you feed them (breast or bottle) and sometimes a change in formula,technique or bottles can reduce what you see as a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessary: Formula is just a manmade liquid diet for infants and meant to be a complete food. It doesn't taste particularly good, but it is complete nutrition for an infant. For a small infant, it will be the only food s/he is taking. For an older infant, closer to 12 months and eating food, formula may not be necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My newborn is chocking up every time i breastfeed her. Very scary, is anything i can do to make it easier and better for her until she'll learns?
Nutritionally, is it better or worse to introduce cow's milk at 12 months if the baby is still breastfeeding?
No effect: I don't believe it is either good or bad for most babies, whether cow's milk is started at one year of not, if breastfeeding is continued. Breastmilk can't be beat easily as a perfect food but it is not enough alone and a nurtritious varied diet is best at this age. However breastmilk is an adequate replacement for cow's milk if still breastfeeding. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Formula: Although very similar, they are not identical. The problem with giving both together, is if the baby has problems, you won't know which one is responsible. ...Read more
3 months baby is refusing to breastfeed, will i still have a good milk supply to continue to feed her till she is 6 months if i only pump all the time?
Yes, consider LLL: Continuous pumping will stimulate your breastmilk supply, however the baby is the best stimulator. You may need to increase your pumping frequency to meet her growth spurts at times. You may also want to consider consulting la leche league (lll) for help with why your baby refuses to breast feed and how to keep your supply up. Congratulations on breastfeeding for the 3 mos already! keep it up! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby is now 3 months old... Is it ok for him to wear sunblock and if so can you recommend the best ones for infants?
Of course: That's a personal decision. There are many couples that would love to adopt your baby and raise it with love. ...Read more
I can't breast feed my newborn baby. Is there a way to give him all the antibodies breast milk contains? Is it safe to buy breastmilk?
Not reproducible: Modern science has been unable to re-create human breast milk. If pumping your own breast milk and bottle feeding it is not an option, choosing an infant formula will still give your baby proper nutrition for growth and development. Many infant formulas now have probiotics, felt to be beneficial for the digestive tract. Buying breast milk is a personal decision, but know your source. ...Read more
Is there a guarantee way to make ensure i breastfeed baby? Why would baby not want breast? Is it just up to me to enforce? Will I have milk for sure?
Breast feeding: A big reason that babies reject the breast is because the baby can't latch on to you properly.Seek help from a milk consultant. ...Read more
Would be unusual: If you have a healthy supply of breast milk and baby is growing fast, it may seems that way. So, when baby is hungry, feed him/her..When he/she stops sucking, then stop. Regular follow-up with doc will help guide you how to ensure proper growth and development of your precious one. It is unusual to over feed a breastfed baby. Bottle-feed is a different story, as it is easy. Congrats and good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter is 2months but enfamil is not enough for her to last 3hours can I add gerber in the milk or its to early?
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