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Do babies get antibodies in breast milk after mom gets a flu shot?

Do babies get antibodies in breast milk after mom gets a flu shot?

Not enough: The antibodies in breast milk are predominantly IgA, otherwise called gut antibody, because they help prevent germs from attaching & invading the gut wall. Mothers make IgG after a flu shot, and a little comes across in BM but not enough to be considered protective. If the kid is 6 mo they can get a flu shot. Before then we encourage any of their contacts to get one to "cocoon" baby in protection. ...Read more

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Baby cameron is 3 weeks old now were giving him milk formula snd breat milk from his mom, but now he never popoh for one day usually he popoh after feeding him, what to do to make him popoh? Is it not to worry if he didn't popoh for 1 or 2 days?

Baby cameron is 3 weeks old now were giving him milk formula snd breat milk from his mom, but now he never popoh for one day usually he popoh after feeding him, what to do to make him popoh? Is it not to worry if he didn't popoh for 1 or 2 days?

Irregular stooling: Kids that are fed breast milk can stool a little every feed or a lot once every 7-10days. If it is soft when baby goes it is not a problem. Adding formula to the mix can make stool pattern change. Babies often squirm or fuss to poo & it is not a sign of problems. I would leave baby alone for a few days & let his system work it out. ...Read more

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I'm a brand new mom and my milk is drying up, but I don't want to give my baby formula. What can I do?

I'm a brand new mom and my milk is drying up, but I don't want to give my baby formula. What can I do?

Pump/feed often: Breastmilk supply does its best to keep up with demand so if you think your milk production is falling a little short increase the demand. A couple times a day pump after your baby nurses. Stimulating your breasts when they're empty tells your body "the baby finished all the milk and is still hungry - I better make more". And remember to rest when you can, eat well, and stay hydrated. ...Read more

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Is chocolate milk a copout? Should I give it to my grandkids if their mom does not?

Is chocolate milk a copout? Should I give it to my grandkids if their mom does not?

Once in a while, ok: Chocolate milk is not a copout... It's great! But the old rule applies, : everything in moderation. If your grandkids are having it every day, that's cause for concern because it packs unnecessary sugar. Once a week is no big deal. ...Read more

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What happened to my one and half year old baby girl not eating meal but only taking her mom's milk?

What happened to my one and half year old baby girl not eating meal but only taking her mom's milk?

Feeding: A toddler usually needs regular food with all nutrients along with milk. The child needs solid foods to be introduced in a systemic manner. Restricting milk to twice daily and starting food with different textures and varieties helps. Supplementation with children's vitamins is also helpful. ...Read more

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My mom gave my daughter who's 3wks old 1/2 ounce of 2% milk. Know she's been really fussy all day. What are the affects of giving her 2% milk?

My mom gave my daughter who's 3wks old 1/2 ounce of 2% milk. Know she's been really fussy all day. What are the affects of giving her 2% milk?

GI distress: She might have a hard time digesting the cow's milk and her gut might get inflammed. This should be a short term issue if you do not continue to give her cow's milk. She might be fussy, have cramping and diarrhea for about a day. ...Read more

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For working moms who pump at work how many times a 2, 5 old baby must suck breastmilk in order to maintain milk supply?

For working moms who pump at work how many times a 2, 5 old baby must suck breastmilk in order to maintain milk supply?

Not clear: One of the few problems with breastfeeding is that there is no dial on the breast which tells you how much the child has eaten. You can just say he sucked 25 minutes or so but that doesn't answer the question as to how much he has sucked from you. If at the end he is smiling he has probably gotten enough. There are meds which can stim milk production. Metoclopramide x 5 d freq works. ...Read more

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Does eating non-organic food (milk/meat) cause early puberty in girls? My niece's ped told her mom to give organic as reg milk causes early puberty.

Does eating non-organic food (milk/meat) cause early puberty in girls? My niece's ped told her mom to give organic as reg milk causes early puberty.

