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Does a fistful hairfall normal for breastfeeding mother? What are the other symptoms that might occur within nursing period?

Does a fistful hairfall normal for breastfeeding mother? What are the other symptoms that might occur within nursing period?

Yes. : hair loss for 2-3 months after giving birth is normal for both mother and baby. The hair will grow back. You may also experience uterine cramps as a result of breastfeeding. These are responses to hormones that are elevated at this time. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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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'm A breastfeeding mother of an 18 month old. I have not had my period come back yet. I have blood in my Urine. Should I try to see a doctor now?

I'm A breastfeeding mother of an 18 month old.  I have not had my period come back yet.  I have blood in my Urine.  Should I try to see a doctor now?

Depends...: Its important to determine where the blood is coming from. If it is period blood mixing with urine, you probably don't need to see a doctor; however, if you are passing bloody urine or aren't sure where the bleeding is coming from, you need to see a doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm not breastfeeding at all I gave birth 3 months ago I got my period last month on the 5 n today's the 5 th n I haven't gotten it is it normal ?

I'm not breastfeeding at all I gave birth 3 months ago I got my period last month on the 5 n today's the 5 th n I haven't gotten it is it normal ?

Yes possibly: Your periods can vary in the first place and given last month was your first period since you got pregnant it is probably your body adjusting to your hormones. ...Read more

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I haven't got my period in March but last month I got it in the beginning of the month n this month I didn't get it what should I do I breast feed too?

I haven't got my period in March but last month I got it in the beginning of the month n this month I didn't get it what should I do I breast feed too?

Periods: Breast feeding will not prevent pregnancy. If you are sexual active and using birth control, check a pregnancy test. If negative or positive be assessed by your doctor for ongoing care. All the best. ...Read more

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What can I do to lighten the flow of my period that is also safe while breastfeeding? I'm 25 my period last 10days n 3 days is a heavy flow

What can I do to lighten the flow of my period that is also safe while breastfeeding? I'm 25 my period last 10days n 3 days is a heavy flow

Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUS: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud releases small amounts Progesterone affecting only the uterus. Spotting occurs for a few months but after 6 months, periods often stop. It is safe and as effective as sterilization but reversible. Good for 5 years, you remove it to become pregnant. It is best placed during a period. A small dose of ativan+800mg of Ibuprofen prior to insertion help discomfort, however do not drive. ...Read more

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I'm a week late for period all signs are there still neg peg test. I'm having milk come out of breast stop breastfeeding a year n 9 months ago?

I'm a week late for period all signs are there still neg peg test. I'm having milk come out of breast stop breastfeeding a year n 9 months ago?

False pregnancy: Modern urine pregnancy tests sold in drugstores are very accurate when used properly. Most report accuracy as early as the first day after your first missed period. Occassionally, hormone imbalance or tumors can cause false pregnancy symptoms, so a visit to your doctor is in order. ...Read more

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How common is it to not have a period when breastfeeding?

Yes: Breastfeeding can delay ovulation and periods, but this is unreliable so don't count on it as bit=rth control. ...Read more

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Currently exclusively breastfeeding my 9wo, yesterday i started bleeding, could this be a period?

Probably not: Most breastfeeding moms will not ovulate and those who do will not do so in the first two months. So it is probably not a period. Many women who breastfeed do have episodic spotting and bleeding, sometimes for several months. ...Read more