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How to have my baby latch correctly on my breasts? I have enough milk but his latching is wrong and he feeds long time. No lactation consult. In area
Breastfeeding: A good latch is when your whole nipple is inside baby's mouth, passed the gum line. This way, the sucking takes place on the areola (dark skin around nipple) and you feel your nipple being pressed on the roof of baby's mouth. ...Read more
Will lactation cookies help increase my milk for times when i cant pump at work?
(Includes brewers yeast and flax seed
Breast Milk Flow in : Your case will depend on hormone status. Tips: 1800 cal/day, 6 glasses fluid, continue prenatal vit, diet- fruits, vegetable, brownrice, whole grain pasta, bread, beans, lean meat, low fat dairy, soy, tofu. Fenugreek, blessed thistle, red raspberry helps. Pump after nursing every 3 hours, empty breasts. Relax, reduce stress. Undress baby for more skin contact, both breasts in same feeding, etc. ...Read more
Is the mommaid lactation supplement good to take if i'm not producing enough breast milk. Mommaid says it's developed by a m.D and nurse practitioner.
Fenugreek: Commonly fenugreek and blessed thistle are for increasing milk supply. I recommend mother's milk tea. (at health food store)i have had consistent results with that and don't have to worry if it is a good combination...Because it is. There are acupressure points that can also help increase supply. See a trained practitioner in acupuncture/acupressure for proper instruction. ...Read more
I besided I want to nursemy son again. I stopped a couple of months ago but I just purchase funugreek and milk thistle. Is this a good lacation blend?
Relactation: Starting to nurse again after quitting for a couple months is very difficult. It is unlikely that you would get a full supply, but you can try. Often it will take prescription medication and the use of a very good pump unless the baby is willing to nurse 8 to 12 times a day. ...Read more
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
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
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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