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Can breast milk make my baby fussy?

Can breast milk make my baby fussy?

No: Breast milk is warm and tastes yummy to a baby. So, breast milk should not make a baby fussy. If a baby drinking from the breast seems fussy, but drinking formula seems fine, then the baby might be impatient (try feeding breast milk from a bottle to see what happens). On the other hand, a young baby might fuss on the breast when the let-down occurs because the milk is coming too fast! ...Read more

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Can adoptive mom breastfeed?

Can adoptive mom breastfeed?

Yes: You will need to follow a set of instructions, meds that a breastfeeding management friendly doc can give you. Remember that you may not have a supply sufficient for all your adopted baby's dietary needs. May need donated human milk ($$$) and/or supplement with infant formula. ...Read more

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Can I feed my baby thawed breast milk?

Can I feed my baby thawed breast milk?

Yes: Only heat it once to thaw and then use. You can continue to use it from the refrigerator up to 24 hours. ...Read more

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Do surrogate mothers produce breast milk after delivering the baby?

Do surrogate mothers produce breast milk after delivering the baby?

Yes: Under most circumstances, women who give birth can produce breast milk (for that matter, some women who do not give birth can produce breast milk). The process is certainly aided by pumping or placing a baby on the breast. If a surrogate does not do anything to encourage milk production, there may be limited production and the milk supply will "dry up". ...Read more

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If hepatits positive mother feed her negative baby by breast milk will be infected baby?

If hepatits positive mother feed her negative baby by breast milk will be infected baby?

See below: The possibility of transmission of hepatitis c virus through breast milk was disputed in the past. The rate of transmission among breastfed infants has been the same as that among formula-fed infants. Therefore, breastfeeding is allowed. ...Read more

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Mother love or mother's milk from GNC is increase the breastmilk more?

Mother love or mother's milk from GNC is increase the breastmilk more?

No: I am pretty sure that this herbal tea will not increase breast milk. Please speak with a lactation consultant and they will help guide you. ...Read more

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Is toxoplasmosis spread through breast milk from mother to baby?

Is toxoplasmosis spread through breast milk from mother to baby?

Unlikely: There are no studies that document the transmission of Toxoplasma Gondi through breast milk in humans. ...Read more

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My nephew is not feeding milk from hos mother, crying?

My nephew is not feeding milk from hos mother, crying?

Plenty of substitute: The crucial event is that your nephew is getting good nutrition and is growing. We believe human breast milk is best but there are plenty of acceptable substitutes. There also may be other problems that the child might have with the act of sucking or swallowing. Also might be digestive issues. If mom is worried she should discuss it with the doc. ...Read more

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Two-month old baby refuses expressed milk in bottle, how to encourage her bottle feeding?

Two-month old baby refuses expressed milk in bottle, how to encourage her bottle feeding?

Get out of the room: When you try alternative feeding it is best to let someone else do the offering.If baby is use to BF they will hold out as long as they can smell you. If hungry and you are not there to confuse her, she may begin the transition easier. ...Read more

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Can a nursing mother with high bilirubin breast feed?

Can a nursing mother with high bilirubin breast feed?

Yes: If you are talking about your infant's high bilirubin level-the answer is yes, you may continue to nurse. Speak with your pediatrician regarding the plan for probable coordination with possible phototherapy for your infant and taking breaks to feed. If your infant is severely ill, a premie, or carring an bilirubin level > 20, your doctor may have other recommendations. ...Read more

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If hepatits b positive mother feed her negative baby by breast milk will be infected baby?

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If hepatits b positive mother feed her negative baby by breast milk will be infected baby?

No: Infants born to mother tests positive to hepatitis b receive Hepatitis B Immune Globulin and Hepatitis B Vaccine within 12 hours from birth. Two more doses of hep-b vaccine are typically given at 2- and 6 months of age. These infants are tested at 9 to 18 months for anti- hepatitis b surface antigen and hepatitis b surface antigen to confirm the protection provided through vaccination. ...Read more

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What are the cons of exclusively pumping breast milk and feeding baby using bottle versus breast feeding?

What are the cons of exclusively pumping breast milk and feeding baby using bottle versus breast feeding?

Efficency: It's more efficient to breast feed than to pump & then bottle feed. You also avoid any risk of less than perfectly sterile bottles causing the milk to carry an infection. In addition, baby's nursing tends to trigger you to produce more milk than pumping. That said, having breast fed both my kids, pumping when i was away & nursing when i was with baby was a very effective compromise. ...Read more

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My baby has down syndrome. Which milk is good for him, breast milk or formula milk?

My baby has down syndrome. Which milk is good for him, breast milk or formula milk?

Breast milk: Breast milkhas the advantage of being the natural food for human babies. It also contains antibodies from mother that will be protective for many diseases. ...Read more

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Is my baby allergic to breast milk?

Is my baby allergic to breast milk?

No: (probably not). It is very rare for babies to have intolerance to breast milk. On rare occasions babies may be intolerant to a food they are exposed to in their mother's diet through breast milk. Allergy skin tests can help determine if this may be the case. Common symptoms of this may include rash/eczema or even vomiting/spitting up. It should be noted that most colic is not due to food allergy. ...Read more

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Breast milk supply worry?

Not sure: What you are asking. If you are having a breast milk supply worry look for a lactation consultant in your area. Mothers milk tea also can increase supply as can chinese medicine. Find an acupuncturist/chinese medicine practitioner in your area. ...Read more

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Can a baby be allergic to " rice" via mothers breast milk? How likely is it that granddaughter is allergic to inside dogs and cat?

