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Is there a way I can try to breastfeed my adopted baby?

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 (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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Is there something I can feed my baby in order to prevent ivh?

Is there something I can feed my baby in order to prevent ivh?

No: If ivh is intraventricular bleeding, there is no dietary supplement or food that has been demonstrated to prevent the problem. Discuss firther options with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Hi! me and my husband trying to hve baby for like a year already. Is conceiveeasy is effective and safe to use? We really want to have a baby.

Hi! me and my husband trying to hve baby for like a year already. Is conceiveeasy is effective and safe to use? We really want to have a baby.

Not effective: If you have been trying for a year and have not conceived, it is more likely that there is some issue which is keepin g you from getting pregnant- either with you or your husband. If you do conceive at this point, it would be unlikely due to conceive easy. ...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?

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

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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?

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?

Pump/dump: The alcohol in any drink you take will pass in the breast milk. The only way to avoid exposure is to pump and dump any accumulation in the duration of your night out and the next 6-8 hours. There is no safe exposure level. ...Read more

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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.

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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Is there a way to help my mom, she's really depressed?

Is there a way to help my mom, she's really depressed?

Is she getting help?: Encourage your mother to start with a medical evaluation by a physician. A doctor can not only assess for a mood disorder but can also check for underlying medical conditions that may be the cause of depressive symptoms. Talking therapy (such as cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is extremely important for lasting change. Psychiatric medications may be indicated. ...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?

Adopted a three day old baby and i want to be able to feed her breast milk, can I do this without getting pregnant?

Contact OB: You can contact your OB for assistance in inducing lactation. ( hormonal manipulation) you may want to contact the la leche league @ 800-525-3243 or lactation consultants affiliated with the OB services of area hospitals. These groups can get you started. ...Read more

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5mths post-partum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it okay to get a tattoo and can it cause any harm to baby via my breastmilk?

5mths post-partum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it okay to get a tattoo and can it cause any harm to baby via my breastmilk?

Yes: It is safe to get tattooed while breast feeding. The only concern is infection so be sure to stick with a reliable, clean tattoo shop. The ink is too large to pass in any way to the breastmilk. Take Care and Enjoy! ...Read more

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Is there anyway I can help my baby avoid jaundice?

Is there anyway I can help my baby avoid jaundice?

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 more

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What can I do to remedy engorgement since my baby is doing fewer feedings?

What can I do to remedy engorgement since my baby is doing fewer feedings?

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 more

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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?

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

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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. ?

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.
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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

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Is it ok to put my baby up for adoption since im not ready to be a mom?

Is it ok to put my baby up for adoption since im not ready to be a mom?

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

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My husband wants to try adult nursing is that healthy? And how can I start lactating again?

My husband wants to try adult nursing is that healthy? And how can I start lactating again?

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

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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

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

Unlikely : Shaken baby syndrome occurs when significant forces are applied to a baby after birth. Your body's uterus and fluids are quite effective for prevention of most traumatic injuries to your unborn baby. Best wishes ...Read more