Possibly but...: There is evidence that girls who consume relatively high levels of dairy ; meat have earlier puberty but it is not clear if organic dairy ; meat would affect this; it might be due to the protein increasing growth hormone, but it might also be related to pesticide residues that have estrogen-like effects. I advise eating organic for other reasons- see http://huff. To/1byvjbz
; http://bit. Ly/19xax7e. ...Read more

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Baby is bottle fed from day 1 by my mom, myself, & by my aunt since am having less breast milk. Will she identify am her mom? Will she gave attachment?

Baby is bottle fed from day 1 by my mom, myself, & by my aunt since am having less breast milk. Will she identify am her mom? Will she gave attachment?

Bottle feeding: You are lucky to have helpers in the care of your new baby. A generation of babies grew up bottle fed; a new generation is in the care of a nanny or daycare center while mum goes back to work. When you are with your baby, hold her, talk to her, listen to her. She will know you are her mother. Attachment is not all about breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding mom take milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) will it affect baby?

Breastfeeding mom take milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) will it affect baby?

No effect: This osmotic agent stays in the gut of the mom and does not enter the breast milk to any significant degree. It can be used as needed without effecting the infant. ...Read more

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Can a nursing mom pass beano through her breast milk and will it help the baby be less gassy?

Can a nursing mom pass beano through her breast milk and will it help the baby be less gassy?

Great question!: Sorry, but no. Gassiness in a baby is more due to swallowed air rather than indigestible foods for which the enzymes in beano work. So even if it passed through, your baby would still be gassy. Ask your pediatrician about this, as lactose intolerance usually occurs after weaning. ...Read more

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I'm a mom to 11mnth baby. I took a pill of phentermine (30mg), so I stop breastfeed for the last 76 hours (pump and dump the milk)is it safe to bf now?

I'm a mom to 11mnth baby. I took a pill of phentermine (30mg), so I stop breastfeed for the last 76 hours (pump and dump the milk)is it safe to bf now?

See detail answer: Phentermine is an unsafe drug to take during lactation. Half-life elimination of Phentermine is about 20 hours. Assume you have no liver or kidney disease and you only accidentally took one pill of 30 mg then probably it is OK to resume breast feeding because it is already passed 76 hours. ...Read more

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Past two days I pumped 3 times and left breastmilk to mom to give it to my 2, 5 months old boy. Does it diminish milk supply or cause nipple confusion?

Past two days I pumped 3 times and left breastmilk to mom to give it to my 2, 5 months old boy. Does it diminish milk supply or cause nipple confusion?

Breast feeding: Breast feeding or breast pumping on regular basis every 3 hours helps to stimulate milk formation. Also you need to eat healthy & drink lots Of fluids. Good luck & enjoy your baby. ...Read more

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I am a nursing mom with a prem baby, 3months old and struggling to produce breast milk. I’m currently on eglonyl, similac Mom, ginger tea, jungle juice and plenty of water but still struggling. Any advice?

I am a nursing mom with a prem baby, 3months old and struggling to produce breast milk. I’m currently on eglonyl, similac Mom, ginger tea, jungle juice and plenty of water but still struggling. Any advice?

Fenugreek tea: Has been shown in some studies to enhance milk production. Taken in tablets it has not. Dromperidone is a prescription medication that has had some success used short term. The best approach, however, is to work with a qualified lactation consultant and follow his or her advice. Over time you will succeed ...Read more

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My baby's eyes get pink. My mom asked me to drop mother milk on them? Is it safe? Is it used for ear pain, heat rash...?

My baby's eyes get pink. My mom asked me to drop mother milk on them? Is it safe? Is it used for ear pain, heat rash...?

I wouldn't: There are a number of parenting practices passed down through generations that have no value, including this one. Breast milk is a good feed, that's it. It is amazing that so many of us survived these interesting practices. ...Read more

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Can I give my infant whole milk at 11 months?

Can I give my infant whole milk at 11 months?

Wait until 12 months: Whole milk should be started at 12 months of age. Breast milk or infant formula is for ages birth to 12 months of age. ...Read more

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When can you give an infant cows milk?

When can you give an infant cows milk?

12 months of age: Breast milk and /or formula are best until the age of 12 months, at which time it is ok to change to whole or 2% (lowfat) milk. It is ok to start babies on yogurt, however, with the rest of their solid foods prior to one year. ...Read more

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When can you start giving cows milk to an infant?

