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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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How long could you lactate after you stop breastfeeding?

How long could you lactate after you stop breastfeeding?

Variable: Once breast feeding stops, your breasts will stop producing milk. Typically it takes a few weeks. However, you can have milk in your breasts from months to years. ...Read more

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Following a year of not breastfeeding, is it possible to lactate again?

Following a year of not breastfeeding, is it possible to lactate again?

Yes but difficult: It is possible to restart. It is difficult and usually the amount of milk produced is not significant. ...Read more

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Why do I have the sensations of my breasts letting down (lactating), but I'm not breastfeeding?

Why do I have the sensations of my breasts letting down (lactating), but I'm not breastfeeding?

Let down and oxytoci: Let down is the result of the release of a brain hormone oxytocin (love hormone) which acts on the milk ducts in your breasts which ejects breast-milk. If you recently had a baby you have oxytocin release when you see or hold your baby. However if you are not breastfeeding and have not had a baby recently, this feeling would be very unusual and if it continues you may want to consult a physician. ...Read more

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What herbs can I take to help with lactating AND how can I tell when when breasts are empty after breastfeeding?

What herbs can I take to help with lactating AND how can I tell when when breasts are empty after breastfeeding?

Herbs& breastfeeding: Fenugreek seed-3 caps (580-610mg each) 3 times a day with food and Blessed Thistle herb 3 caps (325-390 mg each) 3 times a day with food. Increased frequency of nursing helps milk production more than increased duration. 10 minutes of vigorous nursing will empty most of the milk in a breast. I recommend that if this is a recently born infant, nurse 10 min a side, every 2-3 hrs days, 3-4 hrs nites ...Read more

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Is it safe for a lactating mother to take glutathione while breastfeeding?

Is it safe for a lactating mother to take glutathione while breastfeeding?

Unknown: I can't find any data that looks at the use/safety of glutathione in lactating women. Sorry I can't be of more help. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take sodium lactate while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Sodium lactate is a simple compound that is easily metabolized and does not pose a risk to the baby. ...Read more

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Are there benefits for mother breastfeeding adopted child? My husband and I are wanting to adopt an infant, and I was told by a lactation consultant that I could begin re-lactating by a series of steps needing to take place before hand. I know the benef

Are there benefits for mother breastfeeding adopted child? My husband and I are wanting to adopt an infant, and I was told by a lactation consultant that I could begin re-lactating by a series of steps needing to take place before hand. I know the benef

Bonding,: I've assisted adoptive mom lactate; all felt it enhanced bonding. Adoptive moms who lactate don't usually have an adequate breast milk supply and will need to supplement with formula, which can be given via a supplemental nutrition device taped to mom's nipple, so baby receives breast milk and formula simultaneously. May reduce breast cancer, in post partum-wgt loss, shrink uterus. Congrats! ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and use Oregano oil for relief. Can I take it while lactating- breastfeeding a 2 month old?

I have a sore throat and use Oregano oil for relief. Can I take it while lactating- breastfeeding a 2 month old?

Not recommended: Oregano in medicinal doses, such as one would take to treat a sore throat, is not recommend while breast feeding. ...Read more

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I'm breastfeeding woman and I'm very slim I want to take planet Ayurveda gain weight pills tablets for women & men fast! - and they said 100% safe?

Not worth the risk: The tablets help the company get richer, not help you gain healthy weight faster. Also, these types of supplements are not regulated whatsoever. If you are still breast feeding, I would say it is not worth the risk of harming your child for something that is basically snake oil. If you really want to try it, wait until you are done breastfeeding. ...Read more

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If nipples are for breastfeeding a baby, so why do men have them?

If nipples are for breastfeeding a baby, so why do men have them?

It's embryology: All humans start off as essentially female in the womb no matter what your chromosome arrangement is. After several weeks, if you have a Y chromosome, testosterone kicks in and it changes the chemistry in the genitals and the brain. But the nipples are already there...so they stay. ...Read more

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Hi. I am breastfeeding. My baby is almost 6 months. I got mens after a month I gave birth, so I chose to use daphne pills. After taking the first pack my mens was regular. So I took the second pack, and until now I still don't have my period. I stop

Hi. I am breastfeeding. My baby is almost 6 months. I got mens after a month I gave birth, so I chose to use daphne pills. After taking the first pack my mens was regular. So I took the second pack, and until now I still don't have my period. I stop

Amenorrhea: Breast feeding and breast feeding safe birth control can cause your period to stop and this is fine. It may take 6-12 months after you stop the pill for the period to come back. Just to be safe, check a pregnancy test. If negative you should be fine. ...Read more

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Can women take scopinal while breastfeeding?

