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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
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
My 2 months old baby is refusing to breastfeed all of a sudden.. She would flip out and go crazy and starts crying hysterically when i try to feed her?
I have a swollen areola that hurts when I breastfeed my baby I try relieving it with a warm compress and pumping but it hasn't helped what could it be?
Swollen areola: It is possible that you have a subareolar abcess. See your doctor for evaluation immediately ...Read more
My 2 month old baby has suddenly stop taking breastfeeding.But he is having formula.Whenever i try to give him breast feed he starts crying. ?
My 2hlf month old baby on bottle feed than breast feed, she not try to pass stool by herslf , daily im applying vaseline thn she pass . Why like this?
Doctor can check: The doctor can check the baby to see if the baby is fine or is constipated. Some babies do not poop every day, while others are having problems and need to poop more often than that. Generally, as long as a baby is normal in eating, growth, and development; and does not have firm poop, bloating, or tummy aches; then the number of poops per day is not very important. ...Read more
Can babies who breast feed get tooth decay? I try and breast feed my son whenever i can, and would like to know if that can also lead to tooth decay.
Yes: Bacteria can turn mother's milk into acid byproducts just a easily as anything else. Limit your child's breast feeding to when they are hungry. Clean their teeth and gums with a damp gauze and/or infant tooth brush after each feeding. If they have teeth it is time to make an appointment with a pediatric dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What's the appropriate way to breastfeed and help baby gain weight? Dr's have me pumping only and no breastfeeding. I feel like my milk is reducing.
Breastfeeding: Usually, feeding on demamd, straight from mom, is the best, most efficent way to breast feed. Why are you only pumping? There can be good reasons to go that way, but it may make it hard to keep supply up. Having a picture of baby to look at while pumping can help. Read "so that's what they're for: breastfeeding basics" by janet todaro for other pointers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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