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Hi doctor, my daughter is 4 months old. She is pooing after she take the milk (breast feed). She normally does 6-8 times a day. Is it normal?

Hi doctor, my daughter is 4 months old. She is pooing after she take the milk (breast feed). She normally does 6-8 times a day. Is it normal?

Breast feeding: Quite normal. Breast fed babies may have a stool with each feeding, go once a day or sometimes can go as long as a week without stooling. All are normal situations. Also the stool may be on the watery side. Again, normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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 used a hot compress on my breast to help block milk ducts. (Breast feeding) now my breast are very tender and painful. Why & what do I do now?

I used a hot compress on my breast to help block milk ducts. (Breast feeding) now my breast are very tender and painful. Why & what do I do now?

Mastitis: You need to get in touch with your OB and let them know. It is not uncommon with breast feeding women to get blocked milk ducts - this can be very tender. If a secondary infection occurs due to the blocked ducts, this is called mastitis and may require antibiotics to treat. Don't delay, call your doctor and let them know what's going on.(There will be somebody on-call for them if it's after hours) ...Read more

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Can cancer cells be transmitted through breast milk while breast feeding?

Can cancer cells be transmitted through breast milk while breast feeding?

No: There are no proven instances of a mother transmitting cancer to her baby through breast feeding, even if she has breast cancer. Though breast feeding would not be advisable in someone with breast cancer. ...Read more

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I have a 4 months old baby and i pump my milk bit breast feeding, l sweat a lot at night, any ideas why?

I have a 4 months old baby and i pump my milk bit breast feeding, l sweat a lot at night, any ideas why?

Hormonal: Most likely your sweating is benign and could be related to hormonal changes, anxiety or temperature in your home. See you doctor to rule out tuberculosis or other causes. ...Read more

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What causes inflammed milk ducts; not breast feeding ; lumps in chest and r/breast. ?

What causes inflammed milk ducts; not breast feeding ; lumps in chest and r/breast. ?

Worrisome: Becca, this can be a number of things. It can be inflamed milk ducts if you have been pregnant or have breastfed in the last year. Infection can cause this, as can lymphedema (blocked lymph glands causing fluid to build up). A blood clot in a vein in your chest or arm can cause this. Last, certain breast cancers appear like this, so please see a doctor as soon as possible! ...Read more

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Can i lost weight by pumping my milk same as breast feeding?

Can i lost weight by pumping my milk same as breast feeding?

Yes: As long as you eat a balanced diet based on your pre-pregnancy weight and continue to produce milk for your baby, you should gradually lose weight. Baby is better at removing milk from the breast than any other extraction method. ...Read more