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What can I do if I am uncomfortable breastfeeding in front of others?

What can I do if I am uncomfortable breastfeeding in front of others?

Discretion: Some women love breast feeding anywhere. Most though feel some sort of discretion is necessary, and that is more than natural. Bringing a light blanket or breastfeeding cloth can give small privacy. You can also politely excuse yourself to a private room, a bathroom, or a bedroom. Nobody will think this odd, and most should respect your privacy. ...Read more

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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 a daughter of ten months and till this day im still breastfeeding but lately my breasthurt. Especially my left side is that normal?

I have a daughter of ten months and till this day im still breastfeeding but lately my breasthurt. Especially my left side is that normal?

No: Breast pain after nursing for several months without pain is not normal. It may be from a plugged milk duct which can be treated with heat and gentle massage. It also could be caused by mastitis (infection of the breast) or a yeast infection. If heat and massage don't help, you should be seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the best breastfeeding positions?

What are the best breastfeeding positions?

Any position: Getting yourself comfortable to feed is the first priority in breastfeeding. Any position will do as long as you can provide your baby safely. If she can latch and you're not going to fall over, its the best position. ...Read more

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What is the best position for breastfeeding?

What is the best position for breastfeeding?

Whatever works: Whatever works best for you and baby. Many babies have a favorite position and many even have a favorite side. Do whatever is most successful for you and that individual baby. ...Read more

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Which is the best position of breastfeeding a baby at night?

Which is the best position of breastfeeding a baby at night?

Chair-big comfy one: It is dangerous to take a baby to bed with you. If you both fall asleep, you could roll over onto your child and hurt them. In a chair, it is safe for you both to sleep. ...Read more

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What are some comfortable breastfeeding positions for twins?

What are some comfortable breastfeeding positions for twins?

Please call a lactat: Lactation specailist there should be one associated with yoru hospital where u delivered as that is their area of expertise and they can even come to your house and show u. ...Read more

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Should I avoid breastfeeding in front of my 6 yr old daughter? How should I explain breastfeeding to her?

Should I avoid breastfeeding in front of my 6 yr old daughter? How should I explain breastfeeding to her?

No, no, no!: No, absolutely not. You should not avoid breastfeeding in front of anyone, especially your daughter. You explain to her that the reason women have breasts is to feed their babies when they are born. Your daughter will have a positive role model and learn at an early age the purpose of her body. ...Read more

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My son is a month old & I got a flu shot the day I left the hosp..I'm breastfeeding only would he b protected also or no?

My son is a month old & I got a flu shot the day I left the hosp..I'm breastfeeding only would he b protected also or no?

Indirectly: The flu shot you received will help prevent YOU from getting the flu, and that will indirectly protect him because you are less likely to pass an active infection to him. This is the rationale for having family members get vaccinated...to help protect transmission to those who are not able to get the vaccine. In a couple of weeks, your body will make antibodies which will be passed through milk. ...Read more

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I have bad sciatica pain possibly from carrying my baby and breastfeeding in bad positions. What is the best way to treat sciatica?

I have bad sciatica pain possibly from carrying my baby and breastfeeding in bad positions. What is the best way to treat sciatica?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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When i was breastfeeding my son 2 weeks ago under my left armpit started to hurt as he was trying to suckle. Could it be cancer?

When i was breastfeeding my son 2 weeks ago under my left armpit started to hurt as he was trying to suckle. Could it be cancer?

Unlikely.: This is more likely to be from infection/irritation of your breast from nursing/feeding. There are lymphatic ducts that lead to the armpit from the breast/nipple area. If the breast does not get better with warm wet cloth massage, see your doctor. ...Read more

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