Can a baby be allergic to " rice" via mothers breast milk? How likely is it that granddaughter is allergic to inside dogs and cat?

Food or pet allergy: A baby can be allergic to foods eaten by the mother, and can be sensitized in utero or via breast milk, but rice allergies are fairly uncommon in the us. The top six food allergies or groups of allergens are milk, egg, wheat, peanut/tree nuts, soy and fish/shellfish. When children first start showing allergies, pets are often among the first reactions they experience , since they are indoors most. ...Read more

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Is toxoplasmosis spread through breast milk from mother to baby?

Unlikely: There are no studies that document the transmission of Toxoplasma Gondi through breast milk in humans. ...Read more

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Mother affected with cough n cold. . Does this pass to child through breast milk?

Mother affected with cough n cold. . Does this pass to child through breast milk?

No should not effect: Cough /cold is usually a viral infection can be bacterial. Mom can continue to breast feed if properly treated. ...Read more

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Do surrogate mothers produce breast milk after delivering the baby?

Yes: Under most circumstances, women who give birth can produce breast milk (for that matter, some women who do not give birth can produce breast milk). The process is certainly aided by pumping or placing a baby on the breast. If a surrogate does not do anything to encourage milk production, there may be limited production and the milk supply will "dry up". ...Read more

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What kind of milk is need for new born baby whose mother is not producing breast milk?

What kind of milk is need for new born baby whose mother is not producing breast milk?

Any baby formula: Any baby formula, either powder or liquid ready-to-feed, is fine in the U.S. The ingredients are very similar, regardless of the brand. Parents must be sure to mix powder with the correct amount of water. For healthy babies, formula made from cow milk is fine. Babies with special problems may need special formulas. ...Read more

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If hepatits positive mother feed her negative baby by breast milk will be infected baby?

See below: The possibility of transmission of hepatitis c virus through breast milk was disputed in the past. The rate of transmission among breastfed infants has been the same as that among formula-fed infants. Therefore, breastfeeding is allowed. ...Read more

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Can a child have breast milk from a mother who has breast cancer?

Probably not.: It would not be a good idea to do this since some breast cancers may involve the very ducts that the milk flows down from. It would be wise to check with your doctor on this. ...Read more

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If hepatits b positive mother feed her negative baby by breast milk will be infected baby?

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No: Infants born to mother tests positive to hepatitis b receive Hepatitis B Immune Globulin and Hepatitis B Vaccine within 12 hours from birth. Two more doses of hep-b vaccine are typically given at 2- and 6 months of age. These infants are tested at 9 to 18 months for anti- hepatitis b surface antigen and hepatitis b surface antigen to confirm the protection provided through vaccination. ...Read more

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Im a breastfeeding mother who took some panadol (acetaminophen). How long do I have to wait before giving my breast milk to baby?

Im a breastfeeding mother who took some panadol (acetaminophen). How long do I have to wait before giving my breast milk to baby?

You don't: You don't have to wait for this medication to be out of your system before breastfeeding, you're fine to breastfeed while taking this medication. ...Read more

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The composition of breast milk is same in all mothers?

The composition of breast milk is same in all mothers?

Probably not: We know that the composition of breast milk changes from the beginning of a nursing session to the end (the fat content rises as the baby nurses longer. And we know that milk produced in the morning is different than milk produced at night. So I am sure that there are variations between individuals. But breast milk is always the first choice for a baby. ...Read more

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What are some concerns of mother's using breast milk instead of formula ?

What are some concerns of mother's using breast milk instead of formula ?

Only a few things: At first, i couldn't think of any, the designer really knew what babies need & it's worked for hundreds of thousands of generations. The only exceptions i could think of are if mom has HIV or untreated tuberculosis.Moms on bizarre diets can also be a problem but that is also rare. ...Read more

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Can a mothers breast milk interfere with a DNA test?

Can a mothers breast milk interfere with a DNA test?

No: Dna testing is on blood. The mother has already contributed 50% of the dna so breast milk will not interfere...It is oral and digested. ...Read more

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Is Zika virus in a mother's breast milk?

Is Zika virus in a mother's breast milk?

No: There have been no reports of Zika virus transmission from mother to infant during breastfeeding. Given the benefits of breastfeeding, the CDC recommends that women continue to breastfeed even in areas that are high risk for Zika virus. For more information, visit http://www.cdc.gov/zika/. ...Read more

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I'm low on making breast-milk and my friend recommend me the product call "Mothers Love" to increase the milk. It's safe but can I give it a try?

Yes: Mother love is a herbal preparation ,supposed to increase breast milk production . You can easily try it ,it is safe to use . Also consult breast feeding consultant for any other suggestion . ...Read more

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Im mother of 2 month old and breast milk is not sufficient what to do.Any remedy

Insufficient milk: Ask the hospital for a lactation specialist or google la leche. Make sure there is an excellent latch every feeding. Why not try to nurse your baby every 2 hours for one day and drink plenty of fluids. This may increase your milk production. If unsuccessful, you may supplement with a cow's milk formula after each feeding. Or pump your breast between nursing and offer it to baby after feeding. ...Read more

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I was taking mother love more milk plus liquid capsule and now my breast feels warm and sometimes heavy what does this mean ? I never have breast milk

I was taking mother love more milk plus liquid capsule and now my breast feels warm and sometimes heavy what does this mean ? I never have breast milk

Breast exam: I assume from your question that you are trying to breastfeed. The most important thing is to make sure your baby is getting enough nutrition. Your pediatrician can assess the baby. Your obgyn can do a breast exam to see if all is normal. Consider seeing a local lactation consultant to help you breastfeed ...Read more