When can you start giving cows milk to an infant?

12 months of age: Breast milk and /or formula are best until the age of 12 months, at which time it is ok to change to whole or 2% (lowfat) milk. It is ok to start babies on yogurt, however, with the rest of their sold foods prior to one year. ...Read more

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Can I give my 5 week old infant water or should I just give him his milk?

Can I give my 5 week old infant water or should I just give him his milk?

Either: Water is a healthy part of any diet. Formula or breast milk is actually balanced to provide the proper amount of water equivalent, to the baby making extra water unnecessary in most cases. It is a reasonable supplement to breast fed kids when relatives want to share the joy of a nurturing moment, & extra water for a kid with hard stools is often helpful. ...Read more

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I have 3month premature twince babies can I give other food like serelac, fruits luiqued etc. I think not enougth milk?

I have 3month premature twince babies can I give other food like serelac, fruits luiqued etc. I think not enougth milk?

No food, please!: The babies are too young for cereal or baby food. They are growing very quickly, and it can be hard for your milk supply to keep up. Try drinking more water and nursing more often; nurse both twins at once if you can, as that will increase your supply more quickly. You can have your doctor weigh the babies; if you must, supplement with infant formula, but that may not be necessary. ...Read more

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When can I give my babies cow milk and which is more safe for them whole milk or lactaid?

When can I give my babies cow milk and which is more safe for them whole milk or lactaid?

12 months: You can start whole cows milk. You can switch to skim after age 2 unless obesity is a significant concern. Discuss this with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can I give my infant baby s-26 milk, he had g6pd and rhis milk contain soya bean oil?

Can I give my infant baby s-26 milk, he had g6pd and rhis milk contain soya bean oil?

I do not recommend: G6pd exists in different forms with different severity. Mild forms of the condition might tolerate soya bean oil where severe forms of the disease probably would not tolerate it. Given alternative formulas that would not have potential for hemolysis, I would recommend not using s-26 for your infant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give lactose free formula milk for babies. My baby is 6 month old now. He is on lf milk from 3 month....Is it safe...He develops loose poo?

Is it safe to give lactose free formula milk for babies. My baby is 6 month old now. He is on lf milk from 3 month....Is it safe...He develops loose poo?

Several types: Most of the major formula makers offer a lactose free cow milk product, and the soy milk formulas are naturally lactose free. Just look at the labels, their marking is quite specific. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give babies breast milk straight from refrigerator.... Can they tolerate the chillness?

Is it ok to give babies breast milk straight from refrigerator.... Can they tolerate the chillness?

Probably: Babies can tolerate the temperature of occasional chilled feelings. They are more susceptible to temp changes than older children so be careful. ...Read more

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Can breast milk make my infant gassy and give him reflux?

Can breast milk make my infant gassy and give him reflux?

What you eat can: Breast milk won't make babies gassy usually, and most tolerate straight breast milk very well. However, there are certain foods that are famous for causing gas and bloating if mom eats them, then breastfeeds: cabbage, spicy foods, pepper, onions, garlic, caffeine, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots. I've had parents figure out almonds, tomatoes, and such. Scout recent meals and take notes. ...Read more

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I give my infant 4 drops of iron supplement and 2 drops of vitamin d, is it better after or before meal (milk)?

I give my infant 4 drops of iron supplement and 2 drops of vitamin d, is it better after or before meal (milk)?

Iron;milk together: It is best to administer iron supplements and milk at different times. Vitamin d on the other hand is best administered with milk. ...Read more

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Why is it necessary to give vitamin D supplements to my breastfed baby? Doesn’t human milk have all the essential nutrients for babies?

Why is it necessary to give vitamin D supplements to my breastfed baby? Doesn’t human milk have all the essential nutrients for babies?

Yes: Human breast milk indeed is nutritionally complete - provided the mother is complete - if the mother has an adequate blood level of vitamin d so will her milk. Simply put - if she is a breastfeeding lifeguard who doesn't use sunscreen - her milk is perfect. If she stays inside - an oral supplement of at least 5000iu will provide adequate levels in her milk. ...Read more