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Lactation Problems In Children
Lactation specialist: Lactation specialists are usually nurses that have experience in helping mother with their nursing issues. You can get referral from the nursery nurses, or look them up in the internet for one near you. There is a volunteer organization called "la leche league" that also helps nursing mothers all over the world. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had holiday gathering with multiple family members and found out that many had lactation problems. What can I do to prevent it?
Skin to skin: Choose an ob, pedi, hospital that are supportive. At delivery, go skin to skin with baby and nurse within the first hour. Have your baby room in and feed your baby whenever he wants it, not by watching the clock. Don't use formula or pacifiers unless medically necessary. On the 2nd day of life most babies eat around the clock. This is normal so your nipples are stimulated, not a sign of hunger. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not sure: There are several causes of "lactation problems" from the lack of prolactin hormone stimulating the milk ducts to inadequate sucking by the child. High anxiety mother's are generally less successful at breast feeding than mother's who are less anxious. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is dangerous: Oxytocin is used to augment labor, and is also the hormone that is involved in let-down in a lactating woman. It does not really increase milk supply as much as it allows the milk to release. It is only used in labor under very careful monitoring because it can drop someone's blood pressure. Fenugreek, metaclopromide, and pumping are better options to increase supply. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will breast biopsy make your breast damaged and possibly have a problem in lactation in the future?
Not likely: Usually a breast biopsy is by stereotactic means. This is the insertion of a needle into the breast. The amount of damage done to the breast is relatively small and should not significantly impact on the overall function of the breast in producing milk. If the biopsy is via surgery the damage may overall be more but again should not impact on the overall function. ...Read more
Lactation problem with infant boy. 11 days old, refuses to suck his mom's breasts but does suck the bottle. Please helpppp. Thx, a distraught dad.
Not really: The best way to increase milk supply is to nurse more often. There are some herbs, like moringa, that have been shown to help in certain situations. Metoclopramide doesn't work very well and has side effects. Domperidone is controversial because it affects heart rhythms. For detailed info, see http://www.Bfmed.Org/media/files/protocols/protocol%209%20-%20english%201st%20rev.%20jan%202011.Pdf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Helping lactation: The number one trick is to spend as much time as possible with the baby in your arms, even skin-to-skin. Learning baby's early cues of hunger is important because once they are crying, it's hard to latch. Cluster feeding in the evening hours is normal. Get help from a lactation consultant or local la leche league early. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oxytocin induced....: Lactation headache, an unusual form of headache during the lactation, is believed to be triggered by the release of oxytocin which induces let down of milk from breast, and cause a spasm of arterioles (small ateries) in brain in some breastfeeding women resulting in headache. No specific treatment has been established yet. Ibuprofen (advil, motrin) is safe to try to relieve the headache. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chia: At this time the general recommendation is that chia seeds not be consumed during pregnancy or lactation (due to lack of research). Possible side effects from chia include ^ gas (flatus), bloating ; constipation (w inadequate hydration). Because of omega 3 fatty acids, use of Aspirin or blood thinners could be problematic. People w bleeding disorders or who may be undergoing surgery should d/w the. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Less in, more out...: To lose weight, you need to take in fewer calories than you are using each day. If your baby is only drinking breast milk, you're burning about 500 calories a day making milk. In one study, nursing moms taking in about 1700 calories a day lost weight without affecting their babies' health. Getting regular exercise will help too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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