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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Freeze Breastmilk And Give It To Your Baby Months Later

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Is it safe to freeze breastmilk and give it to your baby months later?

Is it safe to freeze breastmilk and give it to your baby months later?

Dump it: Freezing alters the breast milk enough that it has little or no benefit if it is more than a few days to a week or so old. The antibody factors are ruined and the material is not as good as basic formula at that point. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give babies breast milk straight from refrigerator.... Can they tolerate the chillness ?

Is it ok to give babies breast milk straight from refrigerator.... Can they tolerate the chillness ?

Probably: Babies can tolerate the temperature of occasional chilled feelings. They are more susceptible to temp changes than older children so be careful. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding an infant or giving them breast milk prevent jaundice?

Can breastfeeding an infant or giving them breast milk prevent jaundice?

Newborn jaundice : No breast milk does not prevent newborn jaundice which will happen to most of newborn. Usually breast feeding newborns may have more jaundice than formula feeding babies. Because breast milk is the best nutrition for infants it is recommended that babies fed with breast milk. Neonatal jaundice should be followed closely and treated with photo therapy (bili light) if needed. ...Read more

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Can breast milk make my infant gassy and give him reflux?

Can breast milk make my infant gassy and give him reflux?

What you eat can: Breast milk won't make babies gassy usually, and most tolerate straight breast milk very well. However, there are certain foods that are famous for causing gas and bloating if mom eats them, then breastfeeds: cabbage, spicy foods, pepper, onions, garlic, caffeine, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots. I've had parents figure out almonds, tomatoes, and such. Scout recent meals and take notes. ...Read more

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What is the breastmilk intake curve for a 4-12 week old infant?

What is the breastmilk intake curve for a 4-12 week old infant?

Depends on the baby: Your breast milk supply is usually well established by 2-4 weeks. If the baby is having a growth spurt, which can happen any time, she might want to nurse every hour or two for a few days until your supply builds up; she will then go back to less frequent nursings. You can help by drinking more water and letting her nurse as she wishes. She will nurse more if it is hot, also. ...Read more

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Do babies get DHA from breast milk?

Do babies get DHA from breast milk?

Yes: Breast milk is the gold standard for infant nutrition. Dha and ara started to be added to infant formulas because researchers realized that they were a component of breast milk. This is just one more reason why breast milk is the ideal nutrition for your baby. ...Read more

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What are the contaminant commonly found in breastmilk? Despite these contaminants, why is breastmilk still the best for babies?

What are the contaminant commonly found in breastmilk? Despite these contaminants, why is breastmilk still the best for babies?

Contaminants?: Breast milk would only contain contaminants if the mother was taking certain medications. I guess another contaminant could be HIV if the mother is HIV positive. Otherwise, breast milk provides ideal nutrition and infection fighting benefits that formula does not. ...Read more

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Does breastmilk cause an infant to be constipated?

Does breastmilk cause an infant to be constipated?

No: Breast milk will not cause constipation. The frequency of bowel movements will decrease as your child ages. As long as your child is not having hard, painful stools, then there is no constipation. ...Read more

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What baby formula for gassy babies taste best to breastmilk?

What baby formula for gassy babies taste best to breastmilk?

Wouldn't switch: I wouldn't switch from breast milk because of gassy baby. Typically babies are gassy because they swallow a lot of air. This should improve when the baby is more efficient at eating. Typically this is by 6 months of age. ...Read more

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