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Doctor insights on: Moodiness During Weaning Breastfeeding

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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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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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How to wean an almost 2 yr old off breastfeeding she loves it iam ready for them to be mine again;) ?

How to wean an almost 2 yr old off breastfeeding she loves it iam ready for them to be mine again;) ?

Try: This is an old wife's recipe which works well, try smearing some garlic paste on your nipple before the feeds and then hope she does not like that. ...Read more

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Besides weaning off breastfeeding slowly so I'm not in pain. What else can help dry up my milk quicker??

Besides weaning off breastfeeding slowly so I'm not in pain. What else can help dry up my milk quicker??

Can't have both: if you want to have less pain simply follow the course you're on. Taking medication to dry up the supply is unnecessary and probably NOT less painful ...Read more

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How do you begin to wean when breastfeeding? He doesn't like bottles so i give him sippy cups and he only bf's when he is sleepy

How do you begin to wean when breastfeeding? He doesn't like bottles so i give him sippy cups and he only bf's when he is sleepy

Weaning: It's fortunate that your baby prefers to drink from a sippy cup. If s/he is less than 12 months, give formula; if more than 12 mos, give whole milk, in the cup. Start cutting breastfeeding one at a time every 3 - 5 days. If you have saved expressed breast milk, you can mix it with the formula/whole milk to give some taste of breast milk. ...Read more

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Attempting to wean my 21 months old from breastfeeding. How much cow's milk does he need instead? He's refusing the cup/bottle so far. Suggestions?

Attempting to wean my 21 months old from breastfeeding. How much cow's milk does he need instead? He's refusing the cup/bottle so far. Suggestions?

Weaning: Try to taper breast feeding gradually while training the child to use a sippy cup. 4 cups of milk 6 oz ea plus eating regular balanced diet including cheeses & yogurt should be sufficient. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which medications should I wean off of to start breastfeeding?

Which medications should I wean off of to start breastfeeding?

Depends: It depends on what medications you're on and for what reason you're taking them. ...Read more

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Does weaning from breastfeeding affect your period?

BREASTFEEDING: Your menstruation is suspended during breastfeeding due to secretion of prolactin but after weaning, menstruation will be restored to normal. ...Read more

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I10 days ago, i weaned my baby from breastfeeding. One breast seem to of gone back to normal while the other is still engorged and painful. Why?

I10 days ago, i weaned my baby from breastfeeding. One breast seem to of gone back to normal while the other is still engorged and painful. Why?

Plugged milk duct: You may have developed a plugged milk duct, which can happen if you are not emptying out the breast during the weaning process. That backed up milk can then lead to mastitis, an infection of the breast. Start warm packs, some gentle massage, and see OB tomorrow as you may need antibiotics for this before it gets you really sick. ...Read more

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Dr. Caroline Cribari
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Mood Changes (Definition)

Perhaps you are asking about severe and sudden changes in mood that do not correspond to the current situation? If so, this might indicate a ...Read more