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Is There A Way I Can Try To Breastfeed My Adopted Baby
Difficult: Hormonal manipulation to mimic a lactating mother is difficult, you may have to get milk from a lactating mother and feed by bottle. ...Read more
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 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
If II want to have a drink otr two & am exclusively breast feeding, what is a good way to go about it to where my baby wont get alcohol from my milk?
My husband wants to try to 'breastfeed' the baby and do kangaroo care. Is that ok? I heard there was some device he can wear.
Whatever suits Dad!: The technigue you are referring to is "skin to skin" contact. It is known as kangaroo care. It is done immediately after birth (if stable) and the father part was invented in columbia in 1979 for low birth weight infants. The body heat and contact with a breathing/heart beating parent enhances bonding, breastfeeding and milk production. ...Read more
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Adopted a three day old baby and i want to be able to feed her breast milk, can I do this without getting pregnant?
5mths post-partum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it okay to get a tattoo and can it cause any harm to baby via my breastmilk?
Our baby is going to have a "hindu tonsure ceremony when she turns one? Is it safe to shave a baby's head and way to reduce pain/infection etc? Thanks
No: Jaundice in the newborn occurs for many reasons, most of them are harmless. It depends on the type of jaundice and duration as to whether a more serious reason exists for the jaundice. There is no way to prevent these, and only a doctor can determine the best evaluation and treatment for your baby's jaundice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pump very little!!: When stimulation of the breast decreases, you will start to produce less milk but there me a lag time of 3-4 days until your body self adjust. In the meantime, just pump or manually express the top off your milk supply only until the engorgement improves, that it usually only a few seconds. Be careful not to pump for too long or you will keep producing more milk and persist with the engorgement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If i was allergic to milk as a baby and had to drink pre-digested milk will my baby be the same way because i want to breastfeed.
Not necessarily: You should not assume your baby will be this way. In fact, if your baby is cow's milk sensitive/allergic, breastfeeding is the best way to go as long as you avoid dairy in this case. Watch the baby for signs of allergy like vomiting, bloody and mucousy diarrhea or bad eczema. ...Read more
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 have a 5 month old baby and my in-laws want to give her a bottle of tea. Is this ok for babies?
A little is ok: Breast milk is very nutritious, and excellent for babies, so will be of no harm to adults (in small amounts). Breast milk is too rich, so will give an adult too much animal fat (yes, we are animals) and many extra calories (not good for cholesterol levels and one's arteries). A woman may have a hard time re-starting lactation if she had stopped weeks or months ago. ...Read more
I have a 6 weeks old baby. I use feeding bottle to feed the baby. But I am concerned about the hygiene of the bottle. Please suggest ways to achieve..
Hygiene: Wash thebottles and nipples with hot water and soap and water sterilize the bottles for 30 minutes. ...Read more
Is it possible for my baby to get shaken baby syndrome while in womb? During pregnancy? People tend to shake my belly to try to get my baby to move
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