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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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I have temp 38.5, aching joints, sneezing, sore throat, nausea. I am breastfeeding 8 month baby. What is best way to protect him from getting this?

I have temp 38.5, aching joints, sneezing, sore throat, nausea. I am breastfeeding 8 month baby. What is best way to protect him from getting this?

Continue nursing: Continuation of nursing during periods of illness is beneficial because antibodies produced by mother are passed through breast milk and can help babies recover faster from illness or help prevent infection. As always, cover your cough and be diligent about hand washing after nose blowing, coughing, etc. ...Read more

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While breastfeeding, what contraceptive measure should I consider? What is happening inside my body before my menses restarts?

While breastfeeding, what contraceptive measure should I consider? What is happening inside my body before my menses restarts?

Try natural first: Family Planning during Lactation: Minimizing physiologic impact on breastfeeding • First Choice Methods o LAM o Natural Family Planning o Barriers o IUDs • Second Choice Methods o Progestin-only methods • Third Choice Methods o Estrogen containing contraceptives See attached for more details. Congratulations on your baby and your commitment to breast feed! ...Read more

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If i smoke half a joint, can I continue breast-feeding a month later? What's the safest way?

No smoking: The safest way to breast feed your baby is to get rid of your"joints" breastfeeding and smoking joints are incompatible. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 21 I exclusively breastfeed and its been 3 months I have daily bone and joint aches, extreme fatigue and hot flashes what can this be?

Hi I'm 21 I exclusively breastfeed and its been 3 months I have daily bone and joint aches, extreme fatigue and hot flashes what can this be?

Hot flashes: Congrats on a new baby. Breast feeding may be tough but gets easier over time. For now you should make an early appointment to see your obstetrician. I am confident that she/he will help you feel better. The bone and joint aches might be arthritis but I don't think that is the case. Bring that to your obstetricians attention. ...Read more

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When is a good time to stop breastfeeding?

Variable: Breast feeding is the best food for the baby. It is recommended to continue for at least 6 mo or as long as you feel comfortable. There is no particular age you should stop breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding help me with the baby blues?

Can breastfeeding help me with the baby blues?

Yes: It helps with bonding which will certainly make you happier. On the other hand, if you are in distress when you handle a baby, the baby will pick up on that and become unhappy, too, which will make your own distress worse. People with baby blues definitely need a lot of help and support, always from family members, and often from professionals. ...Read more

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Will breastfeeding help me lose my baby weight?

Will breastfeeding help me lose my baby weight?

Depends: If you look at the specifics, creating breast milk for baby requires metabolic work on your part ( that is quite passive).Over 1yr your breasts will use your body energy to create roughly 500-1000 cal/day for baby. If you only consume the diet you need for your pre-pregnancy weight, you could drop 1-2 pounds a week due to breastfeeding alone.If you eat more you loose less. ...Read more

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Will breastfeeding help me lose the baby weight?

Will breastfeeding help me lose the baby weight?

Depends: If you look at the specifics, creating breast milk for baby requires metabolic work on your part ( that is quite passive).Over 1yr your breasts will use your body energy to create roughly 500-1000 cal/day for baby. If you only consume the diet you need for your pre-pregnancy weight, you could drop 1-2 pounds a week due to breastfeeding alone.If you eat more you loose less. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Perinatal (Definition)

Natal means birth. Since peri means around & not during birth, which the ob-gyn does(birth of baby), this refers to the care before the birth as well as the care after the ...Read more