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Lactaid Milk Breastfeeding
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
Yes: Your milk supply is dependent upon the frequency of nursing, and complete emptying of the breasts. I advise my breastfeeding moms to nurse every 1 1/2 -2 hours for 5-10 minutes to increase their supply. It usually increases within 24 hr. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids-don't wait until you're thirsty. Don't delay in consulting your doctor or a lactation consultant. Time is of the essence. ...Read more
If your milk has "dried up" for any reason, try to re-establish your baby either to the breat, or start pumping or a combination of both. It is a labor of love but well worth the effort!
you probably need to do this every 2 to 3 hours.
Drink an abundance of fluids and check with your doctor on some herbs that might help with milk production. ...Read more
It's the best way: Assuming everything is already going well, breastfeeding on demand is the best way to maintain your milk supply. Your breasts make more milk when they are emptied, so feeding on demand lets you respond to baby's growth spurts, illnesses, and anything else that comes up. Your body will match what baby needs. If you are having trouble, find a local IBCLC. ...Read more
Well balanced diet: And plenty of fluid intake.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possible, but: It takes a lot of patience and work to relactate, but it can be done. Even moms who have adopted babies have been successful at breastfeeding, so there is hope. Best to hook yourself up with a certified lactation consultant, read up on galactogogues (foods/drinks that help with lactation), get a pump, rest and fluids. Put baby to breast often and pump frequently otherwise. ...Read more
Breastfeeding: Your milk will dry up after a week or two of non stimulation. ...Read more
Breastfeeding.: Before you consider " a low milk supply" you need to pay attention to your infant's growth. If the baby is gaining weight and the diapers you change are wet, you do not have a low milk supply. On the other hand if the baby is not gaining weight and the diapers are dry, you need to have the baby seen by a pediatrician right away. ...Read more
Transitioning diet: At one year of age, it is generally recommended that a baby be transitioned to 18-24 ounces of non-formula milk and three meals, with two snacks per day. ...Read more
Good question: Have your baby suck as often as possible, even hourly. Wake him/her up at night as well. Make sure you are eating enough and drinking plenty of fluids. Milk crises are common at 3, 7 and 12 months, so don't get discouraged. Breast massage in warm shower may help as well. Certain supplements, such as mother's milk can be helpful. Don't supplement with formula! seek lactation spec's help. ...Read more
Approimately 2 weeks: ...Or more. Engorgement usually subsides by 48 hrs if done "cold turkey.". ...Read more
My elder sister is on breastfeeding. Can her husband drink her milk? Or it will affect on her baby?
No problem, unless..: Unless a mom has too little milk, it doesn't matter at all that somebody else (such as a twin sibling or another person) is drinking some of the milk. The breasts will make more. So, as long as the baby is well-fed and happily growing, Mom is fine to share her breast milk. ...Read more
Nutritionally, is it better or worse to introduce cow's milk at 12 months if the baby is still breastfeeding?
No effect: I don't believe it is either good or bad for most babies, whether cow's milk is started at one year of not, if breastfeeding is continued. Breastmilk can't be beat easily as a perfect food but it is not enough alone and a nurtritious varied diet is best at this age. However breastmilk is an adequate replacement for cow's milk if still breastfeeding. ...Read more
I have low milk supply but not giving up. How will my baby benefit from partial breastfeeding beyond 6 months?
Keep it up.: Breastfeeding beyond six months always gives antibodies - and that really special closeness that simply goes with the territory! Keep it up as long as it isn't exhausting or frustrating you to the point where it isn't worth it. Be sure you get plenty of fluids and adequate calories to make milk. A lactation consultant might be very helpful also. ...Read more
Baby is on formula and im breastfeeding also. I've started exercising my milk seems to be less what can I please help.
Increased lacation: You can increase your milk supply by nursing or pumping more frequently, staying well hydrated and rested, and by supplementing your diet with the herb fenugreek. Occassionally, doctors will prescribe Reglan, (metoclopramide) which in some people will stimulate or enhance lactation. Review the possible side effects of this drug first to make sure the benefit is worth the risk. ...Read more
I just weaned my LO From breastfeeding, it's been a week and I'm still producing milk. What can I do to help dry up?
Cold compress: The best way is to do it very gradually, slightly reducing the number or length of feedings over weeks to months. However, if there is a reason you need to stop suddenly and quickly, wear a very tight bra, put cold/ice packs on breasts to reduce blood flow, minimize time spent in warm showers and minimize stimulation of the breasts with minimal touching and massaging. ...Read more
My elder sister is on breastfeeding. Can her husband drink her milk? Will it affect to her baby if she is feeding them?
Unusual practice: This is an unusual practice. Technically, it shouldn't affect the baby except that baby may not get enough breast milk. ...Read more
Iwas wondering in breastfeeding mothers what's more effective fluids or food?? and does eating more will produce more milk!!
Exclusively Breastfeeding 2 mnths old. Have low milk supply. Trying to nurse frequently, every hour but still low supply. What's wrong?
Low milk supply:
Most common reason for low milk supply after breast feeding has been established is stress
1. Either physical stress causing you to delay breast feeding (work, excess exercise) or due to health issues (sore nipples)can automatically send signals to your brain that there is less demand from baby and hence decrease supply.
2. mental stress -anger, depression
3. Medications, smoking, alcohol ...Read more
My 4 month baby (breastfeeding) vomits small amount curdled milk for past 2 days 10 to 15 times even after taking domstal drops. Is it normal?
More than likely: Most babies have varying degrees of stomach reflex, causing frequent spitting up and abdominal discomfort. They get better on their own without any workup or medication. If your baby is otherwise acting, eating and growing OK, (established by weight/height checks at your pedi doc) and keeping most of the feeds down, there is nothing to worry about. Otherwise your pediatrician can evaluate the baby ...Read more
I quit breastfeeding my 6 month old two months ago. I was not able to squeeze milk out since but today a few tiny drops came out. Is this normal?
Yes: This can be normal. Any stimulation of the breast tissue, nipple can cause milk to drop even 2 months after you stopped breastfeeding. If you feel any lumps or bumps, you should definitely have a breast exam, but if only a few drops after stimulation of breast tissue or nipple then normal. ...Read more
I am looking for some healthful & effective suggestions for how to help my breastfeeding 1-year-old adjust to cows milk? So far she doesn't like it!
Necessity is the: Mother of invention. Offer a maximum of 16-21 oz./day of whole milk & milk products, the milk from an open-mouth cup with meals, if she no lactose intolerance or milk protein allergy.. Sipping milk or juice off & on from a Sippy cup leads to dental caries. It's time for her 1st visit to a periodontist. You can wean or not, just don't give bottles. She will be harder to wean at 15 mos. Or >. ...Read more
About breastfeeding, is it really true that women with small (30aa) sizes can make enough milk, or do doctors just say that so women won't feel badly?
Curious - while breastfeeding baby, if I'm distracted or focused on tv, computer, book, etc and not baby solely, does that effect milk production/feed?
Probably not: Breast feeding is a good time for you to relax and enjoy and bond with your baby. Staying well hydrated, well nourished, and rested as well as breast feeding regularly are important for milk production. If you need to look at something else once in a while, there shouldn't be a problem.... ...Read more
You have to have a balanced diet with enough proteins/carbs/fats and fluids, get extra 500 cals a day for a total of 200 cals a day. Avoid junk food and eat nutritios food
diary, milk and yogurt, avoid if that makes baby fussy
occasional treats. ...Read more
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