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Is there a time at which it becomes unhealthy to breast feed by child?

Is there a time at which it becomes unhealthy to breast feed by child?

No: The physical benefits , such as increased immunity, seem to max between 6-12 months. The emotional issues of prolonged breast feeding in our environment is what is not clear. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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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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

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How many years can a women breast feed one child?

How many years can a women breast feed one child?

No real limit.: There is no medical limitation; practical difficulties and traditional practices have more to do with cessation than any possibility of harm. ...Read more

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Will I be able to breast feed my child if I have had breast implants?

Will I be able to breast feed my child if I have had breast implants?

Usually: Breast augmentation leaves most of the ducts connected to the nipple. Therefore, breast feeding is still possible. When the incision is placed below the breast in the lower breast fold, there is usually not problem. The only time that some ducts get cut during a breast augmentation is with a periareolar incision when the cut is around the areola of the breast. Even then, you should still be ok. ...Read more

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Will girls with fake boobs still produce their milk and breast feed their child?

Will girls with fake boobs still produce their milk and breast feed their child?

Yes but be informed: It is very safe but there are some concerns that I have addressed in the video link below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fybsihrevec&sns=em in fact it has been shown that women with silicone breast implants produce milk with less silicone than formula fed infants. There are other concerns about capsular contracture and ptosis which are discussed in the video. ...Read more

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Is it still possible to breast feed your child when you have psoriasis on your areola and nipple?

Shield it: If the nipple/areola/skin condition causes discomfort while breast feeding, employ a breast shield. ...Read more