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What is the definition or description of: Lactation problems?

What is the definition or description of: Lactation problems?

Lactation problems: Refers to challenges with breastfeeding. Can include problems with latch and milk transfer to infant. Also, can include inadequate supply for a variety of reasons. Also, can include breast infection- mastitis as well as yeast infection on nipple. ...Read more

Dr. Laura Webb
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Lactation Problems (Definition)

Refers to challenges with breastfeeding. Can include problems with latch and milk transfer to infant. Also can include inadequate supply for a variety of reasons. Also can include breast infection- mastitis as well as ...Read more


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What kind of provider do you see for lactation problems?

What kind of provider do you see for lactation problems?

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 more

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Had holiday gathering with multiple family members and found out that many had lactation problems. What can I do to prevent it?

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 more

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How long does asymmetric breasts associated with lactation problems last?

How long does asymmetric breasts associated with lactation problems last?

Can be permanent: But I would suggest that you wait a minimum of 4-6 months following cessation of lactation prior to drawing any final conclusions'. Large differences during engorgement may be less noticeable when the swelling resolves and involution is complete. ...Read more

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Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get lactation problems?

Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get lactation problems?

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 mothers are generally less successful at breast feeding than mother's who are less anxious. ...Read more

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My doctor diagnosed me with lactation problems. Just checking — what's the best treatment.?

My doctor diagnosed me with lactation problems. Just checking — what's the best treatment.?

Lactation consultant: You should be able to find a local lactation consultant online to assist you. Breastfeeding is hard work. Finding support can be key to success. ...Read more

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Why isn't oxytocin available for those with lactation problem?

Why isn't oxytocin available for those with lactation problem?

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 more

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Will breast biopsy make your breast damaged and possibly have a problem in lactation in the future?

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

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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.

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.

lactation problem: Suggest you contact the la lache league organization. Check google for office nearest you. Great information is available from the la lache league. Go online asap. ...Read more

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Please read! Do you have any lactation consultants here for a breast feeding problem?

Please read! Do you have any lactation consultants here for a breast feeding problem?

Depends: Most large hospitals have them and you can call around. Also, doulas are trained in this. ...Read more

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Any drug good for increasing lactation?

Any drug good for increasing lactation?

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 more

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What are some tricks to help with lactation?

What are some tricks to help with lactation?

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 more

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Is it normal for men to have as little lactation?

Is it normal for men to have as little lactation?

Yes: That occasionally happens. However, if it is frequent or excessive, see your doctor to get hormone levels checked. ...Read more

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What are lactation headaches?

What are lactation headaches?

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 more

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Is chia seed good for lactation?

Is chia seed good for lactation?

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 more

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Is there a way to induce lactation?

Is there a way to induce lactation?

Lactation: Naturally, breast milk production increases by increased intake of liquid diet (eg apple juice, chicken soup etc.). Prescription medication used for enhancing breast milk production is -- reglan (metoclopramide). ...Read more

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How to lose weight during lactation?

How to lose weight during lactation?

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 more

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Is diclofenac safe during lactation??

Not really!: Some is excreted in milk, but problems would primarily be GI in baby! ...Read more

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What is the best way to induce lactation?

What is the best way to induce lactation?

Nurse a baby: Simply having a baby at breast can induce milk production. Some hormones can help, but they can have side effects. ...Read more

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