Can women take scopinal while breastfeeding?

Scopinal: It is not known if this medicine passes into breast milk, although only small amounts are likely to be found due to the properties of the medicine. The class of medicines that this one belongs to may reduce the production of breast milk. The manufacturer states that this medicine is not recommended for use during breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Does breastfeeding help women lose weight?

Does breastfeeding help women lose weight?

Yes: Breastfeeding women burn a significant amount of calories, up to 600 per day more than those who do not breastfeed. Six hundred calories is the equivalent of jumping rope for almost an entire hour, so you can imagine that this would be helpful in weight loss. However, weight loss is variable among breastfeeding mothers & everyone will not see a significant weight change simply from breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Can I take Women's Ultra Mega Active while breastfeeding? Baby is now 6 months old.

Can I take Women's Ultra Mega Active while breastfeeding? Baby is now 6 months old.

Looks fine: I find no specific listing of the product in the breast feeding references. However, on reviewing the contents there is nothing there that would be harmful to baby. ...Read more

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Why did the number of american women breastfeeding their babies drop dramaticly after wwii?

Why did the number of american women breastfeeding their babies drop dramaticly after wwii?

Overlapping issues: This era saw many changes in family life. Many women worked outside the home & needed an easier way to feed the child. Soon after the first antibiotics (wwii), we had staph outbreaks in nurseries with germs that weren't killed by penicillin.Many thought breast feeding spread the germs so babies were wrapped in sterile blankets & bottle fed. A home made formula was promoted & the rest is history. ...Read more

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Is breastfeeding women to have recurring mastitis?

Is breastfeeding women to have recurring mastitis?

Possible: Mastitis or breast infection is common in women who breastfeed but can also happen in women who are not breastfeeding. If an infection has not been adequately treated, it is possible for it the recur, even years later. ...Read more

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Which type of energy booster can women that are breastfeeding take?

Nursing and energy: You should take your prenatal vitamins, eat a balanced diet, drink lots of water, find some time to exercise and sleep at least 8 hours a day. That combination should be the best energy booster. Good luck! ...Read more

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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?

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?

Size doesn't matter: Your breasts will make as much milk as your baby needs. Your breast size does not affect that. Your breasts may slightly get larger during breastfeeding but it does usually go back down to your regular cup size when you stop breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Does breastfeeding influence women's sex drive?

Does breastfeeding influence women's sex drive?

Nursing and sex: Of course, every woman is different, and many nursing mothers report that breastfeeding doesn't affect their libido one way or another. Some even feel more sexual than their bottle-feeding peers, finding breastfeeding an extremely pleasant, and even sensual, experience that can translate into amorous feelings for their partner. ...Read more

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Is chantix safe for women while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is chantix safe for women while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Chantix is not currently recommended for use in pregnancy as it has not been thoroughly studied. It is category c, and although many medications allowed in pregnancy fall into that category, in the case of Chantix you cannot be assured that it is a safe option during pregnancy or lactation. The nicotine patch may be an acceptable option. ...Read more

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Is naloxone safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?

Is naloxone safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?

????: Naloxone is a drug used for acute narcotic intoxication, typically given when a person isn't breathing because of overdose. As such, if it were really needed it wouldn't be safe _not_ to use it. ...Read more

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How come breastfeeding women not have a menstrual cycle while breastfeeding?

How come breastfeeding women not have a menstrual cycle while breastfeeding?

Pituitaryinhibition: The pituitary gland is partially inhibited by "feedback" of hormones, but can still allow ovulation. ...Read more

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Do womens fever run higher when breastfeeding?

Do womens fever run higher when breastfeeding?

No truth to that: No there is no truth to that and there is no evidence to support this. ...Read more

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Is evamist safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is evamist safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No estrogen: Evamist is a estrogen supplement approved for relief of menopausal symptoms, like hot flashes. Unsure why a woman in reproductive years would be using it? Nevertheless should not take it unless advised to for off label use by your doctor. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more