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Is my baby getting enough colostrum?

Is my baby getting enough colostrum?

Yes: If your baby is nursing every 2-3 hours during the first few days after birth, they will get all the colostrum they need. Average is about 5 ml per feed on day one, 10 ml per feed on day 2 and 15 ml per feed on day 3 (about 1/2 oz).......This is just enough to keep up the baby's blood sugar and provides a lot of antibodies. ...Read more

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Is green colostrum safe for baby?

Is green colostrum safe for baby?

Yes: Colostrum can come in many colors including green. As long as there is no infection of the nipple/breast where this may be pus, it is perfectly ok. ...Read more

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Third trimester, third baby, leaking colostrum, is it ok to pump?

Third trimester, third baby, leaking colostrum, is it ok to pump?

No: Actually stimulating the breast by pumping might cause you to start having uterine contractions. ...Read more

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Can taking bovine colostrum be used to get rid of illness?

Can taking bovine colostrum be used to get rid of illness?

Ineffective: Unfortunately scientific studies have shown it to be no better than placebo. Beware of advertisements. ...Read more

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What does it mean when frozen breastmilk is yellow? Its not colostrum as the donor I got it from baby is 4 months old. Is it safe to feed baby?

What does it mean when frozen breastmilk is yellow? Its not colostrum as the donor I got it from baby is 4 months old. Is it safe to feed baby?

From the fat: The yellow color is from the fat content of the milk. Good breast milk has a high fat content, and it may separate out a bit when frozen, so there is a yellow looking part of the milk. It is not only safe, it is an excellent sample with lots of good milk fat for the baby to gain weight and grow brain cells with. Make sure you gently swirl the sample before feeding it to the baby to mix it ... ...Read more

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29 weeks preg. When squeeze nipple sml amts of colostrum discharge. Does this mean i will be more likely to breastfeed my baby?

29 weeks preg. When squeeze nipple sml amts of colostrum discharge. Does this mean i will be more likely to breastfeed my baby?

.: Due to pregnancy hormones you may start to have small amount of colostrum like fluid from breast. Does not predict the milk output after delivery. That has many factors controlling it. But good luck with the baby and feeding. If you have any questions on feeding after baby born check with ob/ peds/breast feed consultant. ...Read more

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7 months pregnant and breasts have been leaking colostrum, third baby, nipples stinging really bad. Why?

7 months pregnant and breasts have been leaking colostrum, third baby, nipples stinging really bad. Why?

Body preparing: Congrats on baby number 3! your body has "been there, done that" before, and so knows a baby is soon to come and is now beginning to prepare for what happens after birth, including early milk production and toughing of the nipples. This time it recognizes the pattern, and so these type of changes occur earlier in subsequent pregnancies. Make sure you are getting plenty of rest to prepare for birth. ...Read more

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Right breast feels heavy, is swollen and is leaking colostrum 9 dpo. Had baby 5 mo ago, didn't breast feed. Breast problem or pregnancy?

Right breast feels heavy, is swollen and is leaking colostrum 9 dpo. Had baby 5 mo ago, didn't breast feed. Breast problem or pregnancy?

Breast problem: If pregnancy, likely other symptoms and both breasts would be affected. Have your breasts examined, you might have an infection or cysts that can be treated. Do a pregnancy test, too, if there's a possibility of pregnancy. Be well. ...Read more

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What injuries can an infant get by forceps?

What injuries can an infant get by forceps?

See below: I assume you mean a forceps delivery. If so the injuries can be to the soft tissues around the baby's head, such as face and scalp. There can be tension related injuries due to the pressure used to extract the child. This can involve injuries to the nerves of the arm/neck which can result in torticolis. These injuries, and their relative risks, can be explained by your obstetrician. ...Read more

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